Tempe >Classic Italian Pizza
This place has AMAZING Pizza. It is fancier than an Oregano's, but the pizza is way better. I have never had an issue with poor service and have been here numerous times. It is a smaller hidden gem in Tempe, and I would recommend it to anyone looking to support a delicious small local pizzeria.
Pizza? What pizza???. I would love to be able to review the pizza here, unfortunately, I can’t because we never had a chance to try it. We walked into the restaurant at 6:30 (I know because I looked at my watch wondering if we were late meeting friends). We had tickets to the Improv and had to leave by 8:15 for a 9:00 show. We ordered 2 salads and 2 pizzas at 6:45. Salads were delivered around 7:15. They were ok, but at $10.75/salad we expected more and the server told us they were large enough for two. In reality, it was a one person salad and nothing special. At 7:45 they brought plates for pizza so we anticipated it would be there any time. 8 women, at the table next to us, were already there when we sat down, and they still didn’t have their food either. Finally, at 8:05 my husband went to the counter and asked about our pizza. Our less than friendly waitress told him that there were ‘at least 4 pizzas’ in front of us. When he looked at the brick oven, he noticed there were no pizzas in it. My husband told our waitress to close out our check so we could leave. Without even getting a pizza our tab was over 50 bucks for 2 salads, 3 beers and a glass of wine. We were looking for another pizza place because of the poor service at Pizza Bianco. So, while they both had horrible service, at least we ate at Bianco’s, not so much at Classic Italian Pizza, and it didn’t appear that the restaurant cared one bit. There are a few places we like in town, VinciTorio’s in Tempe and Bell' Italia Pizzeria in Ahwatukee, good food, good service. If you haven’t tried them I would recommend going there instead of Classic Italian Pizza or Pizza Bianco.
Great pizza, almost up to par with Bianco.
Great pizza, wonderful atmosphere. I've been going to Pizzeria Bianco for years and must say that the two are very similar.
For the people that complain about the pizza, you need to understand it's different than the average greasy pizza that you get from the pizza chains.
True European Pizza.
After having lived in Europe for most of the 90's I have missed the atmosphere and food the most. Classic Italian Pizza is a true European Restaurant.
The pizza reminds me of the kind I used to get when I was in Brindisi. Thin crust, just enough sauce and cheese to compliment each other, and a wide variety of toppings not normally found here in the states.
If you prefer thick crust and lots of sauce and cheese, aka Americanized pizza, Classic Italian Pizza is not the place for you. If you want to try something different and tasty then you'll love the place.
The service is also very European. You won't have staff waiting at your elbow or trying to push you out the door as soon as you finish. They expect you to sit back, relax, enjoy your meal and the company you are with.
I highly recommend finishing the meal with the Tiramisu,,, It is the best you will ever have.
Best TRUE Italian pizza in town!. After living in Italy for 4 years I now find myself searching for good Italian food. Not American knock off Italian food. Classic Italian Pizza is by far the best Italian pizza in town. The wait staff was great, the chef was very nice and the wine was good. The pizza was the best I have had since I left Italy. It is well worth the drive from the west valley.
Great Italian Pizza. Since coming back from Italy, good Italian pizza was hard to find, until now. This quaint little place offers pizza the way it was meant to be from Italy. I've read some negative reviews because it is not your traditional American pizza. I believe it's better. It's a must try for a little taste of Italy.
Great Quality Pizza.
It all depends what you want. There are different types of restaurants. When I was younger I loved high fat and high sugar foods. Therefore, chain restaurants delivering huge portions, thick crust, lots of cheese, and high fat pizza, were the way to go.
In contrast, this restaurant delivers a thinner crust and fresh high quality ingridients. Now, I prefer fresh mushrooms over canned ones and I prefer if the pizza is served without a thick layer of oil / fat on top of it. Personally, I have not found any better place in the whole Phoenix area yet. Clearly my top choice now.
BAD customer service, average food.. I have read the other reviews and been to this place twice. The staff is very rude and act like they don't want any more business. I have to say I value customer service. I would rather have OK food with good service, over good food with bad service. As for this place it is OK food with BAD service. NEVER again.
the real deal, Pizza truly Italian style. thin wonderful crust, fresh toppings, not very filling but very delicious, dinner plate size, somewhat expensive but worth it!
Better than Pizza Bianco.
That's right, I have tried, actually toured many of the other pizza places in town including Pizzeria Bianco and this still is the best pizza in town. Don't get me wrong Pizza Bianco is good, but this is better, and you don't have to make a reservation or wait as long.
The sauce is excellent, the crust extraordinary and the toppings are adequate. The place is a little small, but has a nice quaint atmosphere. The service could be a little better at times, but overall highly recommended.
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