Sometimes hunger can only be satisfied by rich tomato sauce combined with melted mozzarella straight from an oven.
When a pizza craving hits, be glad you’re in the Northwest. Local family-owned restaurants serve everything from fast-food fare to gourmet pies cooked the Italian way in a traditional brick oven.
f you like your dough stretched using old-fashioned methods, La Madrina Pizzeria aims to please. If you’re of the mind that no food is too casual for wine, try the restaurant Sauce. Even wild pizza adventurers can satiate their hunger with a Kurdish pie at Gyros Café.
12252 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.
Cuisine: International tapas and pizza
Open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11a.m.-1a.m.; Sunday 12 p.m.-9 p.m.
FIRE: AN ARIZONA BISTRO
12130 N. Dove Mountain Blvd.
Cuisine: Contemporary American
Open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
FRESCO PIZZERIA AND PASTARIA
4229 W. Ina Road
Open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-midnight; Sunday noon-10 p.m.
11143 N. La Cañada Drive
Cuisine: Greek and Kurdish
Open Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
LA MADRINA PIZZERIA
7872 N. Oracle Road
Open Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday noon-8 p.m.
MAGPIES GOURMET PIZZA
7315 N. Oracle Road
Open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
7892 N. Oracle Road
Open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
2995 E. Skyline Drive
Open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday noon-3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.
7117 N. Oracle Road
Open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.