Bella Gusto Urban Pizzeria: A delicious taste of Italy in Phoenix
Bella Gusto Urban Pizzeria is a local favorite in Chandler, Arizona, known for its authentic Neapolitan pizza and classic Italian dishes. The restaurant was started by two friends who met while working as the heads of catering for the Dallas Cowboys and their stadium. After relocating to Arizona, they brought their passion for Italian cuisine to their local community.
One of the highlights of Bella Gusto’s menu is their Neapolitan pizza, made with a 36-hour fermented dough and baked to perfection in a wood fired oven. The result is a pizza with a crispy crust and perfectly melted cheese. But it’s not just the pizza that’s noteworthy: Bella Gusto also serves a variety of pasta dishes based on the recipes of one of the owner’s grandmothers. The Linguine Alla Carbonara, for example, is a customer favorite.
In addition to their delicious food, Bella Gusto also has a bar, where regulars gather to enjoy pizza and drinks. One of their signature offerings is their lemoncello, an aperitif made with lemons, vodka and sugar.
For first-time visitors, Brittany Johnson, Bella Gusto’s manager, recommends trying both a pizza and a pasta to enjoy both sides of their kitchen. “I think the biggest compliment that we’ve had so far is all of our guests who have lived in Italy or traveled to Italy who come in and try our food and say it’s just like what they tasted back in Europe,” Johnson said.
Guest Sylvia Cook raves about her experience at Bella Gusto, and specifically the spaghetti and meatballs. “They are phenomenal, they are juicy. Plus the atmosphere is cozy and welcoming, and the staff are always friendly.”
Guest Mark Lewis enjoys the Cacio e Pepe. “You could tell that the noodles were handmade, and then the sauce, and then they came out and put extra cheese, two different kinds of cheese instead of just the cheese that was advertised.”
Guest Daniel Laufer started with the Burrata and the Phoenix salad. “The Burrata was kind of a really nice piece of mozzarella cheese there with a sweetened savory of apricot jam and then some kale,” Laufer said.
Overall, Bella Gusto Urban Pizzeria is a must-visit for anyone in the Chandler area looking for delicious Italian cuisine. With their commitment to quality ingredients and traditional techniques, they are sure to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds.