Gilbert has a “Pizza” my heart

Experience Love at First Bite

Article by Krista Carpenter-Beasley

Photography by Krista Carpenter-Beasley

Originally published in Gilbert City Lifestyle

If you haven’t heard,  Arizona is becoming quite the pizza state now. Neapolitan, New York, and Chicago-style pies are at the top of the list of best pizza around and Gilbert is not sleeping on this trend for delivering some of the best slices out there. Name your favorite kind of pizza. Yup, it’s probably featured on this drool-inducing list of pizza in Gilbert.

Barros Pizza is more than just a pizzeria, it’s a culinary journey that takes you back to the roots of Italian cuisine and immerses you in the warmth and authenticity of a true East Coast neighborhood pizzeria. From the moment you step foot inside any of their locations, you're greeted with a charming ambiance that instantly transports you to a place where great food and community come together. The dedication to preserving tradition is evident in every aspect of Barros Pizza, using the same recipes that have been passed down through generations, ensuring that the flavors and techniques remain true to their Italian origins. But it's not just about the pizza, as Barros is deeply rooted in its community through their partnerships with St. Mary's Food Bank and the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children, in which they’ve raised over $2 million dollars helping countless Arizonans in need.

4636 S Higley Rd, Gilbert, AZ

Seen on Food Networks Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Sal's Gilbert Pizza has established itself on the national pizza scene. Known for their unique flavor combinations and generous toppings, it's no wonder why this local pizzeria has gained such widespread recognition. From locally sourced vegetables to high-quality meats, every bite is bursting with flavor and quality and each pizza is carefully crafted with a perfect balance of sauce, cheese, and toppings that leave customers craving more. With their dedication to quality, unique flavor combinations, and warm hospitality, Sal's Gilbert Pizza has truly made a name for itself in the national pizza scene. Whether you're in the mood for a classic style pizza or something more adventurous like their signature Baked Ziti pizza, there's something for everyone at Sal's Gilbert Pizza.

1150 S Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ

Nestled in the heart of Gilbert at the Epicenter, lies Spinato's Pizzeria and Family Kitchen.  A true local gem, this tasty treasure has been serving up satisfaction to pizza enthusiasts since 1974. But what sets Spinato's apart from the rest is their unwavering commitment to sourcing only the freshest and finest ingredients that are used in everything from their meticulously handcrafted pizza dough to their signature sweet sauce, and every element of their extensive menu is infused with love and attention to detail. Yet, Spinato's is more than just a pizzeria. It is a beacon of hope in our community. The Spinato family goes above and beyond by supporting local veterans, service animals, and children in need through their charitable foundation and have woven themselves into the very fabric of our community, becoming a place where great food, genuine care, and community spirit come together to create something truly extraordinary.  

3150 E Ray Rd #128, Gilbert, AZ

Tucked away in the vibrant Agritopia neighborhood, Fire and Brimstone is a pizzeria that effortlessly weaves together modern innovation and timeless pizza tradition. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding community, this eatery takes pride in using locally sourced ingredients, many of which are cultivated at the renowned Farm at Agritopia. The result? Wood-fired pizzas that embody the essence of simplicity and foster a sense of togetherness.

For the adventurous food lover, there is the tantalizingly bold Buffalo Chicken pizza, a harmonious blend of spicy buffalo sauce, tender chicken, and a perfect combination of cheeses. But if you're looking to embark on a truly extraordinary culinary journey, the Baked Potato pizza is a must-try with a generous amount of potatoes, savory bacon bits, tangy sour cream, and a sprinkle of chives.

3000 E Ray Rd 
Gilbert, AZ 

Vero Chicago Pizza completely transformed the pizza landscape by introducing their extraordinary masterpiece - the buttery crust sensation. This culinary marvel harmoniously combines the renowned deep-dish style of Chicago with a velvety, butter-infused crust that is perfectly balanced in thickness. It effortlessly achieves the ultimate standard of perfection, just like Goldilocks' ideal. The Scarnato family, originally from Chicago, brought this pizza sensation to the Valley when they relocated to Arizona. Brothers Tim and Joe, who initially established Buddyz - A Chicago Pizzeria, decided to embark on a rebranding in 2020, creating a franchise opportunity for the popular pizza shop and one year later, Vero Chicago Pizza made its grand debut in Gilbert.

1431 E Williams Field Rd #104, Gilbert, AZ

Eatalio Pasta and Wine encapsulates everything you envision in a quaint, family-owned Italian restaurant. The atmosphere is filled with joyous faces and a warm, inviting ambiance, where the sight of a crackling fire in the pizza oven welcomes you like a cherished companion. It's a place where familiarity reigns, as everyone knows your name and understands the pathway to your heart – through beautifully crafted pizzas. While you can indulge in classic toppings, Eatalio also delights in offering an array of playful flavors like the freshness of the Chicken Caprese, bursting with the perfect combination of succulent chicken and vibrant tomatoes. Or let your taste buds dance with the sassy Fig and Pig, adorned with luscious fig jam and tantalizing prosciutto.

6348 S Higley Rd #106
Gilbert, AZ

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