10 Best Spots in Tucson for Pizza Lovers

Tucson may be a long way from the pizza capitals of Napoli, Chicago, and New York, but that doesn't mean you can't find great pizza in the Old Pueblo. After all, Tucson has a large and diverse population of East Coast transplants, which means there is a demand for high quality pizza pies.

For deep and hearty pizza, try Rocco's Little Chicago, a long-standing midtown favorite where you might need a hand cart just to carry out your deep-dish pies out to the car.

Looking for gourmet pizza that hits all the right notes? Try Magpie's Gourmet Pizza, a long-time local favorite. And for great pizza that manages to be both delicious and eco-friendly, there's Brooklyn Pizza, where a solar oven helps pump out hand-made thin crust pizza pies. 

For an upscale dining experience, check out Scordato's, featuring artisanal pies designed by venerable local chef Daniel Scordato. The pizzas are topped with imported Italian meats and cheeses, as well as locally sourced ingredients for maximum freshness. 

For New York-style pizza that is crispy, chewy and hits all the right notes, consider a visit to Broadway Pizza Cafe or Empire Pizza Pub

Anyway you slice it, Tucson is a great pizza town.



Adhering to the standards set forth by the Verace Pizza Napoletana Association (arbiters of fine Neapolitan pizza), Vero Amore (which means "true love" in Italian) bakes its pizzas in a brick, wood-burning oven, using fresh mozzarella made...  Read More



Pionic Pizza is a relative newcomer to the Tucson restaurant scene, but this modern pizzeria is already becoming a local favorite. The fast-casual pizza spot delivers artisan-style pizza baked to an airy, crispy finish in about 90 seconds in...  Read More



Reilly Pizza and Craft serves modern Italian food in a stylish downtown Tucson setting. The menu features artisan-style pizza made from scratch in the kitchen using authentic Italian import meats and cheeses. There are also fresh baked...  Read More



Tucson may be a long ways from New York, but Broadway Pizza Cafe brings you a little closer to the Big Apple. The specialty here is New York-style pizza, meaning generously-sized pizza by the slice made with a gorgeous, texture-rich thin crust....  Read More



This Fourth Avenue institution creates its own energy using solar panels. But let's talk about the pizza: delectable thin-crust slices loaded with fresh toppings. Owner Tony Vaccaro has operated his bustling operation for more than a decade now,...  Read More

Magpies Gourmet Pizza


For more than ten years, Magpies has been serving some mighty fine gourmet pizzas. The Pueblo starts with a kicky Southwestern sauce and is topped with mozzarella, cheddar, ground beef, scallions, roasted green chiles, tomatoes and black olives....  Read More



Rocco's Little Chicago Pizzeria specializes in Chicago-style delights and classic Italian pasta dishes. Try their award-wining chicken wings and specialty pizzas. The Fungus Humongous features a grilled mixture of portabella & white...  Read More



Falora calls itself "an analog neighborhood joint," which is to say, this is a hip pizzeria located in mid-town Tucson loaded with vintage charm. The Neopolitan-style pizza is made daily using traditional Caputo flour. Pizzas are 13-inch, making...  Read More



Scordato's (formerly known as Pizzeria Vivace) is Tucson's destination for gourmet pizza served in a fine dining setting. With a spacious, inviting dining room, an open kitchen and a separate wine bar, there is plenty of room to accommodate...  Read More



Who knew that authentic New York pizza could be found in Tucson? Empire Pizza & Pub brings New York-style pizza to the desert, along with fresh-made hero sandwiches, salads, garlic knots, hot wings, and a menu of mouth-watering desserts. The...  Read More


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