Robert Roy Britt — The owner of Ocho Locos Mexican Restaurant plans to open an artisan-style pizza restaurant in Anthem May 1. It will be the second location for Giant Rustic Pizza; the first is on Camelback Road in Phoenix.
The new restaurant will go in the Anthem Crossroads plaza at the location occupied by Streets of New York, whose owner is retiring, said John Wunder, owner of Giant Rustic Pizza. Wunder plans to close the location beginning April 1 for remodeling.
The restaurant uses artisan flour, mountain spring water, vine-ripened California tomatoes, and whole-milk Wisconsin mozzarella that’s shredded daily. The restaurant will offer pasta dishes, salads and sandwiches, Wunder said. “Our sandwich bread is baked daily from our pizza dough.”
“Giant Rustic Pizza is a hand-tossed, hearth-baked artisan-style pizza,” Wunder said. “There is no pizza in Anthem like it.” He added: “Camelback is wildly successful. Anthem will be twice the size of the Camelback location.”
Starting price for a 20-inch pizza will be $15.95. The restaurant will serve beer and wine.
This article, updated March 28 to include the location, first published on North Phoenix News.