Exceedingly good pizza at Parlor has made this a reliable spot for light and crispy crust pies cooked in a wood-fired oven. Exposed pipes and brick provide a small clue to the building’s history, and the sleek beauty parlor chairs that flank the counter and fill out the décor scream it proudly: “This pizza parlor was once a beauty parlor!” The menu is a well-considered assortment of handcrafted pasta dishes, gourmet-style pies (like the Yukon Gold Potato and Funghi pizzas), sandwiches, and a cool kid’s menu with peanut butter and jelly, grilled cheese sandwiches, and spaghetti with meat sauce. There’s an extensive wine list and killer cocktail selection; try the peppered pear or basil gimlet, made with fresh herbs from the restaurant’s garden. The pies range from $10 to $14 — now, that’s pretty!

1916 E. Camelback Rd.
602-248-2480
www.theparlor.us