The Yelp and TripAdvisor reviews of Magpies are all over the place. However, some years, Tucson Weekly’s readers vote Magpies the Best of Tucson. Some years Magpies is runner up to Brooklyn Pizza down the street. They do offer a decent selection of local brews and just about any kind of topping you desire.
Magpies offers you a choice of crust and they don’t skimp on the cheese. They advertise fresh ingredients and the toppings on mine were in fact fresh. Compared to some of the better pizza places in Tucson, Magpies crust was thicker, with heavy layers of sauce and cheese. They are incredibly rich and flavorful, but beware. A half hour later you may feel like you swallowed a brick.
The pizza & salad lunch is a particularly good value. You can call ahead of arrival and order which sometimes is a good idea because Magpies can get very busy. 520-628-1661.
Our waiter was knowledgeable about their locally brewed beers and made a helpful recommendation.
There are 3 other Magpies in Tucson, but only the 4th Ave. store has outdoor patio dining. They also offer take-out and take-n-bake.
605 N. 4th Ave. Tucson
6342 N. Oracle Rd Suite B403
105 S. Houghton