Can you find authentic pizza in the middle of the desert? Maybe not, but you can get close when you’re in Tucson, Arizona. This beautiful city has plenty of culture and cuisine to offer anyone who wants to travel here. But sometimes you want to skip the fancy food and opt for something simple, like an authentic piece of pizza.
There are so many types of pizza to choose from that the choice can be overwhelming. Do you like Chigaco-style deep-dish pizza? Or are you a fan of the traditional New York style thin crust pizza? Whatever your tastes, there will be a pizzeria in Tucson that suits your tastes. These are two places I like to go when I’m in Tucson, and from a taste perspective, you can’t go wrong either.
4911 N Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85704
I’ve said it on my travels that there’s nothing like pizza cooked in a wood oven. There aren’t many pizzerias that still use a wood-fired oven, so when I find one, it’s a treat. Such would be Scordato Pizzeria, a unique place that uses wonderful wood-burning techniques to make some of the most delicious pizzas in Tucson.
I had the Robiola, Fontina and Mozzarella Cheese pizza, which was more than fresh, with the pizza cooked to perfection and coming out of the oven piping hot. You can see the wood burning difference when you see the juices and all the great aspects of the pizza. The flavor is top notch and the staff here are very knowledgeable and friendly. Not to mention that the ambiance of this restaurant is second to none.
Pizzeria & Pastaria Mural
3011 E Speedway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85716
Sometimes it’s not about how a restaurant looks from the outside, it’s about the quality of the food served. Fresco Pizzeria & Pastaria has been serving delicious and authentic pizza and pasta for quite some time. If you want a taste of Italy in your backyard, you have to try this place.
The Linguini Rosemary & Truffle is worth trying if you want pasta, but you obviously come here for the pizza. The Crowd-Pleaser is packed with a plethora of fresh vegetables on top, including white onions and olives. The sauce paired with fresh mozzarella cheese creates a flavor combination that is hard to pass up.