My country tis of thee, sweet land of pizza and cheese. 

Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star 2013

It's election night! Planning on spending the evening holed up in your bunker preparing for the apocalypse? Go out in style with the ultimate American meal, pizzzza!!!

If you wanna stick it to the man and protest the tyranny of unbridled late-American capitalism, ditch the Domino's and go with one of these local Tucson favorites. Whatever happens, it'll make you feel good ...

Bianchi's Italian

1110 N. Silverbell Road — 520-882-8500 and 3620 W. Tangerine Road — 520-579-8118


Buffalo wings at Bianchi’s Italian, 1110 N. Silverbell Road.

In addition to the pizzas, this old-school Italian joint also has hot and cold subs, burgers, pastas, wings and several types of salad. Order online here


  • Ziti Bianchi with penne pasta, meat sauce and cheese. Comes with salad and a drink, $12.20

  • 24-inch pizza with 1 topping, feeds up to ten people, $33
  • The family special with beef lasagna, salad and garlic bread. Feeds four to six people, $43.23

Estimated wait time: 45 minutes to an hour

Brooklyn Pizza

534 N. Fourth Ave. — 520-622-6886


Get your "solar-powered pizza" from this shop on Fourth Avenue. 

This Fourth Avenue pizza joint serves pies by the slice, calzones, heroes, pasta, wings, garlic knots and more. Order online here


  • Before 4:30 p.m., you can get an extra-large cheese pizza and a dozen garlic knots for $12.94, or an extra-large two-topping pizza for $12.94. 

  • From 4 to 7:30 p.m. all beers are $2.77 beers. They can deliver six-packs.
  • From 8 to 10:30 p.m. extra-large two-topping pizzas are $12.94

Estimated wait time: 1 hour — 1 hour and 20 minutes

Fresco Pizzeria

3011 E. Speedway — 520-881-5555


You've probably had their pizza at The Loft Cinema. But this midtown pizza joint delivers too. 

If you're already feeling greasy and a little bit unsavory, call this place up and order something light. They've got soups, salads, oven-baked wings, calzones, pasta, sandwiches, cheesecake and more. Order online here    


  • Extra-large two-topping pizza for $15.99

Estimated wait time: 45 minutes to an hour


605 N. Fourth Ave. — 520-628-1661; 6342 N. Oracle Road — 520-297-2712; and 105 S. Houghton Road — 520-751-9949

Some people create their own pizzas, but Magpies offers a good selection of specialty pies for when you're feeling stressed. We really like the Greek, with piñon nuts and sundried tomatoes. Order online here.  


  • $4 off the large or extra-large sized Fresh Tomato Pizza with mozzarella, tomatoes, garlic and basil. (normally $21 or $24)

  • $4 off the large or extra-large sized Chicken Picante Pizza with spicy tomato pesto, lemon herb-roasted chicken and feta cheese. (normally $21 or $24)

Estimated wait time: 90 minutes — 2 hours

Mario's Pizza

3157 N. First Ave. — 520-622-3668


Mario's Pizza has been serving Tucson since 1979. 

The menu says you can get a half a pound of fried shrimp for $9.19. Is there anything else to say? 


  • Buy a 20-inch pizza with two toppings, get free small cheese pizza

  • 16-inch pizza with one topping for $14.99

  • 14-inch pizza with one topping for $12.99

  • 14-inch pizza with one topping and six wings for $16.99

  • 12-inch pizza with one topping for $9.99

Estimated wait time: For a shorter wait, call your pizza in before 5 p.m.

Grandma Tony's

7878 E. Wrightstown — 520-886-4461 and 13005 N. Oracle Road — 520-795-1112 


Grandma Tony’s pizzas are da best. 

Grandma Tony's delivers a classic everyman's pizza for east-siders and Oro Valley residents. They've got boneless chicken bites and cinnamon bread with icing. Check out the menu here.   


  • Extra-large three topping pizza with ten wings and a two-liter soda for $21.99

  • Extra-large two topping pizza with cheesy breadsticks and a two-liter soda for $19.99

  • Extra-large three topping pizza with a garden salad for $18.99

Estimated wait time: 45 minutes plus

Chariot Pizza

1835 S. Alvernon Way — 520-750-8350 and 3930 N. Flowing Wells Road — 520-696-0807


Donald Trump would need a fork for this one ...

Pretty sizable menu for an old-school pizza joint, with gyros, pastas, hero sandwiches, jalapeño poppers and more. 


  • Large one-topping pizza for $10.99

  • Medium one-topping pizza for $6.99

Estimated wait time: 45 minutes 

You can find the Star's digital food writer Andi Berlin at a taqueria near you, taking tiny bites and furiously scribbling into an old notepad.