Reilly’s Craft Pizza & Drinks is located on Pennington Street downtown in the old Reilly Funeral Home building across from one of our Top 3 Mexican Restaurants in Tucson.
The owners did a fine job of transforming the funeral home into a contemporary pizzeria while preserving the best features of this 1906 structure. When the Reilly building was completed, Tucson was still a half-dozen years from having its first street paved.
Given the exposed brick walls & century old wood floor, the ambiance is rustic with a bit of Europeans accents, such as vaulted ceiling & fluted columns. Unfortunately, the open spaciousness creates a visually attractive, yet endlessly reverberating echo chamber.
Ms. Karen, Ms. Sue, and I were on time for our Sunday 5:30 dinner reservation in mid-September 2014. The occasion: a show at the Fox Theater a few blocks west on Congress called Stand Up To Stop Violence IV. This was a fundraiser for EMERGE! Center Against Domestic Abuse with David Fitzsimmons, Arizona Daily Star editorial cartoonist, as MC. If you have never been to a “Fitz” performance, you have missed a genuine Tucson treasure … wickedly funny, often amazingly insightful. Read More