Pane Bianco

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    7 Places to Get Artisan Bread in Arizona

    There's nothing quite like the aroma of freshly baked bread. If you ask us, it's one of the most beautiful smells in the world. And the good news is you don't have to look all that far to find it. There are several bakeries and restaurants in town that offer freshly baked bread regularly. We could ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Customer Defends Claim He Was Kicked Out of Pane Bianco for Speaking Spanish; Chef Chris Bianco Responds

    Last week, we told you about Phoenix resident Jeffrey Peterson, who took to social media with a claim that he had been asked to leave Pane Bianco for speaking Spanish. The restaurant, which has been open since 2004, is one of several in town owned by James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Bianco. On ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Chris Bianco Responds to Claim that Customer Was Kicked Out of Pane Bianco for Speaking Spanish

    Yesterday a Phoenix resident took to social media with a serious accusation against one of the Valley's most famous restaurants. Last night Pane Bianco responded on its Facebook page and today chef Chris Bianco spoke about the matter with Chow Bella. Jeffrey Peterson, a technology entrepreneur and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    10 Signs You're A Phoenix Foodie

    Don't worry, you don't have to be a Valley native to be considered a true Phoenix foodie. It's not how long you've lived here that gives you real culinary cred, but things like knowing where to find edible seafood and when it's peach picking season. Or knowing that a restaurant with Schreiner's saus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    10 Best Cold Sandwiches in Metro Phoenix

    "Can I share with you my worldview? All of humankind has one thing in common: the sandwich. I believe that all anyone really wants in this life is to sit in peace and eat a sandwich." -- Liz Lemon, 30 Rock "Sandwich Day" Truer words were never spoken. From brown paper lunches as kids to business b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    5 Christmas Desserts in Metro Phoenix to Pre-Order (Or Pick Up) Now

    What would December be without a generous helping of peppermint and chocolate? There's no bad time of year for desserts, but the winter season is when bakers pull out all the stops, creating sweets so decadent it's the stuff traditions are made of -- quite literally in the case of gingerbread houses ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Chris Bianco Back in the Kitchen (and Loving It) at Pizzeria Bianco and Pane Bianco

    Last week, the Valley food universe nearly cracked its cosmos when Valley pizza legend Chris Bianco was spotted in the kitchen at Pizzeria Bianco in the Town & Country Shopping Center. Turns out the James Beard Award winner and Arizona's most famous pizzaiolo is indeed back and doing what he loves ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Chris Bianco on Jamie Oliver, the Local Chefs He Most Admires, and What Makes an Awesome Pizza Awesome

    Chris Bianco Pizzeria Bianco, Bar Bianco 623 E. Adams Street, Phoenix, 602-258-8300; 609 E. Adams St., 602-528-3699 Pizzeria Bianco/ Trattoria Bianco 4743 N. 20th Street (Town & Country), Phoenix, 602-368-3273 Pane Bianco 4404 N.Central Avenue, Phoenix, 602-234-2100, See also: -- ... More >>

  • News

    April 25, 2013
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    April 24, 2013

    Chris Bianco Opens Full-Blown Pizzeria Bianco at Town & Country; Italian Restaurant Moves to Back Dining Room and Morphs to Trattoria Bianco

    It may have gotten off to a rocky start, but Chris Bianco's Italian Restaurant has been earning rave reviews from local foodists for many months now. Problem was: Only hardcore food folks made the connection between the generic name and the famous pizza guy behind it. See also: -- Chris Bianco To O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    4 Phoenix-Area Chefs to Watch and What Their Big-Name Bosses Say About Them

    If you're any kind of food geek at all, you're already familiar -- by fork and good press -- with local celebrity chefs such as Chrysa Robertson, Chris Bianco, Kevin Binkley, Greg LaPrad and Charleen Badman. But what you're far less likely to know are the names and faces of the behind-the-scenes che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Chris Bianco Finds New Chef (Who Shares His Philosophy) for Italian Restaurant

    Word on the street was that Chris Bianco had installed somebody new in the kitchen at Italian Restaurant, but nobody was quite sure who. So I called the pizza maestro and soon-to-be cookbook author (No, it won't be entitled The Life of Pie), who confirms that he's brought in some new talent -- namel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Caprese Clash: Pane Bianco vs. Cibo

    For this week's battle, we decided to take on the traditional, delicious, simple Caprese sandwich. The combination of tomato, basil, and fresh mozzarella all work so well together it's almost hard to imagine them not being together all the time. See Also: Chris Bianco: Behind the Design of Italian ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    45: Marco Bianco

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    32-Year-Old Chef at CityScape's New Hotel Palomar Dishes on Working with Mark Tarbell, Favorite Valley Restaurants, and Changing the Phoenix Food Scene

    At just 32, Stephen Jones, executive chef of Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails, the "cozy, yet chic metropolitan gastro lounge" set to open this June in CityScape's Hotel Palomar, is ready to take the Phoenix dining scene to a new level. "There used to be a stigma about young chefs," Jones tells me, " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Flourless Chocolate Cake with Lemon Marmalade at Pane Bianco

    In this town, the Bianco name is synonymous with amazing pizza. In fact, Food & Wine recently named Pizzeria Bianco as one of the 25 best spots for pizza in the United States. With Pane Bianco, Chris and his brother Marco brought us incredible sandwiches with focaccia bread baked on the premises (no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Chris Bianco Changes Up the Kitchen at Italian Restaurant, But Is That Enough?

