La Piazza PHX

1 N. 1st St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-795-7116
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La Piazza PHX

Lauren Saria

Don’t be surprised to find chef-owner Justin Piazza tossing handmade pizza dough in the open kitchen or his wife, Rachel, bustling around the dining room when you visit. Tasty wood-fired pies, both simple and piled high with ingredients (standards like pepperoni and rare stuff like roasted asparagus, too) are the biggest reason to stop by if you're in the hood. Noteworthy entrees include the chicken pesto lasagna, gooey with cheese and pine-nutty goodness. Spaghetti and meatballs are a big hit, as is daily housemade pastas in cream sauce. Leave room for cannoli or homemade cheesecake — they’re not to be missed.

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