Anyone who’s tried nailing an oven-fresh pizza pie to a wall knows that pizza looks better briefly propped on a five-finger pedestal. Put pizza back where it performs best with today’s Groupon: for $9, you get $18 worth of gourmet pizzas and more at Pie Zanos Pizza Kitchen in Phoenix.
Pie Zanos specializes in providing single, individualized pizzas for the pizza-craver on the go, even being named Best Personal Pizza by Phoenix New Times in 2005. Customers can also build their own pizzas, starting at $4.49. In addition to crafting singular pies with gourmet ingredients, Pie Zanos also offers a wide range of gluten-free and vegetarian options for folks with specialized palates. Play a long, slow blues riff in preparation for the Bo Diddley, a concoction of chipotle barbecue sauce, provolone cheese, bacon, spinach, and roasted red pepper. Mount Vesuvius lovers will enjoy the Volcano, a spicy disc of red-tomato and wing sauce, Italian sausage, pepperjack cheese, tomato, and pickled jalapeños. Sensitive stomachs and the nutritionally minded might have a knack for the Natural, a crust crowned with alfredo, gorgonzola cheese, apple, caramelized onion, parmesan cheese, and honey. Or trundle the pizza away altogether and order the Pie-talian, a sandwich stuffed with pepperoni, ham, salami, pepperoncini, black olive, red onion, provolone cheese and house dressing. Check out the full menu for a complete list of the mouth-moistening morsels.
The presence of gluten-free items opens up a lost treasure trove to folks who’ve had to give up many of their favorite foods thanks to wheat sensitivities. The casual ambience is swimming in warm colors and an easygoing vibe that caters to quick lunch breaks and long, lazy stays alike.
Pie Zanos won Best Personal Pizza in 2005 from the Phoenix New Times, and the restaurant was also featured by the Arizona Republic's azcentral.com. Eighty percent of Urbanspooners like Pie Zanos, Yelpers give it a four-star average, and six Kudzu reviewers give it a 4.5-star average: