4 Italian Faves from our PHOENIX City Guide

Editorial StaffNovember 8, 2022
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From award-winning pizza to awe-inspiring pasta, these Italian eateries are the gold standard in Phoenix.

Tratto. Photo by Art Holeman
Tratto. Photo by Art Holeman

Beloved Valley chef Chris Bianco hits home with rustic Italian fare dished up in farmstead digs, including pastas and pork Milanese.
1505 E. Van Buren St.
602-296-7761, trattophx.com

The Parlor
Set in a mid-century beauty salon, this on-point pizzeria is known for wood-fired pies and some of the finest farm-to-table dishes around.
1916 E. Camelback Rd.
602-248-2480, theparlor.us

Pizzeria Bianco
Name-checked nationally, this Neapolitan-style pizza joint warrants the hype. Our menu recs: the Wiseguy with Schreiner’s sausage and the orgasmic, pistachio-laced Rosa.
Two Valley locations,

Mora Italian
Celebrity chef Scott Conant puts the “it” in Italian at this buzzy Seventh Street corridor spot, blending familiar dishes with modern-classic fusion pleasers like mushrooms boscaiola, an earthy pairing of mushroom sauce and ultra-creamy polenta.
5651 N. Seventh St.
602-795-9943, moraitalian.com