They say living in Phoenix is like living in Chicago -- only a lot hotter. There certainly are enough Windy City transplants here. And Chicago-style pizza.
Now the Valley gets one more taste of Chicago in the form ofSpinato's
fifth metro Phoenix location, which opened recently in Ahwatukee.
Ken and Elaine Spinato -- who opened their first local pizzeria in 1974 in Scottsdale -- are still involved in the business, but the Ahwatukee Spinato's is in the hands of their kids, Anthony and Nicole.
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The Spinatos are using olive oil from the Queen Creek Olive Mill, sausage from Chicago and salami imported from Italy. The menu's expanded to include organic and gluten-free items.
The new location is at 4848 E. Chandler Blvd., with others at 1614 E. Bell Road, Phoenix; 1219 E. Glendale, Phoenix; 227 S. Smith Road, Tempe; and 11108 N. Frank Lloyd Wright, Scottsdale.