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1030 E Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ | Directions 8528333.379422 -111.923530
Tuesday To Sunday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM
If you love pizza don't waaste your time here! – I'll make this short & sweet. I have read all of the previous reviews and can't believe that they are talking about the place I recently visited. All the reviews appear like they were either written by employees or friends of the owner. Forget the decor - we are talking about pizza. The pizza here was on par with some of the worst chain pizza I have eaten in the past. Yes they have brick fired oven but if the pizza is bad from th start then what is the point in baking it in a brick oven. My pizza was limb, tastless and paper thin and had hardly any tomatoe sauce. In fact when I sat down to order my pizza I notice the person next to me was eating one of their pizzas and I mentally thought that it didn't look very good & this was not going to be a very good experience. They also have a odd slogan in one of their ads which says that "life is too short to eat bad pizza" & I have to agree so this is one pizza joint to avoid.
Homemade pies with fresh ingredients are a hit. – In Short
This little pizza parlor dishes up some of the most sought after pizza in town. Pies are baked in a wood-fired oven and the mozzarella, sausage, tomato sauce and dough are made fresh daily. The restaurant also offers a few appetizers, entrees and tiramisu for dessert.
Best type of pizza in the state – When looking for a relaxing setting to enjoy fine pizza and wine look no further. Cozy setting professional service and supreme food to boot. They do not short you on quality. Everything is homemade and top quality ingredients. An exotic wine and beer list will have you coming back for more. Who ever knew Italy was so close to Tempe. Walking through the door sends you into the realm of enjoying a true Italian meal. Step out of the daily grind and sit back relax and enjoy some incredible food.
Weird Location, Great Pizza – I'm from the dining Mecca of San Francisco and have very high standards for pizza, and this exceeds them all. Everything is fresh and made to perfection. Great wine selection as well as a small selection of incredible beers. Nothing is dumbed down to a low level, everything is top notch. Prices are very reasonable too.
OH... SO ROMANTIC – GREATEST PLACE MY BOYFRIEND AND I HAVE BEEN TO IN A WHILE, GREAT SERVICE, THE FOOD WAS WOW, UNFORGETABLE AND LET ME ADD SINCE I AM A VEGETARIAN THERE'S NOT MANY PLACES I'LL SINK MY TEETH INTO. BUT BY FAR ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO EAT... CANDLE LIGHT AND ALL...BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL AMBIANCE, AND IT WILL NOT DIG A HOLE IN YOUR WALLET....
Best Pizza not by award-winning Chef – In Phoenix, every gourmet pizza place is going to find itself in the shadow of that one place downtown by the award-winning chef. For me, however, I can't stand the idea of three-hour waits for a dang pizza, so I was delighted when I found Classic in Tempe. It is closer to my house, the pizza is way-better than any chain, they have a great wine list and nice art.
Classic! – This is the best pizza I have run into, along with fine wines, candlelight, and even an outdoor patio with twinkling lights. This is such a romantic place in such an odd location...
Straight From Italy – I just came back from France, where I became absolutely addicted to Italian Bistro food. The French, once known as the culinary leaders of the world, have gone crazy over authentic Italian cuisine, the likes of which we have never seen in the US except in places like th Classic Italian Pizza. I met the new owner who purchased the restaurant after returning to Tempe from four years in Italy, and he is an absolute artisan when it comes to food, everything fresh, many of his cheeses and sausages prepared on site daily. I fell in love with the sausage pizza, and will be back for more.
This Pizza Rocks! – After ordering from one of the fast pizza chains last weekends, my expectations for pizza have been low lately, until I found Classic Italian Pizza. You would never guess by it's location, but this is a really classy place, a brick oven, a full bar, beautiful art, elegant surroundings, a classy porch area -- we would have NEVER guessed considering that it is tucked away between a Big Lots and a exercise place. They make their mozzerella cheese and sausages there daily, and the bread that comes with the salad is to die for, even a separate item on the menu because of all of the requests. This is not a full Italian menu, just fantastic pizza and calzone, and one is enough for two people to share. The place is usually packed with regulars on weekends, so I recommend weeknights.
Wonderful food but allow plenty of time – Wonderfully fresh ingredients, however service needs some improvement. We watched our salad sit for 10 minutes as our server waited for the bread to be done.
Wood fired oven only has room for so much food and can only cook so fast.
Worth the wait but just be forewarned this isnt the quickest meal.
Prices seem a bit high yet you pay for the great homemade taste. Super friendly owner who's very accomodating.
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