Chicago’s Giordano’s Pizza Comes to the Desert

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Pick your favorite: New York or Chicago-style pizza.

It’s been a never ending debate, and originally being from Michigan, I have to throw Detroit-style into the mix. However, in my opinion, there is nothing like digging into a Chicago deep dish pizza. More specifically, a Giordano’s Chicago deep dish pizza. And, after craving that one-of-a-kind taste, it has now found it’s way to the desert.

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Arizona now has TWO Giordano’s locations, one in Peoria (Arrowhead) and one in Phoenix (Paradise Valley). To those in the Southeast Valley, it’s 100% worth the drive (plus you can bring a take-and-bake pizza home or ship one to your house).

I had the opportunity to try out Giordano’s: World Famous Deep Dish Pizza in Arrowhead and could smell the delicious aromas as I stepped out of the car. The staff was courteous and knowledgeable about the menu, as well as the history of how Giordano’s originated and how the pizzas are world famously made.

But Giordano’s doesn’t JUST have pizza! They have a variety of starters, salads, sandwiches, classic Italian food, kid’s meals, desserts, and more. A little something for everyone!


We started off with “The Best” Tomato Bruschetta (Fresh diced tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic glaze on crispy garlic toast) and the Limited Time Wisconsin Cheese Curds (Classic Wisconsin cheese curds, lightly breaded and served with your choice of house-made marinara or our signature ranch dipping sauce). Please tell Giordano’s via social media that they NEED to keep their cheese curds on the menu. They were so good that we ordered two orders!

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We wanted to try a little bit of everything, so tried a cheese world famous stuffed deep dish pizza with their signature Wisconsin mozzarella cheese, spaghetti with marinara sauce, and an apple pan pie (roasted apples baked into flaky pastry crust topped with caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream).


Everything exceeded our expectations and “felt like home”. The best part of the pizza is that it will either feed a lot of people or you’ll have leftovers for days! However, we got a take-and-bake pizza with an insulated bag. The manager stated that people have even bought the pizza, put it in the insulated bag, and brought it on an airplane to fly back home to family to enjoy.


If you are ever in Arrowhead or Paradise Valley, stop in at Giordano’s and you won’t be disappointed. As a bonus, the Arrowhead location is down the street from the Cardinals stadium and Coyotes’ arena, so you can fill up before a game.

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Which type of pizza do you prefer, Chicago or New York-style?

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