Best Neighborhood Pizza, Downtown Phoenix - 2012
Cibo Urban Wine Cafe & Pizzeria
Pronounced CHEE-bo ("food" in Italian), this cozy eatery in a restored 1913 bungalow in the Roosevelt Historic District stars Tuscan pizzaiolo Guido Saccone working pizza magic at the wood-burning oven. The 12-inch pies are works of art, with a hand-tossed thin crust that's equal amounts of crunchy and chewy and topped with an extra drizzle of virgin olive oil before adding locally grown organic produce and premium Italian-imported ingredients. We're particularly in love with white pizza creations like the Tartufata with mozzarella, prosciutto, white mushrooms, and a splash of white truffle oil after the pizza is cooked, and red pies like the spicy Diavola, with a bright tomatoey sauce, mozzarella, and wonderfully flavorful spicy salami imported from Italy. Add the ricotta for an extra two bucks and say hello to pizza paradise.