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Two Phoenix restaurants ranked among Top 25 best pizzas in nation

Sep 13, 2020, 4:00 PM | Updated: Sep 14, 2020, 10:07 am
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PHOENIX — Arizona’s pizza scene just received a nice ego boost after two Phoenix pizza restaurants were named to the Top 25 in a publication of the Top 101 Pizzas in America.

Pizzeria Bianco came in at No. 14 on the list while Cibo came in slightly behind at No. 23, according to a ranking by The Daily Meal.

In 2019, Pizzeria Biano was the only Arizona pizza that made the list at No. 17.

Chris Bianco’s Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix, Arizona, has been described as a “mecca for the pizza obsessed.”

There are two Pizzeria Bianco’s in Phoenix with one location in downtown near the intersection of Washington and 7th streets and another near the intersection of Highland Avenue and 20th Street.

Owner and head chef Chris Bianco won the James Beard Award for Best Chef Southwest in 2003 —the first pizza maker to receive the honor, according to the restaurant’s website.

Cibo, making its first appearance on the list and located near 5th Avenue and Filmore Street, is known for its Margherita Pizza but has a variety of other options.

The Margherita pizza is the star of the menu at Cibo in Phoenix, but if it’s fire you desire, Diavola brings the heat. This pie gets mozzarella, tomato sauce and spicy salami.

Cibo came in one spot behind Lou Malnati’s, the Chicago-based deep-dish pizza restaurant with three locations in the Valley.

The top ranked pizza in the nation was awarded to Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Two Phoenix restaurants ranked among Top 25 best pizzas in nation