Italian Restaurants in Kiwanis Park

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Named one of the area's top five restaurants by the author of Food Lovers' Guide to Phoenix and Scottsdale and dubbed best neighborhood pizza by Phoenix New Times, Classic Italian Pizza lavishes diners with a slew of dough-based Italian specialties. Swirls of heat from piping hot pies float through the air of the eatery, where patrons can watch as their pizzas and calzones emerge from the arched opening of an oversized brick oven in a puff of savory aromas and Caribbean vacation photos. Artfully selected topping combinations preen atop crusts in classic arrangements, or customized from the menu's slate of 25 gourmet toppings. Meanwhile, palates stay balanced with Italian soda, imported beer, or almost two dozen wine options.

1030 E Baseline Rd
Tempe,
AZ
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A delightful neighborhood cafe and bakery offering fresh flavored croissants, muffins, cupcakes, cookies and seasonal delectables voted by GetOutAZ as the Sun Devils Best Gourmet Breakfast. For more than twenty years, Pleaissant Croissants (Pcroissant) has been baking delicious croissants fresh every day. Ranging from Almon

7520 S Rural Rd
Tempe,
AZ
US

In the land of the pizza, the oven is king. That's why Zesty Zzeeks Pizza & Wings gives it the royal treatment at their Warner Road location, situating it in the center of the open kitchen so anxious diners can watch their pies come to life via one of the large oven windows. The resulting 12", 16", and 20" creations can feature classic combos of meats and veggies, specialty toppings such as buffalo chicken and Philly cheesesteak, and one of a variety of crust styles, including gluten-free, whole wheat, and traditional New York style. The menu also offers a wealth of sandwiches, wings, and appetizers, including cheesy bread and macaroni and cheese nuggets.?Wing fans can select from a variety of bone and boneless flavors, including the bestseller honey citrus pepper. For discerning adult diners, Zzeeks serves up some of the coldest beer in the Ahwatukee/Tempe area, justifying that boast by pouring it in frozen mugs and pitchers. All the while, several TVs ensure sports nuts and rabid infomercial fans can get their fix between chews and brews.

3139 S Mill Ave
Tempe,
AZ
US

The kitchen at Miele's Italian Bistro is directed by two Italian brothers whose collective mind is a Rolodex of authentic homeland recipes and saucing techniques. Their menu of Italian favorites lets diners start off with a plate of doughy garlic knots ($3) or fried calamari ($9.50) before sating a massive Mediterranean appetite with seafood fradiavolo—which sets shrimp, calamari, and clams loose to frolic, gambol, and cavort through a sea of spicy garlic tomato sauce over spaghetti ($18). Pasta forks will be naturally drawn like divining rods to the cheese-and-shrimp-stuffed Sergio's ravioli topped with red peppers, tomatoes, and feta ($14). And for those who insist on eating everything with their hands, even soup, Miele's bakes its own hot subs, including the tender chicken parmigiana ($7.50) and its Mirror Universe veggie doppelganger, eggplant parmigiana ($7.50).

1835 E Guadalupe Rd, Ste D111
Tempe,
AZ
US

GameWorks fosters friendly competition between kids and adults by surrounding pizza, draft beer, and half-pound burgers with a mosaic of interactive pursuits. Each location holds more than 200 arcade-style games, which include racing and shooting challenges from Sega as well as lower-tech classics such as pinball and skee-ball. Other games shower high scorers with tickets that can be exchanged for prizes or collected to make a fun mummy disguise.

5000 S Arizona Mills Cir.
Tempe,
AZ
US