Open Hours: Dinner: 5p-10p Tu-Sa, 5p-9p Su, closed M
Every day you will find chef/owner Chris Bianco creating his award-winning pizzas in a beautifully restored historic building in the popular Heritage ... More
Every day you will find chef/owner Chris Bianco creating his award-winning pizzas in a beautifully restored historic building in the popular Heritage Square district. Plan to arrive as the doors open to avoid the heavy crowds. Before dinner enjoy handmade Buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes and basil. For dinner, choose from a limited selection of wood-fired pizzas, such as the Rosa, made with red onions, pistachios and Asiago cheese. A bottle of Ravenswood Zinfandel 1996 costs about USD20.
Our son took us to Bianco's for the first time on our visit to AZ. We waited for 3 hours and it was the best 3 hours spent. Front the olive appetizers, peach/blue cheese salad and the dy-no-mite pizza I would gladly was 6 hours. Bravo Bianco's! Can't wait to go back.
Castle Rock, CO
Grew up in England and Arizona.. moved to NYC for 6 years... this place is MASSIVELY overhyped. Geogio's at about 72nd and 2nd is WAY better.. best piza in the US? No way. The wait was 3 hours on a Friday night. the pizza was good, but not great..
It is obvious the people rating this 5* have limited east coast pizza experience.. certainly not worth the wait...and.. the crust was burned and they pushed it out anyway... loud environment...
Just overall.. not all that.
For all the reviewers who hated this pizza, you have obviously not been to Italy. I have been looking for authentic Italian pizza all over the US and Pizzeria Bianco is BY FAR the BEST that I have found. In addition, it is ridiculous to rate a restaurant on eating only one dish. I sampled the four house special pizzas and was very impressed by all of them. My favorite was the Biancoverde...the arugula scared some of my dining companions, but the cheeses were superb. In a close second comes the Rosa...the pistachios added a crunch that was phenomenal! We also had the Caprese salad (listed on the menu as the mozzarella and tomatoe salad) and the mozzarella had incredible flavor. I am so sad that I was only visiting Arizona and will not be able to frequent this restaurant. If you are looking for authentic Italian pizza, this is the place to find it!
I would like to meet the people who raved and voted this the #1 pizza in the nation(a la food network). Let's grill "Gail"(Oprah's best friend) on what her criteria was to even put this pizza in the top ten. The high point of the meal was the bread with olive oil for dipping. The salad was just par but the major disappointment was the pizza. I had the wiseguy. The fennel sausage was DRY. The crust wasn't bad around the 1" on the outside but the rest was soggy. It was so mediocre I didn't even take the leftovers home with me. I wanted to like the food but it wasn't to be. I felt so bad I couldn't even look the owner in the face...like he would read it in my eyes.
Much to the horror of my poor family... and simply because the 'Oprah Show' named it 'The Best in America'...and since we were visiting from the Toronto area, I insisted that we wait the 3 hours! But the service was serene and lovely...and in the end, the pizza was AMAZING!!! Chef Chris Bianco is so humble and kind...an awesome guy!
I've recently moved out to Phoenix from NY. Everything was great until I made a visit to Bianco's. I am a huge pizza fan and tried many great pizza's in my life. I'm sorry, but Bianco's doesn't even come close. On a scale from 1 to 10, I give it a 2, literally. It's not worth anyone's time. Did I mention the 3 1/2 hour wait. When I'm hungry, everything tastes good. Suprisingly that was not the case at Bianco's. I just cannot believe that it's rated #1 in the US. Now Bianco is a great guy. Very welcoming and warm. God bless him for his hard work but I cannot recommend his restaurant. I feel I wasted my day at the restaraunt. I am putting in my review to same other people's time. Josef