1st place: Nello's Pizza4710 E. Warner Road(480) 893-8930www.azeats.com/nellos
The slogan says it all: "In crust we trust."
Ahwatukee Foothills voters seem to agree once again that yes, it is the crust we trust.
Another repeat winner in this year's Best Of competition, it's no secret that Nello's, named 2008's "Best Pizza" and found at the northwest corner of Warner Road and 48th Street, makes one serious a-pizza-pie.
Well, make that more than a dozen serious pies. With a menu boasting more than 15 pre-set varieties and dozens upon dozens of personalized creations, it doesn't matter what kind of pizza you're into - not when you get to choose between a mouth-watering thin crust or traditional, signature deep-dish round.
But if it's just a slice or salad you desire, a warm Panini or gourmet sandwich you crave, Nello's is also the place, voters say, to take care of that midday snack attack as Ahwatukee Foothills' "Best Lunch Spot."
Runners up: Best Lunch Spot
2nd Place: CK's Tavern & Grill4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 105(480) 706-5564www.ckgrill.com
3rd Place: Paradise Bakery940 N. 54th St., Suite 100 (Chandler)(480) 305-6994www.paradisebakery.com
Runners up: Best Pizza
2nd Place: Florencia's Pizza Bistro3646 E. Ray Road(480) 704-7404www.florenciapizzabistro.com
3rd Place: Rosati's Pizza4206 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 34(480) 706-1777www.rosatispizza.com