We visited Nello's, Ahwatukee two Fridays in a row. It's been awhile although we've visited many times over the past ten years. This Nello's location, as all are independently owned and have varied menus, features my favorite pie - the portabella-arugula-shaved parmesan on thin crust. Great thin chewy-crispy crust and a very original topping flavor combo.
Also ordered a standard combo on original crust to go, again a very good crust and quality topping. A nice happy hour with $3 local and regional microbrews pints and a decent selection of $2 off wine by the glass. The vibe of Nello's Ahwatukee is friendly, local, and authentic. We enjoyed great service on both recent visits. Only noticeable change is slight adjustment downward in some ingredients, still great but not outstanding. We understand the balance of economic downturn/inflation/price point of food for small family businesses, so this will not stop us from returning and recommending Nello's.