    When pizza guru/restaurateur Chris Bianco brought chef Claudio Urciuoli onboard to run his generically named Italian Restaurant -- which opened in Central Phoenix last January -- the partnership promised to be interesting, at the very least. Both men have earned stellar reputations for their meti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    In A New Space Behind Pane Bianco, Hayden Flour Mills Is Back In Action

    Last August, a large wooden crate arrived at the sandwich shop Pane Bianco. In the crate -- bearing an Austrian return address -- was a 1600 pound stone mill and sifter: the sole piece of machinery that would revive Tempe's century and a half-old Hayden Flour Mills brand for which Mill Avenue was na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Five Things to Eat if You're in Phoenix for the NCAA West Regionals

    Welcome to Phoenix, basketball fans. We hope you're hungry. Whether your team wins or loses, you'll want to break some bread. So we're here with suggestions of our favorite places to do it. For this list, we've narrowed things to central and downtown Phoenix -- but you'll still likely need a car (o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Chris Bianco: Behind the Design of Italian Restaurant, Pizzeria Bianco, Pane Bianco, and Bar Bianco

    ​Local chef and restaurateur Chris Bianco takes obvious pride in his food (after all, not every pizza in Phoenix can beat out a pie from New York City).  But equal to the fresh ingredients, including his own tomatoes, mozzarella, and family pasta recipes, are the environments that Bianco cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Guess Where I'm Eating and Win A Prize!

    ​ It's not exactly pretty but I can't indulge in champagne brunches every weekend -- sometime a girl has to slum it up with a greasy plate of bacon, hash browns and eggs, a side of Grand Marnier-soaked French toast and a bottle of Coors Original. A friend from out of town forced us to experience b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Chris Bianco's Tomatoes Land in Chicago Butcher Shop of James Beard Award-Winning Chef

    Fans of Bianco DiNapoli canned tomatoes, the organically grown plum-shaped beauties in yellow containers from taste maker Chris Bianco and California cannery expert Rob DiNapoli, already know the goodness they bring to foods like marinara sauce and salsa. Now, it seems as if folks in Chicago are d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Dinner at Pane Bianco: New Dining Room, New Menu

    Erica O'NeilThe Rosa pizza from Pane Bianco, with parmesan, red onions, rosemary, and pistachios.​Pane Bianco's dinner service is still the new kid on the block, compared to its sandwich-style lunch or the booming business of its sister eatery, Pizzeria Bianco. We stopped by recently to check out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Stacy Matson's Perfect Food Day

    Stacy Matson Here's a self-portrat of Stacy doing what she loves most -- dining out.​Stacy Matson is a NY transplant who tweets her heart out about food (@luvchampagne). She's "obsessed with finding recipes in old cookbooks and hunting down cookbooks at estate sales." You might have seen he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Five Veggie Dishes We'd Give Up Meat For

    Where's the beef? Not on this plate. ​In honor of Meatless Monday, we present five meat-free dishes from Valley restaurants that we'd happily eat all week long. 1. Mongolian Delight, Loving Hut It looks like beef, smells like beef -- even feels like beef when you bite into it. But th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Pizzeria Bianco Opens for Lunch Starting April 12

      ​Hey, how long you get for lunch? That will become the most important question of the day in these parts beginning tomorrow, as Pizzeria Bianco begins daytime service.

  • Dining

    April 7, 2011
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    February 18, 2011

    This Week In Chow Bella

    Another week has come and gone leaving us to ponder the upcoming events that will shape our lives and, more importantly, our dinners out. But before we move on, let's have one last look at the blog posts from this week. The 70's Called...They Want Their Brownies Back! Caramelpalooza 2011 Candymak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Pane Bianco Opens for Dinner Service

    Pane Bianco, the Italian sandwich take-out shop owned by James Beard Award-winning pizzaiolo Chris Bianco, now serves a full dinner menu from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.  "We wanted to expand the experience at Pane, with iconic dishes from my childhood," Bianco says. The rest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Lux Plans Expansion, at Long Last

