• reviews

  • AZ Central - Howard Seftel Gives La Piazza PHX 4 Stars
  • Howard Seftel
  • "I still can’t decide which pizza is my favorite."
  • #3 Best Restaurant in Downtown Phoenix
  • Howard Seftel
  • "Glendale's Justin Piazza brings his artisanal pizza — certified authentic by Verace Pizza Napoletana — to downtown..."
  • La Piazza VS. Pomo - Phoenix New Times Battle of the Dishes
  • Lauren Saria
  • "We definitely preferred La Pizza Locale. With a cheaper price tag and bolder flavors, the restaurant's pizza came out ahead almost across the board..."
  • Seftel's Top 10 Dishes
  • Howard Seftel
  • "This is the way calzone tasted way back in my streets-of-New-York youth. In those happy, calorie-be-damned days, calzones were generally fried, not baked..."
  • AZ Republic - Top 10 Pizzas in Metro Phoenix
  • Howard Seftel
  • "The pizzas sport thin, slightly chewy crusts that are lightly blistered and scented with a wisp of smoke..."
  • Justin Piazza in The Wall Street Journal
  • Charles Passy
  • "Pizzerias Seek Certification for Neapolitan Pizza, but Some Say it's Cheesy..."
  • Top 10 Cheap 1st Date Spots in Downtown Pheonix
  • Howard Seftel
  • "Excellent pasta and the town's best calzone, too. Hitting it off? Stay for the ricotta cheesecake."
  • AZ Central
    Restaurant Gems
  • Howard Seftel
  • "Restaurant Gems showcases the finest restaurants the Valley has to offer..."
  • AZ Republic
    4 Stars
  • Barbara Yost
  • "Years ago I thought chain pizza was perfectly acceptable. Then artisan pizza came along and spoiled me..."
  • Phoenix Magazine
  • Marilyn Hawkes
  • "La Piazza Locale plops down and makes itself at home amid the powerhouses of artisanal pie..."
  • AZ Republic
    Best of Phoenix
  • Howard Seftel
  • "Justin Piazza has single-handedly put Glendale on the Valley's radar screen for artisanal, wood-fueled, brick-oven pizza. His fabulous white pizza is a standout among standouts. Who needs tomato sauce?"
  • Phoenix New Times
    Al Forno Addiction
  • Michelle Laudig
  • "'Forno Addiction' La Piazza Al Forno's Pies Makes This Joint A Must In Glandale..."
  • AZ Central
    La Piazza 4 Stars
  • Howard Seftel
  • "The pizza is good if you order takeout," chef-owner Justin Piazza assured me, "but it's amazing if you eat it here, right out of the oven..."
  • Phoenix New Times
    Best Corner Italian Restaurant
  • "...a place where locals gobble up great pizza, knock back a few glasses of wine over steaming bowls of pasta, and are generally treated like family by doting owners..."
  • AZ Central
    Top 10 Pizzas
  • Howard Seftel
  • "The white pizza is exceptional, topped with fresh mozzarella, ricotta, basil and garlic."

The standard

The Standard

The True Neapolitan Pizza Association is a non-profit organization and was founded in June 1984 in Naples.

The tomatoes

The Tomatoes

San Marzano tomatoes, a variety of plum tomatoes, are considered by many chefs to be the best paste tomatoes in the world.

The flour

The Flour

San Felice "00" flour is used to produce an extensible, elastic dough, which results in a soft and chewy crust typical of Neapolitan-style pizza.

The cheese

The Cheese

Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP is made fresh, daily here at La Piazza Locale.

The quality

The Quality

DOP logo is a seal that
we adhere to specific standards and characteristics which originated in Naples.