Proof Artisanal Pizza & Pasta

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Proof hand crafts artisanal pizza and house made pastas to create the very best dining experience in Tucson. Using only the finest grade Italian double zero flour gives Proof Artisanal Pizza its deliciously chewy crust and unique flavors. Come join us for the exceptional food, service and outdoor dining experiences in the city.

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!

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What 52 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.2
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Ktraveler
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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SusanR
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Drinks and food were good. Had to ask them to turn down the music when the outdoor band started. Service was a little slow.

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RandeeL
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SaraK
Tucson
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Proof was perfect. We went for a date night and it definitely exceeded my expectations. I would go again and again!

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vipFood4thought
Phoenix
46 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very accommodating, good food, reasonable prices.,

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SariG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I have had dinner here before and it was excellent. The food was really terrible

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. A good value, as well. This was our first time there and we will definitely be going back.

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vipCarolynG
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pizza. Bruschetta delicious too. They were on it with COVID precautions too!

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KristiH
Tucson
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience4

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.

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Lisas
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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KathiT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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TheCOMSTeam
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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.

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vipWallyworld
Tucson
57 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Private tables on patio. Wonderful food and service and clean.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

awful service but ok food. manager comped our entire meal.

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cindyf
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was nice getting out finally. Good food and great sitting outside. Drinks were very good. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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vipFrankF
Tucson
67 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Mikie
Tucson
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipMargaretC
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff is outstanding! Pizza is to die for! Will go back again and again!

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Makma
Tucson
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Shampton
Tucson
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Birthday dinner with friends...

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JudyM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic!

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vipDeniseM
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything fresh and made in house. Outstanding option for dining in the Tucson area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The hostess was great and very personal able. Our service seemed annoyed we were there. But the food saved our experience!

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stosh
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

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.

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BrentB
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Proof was a great spot to dine - creative menu choices, food was outstanding, had a great experience with our server, Brendan.

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LisaKlom
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Homemade sausage was amazing

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ValerieB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food4service2ambience1

Food good. But seating was too close. Would have liked to be outside or not so close to next customer.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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Lisa
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delicious, unique pizzas, salads big enough for sharing and great service!

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CarolineS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AmyD
Tucson
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Beer was warm and pizza was cold. Fun atmosphere but wish the food was better.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a charming place. The food was excellent and the service amazing!

FAQs

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.

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