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“Gem in the rough!”

Little Italy Pizza & Italian Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Gila Bend
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Description: Full menu, sit down, authentic Italian restaurant and pizzeria.
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Description: Full menu, sit down, authentic Italian restaurant and pizzeria.
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Gem in the rough!”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

When traveling through to Mexcio we found this place, the salad is wonderful, the service is great, and it is very clean! Very impressed!! :) Ask for Stacey as your server... She was so much fun and provided great service! Prince Harry ate there too!

  • Visited June 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Yuma, AZ
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A Decent Restaurant in Gila Bend”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

For a long time travelers going through Gila Bend had very few options when it came to having a meal that was not fast food. Then Little Italy opened some years ago and folks finally had a place to get a decent meal. The menu is not spectacular, but the food is always tasty and served with a nice salad and hot homemade sesame bun. My favorite is the marinara sauce with sausage (not on the menu, but they will make it). The wine and beer lists are very limited. The furnishings are very basic and the televisions too small for the room

A young couple with a baby sat near us; it was their first time in the restaurant. I know one of them had a dish with Alfredo sauce and was favorably impressed.

  • Visited June 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Eat here”
Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

Great service, good foo, fast.

It was a pretty slow day. But great food!

The wings are great, pizza awesome. Good burger

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Tundra_honky
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good Italian in Gila Bend? Si!”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

It's not Manhattan's Felidia, but it is a pleasant surprise for travelers making their way south from Phoenix to westbound I-8. Deli sandwiches, pizza and a variety of homey Italian dishes in a very casual place frequented by locals (population: "1700 friendly people and 5 old crabs"), tourists passing through (Space Age Lodge is right across the street) and US/international military from the nearby AF base -- even Prince Harry! We enjoyed the chicken pesto, homemade manicotti, chicken alfredo, jalapeno poppers, chilled salads and four beers -- all for less than $67 -- plus a tip for the very friendly and knowledgeable waitress.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Jim G
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tucson
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Recommended by Royalty!”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

My wife and I drive regularly from Tucson to visit a daughter in Buckeye, and we’ve taken to stopping in Gila bend for lunch on the way. This dusty little burg has, for us, long been a pit stop, gas and very nice rest rooms at the Shell off 85. Not long ago, finding ourselves way ahead of schedule just before noon, we decided to check out “downtown. “ The first restaurant we noticed was Little Italy, and so went in for a sub. While ordering at the counter, we noticed a picture of Britain’s Prince Harry posted nearby on a bulletin board! Next to that was a letter from his highness himself extolling the virtues of Little Italy! It seems he was there for training at the nearby Air Force facility, and began frequenting the place with his mates. Harry’s favorite menu item is one of Little Italy’s fabulous pizzas. This is a guy who eats at Buckingham Palace. How about THAT for a recommendation? Thinking we had stumbled on a secret treasure, we made a beeline for the nearest table excited to sample the subs. In a word: GREAT! They bake their own breads, and the cold cuts are superb. We both concluded that this is among the very BEST food we’ve discovered while traveling. Furthermore, we’re obviously not the only ones who think this way! The place always seems to fill up quickly for lunch, and we hear that dinner is equally popular. You would never expect it to be as good as it is. Drop off I-5 and try it! We highly recommend this little gem of a place to all our friends. The service is great too. It’s clean, friendly, very affordable super-good food and recommended by famous royalty. What more can we commoners ask?

  • Visited April 2013
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