Proof Artisanal Pizza & Pasta
Located at the SE corner of River and Campbell, in the beautiful St. Philip’s Plaza, Proof Artisanal Pizza & Pasta is close to it all. Join us for brunch, lunch, dinner and late night in one of Tucson’s premier restaurant locations!
Wanted to be safe and sit outside even though temps were over 100oF . We were seated at a table near the mister fan and this worked out very well to keep us cool despite the high temps. Our server wore a mask although did not wear gloves all the time ( which would have been my preference).
I know they are famous for their pizza but I had the salmon and my husband has the chicken Parmesan. Both good .
Would go again.
Drinks and food were good. Had to ask them to turn down the music when the outdoor band started. Service was a little slow.
Our Server was fantastic. She was kind, helpful, and attentive. She helped us move tables when the original table I selected turned out to not be a good choice. The happy hour menu is great and I like the deals of the day options. Even though it was during the pandemic, I never felt unsafe or unwanted. It was a pleasant experience.
Proof was perfect. We went for a date night and it definitely exceeded my expectations. I would go again and again!
Very accommodating, good food, reasonable prices.,
I have had dinner here before and it was excellent. The food was really terrible
The food and service was great. A good value, as well. This was our first time there and we will definitely be going back.
Excellent pizza. Bruschetta delicious too. They were on it with COVID precautions too!
I made a reservation and requested inside seating. We waited for 30 minutes at front tables until we just said we would sit there. We did not get to sit at a booth. What's the use making a reservation when you can't get seated anyway. My husband and I both felt sick when we got home too.
Proof Artisanal Pizza and Pasta is AMAZING! I had their pizza on cauliflower crust, and it was delicious! The service was outstanding, and the patio was beautiful. I highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to my next visit!
Terrific food! Will be a repeat customer. Gluten free options, the bruschetta was delicious, spinach artichoke and olive tapenade. Spinach salad with candied walnuts. A cauliflower crust fog and grilled chicken pizza with goat cheese. Finished off the night with a chocolate flourless torte that was amazing!
Everything about Proof was excellent. My only quibble was the live music in the courtyard, which made conversation on the patio very difficult. Perhaps if we had been seated on the other side of the pizza oven, this wouldn't have been such a problem. Overall, very good food.
The pastas and salmon were amazing. The squash side and the two appetizers we orderec ... the fired asparagus, and the meatballs were outstanding. We ate on the patio which frankly looked dirty and untended. But the real bummer was the curt, rude service. It was so bad we just had to laugh it off. We understand it’s a difficult time and that servers have to be extra cautious. But really ... being helpful, friendly, and responding to food and beverage questions with more than a curt yes or no ... or as we heard a couple of times “We don’t do that.” would make the customers feel more welcomed. We'll give Proof a few weeks to get into a service groove and then think about going back. The food is too good for the unwelcoming and unfriendly service.
Private tables on patio. Wonderful food and service and clean.
awful service but ok food. manager comped our entire meal.
It was nice getting out finally. Good food and great sitting outside. Drinks were very good. We will be back.
My husband said this was the, “best pizza crust he’s ever had!”
The service was awesome, despite the fact that they have to serve us like nurses in the ER now. Beautiful scenery on patio and great drinks too!
It was great to get out. We sat outside, very nicely “socially distant”. All the servers and staff wore masks. It was all very reassuring, and the food was excellent, just as always!
Great place and very friendly staff. Very thoughtful of maintaining our distancing and space while providing super service in a really nice atmosphere. Live music was a real plus.
Staff is outstanding! Pizza is to die for! Will go back again and again!
My friends & I ate at Proof in mid-March ‘20, right before the lockdown. We had divine food, excellent service, and the restaurant was already making every effort to social distance and sanitize. Their efforts were thorough and also unobtrusive. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and our meal, and look forward to returning!
This was my second time dining at Proof and I will return again. The food is excellent and so was our service. We like sitting on the patio to take advantage of our nice weather.
Birthday dinner with friends...
The food was fantastic!
Everything fresh and made in house. Outstanding option for dining in the Tucson area.
With a reservation we waited 25 minutes for a server to come to the table. We were not served our salad until the 55 minute mark. We then got a pizza about 15 minutes after that. The only compensation we were offered was when they said they were sorry for the service after we left. The pizza was good but the experience was not.
The hostess was great and very personal able. Our service seemed annoyed we were there. But the food saved our experience!
It had potential and good ingredients, but it just wasn't very good. Nice place, but it seemed that the kitchen was too small for the amount of tables. Not great service.
Proof was a great spot to dine - creative menu choices, food was outstanding, had a great experience with our server, Brendan.
There are many choices for Italian in Tucson. The service was just OK, felt more like we were an afterthought. The wine was good. The sauce was not good the meatballs were not good,But being Italian and knowing good Italian food this did not meet our expectations and the lack of service only added to that. And on top of that usually Italian food is relatively reasonable but we both felt that the price was high for what we got.
My wife and I chose Proof for our Valentine’s Day dinner. We were looking forward to trying a new place and Proof sounded like it would be perfect. So I reserved indoor seating for two. We arrived on time and were squeezed in between two couples at banquette seating with little room between the high bar tables. Next to us was a glass window into the kitchen so the kitchen noise and conversations of fellow diners made it nearly impossible for my wife and I to hear each other let alone feel comfortable. To make matters worse, the tables were positioned so that my wife had to sit on partly in two booth seat sections which was uncomfortable doer her along with the gap between the foot bars directly under her feet so her feet kept slipping down. The wait staff was pleasant enough though slow. I ordered a drink, then later was told the drink would be delayed, then later that they were out of that drink, then finally the drink I originally ordered showed up. The pizzas we ordered were taking inordinately long time so my wife spoke to the hostess and asked to speak to the manager. At this point, after witnessing perhaps the worst restaurant experience of my life, I spoke with the manager and while he was willing to reseat us, I decided we had had enough and paid $19 for our drinks which we had barely touched and we left after an hour without ever tasting any food. Mind you we live over an hour’s drive out of Tucson so it was a long drive to Tucson (and back) for this experience and of course we attempted to find other restaurants but all were booked solid...so we drove home and ate a frozen dinner we heated in our microwave at well after 8:30 PM. This was our 2020 Valentines Day memory thanks to Proof, which needless to say is not a happy one. We will not be back.
Food and drinks were awesome as usual! Service was a bit slow. Waited a long time for our drinks and water. We had finished our dessert before our coffees even arrived.
There are plenty of better Italian places in town
The seating was too close to other people
The menu was filthy with good stains
The food was only ok
Homemade sausage was amazing
Food good. But seating was too close. Would have liked to be outside or not so close to next customer.
We all ordered pizza with cauliflower crust. This time the crust seemed more doughy & thicker than 3 weeks ago when I had it. I hope the restaurant reverts to the original version of the cauliflower crust.
Delicious, unique pizzas, salads big enough for sharing and great service!
great outdoor seating even in cool weather. Server Elizabeth K took very good care of us. Had snax & pizza - all above average. Highly recommend the fried asparagus app, & the various bruschettas.
Beer was warm and pizza was cold. Fun atmosphere but wish the food was better.
Such a charming place. The food was excellent and the service amazing!
Proof Artisanal Pizza & Pasta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (520) 789-7447.
Proof Artisanal Pizza & Pasta is rated 4.3 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.
Proof Artisanal Pizza & Pasta does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/proof-tucson/giftcards.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.