The Food Network has given some serious love to Phoenix over the years— so we decided to brag roundup all the Greater Phoenix restaurants that have been featured.

 

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Features

Guy Fieri shows his Phoenix love with dozens of features on his Food Network Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The following restaurants have received a visit from Mr. Fieri himself:

 

Tortas Chano 

Fieri asked to be a Tortas Chano's chimichanga ambassador after trying everything from the juicy tacos al pastor to the pineapple pork burritos.

39510 N. Daisy Mountain Drive, Anthem

Tortas Chano
Tortas Chano. Photo via Facebook

 

Los Taquitos

Guy loved the tacos at this family owned Phoenix restaurant, but we’re partial to the carnitas burrito.

4747 E. Elliot Road and 7000 N. 16th St., Phoenix
 

Over Easy

Admitting that the savory red-eye gravy was better than his own, Fieri claimed this breakfast restaurant with a Midwest touch was "dynamite."

4730 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix

 

Giuseppe’s on 28th

A world-class musician turned chef cooks up signature dishes like Bolognese ragu, pork shanks, and ossu buco done three ways.

2824 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix

 

La Piazza Al Forno

Guy stopped by this father-son operation to get his hands on the Italion Stallion, a pizza topped with sopresta, Parma prosciutto, Italian sausage, and pepperoni. 

5803 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale

 

The Thumb

A gas station/ BBQ cafe hybrid isn't something you'd see everyday (or ever) until you dineat The Thumb. Guy visited this Scottsdale joint for their famous grits and smoked meats.

9393 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale

Tom's ThumbThe Thumb. Photo via Facebook.

 

Matt’s Big Breakfast

This popular breakfast destination is worth the wait. Guy loves The Chop & Chick and the waffles. (He also chose Matt’s The Chop & Chick on The Best Thing I Ever Ate).

825 N. First St., Phoenix

 

Haus Murphy’s

Guy Fieri came to Phoenix but got a taste of Germany at Haus Murphy's, owned by Chef Rose Hoffman who grew up in Munich. Make sure to get a taste of their ginormous beer pretzels or their sour German roast served with cabbage and potatoes.

5739 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale

 

Paradise Valley Burger Company

Picture a burger. Mouth watering, right? Now picture a burger that's country fried, smothered in gravy, and topped with fried onions. Guy Fieri practically licked the plate on this Arizona All-Stars episode.

4001 E. Bell Road #102, Phoenix

 

Joe’s Farm Grill

A Phoenix favorite, Joe's Farm Grill sits in the heart of downtown Gilbert and uses farm-fresh ingredients grown right on their property.

3000 E. Ray Road, Gilbert

Joe's Farm Grill
Joe's Farm Grill 

 

Thee Pitt’s Again

Classic barbecue is served up in a rustic diner setting at Glendale's Thee Pitt's Again, where Guy sunk his teeth into the low-and-slow smoked pulled pork.

5558 W. Bell Road, Glendale

 

Curry Corner

Order the specialty Goat Karahi or the Tandoori chicken tikka at this Pakistani restaurant.

1212 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe

 

Perk Eatery

Famous for their Wine Country French Toast, Fieri instead opted for the breakfast enchiladas stuffed with tender pork shoulder.

6501 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale

 

Andreoli Italian Grocer

Authentic Italian recipes passed through generations of the Andreoli family can be found in the Arizona desert. Guy Fieri feasted upon the homemade prosciutto.

8880 E. Vía Linda, Scottsdale

 

Chino Bandido

A unassuming fusion of Mexican, Chinese, and Jamaican dishes are served at Chino Bandido, where the menu features over 90,000 mouth-watering combinations.

15414 N. 19th Ave., Suite K, Phoenix

 

DeFalco’s Italian Eatery

Using a century-old family recipe, DeFalco's in Scottsdale lured in Guy Fieri to try their Centurion calzone. 

2334 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

 

Barrio Café

Tilapia wrapped in banana leaves, Yucatan pulled pork, and chicken-stuffed chiles are just some of the tasty menu options at this local Mexican joint.

2814 N. 16th St., Phoenix

Barrio Cafe
Barrio Cafe

 

The Duce

This retro downtown restaurant serves its food out of a vintage airstream, with options like mac-n-cheese muffins, beer can chicken, and s'mores cheesecake.

