Favorite local pizzeria closed | Greyson F

For residents of Gilbert, there are a number of restaurants that have been serving quality food to members of the community for several years. However, one of these restaurants has announced its closure, which means that anyone hungry for a slice of pizza will now have to look for a slice elsewhere in the Phoenix metro.

Pomo Pizzeria made the announcement official late last week on the company’s Instagram page, telling its Gilbert customers that “it is with heavy hearts that we announce the closure of our Gilbert location.”

The restaurant did not provide additional information about why Gilbert’s location is closing. However, it reminded customers that there are still other places that will remain open, including restaurants in downtown Phoenix, Biltmore and Scottsdale.

Gilbert’s location in the Heritage District has been serving pizza since 2015. However, it is perhaps best known for having one of Gilbert’s largest patios, making it a great location for patrons. wanting to enjoy some food and a drink outside.

La Pomo Pizzeria is a local chain that comes directly from Italy. Stefano Fabbri worked as a chef in Italy before moving to the United States in 2009. A year later, he opened the very first Pomo Pizzeria in Scottsdale. However, baking didn’t start with Stefano. It all started with his grandfather, who opened a small bakery in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, in 1949. The passion for baking and the culinary arts carried on, so when Stefano moved to Phoenix in 2009, he had the desire to open his own restaurant. .

The original Scottsdale location closed in 2013 when Pomo Pizzeria moved to downtown Phoenix. A second location opened just six months later as it returned to Phoenix as it took over a larger 4,000 square foot space. The Gilbert site opened in 2015, then at the end of the year a Glendale site also opened.

The pizza served at Pomo Pizzeria is so authentic that the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, an Italian organization that awards pizzerias around the world with an official seal of approval of authenticity, has given Pomo Pizzeria. The chain also received Best New Restaurant in 2010 from Phoenix Magazine, Best New Pizza Place in 2011 from AZ Central, and Best Pizza Neighborhood in 2012, and it received a Food 26 rating from Zagat.

Although Gilbert’s location is no longer, customers are still welcome to visit one of the other locations when the craving for official Neapolitan pizza strikes.