Chris Bianco’s Phoenix restaurants have new reduced hours. What to know

One would think that Pizzeria Bianco’s business would be booming after being featured on Netflix’s Chef’s Table Pizza and Chris Bianco’s historic win at the James Beard Awards this year. And it is.

But staffing shortages continue and it is taking a toll. Some longtime customers complained about being unable to get in touch with the restaurants via phone and were dismayed to find out that take-out service had been discontinued. Others stated that the staff looked tired.

In on Oct. 18 Instagram post, Chris Bianco announced that he is reducing the hours at his restaurants. “Finding staff that shows up is an issue,” he wrote, echoing statements that other Valley bosses have made. “It breaks my heart to cut hours, but overworking the good people we have is not a long-term solution.”

In addition to rising costs, he pointed out that paying overtime is not sustainable for the business. Until he can find a long-term solution, the hours of all his Arizona restaurants will be reduced.

“We are always working to make things better for staff and patrons, and deal with the hand the world has dealt to the best of our ability,” Bianco wrote.

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The Sonny Boy with salame and olives is one of the most popular pies at Pizzeria Bianco.

What are the new hours?

The new hours for Bianco restaurants are as follows:

Pizzeria Bianco at Heritage Square Hours will be 11 am to 9 pm Tuesday to Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Pizzeria Bianco at Town and Country will be open from 11 am to 9 pm Thursday to Monday. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tratto will be open from 5 to 9 pm Monday to Saturday. Closed Sunday.

Pane Bianco will be open 11 am to 3 pm Monday to Saturday. Closed Sunday.

In better news, Bianco announced plans to add New York-style pizza to the Pane Bianco menu.

Details: pizzeriabianco.com.

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