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Forno 301 Reopens in New Central Avenue Location

Friendly service and good food have made Forno 301 a favorite.
Friendly service and good food have made Forno 301 a favorite. Robert Isenberg
Forno 301, one of the best pizzerias in town, has moved and reopened. The restaurant has a new location: 1616 North Central Avenue, across the street from the Phoenix Art Museum. That location has been quietly blazing pizzas since Thursday night.

Forno's hours have also changed; the restaurant will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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Friendly service and good food have made Forno 301 a favorite.
Robert Isenberg


The menu, still not printed yet, will offer the same thin-crust pizzas and the same hand-shaped pastas, with a few additions in the noodle department. That's enticing news, because Liguria, the Italian region once home to the Gagliano family, owners of Forno 301, is known for culinary finesse. Every pasta will be homemade. Highlights of the familiar pasta roster will include ravioli, gnocchi, cavatelli bolognese, and carbonara.

Sandra Gagliano says everything will be more or less the same. And that's a good thing.
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Chris Malloy, former food editor and current food critic at Phoenix New Times, has written for various local and national outlets. He has scrubbed pots in a restaurant kitchen, earned graduate credit for a class about cheese, harvested garlic in Le Marche, and rolled pastas like cappellacci stuffed with chicken liver. He writes reviews but also narrative stories on the food world's margins.
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