623 East Adams Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
pizzeriabianco.com There is a lot of buzz going around for Pizzeria Bianco. They were on The Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate – Pizza and on Oprah’s Best Pizza in America. Has to be at least good, right? RIGHT!
I’ll admit it, I have a thing for brick buildings. They automatically receive a cool sticker in my book. So even before I tried their pizza, I was loving the ambiance. But Pizzeria Bianco definitely gets extra cool stickers for residing in a historic building in Heritage Square. They even have a sweet bar next door since the wait can get ridiculously long. Thankfully I went during a non-peak hour, so the place was practically empty.
We got half Rosa and half Biancoverde. I love pistachios, but I thought on pizza it wasn’t really going to work. Boy, was I wrong to question Chris Bianco. Out of the two, Clarisse and I agreed that the Rosa was the best. The red onions, parmesan, and pistachios complimented each other so well. The Biancoverde was still good and more filling compared to the Rosa since it has an arugula “salad” on top for an earthy flavor. The only downside was that we got the pizza literally five minutes after we ordered it. That’s faster than the chains! Hah, I have no idea how they prepared this beforehand since it was half and half. But maybe it’s a popular “combo?” So confused and didn’t care to ask since the servers weren’t the nicest folks around.
Sadly due to health reasons, the owner, Chris Bianco is not personally making the pies himself anymore. So maybe the standards are going down? Who knows, but I still recommend getting their Rosa. It’s unique and something I haven’t seen on menus as of yet; and of course, mighty delicious!