It seems that every which way you turn these days there are more and more gluten free pizza options showing up around the valley. Pizza joints around Phoenix have all gotten on the bandwagon since they see how big a demand there is for gluten free pizza in Arizona and how our little community votes heavily with our dollars – even in our current economic climate. Will I pay $15 bucks for a good gluten free pizza? You betcha!
Spinato’s was recommended to me by my co-worker as the best place for pizza in Phoenix. That was a pretty bold statement to make since there are so many good pizza places in town, and boy, Gary was right. I was blown away by Spinato’s.
First of all, the pizzeria is tucked away in a business park behind Tempe Marketplace and unless you know someone “in the know” you’d probably never stumble upon it yourself. This place is no frills – block walls, old concrete floors, and simple table setups, but the food is far from simple. It’s fresh, cooked to order, and the service was fantastic.
They have an entire
menu devoted to gluten free item’s, so there’s no guesswork involved with ingredients or which combo’s you can eat, etc….. I had the “Nicole’s Favorite” pizza, which is Gluten Free Creations Signature crust, topped generously with slices of Genoa salami, artichoke hearts, onions, and lightly sprinkled with mozzarella cheese. It was perfecto!
Now, let’s talk about the sauce. I think their pizza sauce may actually be the best pizza sauce I’ve ever had. It was slightly sweet with loads of fresh tomato flavor, and perfectly seasoned. Each bite was a perfect balance and I had to refrain from eating the whole darn pizza so I didn’t look like a total pig to my new co-workers. I politely took half home and then devoured the rest at 4:00 as a late afternoon lunch. “Nicole’s Favorite” is now “Jessica’s Favorite! Well done Spinato’s!
You can find Spinato’s at several locations throughout the Phoenix Metro Area.Visit them online at www.spinatospizza.com to view their menu and find a location near you.