Pizzeria Bianco opening today

2014-07-24T08:30:00Z 2014-07-24T11:10:50Z Pizzeria Bianco opening todayCathalena E. Burch Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Restaurant openings are big deals in Tucson, but arguably none has been as much anticipated as Pizzeria Bianco.

James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Bianco plans to open his pizzeria at 4 p.m. today. Don't be surprised if the lines start forming much earlier. This is not just pepperoni and mozzarella on a crispy crust. This is destination pizza that has earned rave reviews and high praise nationwide.

The opening comes nearly a year after Bianco initially expected to open at 272 E. Congress St. 

Bianco, who has had the original Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix since 1994, has two other Phoenix restaurants and a pizzeria with Jamie Oliver in London. 

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