Where to get Italian Food in Flagstaff

While you spend some time visiting Flagstaff, it can be hard to choose just a handful of restaurants to check out while you’re here. But don’t sweat it, we’ve got your back!

We think some of the best food to eat while on vacation is Italian food. There’s no arguing that pasta, pizza, calzones, and more are the best comfort foods sometimes.

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So where can you get some great Italian food thin this town? Luckily, you’ve got a lot of options.

Keep reading to learn more about our favorite places!

Fat Olives

2308 E Rte 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Phone: (928) 853-0056
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In the mood for some wood-fired pizza and authentic Italian food? Check out Fat Olives.

This local Flagstaff restaurant offers both lunch and dinner and even uses imported ingredients that are sure to make you feel like you’re in Italy. While you’re there check out the bruschetta or one of their delicious paninis.

Good news, Fat Olives also offers a bunch of gluten-free options. Be sure to stop by between 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily for happy hour!

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

 601 E Piccadilly Dr Suite 55, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: (928) 774-9038
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Looking for some New York style pizza and Italian food? Try Grimaldi’s.

Located just outside of downtown Flagstaff, this spot is a great place to get the Italian cuisine you’ve been dreaming about. Try out a coal brick-oven pizza or a huge calzone when you visit. They even make their dough in-house daily.

With a large patio and views of the mountains, Grimaldi’s in Flagstaff is a great place to eat some delicious food while also enjoying the scenery.

Grimaldi’s even offers a gluten-friendly crust!


1061 S Plaza Way, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: (928) 773-8600
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Looking to enjoy some Italian food and take a trip back in time? Swing by Oregano’s.

This 50s themed restaurant offers pizza, pasta, sandwiches and more (including some gluten-free options). With dishes based on old family recipes, you can bet on this food being top notch.

Be sure to try out the big rig pasta, the original Italian stuffed sandwich, or the julius caesar salad.

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Don’t forget to grab a mouth-watering pizza cookie for dessert!


203 W Phoenix Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: (928) 774-3242
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With wood-fired pizzas that cook in just minutes, Pizzicletta is a popular Italian restaurant of many locals.

Though the pizzas are the most well-known plate at this stop, you won’t want to miss out on the other authentic Italian dishes.

Praised for the service, food, and drink selection, this restaurant is one you’ll have to try while in town. Don’t forget to try the homemade focaccia or bee’s knees pizza.

And of course grab some of their delicious gelato on your way out!

Fratelli Pizza Downtown

119 W Phoenix Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: (928) 774-9200 ext. 2
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With house made ingredients and delicious Italian food, Fratelli’s is a top pick for many Flag locals.

Believe it or not, this small town actually has three Fratelli’s locations, so no matter where you’re staying in Flagstaff, you’ll be able to grab a bite from this restuarant.

From salads, to calzones, to pizzas, Fratelli’s will definitely have something for everyone in the family! We recommend the Santa Fe calzone and the Route 66 pizza.

Be sure to swing by for lunch specials or pizza by the slice before 4 p.m.

Olive Garden

2550 S Beulah Blvd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: (928) 779-3000
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Last but not least is the classic stop for Italian food, Olive Garden.

This Italian food chain is popular for a reason. With countless options to choose from, Olive Garden is a people pleaser. From pastas to scampis, this place has it all.

Perhaps some of the most popular options at this stop is the endless soup, salad, and breadsticks. You can’t go wrong with breadsticks!

Don’t forget to snag some tiramisu or Sicilian cheesecake for dessert!

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

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