    ​Attention, latte-swilling, laptop-gazing CenPho hipsters: Lux Coffeebar is getting ready to accomodate even more of your skinny-jean-wearing asses. Better yet, you'll soon be able to get buzzed here in an entirely different way. After months of speculation, amiable Lux owners Jeff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Chris Bianco Buys Out Business Partner in Pizzeria Bianco

    Pizzeria Bianco co-owner Susan Pool has parted ways with the restaurant.​After a 16-year business partnership, James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Bianco is parting ways with Susan Pool, who's been a front-of-the-house fixture at the popular downtown eatery. "I'm taking over the ownership ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    12: Rustica Pizza at Cibo

    ​Hungry yet? We're working up our appetites for our huge Best of Phoenix issue, out September 30, with daily servings of Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes from across the Valley -- in no particular order Leave your suggestions for upcoming favorites in the comments sectio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Chris Bianco's Lemon Focaccia

    ​Like just about everyone in Phoenix, we're fans of Chris Bianco and the amazing things he does with bread. Making trips to his sandwich shop, Pane' Bianco, at 4404 N. Central Ave. is on heavy rotation in our travels. However, right now the whole team is off on their annual summer break, the sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Chris Bianco Branches Out to the Wigwam

    Until Chris Bianco's asthma problems interfered with his day-to-day routine as Arizona's most famous pizzaiolo, the James Beard award-winning chef was a permanent fixture at Pizzeria Bianco's wood-burning oven, where he often watched the Phoenix Suns on a tiny TV next to his workspace. Former Suns o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    94: Mozzarella Sandwich at Pane Bianco

    ​Hungry yet? We're working up our appetites for our huge Best of Phoenix issue, out September 30, with daily servings of Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes from across the Valley -- in no particular order Leave your suggestions for upcoming favorites in the comments section. Visit our sister blog, J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Bianco's Got His Own Olive Oil

    ​I've seen this olive oil plenty of times on the shelf at Pane Bianco (along with other gourmet items I don't necessarily need, but want -- sometimes just for the packaging), but didn't stop to really examine the label. Recognize that? It's the facade of Pizzeria Bianco at night. Apparen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Chris Bianco Stays Away From the Oven at His Famous Pizzeria

    ​A story posted on AZCentral this afternoon appears to have drastically slowed the newspaper's website (numerous attempts to log on stated that the link was broken) -- all because of two magic words: Chris Bianco. If you can manage to get through to the article, it details how the James Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Mozzarella Sandwich at Pane Bianco

    ​A Pane Bianco mozzarella sandwich is the great inevitable for me. Like sashimi, pho, or a good steak, I can only hold out for so long before I get extremely antsy for it. Right before Christmas, on a day just a tiny bit too cold to be sitting outside, I finally gave in. Unwrapping it wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Food Wine Hits Up St. Francis

    Local newcomer St. Francis just got some sweet national coverage in Food Wine's blog. It's always great for the local restaurant scene when a Valley restaurant gets these kinds of props, and I'm definitely happy to see chef Aaron Chamberlin get the attention for his labor of love. But I' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Summer Break's Almost Over for Voltaire and Other Spots

    ​Restaurant owners Martin and David Antonelli are getting ready to reopen Voltaire next week, on September 10, after their annual summer break. The traditional French restaurant, located in Scottsdale, is one of a handful of local eateries that close down for extended vacations during the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Arty Girl: Street Party on Saturday

    If you're not an outdoorsy type - if you hate exercise and dislike hiking or camping - this time of year is filled with regret. You look outside and realize how lovely the weather is, and then continue with your indoor activities.I don't blame you. Even in the most comfortable weather, exercise and ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 2, 2009

    Eat Your Art Out

    A kickass benefit for a kick-butt institution

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008

    New in CenPho: Maizie's Cafe & Bistro

    By Michele Laudig Light rail construction has been a real asskicker for restaurants in the Central corridor, particularly those situated right along the future train route. Every time I drive past Fez and Durant's and Pane Bianco, I cringe at the thought of how many potential customers may have bee ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 23, 2007

    Even when you don't need caffeine...

    I like their lattes, but Drip fixes up some mighty fine munchies, too Have you ever found yourself driving around downtown, famished, and it's way too late for lunch anywhere? I'm thinking at around 3 or 3:30 in the afternoon, when old standbys like Fate or Matt's Big Breakfast or Pane Bianco ... More >>

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  • News

    December 4, 2003

    Who's Cool

    A list-in-progress of who's living, working, creating in downtown Phoenix

  • News

    December 4, 2003

    The Cool Index

    Phoenix has always been hot. But can it ever be cool?

  • Dining

    October 23, 2003

    A Plateful of Prada

    Dining has become so darn pretentious, like a version of "ChefsGone Wild"

  • Dining

    August 8, 2002

    Take It to the Bianco

    Glorified prison food never sounded so good

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