La Bocca Urban Pizzeria & Wine Bar
699 S. Mill Ave., Tempe (480) 967-5244 or laboccapizzeria.com
Bruschetta planks come loaded with four flavors for $12, but choices like smoked prosciutto with fig, mascarpone and truffle oil or smoked sockeye salmon with capers and chef’s tartar make it hard to pick just four. We say bring a big group and order two planks, so you can sample all eight styles.
Caffe Boa Bistro
2837 N. Power Road, Mesa.
(480) 981-2000 or boabistro.com
Boa’s innovative duck confit-and-mushroom bruschetta has given way to two fresh options atop crisp ciabatta slices: Tender Belly Farms’ pork belly, lentil cassoulet and cilantro garnish for $10, or diced Campari tomatoes with basil and garlic confit for $8.
Vine Expressions Wine Bar
1030 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert.
(480) 633-0730 or vineexpressions.com
Toasted baguette slices topped with a traditional tomato-and-herb mixture ($6) cater to palates with a penchant for classic flavor combos. Up the richness by adding mozzarella for $2.