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In downtown Heritage Square you can treat yourself to unique Italian cuisine by dining at Pizzeria Bianco. Owner and Brooklyn native Chris Bianco is popular for making his own mozzarella and baking his own specialty pies in a wood-fired oven imported from Italy.


by Jeff Brown
Phoenix Promotions Coordinator


Phoenix Offers
Many Cuisines

When attending the 2007 USITT Conference & Stage Expo in March, be sure to check out some of the fantastic food options available in the Downtown Phoenix area.

One of the benefits of the Phoenix Convention Center and host hotel location is its proximity to such a wide variety of cuisines. Here is a selection of restaurants that are all within walking distance (or a very short cab ride) from the convention facilities and hotels.

Arizona Center – 455 North 3rd St.
The Arizona Center offers a wide range of dining options – everything from a fast food court to sports bars and clubs to more upscale offerings. Some of the offerings are:

  • Café Roma, 602-281-6120; Italian cuisine, pizza, subs & salads
  • My Big Fat Greek Restaurant, 602-254-5730; Greek cuisine
  • Mi Amigo's, 602-256-7355; Mexican cuisine
  • Sam's Café, 602-252-3545; Southwestern cuisine
  • Subway, 602-258-7560
  • Uno's Chicago Grill, 602-253-3355; Steaks, burgers, sandwiches, pasta, salads

Steve's Grill – 139 East Adams St.
Phone: 602-252-2742; burgers, seafood, steaks, salads

Baja Fresh Mexican Grill – 50 North Central Ave.

China Inn Chinese Restaurant – 3 South 2nd St. (Bank of America tower)
Phone: 602-255-0811

Alice Cooper'stown – 101 East Jackson St.
Phone: 602-253-7337; Legendary rock star and restaurant proprietor Alice Cooper serves up classic American home-style fare. Featuring award-winning BBQ and live music.

Hard Rock Café – 3 South 2nd St., Ste. 117
Phone: 602-261-7625; Retail store, restaurant/bar, live music, dance club

La Mesa Pit BBQ – 20 West Adams St.
Phone: 480-214-0048; Smoked ribs/brisket and Mexican food

Majerle's – 24 North 2nd St.
Phone: 602-253-0118; Sports grill owned by former Phoenix Suns star Dan Majerle. Serves sandwiches, salads, wraps and burgers.

Stoudemire's Downtown – 3 South 2nd St., Ste. 113
Phone: 602-307-5825; Restaurant owned by Phoenix Suns superstar Amare Stoudemire with celebrity chef Eddie Matney. Upscale lunch and dinner dining with offerings from burgers to steaks.

The Chop Shop/Brickhouse Theatre – 1 East Jackson St.
Phone: 602-258-7880; Contemporary menu with a vintage ambience

Tom's Tavern – 2 North Central Ave.
Phone: 602-257-1688; Since 1929 Tom's Restaurant and Tavern has proudly served delicious meals in Copper Square and has been fertile meeting grounds for politicians and the local community.

Seamus McCaffrey's – 18 West Monroe
Phone: 602-253-6081; Downtown Phoenix's original Irish pub and restaurant. A full menu of traditional Irish delicacies including corned beef and cabbage, Mother's Irish stew, and fish and chips. Live entertainment on the weekends.

Pizzeria Bianco – 623 East Adams St.
Phone: 602-258-8300; Award-winning gourmet pizza. USA Today recently voted it as one of the top 10 pizzerias in the U.S.

Portland's Restaurant & Wine Bar – 105 West Portland
Phone: 602-795-7480; American dining, boutique wines, fine spirits, craft beers, and seasonal specials; 100+ boutique wines; 20+ wines by the glass.

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