The owner is James Beard Award Wining Chef Chris Bianco. He might be the only chef that has won a James Beard Award for Pizza. His pizza is legionary. It’s Arizona fused with Italy and the East Coast. Bianco’s Pizzas are considered to be the very best pizzas in the country by many publications and food TV shows. Oprah Winfrey herself and many other celebrities have dined at Pizzeria Bianco announcing to the world that this pizza to be the best.
What are Pizzeria Bianco Pizzas?
The pizzas are Neapolitan in style with a thin crust that’s blistered and charred with a wet middle. They dough is made with special Arizona Heirloom grains that are ground fresh for Chef Bianco. The milky cheese is Bianco house made and the sauce is made from tomatoes that are authentic in style specially grown in California for Chef Bianco.
Between me and my husband we had all the pizzas a number of times.
I do apologies for not indulging in pizza today after I might have wet your appetite for a slice.
I’ve been to this restaurant several times and had many different experiences here.
Here’s a little bit of the history and hopefully I am recalling it correctly.
If I recall correctly this restaurant opened as Italian Restaurant and offered a more involved menu. Somehow the name of the restaurant didn’t quite fit and latter the restaurant was split in half as two restaurants and the front dining room was called Pizzeria Bianco and the back dining room stayed more formal and was know for a short time as Trattoria Bianco serving pastas and dinners.
Now this restaurant is just known as Pizzeria Bianco. It’s not a fancy place. It sort of has the look that it’s been here forever.
Here is the current menu.
They started us off with complimentary house baked crusty bread and high quality extra virgin olive oil.
I soon received my Two Wash Farms Chicken Salad served with AZ Creamer Potatoes and Local Greens.
The greens are simple and very plain. The chicken is a mix white and dark meat. It is extremely tender, moist and very lightly dressed but flavorful. The salad contains some sweet chunks of apple, fresh herbs and crispy celery. The potatoes are cooked till they are very creamy and are tossed in a fresh tasting sweet whole grain mustard and mixed with bread and butter pickles, onions and seasoning. Pretty darn tasty!
My husband had the Francesca’s Meatball Sandwich.
Well my husband didn’t have any trouble finishing this off so I guess it was good!
The Italian Ice is like no other….it truly is Amazing so we had to have it!
On the left is nutmeg and on the right is chocolate. The Italian Ice is slightly creamy….I grew up on the East Coast were Italian Ice is very popular and I have never come across Italian Ice like this before but it is also delicious. Today they served the Italian Ice with very rich but also delicious shortbread cookies.
Pizzaria Bianco is Worth a Fork!
Worth a Fork! The Food is simple but good and is made of local and quality ingredients. The Pizza is legendary…..It’s up to you to decide on the Pizza!
The Forking Truth is that EVERY FORKING Thing is subject to change and your experience may or may not differ.
The Forking Truth
Dishes from the past we had here.
Swiss Chard Lasagna
Beef Bolognese Pappardelle
Grilled Mortadella and Cabbage Sandwich
Pasta E Fagioli