Whether you prefer New York-style, Chicago-style, Italian, or any other style, most people have an opinion about their pizza. If you’re looking for the best pizza in Scottsdale, here (in alpha order!) are 12 to check out.


Andiamo Pizzeria

When David Portnoy of Barstool Sports stops by and raves about your pizza to his 8 million social media followers, lines form. So much so, in fact, that Andiamo Pizzeria is temporarily closed—though the owners promise to have it open again as soon as possible. They are working out ways to accommodate the increased crowds.

What makes the pizza here so great? Andiamo uses a wood-fired oven imported from Italy and not only uses fresh, local ingredients whenever possible, but believes cheese is a food group. Both those looking for New York-style pizza and Italian-style will be more than satisfied here.


Craft 64 - Scottsdale

This award-winning destination in Old Town Scottsdale has a loyal following who are drawn by its wood-fired pizza creations, which range from Margherita to the Honey Bee (mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, pepperoni, jalapenos, local mesquite honey, tomato sauce). In addition to its selection of pizzas—which are made with local ingredients whenever possible—the destination boasts an extensive selection of craft beers. There are more than 30 rotating taps featuring local and regional breweries, making it a haven for beer enthusiasts, too.

6922 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251


Crust Brothers Pizza

Yelp has named this locale–which is owned by brothers Eddie and Mark Miller—one of the Best 100 Pizza Spots in the U.S. Choose between the “build your own pizza” option, which has a large variety of topping options, or from a selection of specialty pies, such as The Brett (marinara, house blend cheese, feta, bacon, meatball). There are also subs. 

7342 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260



The Italian Sausage and Peppers Pizza at Grimaldi's Brick-Oven Pizzeria. Photo courtesy Grimaldi's Brick-Oven Pizzeria


Grimaldi’s Brick-Oven Pizzeria

This New York-themed restaurant began in New York with a first location under the Brooklyn Bridge. Today, the family-owned brand, which uses the best pizza-making traditions that originated in Brooklyn over 100 years ago, is still going strong. Grimaldi’s uses a “secret recipe” dough, hand-tosses the pies, and cooks them in its signature Coal-Fired Brick Ovens, rather than a traditional pizza oven.

In addition to build your own pies and an extensive menu of specialty creations, there are also gluten-friendly and cauliflower crust options.

20715 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255; 4000 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251; 15147 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254; as well as Gilbert, Chandler, Peoria


NYPD Pizza Department

As the name indicates, this destination specializes in New York-style pizza. It was founded more than 25 years ago by two former New Yorkers who wanted to bring their favorite kind of pizza to their new community.

To make it authentic, NYPD imports its water from New York, creating hand-tossed, thin-crust pies that are then baked a stone oven.

The Buffalo Chicken pizza features “tangy Upstate-style Buffalo sauce” and other options include the Brooklyn Family, Vinny’s Favorite, Wall Street, and more. There are also salads, wings, and entrees.

14884 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260, as well as Avondale, Chandler, Phoenix, Gilbert, Glendale


Lou Malnati's

Courtesy Lou Malnati's


Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

Fans from Chicago rejoiced when Lou Malnati’s opened in the Valley. The family-owned chain has been known for its Chicago-style, deep-dish pizzas since 1971. The recipe for the famous crust has been passed down from through the family’s generations, and each year, the Malnati team hand selects the best California vine-ripened tomatoes for the perfect sweet and tangy taste. They’ve also sourced the mozzarella from the same small dairy for more than 40 years.

For those not a fan of deep-dish pizza, there are also thin-crust pizzas, salads, pastas, and more, as well as gluten-free pizzas.

17787 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, as well as Tempe, Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale, Gilbert, Chandler



Courtesy Picazzo's Healthy Italian Kitchen


Picazzo’s Italian Kitchen

Picazzo’s makes it's pizza a little different. Not New York-style, not Chicago-style, not Neapolitan-style. Instead, the pizzas here are designed to be just as tasty but a little more health conscious. Making this the best pizza in Scottsdale for those seeking a healthy option.

Family-owned and -operated, the health-centric restaurant sources the best clean, whole foods rich in nutrients to create its menu options. The pizzas can be ordered with the original hand-stretched crust, a gluten-free crust, a gluten-free cauliflower crust, or a gluten-free vegan crust, and choices range from a Naples Margherita to a Hot Honey Fig & Salami.

There are also salads, quinoa bowls, and pastas. 

7325 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260, as well as Paradise Valley, Tempe, Gilbert, Arrowhead



POMO aims to bring a slice of Italy to the Valley. Its pizzas are made using the famous traditions of Naples, and the restaurant was awarded the prestigious VPN (Verace Pizza Napoletana) certification. 

POMO sources its ingredients from a mix of Italy and local Arizona farms, and then hand-tosses and cooks the pies for 60 to 90 seconds at 950 degrees in wood-fired ovens.

8977 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 8525, as well as Phoenix


Ray’s Pizzeria Scottsdale

Like the best true New York pizzerias, Ray’s is located in a strip mall and is no-frills. Opened in 1980, the family-owned Scottsdale pizza destination offers counter service only, although there are booths and tables for those wanting to dine in.

Slices and pies are available in both Neapolitan and Sicilian options, and there are also New York-style hoagies, calzones, and select Italian entrees.

15577 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260



The Stay Golden pizza at Spinato's Pizzeria & Family Kitchen, created in honor of its 50th anniversary. Photo by Angela Houston, Spinato's Pizzeria


Spinato’s Pizzeria & Family Kitchen

This year marks the 50th for Spinato’s, which is the official pizza brand of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury. Owners (and Scottsdale residents) Anthony and Jaime Spinato opened their first locale in 1974 at 68th Street and McDowell Road and now have six restaurants around the Valley. 

Spinato’s is best known for its classic Chicago-style pizza, made with a signature sweet sauce. The menu also features sandwiches, pastas, and spaghetti-stuffed calzones, as well as gluten-free and vegan options.

In honor of its 50th, Spinato’s is celebrating with specials and promotions throughout 2024.

9210 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, as well as Tempe, Phoenix, and Gilbert


IL Bosco Pizza

This neighborhood gem opened at Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard in 2012 and quickly became a popular Scottsdale destination. It then expanded with a location in Downtown Phoenix, and now, one opening soon at Via Linda and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard. A Tempe location will open next month.

The pizzas are hand-made and topped with imported cheeses and house-made sauces, and then cooked in a 900-degree Valoriani Wood-Fired Oven.

The pizza menu is extensive, with both traditional and creative choices, and both gluten-free crusts and vegan cheese are available as options. There is also live music select nights.

For those who want a fresh-out-of-the-oven pizza at home, IL Bosco offers a great Take Home Pepperoni Pizza kit.

7120 E. Becker Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85254; 11108 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85259 (coming soon); as well as Phoenix and Tempe (coming soon)


Yo Pauly’s New York Pizza Co.

This New York-themed Scottsdale pizza destination—named after a famous line in Rocky—serves New York-style pizza that is guaranteed to be “foldable” (iykyk). 

Yo Pauly’s opened in 2006, serving pizzas, wings, and Italian dishes to those craving a slice of New York. It draws not only those local to Scottsdale but from all over the Valley for its thin crisp crust and perfectly melted cheese.

The extensive menu also offers The New York Giant option, where you can choose to order any pizza in a 24-inch size.

8880 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85258


These are some of the best pizza places in Scottsdale, AZ. You can't go wrong with any of them so pick one that fits your taste.