Chris Bianco

Chris Bianco

Chris Bianco is a Pizza Maker who lives in Phoenix. He creates incredible pizza at Pizzeria Bianco his pizzeria.  His pizza has been celebrated and discussed by some of the most respectable pizza makers in the industry. He has been the subject of numerous books including Peter Reinhart’s  incredible volume:  American Pie: My Search for the Perfect PizzaHe has also been discussed at length in Ed Levine’s classic Pizza Manifesto: Pizza: A Slice of Heaven: The Ultimate Pizza Guide and Companion

He has his own book called: Pizza and Pasta and Other Food I like:



John Arena of Metro Pizza has taken his entire staff to meet and learn from Chris. John feels that Chris Bianco is one of the most humble, and talented pizza makers he has ever met. John recently visited Chris Bianco with his partner’s Chris Decker and Sam Facchini 

Brothers in Pizza

Chis Decker, Chris Bianco, John Arena and Sam Facchini

The most incredible think about Chris Bianco is his humility and true passion for making pizza. He is no stranger to Pizza Therapy. We have had numerous fans praise his incredible pizza over the years.

 “Best pizza in the U.S.”  stated one. “

“The Best Pizza I have ever tasted” explained another.

 

He has been featured on Oprah Winfrey and interviewed by Gayle King. When I discussed his appearance on Oprah with him he was unfazed and humble. When I had heard about his appearance on Oprah, I was amazed and I told him. “I make pizza, Albert” he stated to me simply.

In our conversation, he was extremely forthcoming and willing to share his extensive pizza knowledge.

He was recently interviewed by the Robb Report. He was asked to share his scret for the perfect pizza. There is no secret, he explains. You are the one who decides what is the perfect pizza.

You can watch the following video for more:

I thought Chris gave a wonderful answer…

What I like most about this video is the simplicity with which Chris talks about his pizza. Yes, it is created in a wood-fired oven. Yes, the pizza cooks in less than two minutes. But the primary ingredients on this pizza are tomatoes and mozzarella. And the Most Secret Ingredient of All: Chris Bianco!

Here Chris shares his pizza journey at Pizza Expo:

 

Pizzeria Bianco
Monday 11am – 9pm
Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 10pm
623 E Adams St
Phoenix, AZ — 85004
602 258 8300
http://www.pizzeriabianco.com/

You can read more about Chris Binaco in these books:

Peter Reinhart’s: American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza

 

Pizza: A Slice of Heaven: The Ultimate Pizza Guide and Companion


5 Comments

pizzatherapy · March 27, 2016 at 12:34 am

Patrick writes:

Isn’t best pizza in the country made in the New Haven area of Connecticut?

My response:

Hi Patrick.

You bring up an interesting point.

Even those who are familiar with New Haven pizza would argue: Is it Pepe’s, Sally’s or Modern.

And of course Zuppardi’s makes excellent pizza!

In some recent polls the Pepe’s White clam (my personal favorite) has been ranked as the best pizza in the country.

I say: you decide who makes the best pizza….

As in sports, everyone has a favorite team…

So I say: you decide who makes the best pizza.

What do you think?

Here is a video I made from The Daily Meals list:

https://youtu.be/1l_A2P6DtZE

Check it out and let me know what you think.

what is your favorite pizza in the country, Patrick?

pizza forever,

albert

Jerry · March 28, 2016 at 5:47 am

Great point, Albert!
In my mind, I always want the pizza I’m eating (or making) to be the best pizza I’ve ever had. In reality, it may just be- until I have the next pizza!
My own pizza, well.. thats another story, I still have a lot to learn!
Wish I could have been able to get in to the Expo, but it was fun following you and my other pizza idols via the web, twitter and instagram!
Thanks for all the interviews, maybe I’ll get catch up with you at one of the events one day.

    pizzatherapy · March 30, 2016 at 5:32 am

    Thanks so much for your comments Jerry. There are some pizzas that you just can’t get enough of…Sometimes when I make a pizza it is quite good, other times not bad but not as good as it could be. I don’t think you always hit a homerun when you make pizza…but sometimes you do! I feel I still have a lot to work on myself.

    Every time I make pizza it gets a little bit better…I’m sure your pizzas will get better and better as well! pizza on earth, and especially, your kitchen!

Emily · April 14, 2016 at 7:04 pm

I love hearing about small pizza shops that sprout up all over the United States! Although Bianco has owned his pizzeria for a while now, I’d like to know if he is planning on expanding as a business at all past the three locations that are already in circulation. Heck, if it’s the best pizza in the U.S. it’d be great if there was at least one location in every state! I’d love to try it out, and if I have to fly to Phoenix to check it out, I just might! Great read!

pizzatherapy · April 15, 2016 at 5:54 am

Great point Emily.

I have spoken to Chris Bianco about this very point. At the time he was not interested in franchising Bianco’s Pizzeria. I don’t think at this time he is interested…. But who knows?

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