Local Pizza Restaurant Opens New Location

Greyson F

A local pizza chain is opening a new restaurant.Photo bymahyar motebassemonUnsplash

Pizza chains from all around the country have landed in Arizona. You might be surprised that a large number of prominent chains originate in Michigan (Domino’s, Little Caesars, Marco’s, and Hungry Howies, to name a few). Despite the influx of pizza chains from the Midwest and other pockets of the country, what is often lost between slices of pepperoni and cheese is the fact that there is a state-wide pizza chain from right here in Arizona, that has been around for over 40 years now. While it doesn’t have the sheer number as the other top chains, it continues to grow, and it just announced a new location in metro Phoenix. 

Barro’s Pizza first started serving up slices of ‘za back in 1980. However, the recipes date back long before the initial opening, as everything from the crust to the sauce is based on Grandma Angelina Barro’s own personal recipes from Italy. In order to share her food with the world, her family decided to open the very first Barro’s Pizza. Technically, the first family restaurant launched in Chicago (where Grandma Angelina immigrated to) during the 1960s, followed by another in California, after Angelina decided to move to the Pacific Coast after calling Chicago home for 30 years. The family remained in California until 1980, when they moved to Mesa, Arizona. And, of course, the newest restaurant started the chain from there. 

For the most part, Barro’s Pizza has remained within the state (there is one location outside of Dallas. Because of this, it has become one of the more prominent pizza chains in the state. Outsiders might not know what is going on, but Arizona residents do. It is why it is one of the most decorated Pizza restaurants not only in metro Phoenix but throughout the Copper State. 

Guests can take advantage of the Made-To-Order pizza, which starts anywhere from a mini 8-inch pizza and goes all the way up to an X-Large 16-inch pizza. For those who would rather choose from the menu, there is the Barro’s Special, which is pepperoni, ham, mushroom, green pepper, and onion. The Vegetarian Special includes mushroom, onions, green pepper, black olives, and tomato, while the Mega Meat comes packed with pepperoni, ham, meatball, bacon, and sausage. 

The new location has opened in Chandler at 2935 South Alma School Road. It is Sunday through Thursday, from 10:30 AM until 10 PM, and on Friday and Saturday from 10:30 AM until 11 PM. 

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