Craving Italian food?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Mesa, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill.
1. Venezia's New York Style Pizzeria
Topping the list is Venezia's New York Style Pizzeria. Located at 2721 S. Ellsworth Road, Suite 107 in Augusta Ranch, the pizza and Italian spot, which offers chicken wings and more, is the highest-rated budget-friendly Italian restaurant in Mesa, boasting four stars out of 271 reviews on Yelp.
Create your own pie at this spot by choosing size, toppings, sauce and cheese. Or, go for one of the signature pizzas on offer, such as the Bianco with mozzarella, parmesan and ricotta cheeses on olive oil; the Meat Lovers with Italian sausage, pepperoni, Canadian bacon and ground beef; or the Supreme with pepperoni, peppers, onions, mushrooms and black olives.
View the full menu here.
2. Barro's Pizza
Next up is Barro's Pizza, situated at 1925 E. Brown Road With four stars out of 129 reviews on Yelp, the pizza and Italian spot, offering sandwiches and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option.
Start out with an order of chicken wings or head straight for signature pizza options like the Barro's Special with pepperoni, mushrooms and peppers or the Southwestern chicken with a spicy drizzle.
Check out its website to view the full menu.
3. Pizza Mart
Pizza Mart, a pizza and Italian spot that offers sandwiches and more in Reed Park, is another cheap go-to, with four stars out of 56 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1329 E. Main St. to see for yourself.
Stop by Pizza Mart to grab a slice of the classic cheese, the barbecue chicken or the BLT-inspired pizza. Or grab its featured deal, which includes two large pepperoni pizzas and 20 chicken wings.