525 S. Central Ave., Phoenix

 

St. Francis

Chef Aaron Chamberlin, the original owner of St. Francis, invited Fieri to the kitchen to make the restaurant's signature Pig Dip Sandwich, which he says is one of "the top five sandwiches he has ever had." Chamberlin, who is also owner of Phoenix Public Market Cafe, Tempe Public Market Cafe and Taco Chelo sold St. Francis in 2018.

111 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix

 

Bootleggers

Bootlegger is a modern American smokehouse with two valley locations for you to choose from. Guy visited this Phoenix favorite on an episode titled"Breakfast, Brisket, and Belly," where he fulfilled the belly segment with Bootlegger's mouthwatering pork belly. 

7217 E. First St., Scottsdale
3375 E. Shea Blvd., Phoenix

 

La Santisma Gourmet Taco Shop

Famous for their Mexico-City style tacos, Guy tried the Nogada and the Oaxacan Black Mole Taco at this Phoenix favorite.

1919 N. 16th St, Phoenix

 

Sal's Gilbert Pizza

For a little slice of Italy in the Arizona desert, Fieri visited Sal's Gilbert Pizza in Phoenix. For the best of both worlds, try the lasagna pizza. 

1150 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert

 

The Best Thing I Ever Ate Features

Many of the Food Network Chefs have also chosen dishes at Greater Phoenix restaurants for the show The Best Thing I Ever Ate. The following dishes have been featured:

 

Toffee Banofi Sundae from Sweet Republic

 9160 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale

Sweet Republic
Sweet Republic

 

Rosa Pizza at Pizzeria Bianco

623 E. Adams St., Phoenix

 

Carne Adovada at Los Dos Molinos

8646 S. Central Ave. and 1044 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix

 

The Kalamata Sandwich from Queen Creek Olive Mill

25062 S. Meridian Road, Queen Creek

 

French Onion Soup from Zinc Bistro

15034 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

 

Sticky Buns from El Chorro

5550 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley

el chorro
El Chorro Sticky Buns

 

Waffle Dogs from Over Easy

9375 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale and 4730 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix

 

Southern Fried Chicken from Mrs. White’s Golden Rule Café

808 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix

 

The Chop & Chick from Matt’s Big Breakfast

825 N. First St., Phoenix

 

 

Cupcake Wars Features

Three Phoenix cupcake connoisseurs have made their way on the Food Network's Cupcake Wars: a bake-off between the nations top bakeries.

 

Sweet Daddy Cupcakes

This Phoenix bakeshop tantalizes taste buds with their trademark red velvet flavor.

5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe

 

Urban Cookies

This local favorite defeated its competitors to take the crown on Cupcake Wars, with winning cake flavors like Orange Olive Oil Rose Water and Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese.

2325 N. Seventh St., Phoenix

Urban Cookies
Urban Cookies

 

The Coffee Shop at Agritopia

Located on Gilbert's urban Agritopia, this coffee shop is known for more than just its caffeinated beverages. Their signature cupcakes have earned them a spot on Cupcake Wars three times.

3000 E. Ray Road, Gilbert

 

 

Ginormous Food Features

Josh Denny has ventured to two Phoenix restaurants in his attempt to find the biggest (and tastiest) food across the 50 states in his show, Ginormous Food.

 

El Bandito at El Palacio

A five pound, 28 inch (that's more than two feet) burrito is on the menu at El Palacio, earning itself a spot on Ginormous Food.

2950 E. Germann Road, Chandler

 

Triple Brady Bacon Burger at Porkopolis

This Porkopolis burger is fourteen inches tall with three burgers filled with pulled pork and jalapeno coleslaw. Finish it in under 35 minutes and earn a spot on the Wall of Porko Fame. 

1445 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler

 

 

50 States, 50 Pizzas Feature

The Parlor Pizzeria

Parlor Pizzeria staked its claim for Phoenix on the “50 States, 50 Pizzas” list. The particular pie named is the Salsiccia, that comes loaded with mozzarella, cheddar, grilled radicchio and locally sourced spicy pork sausage.

1916 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix

The Parlor
The Parlor Pizzeria

 

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