Phoenix-based pizza-maker and restaurateur Chris Bianco will open a second location of his acclaimed Pizzeria Bianco in Tucson this fall, Tucson Weekly reports. The original Pizzeria Bianco, known for its long lines and ethereal pies, has gained a very long list of devoted followers and accolades since opening in 1994.
The new Pizzeria Bianco will occupy 2,000 square feet in downtown Tucson, and Bianco, who happens to be a Bronx native, says he’s already started working with local food producers who will supply the ingredients for his hand-made pies. “I walked into the space and I saw the red brick and the good neighbors,” he tells the paper. “I’m just so excited.”