Pizza lovers of all kinds rejoice! Scottsdale is home to pizza of all levels including traditional, by the slice and even ethnic fusions. If you are a pizza lover and you happen to be in Scottsdale, there are tons of pizza restaurants all over the city. With many local area residents originating from pizza Meccas such as Italy, Chicago and New York, there is a vibrant diversity of pizzerias in Scottsdale that are valued to seemingly ever pizza-lover’s taste. Check out this top 10 list of pizza places in the city of Scottsdale and grab a slice or entire pie!
1. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
4000 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Situated in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale on Scottsdale Road and 1st Ave, this Grimaldi’s Pizzeria locations is the flagship location to their Arizona-based chain. If you’re looking for the ideal coal-fired brick oven, New York-style thin crust pizza in town, you’ve come to the right spot. Grimaldi’s has been artfully hand- tossing their world famous pies locally for the better part of a decade, offering over 100 years of pizza-making traditions. They also tantalize guests with their signature calzones baked to perfection in coal burning oven, which gives all their creations a unique flavor with a crisp crust that isn’t possible from other cooking devices or methods.
2. Oregano’s Pizza Bistro
7215 E. Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
Deriving from a true family tradition, Oregano’s carries on the namesake today in their Scottsdale location. Inspired by the creations of Lawrence Gibbilini who was born in Chicago in the early 1900’s and made ends meet through the great depression with his six younger brothers and sisters by selling their mother’s pizza door-to-door, with some noting it was the first pizza delivery operation ever. Over the years and after a move to Scottsdale, the Gibbilini family has continued the family tradition, implementing the passed-down family secrets of pizza and many other recipes. Oregano’s is a family and friend-filled environment, where eating, drinking, talking and listening to old Frank Sinatra and big band records are commonplace.
3. New York Pizza Department
10433 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Their name says it all. They’re from New York and don’t like to sacrifice real flavor with phenomenal dough made from scratch every day. With consistent East Coast taste and quality you can always expect, New York Pizza Department’s hand-tossed pies are baked to perfection in classic stone ovens with sauces made from family recipes, whole milk mozzarella that is made exclusively for them, the use of California vine-ripened tomatoes, and secret blends of spices; plus their secret ingredient – water filtered exactly as it is in New York, providing locals with such a distinctive East Coast flavor. From pastas to calzones to hero sandwiches, their menu offers an array of dishes derived from simple ingredients. Additionally, their dough, cheese and sauce are free of preservatives, fillers, chemicals, artificial color and flavor, modifiers, and stabilizers, providing pizza patrons with maximum flavor. Since moving to Arizona from Long Island, New York over 15 years ago, their family-owned and operated business has grown to 10 locations in the Valley including Scottsdale, where guests can either dine-in, carry out or have their favorite pie delivered.
4. Grazie Pizzeria and Wine Bar – Old Town Scottsdale
6952 E. Main St.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Boasting a large patio with great-tasting pizza complimented with a large wine list, Grazie Pizzeria and Wine bar in Old Town Scottsdale has a convenient location that allows guests to bask in the excellent Scottsdale weather. Grazie is Italian for “Thanks” which is what guests provide after sampling their superior food, distinctive wines and a vibrant ambiance all enhanced by friendly waitstaff at their Main Street location which is close to several area hotels and shops.
5. ‘Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana
6166 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
‘Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana prides themselves on creating a true authentic pizza experience utilizing the same simplistic methods practiced for hundreds of years in Napoli, Italy, where pizza was born and perfected. ‘Pomo’s Pizza is made according to the Neapolitan tradition where each pizza is a one-of-a-kind piece of art. They take Neapolitan pizza seriously and guests can tell with each bite as ‘Pomo is the first and only APN (Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napole-tani) and VPN (Verace Pizza Napoletana) certified Resataurant in Arizona. They offer inspiring pizza made from only home-made dough, all natural ingredients, and the blast-cooking process in their wood burning oven to lock in natural aroma, flavors and moisture, providing the pizza with a soft crust. Two Italian Pizzaiuolo Masters with over 30 years experience in Italy make their genuine pizza dough. Their unique 6000 pound wood-burning brick oven was built by a 3rd generation craftsman pizza builder and consists of hand made bricks and volcanic sand imported from Napoli, then shipped across the Atlantic Ocean to hold their oak and pecan-wood fire.
6. Picazzo’s Organic Italian Kitchen
7325 Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Picazzo’s pizzas and other dishes are derived from all organically grown ingredients and hormone- and nitrate-free meats, with many of their ingredients being locally grown. Additionally, gluten-intolerant guests can enjoy a menu that is over 90-percent gluten-free, including desserts and beers with nearly every item on their menu having a gluten-free version available, including all their pastas, breads, and croutons being gluten-free. Locally owned, Picazzo’s now has ten locations including North Scottsdale, providing the originally conceptualized delicious and nutritious meals. They also encourage patrons to enjoy their happy hour specials daily from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.
7. Ray’s Pizza
15576 North Pima Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Ray’s Pizza has consistently provided the people of Scottsdale with quality food, fast delivery and great customer service at reasonable value. They offer pizza, pasta, salad, wings, subs, meats and more that are prepared freshly daily in their kitchens and are available for dine-in or through online orders for delivery or takeout. Ray’s New York-inspired pizza locations pride themselves on customer service, with a consistent effort to continue to uphold the high standards on which they were founded.
8. Joe’s New York Pizza
7321 East Shoeman Lane,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Joe’s New York Pizza believes the proof is in the pie, encouraging guests to call them so you can experience some of the best pizza that Scottsdale, Arizona has to offer. They pride themselves on their scrumptious pizza that is ready for take out or delivery, inspired by a New York style of pizza-making.
9. La Bocca Urban Pizzeria Wine Bar
699 S. Mill Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Launched by local renowned restaurateur Julian Wright, La Bocca Urban Pizzeria Wine Bar is a stylish and sophisticated spot to enjoy lunch, dinner, late night dining and cocktails. Sourcing foods locally with everything made fresh to order, they boast only the finest ingredients to make guests’ mouths water for a variety of dishes from their Mediterranean-inspired menu. Famous for their hand-tossed pizzas and bruschetta planks, they also offer an assortment of tempting dishes and scrumptious offerings utilizing fresh ingredients. They have craft beers on tap, a large selection of bottled beers and a full bar with well-created cocktails and spirits. This trendy wine bar is complete with an award-winning selection of wines available through daily wine-board specials, house-made red and white sangrias, wines by the glass or by the bottle.
10. Slices Pizza
Desert Ridge Marketplace
21001 N. Tatum Blvd
Slices serves gourmet pizza by the slice or as a whole pie with a variety of scrumptious types of pizza to choose from as well as calzones all made to order with fresh ingredients. Guests can choose from traditional ingredient combinations and toppers or try unique new favorites like artichoke hearts, barbecue chicken and more. Their concept focuses on fast, casual dining-in or take-out service with extremely quick service. The décor and the theme are casual and low key, making this college hang-out style place with great pizza but no pretenses a local favorite. Their highly motivated team prepares dishes from scratch, baking them in a stone oven and presenting a diversity of options on the counter for guests to view and choose their preference.
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