Every time I go to Phoenix (which is at least once a year), it is a requirement for me to stop there. It depends on what you like in a pizza, but if you like those wood-fired, brick oven Neapolitan styles, there are few, if any, places in the US that do it better than here.
Well, it’s two locations for the pizza, one downtown, and one at Town & Country mall. I’ve eaten at both, and they both seem equally good to me, but I prefer the downtown location for its setting. And since they’ve expanded their hours a few years ago (it used to only be open for dinner from 6 p.m. to something like 11 p.m.), it hasn’t been that difficult to get in, especially if you plan your timing for a late lunch. I’ve even been there when they had empty tables. This is quite different than the first time I went a few years ago when it literally was 3 hours from when we got there to when we got seated inside the restaurant.
If you like hot dogs, Ted’s (from Buffalo, NY) makes a great charcoal grilled dog. It’s simply one of my favorite hot dogs ever. It’s not necessarily a “don’t miss,” but if you’re in the area and like hot dogs, I’d strongly recommend a stop.