Slideshow: Chris Bianco Surprises With New Trattoria and Pizzeria in Phoenix

Pie Guys
Pie Guys
Chris and one of his pizzaioli behind the new oven. Arizona native Scott trained in Italy before returning to the States to work for Bianco.
Porchetta ($20)
Porchetta ($20)
Pork shoulder marinated in an onion, chili, and garlic marinade, wrapped in lomo, and braised in a wood oven. Served with three kinds of Arizona beans and greens.
Special Of The Day
Special Of The Day
Hand-rolled garganelli, made from Arizona durum, with a roasted lamb and fava bean ragu ($18). And yes, it tastes as good as it looks.
Picture This
Picture This
You could spend a half-hour looking at the different paintings in the Trattoria Bianco dining room, but your food might get cold.
Man At Work
Man At Work
Rumors of his demise behind the oven have been greatly exaggerated. Chris still takes occasional shifts making pizza at all of his restaurants.
Side Effect
Side Effect
Bianco isn't a fan of the upskirt but I don't think anyone is going to argue with this crumb shot.
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Bianco’s mother, Francesca, makes art out of her recipes and displays them on the walls of the trattoria. Without instructions, of course.
A Family Affair
A Family Affair
Bianco sells this amazing bread, made by his brother Marco, at Pane Bianco and, on Wednesdays, in the Town & Country mall.
The Fire Inside
The Fire Inside
A glimpse inside the Renato oven at the new pizzeria. Bianco puts in a one-inch platform for the wood to sit on inside all of his ovens.
Sign Of The Times
Sign Of The Times
The newest addition in what's turning out to be a big year of growth for Bianco.