The Bottom Line
We ordered a specialty medium pizza -- a medium pizza is pretty big at Redendo's -- a calzone, a pinwheel, garlic knots and one cannoli for lunch. The total, excluding beverages, tax and tip, came to about $11 per person. That was a lot of food for three people! We took some home.
- Authentic New York pizza and calzones
- For a quick stop, pizza is available by the slice
- Beer and wine by the glass offered
- Family restaurant with 1950s decor and music
- Free soft drink refills
- Small, tight dining area
- Location in Fountain Hills not awe inspiring, next to the gas station
- Redendo's Pizzeria is open 7 days per week in Fountain Hills. Closed on Sundays in Scottsdale.
- Redendo's Pizzeria is a family owned business.
- Along with pizza and calzones, Redendo's offers subs, both hot and cold, salads, and pasta dishes. Try the meatballs!
Guide Review - Redendo's Pizzeria
Anthony Redendo runs this place, and does a great job of sticking to his New York roots. I recall the days of a 25 cent slice at my favorite pizza place in Queens. Redendo's plain pizza is exactly like that (only a slice costs a bit more now). No fork and knife, please; this pizza is made for folding!
We ordered the Nico Antonio pizza with sausage, pepperoni, meatballs and extra cheese ($18), a Moons of Mongo Calzone with black olives, ricotta, tomato sauce, roasted peppers and anchovy paste ($8), and, just so we could say we tried them, a pepperoni pinwheel ($2) and an order of garlic knots ($2). One cannoli ($3) was all we could handle after all that food!
Everything we tried at Redendo's was a hit. The pizza was great, and I don't think I've seen a real calzone in all the years I've been in Arizona before this one. I would have been happier with even more garlic on the garlic knots (there's never too much garlic for me) and more than a touch of anchovy paste in the calzone. I understand, though, that many people feel about anchovies the way many people feel about liver. It must be a New York thing. Most people I know don't even know what anchovy paste is! I won't tell you about how I used to lick the anchovy paste out of the tube when I was a kid. Yes, that's a different story. Back to Redendo's....
The cannoli was just the right combination of creamy and not very sweet--perfect, and Anthony tells me he makes them on the premises.
Redendo's is not a chain, although they have opened another location in Scottsdale. I like the Fountain Hills version, and we'll be back.
All prices and offerings are subject to change without notice. 11/07