Pizza chain, MidiCi, set to open first Arizona eatery at Desert Ridge Marketplace

Posted at 6:08 PM, Aug 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-17 21:22:37-04


Pronounced mee-dee-Chee, it means "tell me" in Italian. It's also the name of a Neopolitan pizza chain that has been expanding across the country.

On Friday, August 11, MidiCi will open its first Arizona restaurant in North Phoenix. It will be one of the new tenants at Desert Ridge Marketplace near the Loop 101 and Tatum Blvd.

MidiCi, which was founded in 2015, describes itself as an upscale authentic Neopolitan pizza place that offers customers a higher-quality experience at a fast-casual price point and pace.

It uses mostly non-GMO ingredients imported from Italy, according to its website. Like other fast-casual pizza concepts, its pizzas are cooked at high heat in 90 seconds.

People can order one of the concept's signature pizzas or customize their own pizza entirely.

Besides pizza, MidiCi also has salads, Burrata plates and appetizers like meat and cheese boards, and house-made meatballs.

The 3,500-square-foot restaurant can seat 65 people inside and 45 outside, the restaurant said in its release.

The franchise is owned by Craig Early, Alan Gardner and Ray An.


The eatery is celebrating its grand opening with a free pizza promotion. Between August 11-13, guests can get a free Margherita pizza. It is limited to one pizza per person per day, according to the release, and is available to dine-in customers only.

Desert Ridge Marketplace
21001 Tatum Blvd., Phoenix AZ  85050