Residents of the Next Level student housing complex across from the University of Arizona won’t have to go far for pizza.
The California-born fast-casual Pizza Studio restaurant opened its first Tucson outpost in the complex, 1031 N. Park Ave., on Thursday, the first of several pizzerias making inroads into the Tucson market. The genre features 11-inch individual pies made to order after customers select the crust, sauce and toppings. Cook times run about 90 seconds to less than 3 minutes a pie depending on the toppings.
Pizza Studio charges $7.99 for unlimited toppings. It’s open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with extended hours planned once school at the UA reconvenes in late August.
Pizza Studio’s second location is expected to open at 6501 E. Grant Road in November, said franchisee Trace Biskin.
On Saturday, Tucson restauranteur Grant Bennett will open Pionic Pizza at 2643 N. Campbell Ave. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, the restaurant will give away free pizza. You can click here for a coupon.