Phoenix may not be New York or Chicago, but this desert metropolis has more than its share of great pizza parlors, including one restaurant whose pies were famously dubbed "the best pizza in America."
Specialty pies can be found at La Grande Orange, a hip pizzeria and cafe in the picturesque Arcadia neighborhood. Hand-crafted pies are made from locally sourced ingredients and a wide selection of gourmet cheeses, meats, and fresh veggies.
The Parlor in central Phoenix has made an appearance on the Food Network's list of the top 50 pizzas in America, and it's not hard to see why. The award-winning wood-fired pizza at this charming cafe features the delectable house blend cheese and gourmet toppings such as figs, goat cheese, and even house made lamb sausage.
If you are craving great ambiance with your pie, head to Cibo, a central Phoenix restaurant housed in a historic bungalow. The romantic lighting and shady outdoor patio are the perfect complement to the artisanal pizza, hand-tossed by Chef Guido Saccone.
And just where in Phoenix can you find the "best pizza in America"? Follow the crowds to Pizzeria Bianco in downtown Phoenix, where chef Chris Bianco's celebrated wood-fired, hand-crafted pies draw foodies from across the country.