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“Great pizza, ambiance not so much”
Review of Pisa Lisa

Pisa Lisa
Ranked #18 of 204 Restaurants in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Pisa Lisa is a casual and vibrant experience. Gourmet decadent style pizzas are served to you hot from our wood fired pizza oven. We offer plus artisan made gelato and house made desserts. All great for dining in or a delicious night at home. Pisa Lisa has something for everyone in the family not to mention sports on TV's, wonderful wines and beers - all in a hip casual environment at a convenient location. We look forward to your visit! Happy Hour: Sunday-Thursday 3-5PM.
Reviewed October 1, 2013

At the end of our Sedona Vacation, we wanted pizza for a last evening dinner that wouldnt require our rental kitchen. Pisa Lisa was the first restaurant on the road back from Red Rock Crossing.

Located on busy corner fronting Hiway 89A S, across from the Safeway and Sedona Rouge, we stepped inside to a nicely decorated blend of takeout deli, pizza oven and restaurant. Outdoor seating might be unappealing due to traffic and proximity to the highway,

On the plus side, our woodfired pizza was outstanding. Everything was very fresh.
However, only one size pizza is available - six thin crust slices. So not for the very hungry unless you order other items.

Loved the way the iced tea was served in decanter so the waitstaff wouldnt have to keep coming over. However, all our ice soon melted - so waitstaff came over anyway. Okay tho, it was a cute presentation.

During our meal, we were overwhelmed by the GIANT big screen TV that overpowers the small dining area. Diners are at the whim of whomever is holding the channel changer. We endured a high end cooking show complete with cutting up and preparation of quail - not appetizing at all. And altho football hadnt started for the season, there were also football shows. Chef Lisa should limit the use of the big screen on non-sports event nights. It appears its for football gatherings, - please turn it off when the restaurant is not full of sports fans (it wasnt)

Although the wait staff was most attentive and shared in the duties of the dining room, our waitperson shared much more than we wanted to know - we just wanted a quiet dinner after a day of hiking.

Chef Lisa came in briefly, was super attentive to one table and then left. Would have been nice to meet her - we might have purchased her cookbook.

So: Pros- affordable, fresh wood fired pizza. Deli takeout (we didnt try it but it looked great) Free parking. Very clean and adorably decorated. Open woodfired forno. Attention to detail and attractively served.
Cons: Noisy due to giant TV and waitperson. We didnt linger for dessert.

We understand the restaurant is new and perhaps it will find it's identity. That would make it close to perfect!

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Thank gardencoach
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

The pizzas are good but the salads are just OK. The menus has changed 8 times that I know of. We have been maybe 8 times but...I'm still waiting for it to finish adjusting.

Thank hmorgenstein
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

As fans of LIsa's other restaurants, we were eager to try her latest venture. As usual, she has paid attention to every detail. Waiter (Vanessa) was knowledgeable, attentive, friendly and eager to please. Wine by the glass or carafe was very tasty and reasonably priced. Pizza (we shared a Herbie) was delicious--thin crust, excellent sauce, fresh and flavorful sausage.

There are of course a number of pizza restaurants in Sedona. Apizza Heaven makes excellent pies in the real NY Italian American tradition. Lisa's pizzas are more like those that you would have in Italy--thinner crust, and lighter in general. We aren't fans of Picazzo pizzas or the atmosphere--too brightly lit, too crowded, plastic plates and inconsistent service.

Try Pisa Lisa--you will be glad you did. We plan on returning often!

Thank Elisabeth_7
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

In for a pizza we tried Pisa Lisa in Sedona, Az. Staff was very friendly. Even as we asked for the nicest spot to take pictures of Cathedral Rock.
Pizaa was great. My wife had a spicy pozza with meat. I choose the pizza with seafood and lemon. Not the most common pizza but they were great. Prices are a bit high, as they are everywhere in Sedona.
Seems to us, there is to much organic stuff in Sesona.

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Thank FrankHoefnagels
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Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

Greek salad with lots of imported feta and olives. The dressing was so good that I'm going to buy some for my upcoming dinner party. Pizza da Dorothy..delicious. thin crust that isn't cracker like and lots of cheese and just the right amount of heat from peppers. Next time we will pay the 2$ for more sausage. Great friendly and attentive service. Too bad we were too full to try the desserts. They look amazing. We can't stop talking about this new ad addition to our home town restaurants.

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Thank Laurie S
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