Upstart pizzeria Falora Pizza & Espresso, Ari Shapiro's entree into Tucson's competitive pizza market, is getting some national cred.

The restaurant at 3000 E. Broadway made the list of's 24 hottest pizzerias in the United States.

Also on the list is Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix, which will have a downtown Tucson outpost by year's end.

The list also includes the Big Easy's Pizza Delicious with its vodka sauce pizza; Marc Sgrizzi's Novecento Pizzeria in Las Vegas; the Queens, N.Y., buzz shop Milkflower; and Minnesota's Pig Ate My Pizza, which we are including here because, frankly, we love the name.

Falora is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

See more restaurant news in Thursday's Caliente.