623 E Adams St.Phoenix, AZ 85004
Chris Bianco has created what is often regarded as the best pizza restaurant in the United States. A New York native born into an Italian/American family, he came to appreciate pure and quality food preparation, during a family vacation to Italy. He grew up knowing the NY Pizza business, but the trip to Northern Italy, while a teenager, opened his eyes and launched him on his life's quest. Pizzeria Bianco is located in Heritage Square in Central Phoenix.. This small historic building only seats about 40 people. There is a large wood burning oven that is manned by Chris, himself. The menu is simple and perfect. Start with an Antipasto Plate or Spiedini, have a salad with one of 6 or 7 pizza choices. The Antipasto plate was perfect with roasted eggplant, mushrooms, peppers along with delicious Sopressata and sharp cheese. We had a perfectly simple salad of fresh local escarole with Parmesan cheese and a light olive oil and vinegar dressing. Kate had a pizza with tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil and homemade sausage. I had one with fresh mozzarella, Parmigiano Reggiano, ricotta and arugula. The crust was perfectly light, flavorful, crisp with inner moisture and chewiness. All the ingredients were delicious and expertly prepared. The service and atmosphere were great and we look forward to returning in the future. This place is so insanely popular, that normal "wait- times" can easily be two hours or more. While waiting, you can sit outside with a drink from Bar Bianco, next door.