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My Darlin' Loves Arizona Pizza Company


Ken Rubinstein, owner of Arizona Pizza Company on Broadway, Tucson, AZWhen the dough stretches this thin without collapsing, you know it's going to be perfection!When it comes to pizza, not all pies are equal.  We moved to Tucson from the Long Beach Island area of New Jersey back in 1998.  Jersey knows Italian! 

One of the transitions that gave us the most agita when we moved to Tucson in 1998 was trying to find pizza like we had back in Jersey. 

Either the sauce was too sweet or the crust was too soggy.  None of the chains (IMHO) have ever been able to consistently give us the quality we were used to having.

Ken Rubinstein says that's because of three things: 

  1. the ovens,
  2. the cheese and
  3. the dough. 

Like anything else worth having, quality is the key to consistent excellence.  When I asked Ken about his pizza, he was low key in his response.  "My pizza's not too bad."  I had to laugh!

My Darlin' likes Ken's pizza!  You'll like it too.Not too bad?!  Ken's pizza's the best I've had outside of the Tri State area. (That would be NJ, Philadelphia and NY)

You can buy a slice, just like back in New Jersey.  A slice and 20 oz soda will set you back $5.50, and one slice is served on a pizza tray the size of your steering wheel.

My Darlin' and I drove across town today just for pizza.  Was it worth it?  Just look at that smile! 

Click the link for directions and reviews. Arizona Pizza Co  5855 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson.

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Comment balloon 14 commentsMike Jones • March 07 2009 11:58PM


Sounds delish!  I don't think I've ever seen a such a large slice of pizza.

Posted by Kate Bourland, Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing (Marketing with Kate) over 11 years ago

That is a huge piece of pizza ... OMG! I'd have to go home and sleep if I ate all that, but it sure makes me hungry and I wish I could meet you guys there some time!

Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing over 11 years ago

I find it amazing that there are so many pizza places that know how not to make pizza. I guess it just requires a good beer to wash it down. There's only two here that I like. One I like very well -- Ottavio's Italian Ristorante. I'm a sucker for their barbecue chicken pizza. The other is a chain, Papa John's. All the others I stay away from.

Posted by Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer (Russel Ray) over 11 years ago


That is a huge piece of pizza!! You made one lady very happy! Thanks for sharing!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) over 11 years ago

What on this earth does one do with a 20 oz. drink??

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 11 years ago

My former assistant is from New Jersery. They found a place in Nashville, where they sell Jersey Pizza, and we picked up one on the way home. OH my delicious. It looks like yours in the photo.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 11 years ago


If that is one slice in the picture I would say that the price is a real deal.  I can see why you keep going back.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 11 years ago


It's good.


The name "Jersey" associated with any Italian restaurant bears investigation.


Refills are free, fortunately.


Mrs. J misses Jersey sometimes, and this is an antidote for that.  :)


They serve, among other brands, Fat Tire Ale.  Come visit sometime!


We would love that!  Life's short; make plans!


Thanks for being the first to comment!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago

Like you after after having grown up on NY and NJ pizza I find it hard to get good pizza. That is one big slice of pizza.

Posted by Suesan Jenifer Therriault, "Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own". (JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team) over 11 years ago

I love Pizza and with my bride allergic to milk products we ave to rely on making our own. Looks like I need to find a East coast Pizza joint on Michigan.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) over 11 years ago

Mike - I love pizza, and it's one of the reasons I carry around about 20 pounds more than I should.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) over 11 years ago

Is that just ONE slice of pizza?????  Holy crap!  If I get out your way I hope you'll provide directions to this place.  I'd think I had died and gone to Heaven!

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) over 11 years ago

What does the WHOLE pizza look like??

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 11 years ago

The whole pizza!


Here's the whole pizza! That oven's more than five feet wide!


Come on down; we'll all go check it out!


I hope it's good pizza!  LOL


So, a non-dairy pizza?  No cheese?


It's pretty big.  My Darlin' gave me 2/3 of her slice because she couldn't finish it.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago

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