Picazzo’s Healthy Italian Kitchen will open its sixth location in Gilbert in May. The new restaurant, located at 884 E. Williams Field Rd., Ste. 102, Gilbert, AZ  85295, features a spacious indoor-outdoor layout with a garage door that rolls up to connect 4,300 combined square feet of indoor and patio space. The Gilbert Picazzo’s will offer the locally owned restaurant’s popular menu of salads, entrees, pasta and pizza, featuring clean, whole foods, rich in nutrients, blended with fantastic flavors.”

“We can’t wait to welcome the Gilbert community to Picazzo’s!” says Picazzo’s Operations Manager, Chris Disney. It’s our pleasure to offer a variety of vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and allergy-friendly items. Families can enjoy a meal at Picazzo’s and get their favorite dishes, whether they have special dietary needs or preferences or not. We’ve actually had guests cry with happiness when they realize they can order exactly what they want, how they want it!”

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Disney says interest in eating a plant-based diet has grown tremendously in recent years, and Picazzo’s has responded with a separate menu that is 100% vegan, with a wide selection if items like salads, entrées, pasta, pizza, and desserts using brands that support the plant-based diet, such as Follow Your Heart, Daiya, and Beyond Meat. He also notes that Picazzo’s sources 95% organic produce.

While the menu remains the same as the other locations, Picazzo’s is debuting a new modern look at its new Gilbert location, with the intention of rolling out these design cues into its Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Tempe/Chandler, Arrowhead, and Sedona locations.

“We thought a lot about our consumer when designing the new restaurant,” explains Disney. “That means creating a space that can accommodate solo diners and couples just as easily as large families. We also focused on selecting aesthetically pleasing textures and surfaces on everything from countertops to walls to the patio decking. We think our guests are going to love the experience here – and we hope they take advantage of the Instagram-worthy setting for taking photos with family and friends!”

Picazzo’s also recently introduced an interactive nutrition portal that guests are raving about. The nutrition information for all Picazzo’s menu items can be accessed here: https://www.nutritionix.com/picazzos/menu/premium