If you like thin crust and fresh ingredients, then Pizzeria Bianco is the place for you. I am told that the owners of Pizzeria Bianco grow most of their own toppings, and their sauce and mozzarella cheese are homemade. This all adds up to delicious coal oven pizza where the sauce and toppings really shine through. The waiter recommended the margherita pizza with sausage to me, and it did not disappoint as the sausage was some of the best I have ever had on a pizza. I was with someone who tried the sonny boy pizza, and the salami on it was very good as well. Pizzeria Bianco is recognized nationally as one of the best pizza places, and, if you like artisan style pizza, then it may be the very best for you. The only thing that stopped me from giving it a ten is that my tastes lean more towards the American style of pizza with lots of cheese and a softer crust, whereas their pizza has a crispier crust and, while the cheese is good, it is light in quantity.
Pizzeria Bianco is only open in the evenings on Tuesday through Saturday as I believe the owner still personally prepares all of the pies. The restaurant opens at 5 pm, but Bar Bianco, pictured below, is right next door and opens at 4 pm. Bar Bianco is in a neat old house, and I recommend checking it out as well. Lines will start to form around 4 or a little earlier on weekdays, and I can’t even imagine the wait on weekends. The restaurant is pretty small, so you definitely want to get in line early. I would say that Pizzeria Bianco is well worth an hour wait but perhaps not much more. If you are in the Phoenix area, I certainly recommend adding Pizzeria Bianco to your itinerary.
What I Ate: Margherita with Sausage
623 E Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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