Pizza A Metro
Phoenix, AZ 85015
Phoenix New Times' Description
A scrumptious menu, cute atmosphere, and shockingly
reasonable prices are what make tiny, 20-seat Pizza A Metro --
practically hidden in plain view, next to a Circle K -- one of the
best budget gourmet finds in the Valley. Owner Maurizio Benforte, a
native of Sorrento, Italy, serves up top-notch grilled calamari,
homemade pastas, and creamy tiramisu with sincere enthusiasm. As for
the tasty wood-fired pizzas, they really are available by the meter
(that's what Pizza A Metro means), while a "small" pie is still a
generous portion even for the hungriest customer.
This category doesn't literally have to mean an Italian restaurant that's on a corner, but in the case of Pizza A Metro, it's exactly that: nestled alongside a Circle K in a tiny corner strip. Really, it's an unlikely location for such a cool restaurant; walking through the door into this 20-seat spot is a revelation. One whole wall is painted with a mellow coastal scene, and you... More >>
This category doesn't literally have to mean an Italian restaurant that's on a corner, but in the case of Pizza A Metro, it's exactly that: nestled alongside a Circle K in a tiny corner strip. Really, it's an unlikely location for such a cool restaurant; walking through the door into this 20-seat spot is a revelation. One whole wall is painted with a mellow coastal scene, and you can see right into the kitchen, where meter-long pizzas (hence the name, which means "pizza by the meter") are baked in a wood-fired oven. Owner Maurizio Benforte, who often mans the dining room single-handedly, is as gracious as they come, while the homey Italian food is delicious. Besides pizzas, there are several notable starters (including tender grilled calamari), a handful of secondi, and a long list of pastas. We're partial to the homemade gnocchi with pink vodka sauce, and fresh ravioli with Bolognese. As if that weren't enough to make us smile, there's crisp, cream-filled cannoli and homemade tiramisu for dessert. Considering how reasonably priced this place is, we're always up for a splurge.
Tips from foursquare
No pizza by the slice. But worth buying a whole pie!
So good. Hole in the wall place but the pizza is amazing.
I get the cheese ravioli with the pink sauce. The bread is great as well. I love this place. Don't let the location fool you.
This place is a hidden gem. The cheese raviolis with the pink vodka sauce is great !!!!
Is veal usually a paste
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