Italian Restaurants

The Monroe

Address: 101 N 1st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Zappone's Italian Bistro

Address: 1652 N Higley Rd #103, Gilbert, AZ 85234

Milano's Pizzeria

Address: 4545 E McKellips Rd, Mesa, AZ 85205

Brio Tuscan Grille

Address: 15301 N. Scottsdale Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85254
Brio Tuscan Grille
$$
At Brio Tuscan Grille, “La Dolce Vita,” or “living the good life” is a priority! Specializing in steaks, house-made pastas and flatbreads, this restaurant offers generous portions served family-style, making it an excellent choice for large groups and private parties. The spacious dining room with large column archways represents the open Tuscan country, where villas were built purposefully to avoid the stresses of busy city life. Upon entering Brio Tuscan Grille, guests are encouraged to escape from the pressures of the day and celebrate with delicious flavors, fresh ingredients, and the company of friends and family.

Caffe Boa

Address: 5063 E Elliot Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85044
Caffe Boa
$$
Caffe Boa, founded by Scott Rennard in 1995, has been a long-time Valley favorite with numerous positive reviews and awards. We offer only the highest quality of food with an emphasis on fresh, organic, and locally grown produce. Caffe ‘Boa’ in Portuguese means ‘Good.’ We strive to give you the best possible dining experience with exceptional food and service. We provide a full-service menu along with a wide selection of wines, beer on tap, specialty martinis, great bar happy hour Monday through Fridays 3:00-6:00 pm at our bar and much more.

Bistro-Community Kitchen

Address: 3003 W Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85009
Bistro-Community Kitchen
$ Recommended New Editor's Pick
There is not charge to eat in the Bistro for the Staff of SMFBA, but we do request a tip. The tip money is divided up among the students and given to them on their last day of the program. While the students are attending our program, most of them are not working, so it is nice for them to have a little cash at the end

Vino 100

Address: 30835 N. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Vino 100
$$
Vino 100 is so much more than a wine store – you might consider it to be a wine haven of sorts, where the drink of the gods flows in bounties, and where those in-the-know go to savor a quality tasting experience. Vino 100 has an extensive selection of varietals and complimentary tastings, and they also offer a variety of craft beers and premium hand-rolled cigars. To complement their prized collection of wine, Vino 100 hosts unique dinners monthly to introduce guests to the delectable creations of Chef Stuart Epstein. Raise a glass to Vino 100 for always keeping the …

D.VINE

Address: 101 S. Power Rd., Mesa, AZ 85207
D.VINE
$$
Passionate about wine? Phoenix’s D.VINE bistro and wine bar certainly is. They firmly believe in showcasing their incredible passion for fine wine, eclectic cuisine, and outstanding service. This trendy wine bar has 2 locations and serves over 40 wines by the glass and even more by the bottle. D.VINE’S cuisine has a European flare with an Italian emphasis. Their food is fresh, innovative, and new. D.VINE also hosts performances by local musicians and has extended their happy hours to 4 and 5 hour blocks. Their décor is chic and modern and their staff is extremely knowledgeable about the wines available. …

Il Terrazzo

Address: 6000 E. Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Il Terrazzo
$$
Home in the picturesque Phoenician Resort, Il Terrazzo celebrates fine service and dining in a lavishly appointed dining space that marries simple elegance with art deco aesthetic. Guests may visit, and linger, over three meals a day and savor the lush Sunday Brunch Buffet for a truly satisfying day. Stunning views of the resort’s manicured grounds, comfortable outdoor seating options, and numerous private dining accommodations make for personalized meal opportunities with a personable touch. Menu highlights include the Veal Ravioli, the Berkshire Pork Chop, and the Scottish Salmon.

Ruffino

Address: 4902 East Warner Road, Phoenix, AZ 85044
Ruffino
$$
Ruffino Italian Cuisine has one motto: “Elegance in Dining Redefined”. As Ahwatukee’s leading Italian restaurant, Ruffino has put this saying into practice in each and every aspect of their operation. The menu is full of classic Italian dishes that have been honed over their twenty years of service, utilizing fresh pasta that’s homemade daily. The restaurant takes pride in their large and varied wine list, which is constantly growing, and the staff is well trained and able to suggest the ideal wine to accompany your specific meal. Ruffino also has new special offers and promotions popping up frequently give diners …

Voce Ristorante and Lounge

Address: 9719 North Hayden Road, Phoenix, AZ 85258
$$$
At Voce Ristorante, guests enjoy blissful authentic Italian meals, exciting cocktails, and live entertainment in a swanky venue. Chef Michael Lepore prepares exquisite Italian cuisine using the freshest ingredients, to please the palates of diners from all walks of life. Many celebrities and athletes have graced the restaurant, such as Shaquille O’Neal, Sinbad, Muhammad Ali, and Frankie Valli to name a small few. An impressive interior begins with the vibrant red foyer and purple-toned, leather booth lounge area parallel to the bar seating, and table seating all leading guests to the back of the building where the magic happens. The …

Sassi

Address: 10455 E. Pinnacle Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Sassi
$$$ Top 10 Special Offer
Sassi offers southern Italian fare at its best. The unique setting is reminiscent of a villa situated off the Tuscan coast of Italy. With multiple warmly decorated dining rooms, private rooms, and an ornate outdoor al fresco dining area, it offers a wonderful setting for a meal, party, wedding, or any gathering of up to 150 guests. The quality menu offerings, coupled with the extensive list of fine Italian wines, are sure to please even the most fickle Italian food connoisseur.

Tomaso's

Address: 3225 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018
Tomaso's
$$ Top 10
Be seated among authentic Tuscan country brickwork columns and gaze at original artwork by Aldo Luongo, as you are skillfully and eloquently served genuine regional Italian cuisine. Tomaso’s has been indulging its guests for over 30 years and that experience shines through in the food as well as the service. With our ever-changing tastes, it is not often that a restaurant excels for 30 plus years, but Tomaso’s has remained steadfast in their commitment to serve fine Italian cuisine and they have been rewarded for their efforts. Along with a James Beard Award, Tomaso’s has been given 4.7 out of …

Bravo! Bistro

Address: 4327 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Bravo! Bistro
$$ Special Offer
Bravo! Bistro offers a local neighborhood feel even though it is located in the heart of busy Scottsdale. The friendly atmosphere provides a great place to take a date, to celebrate a special occasion, or even to come regularly. The menu offers a wide variety of dishes, made from scratch using fine quality ingredients. Their dishes are unique with different mixes of spices. The food is fresh and flavorful. The service is attentive and the staff friendly. This restaurant is a must visit.

Pizzeria Bianco

Address: 623 E. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Pizzeria Bianco
$$
Notorious for their long lines and long wait, customers keep coming back to Pizzeria Bianco for their famous pizzas, salads and brews. All pizzas are oven roasted, and even though there are only 6 selections to choose from, each option is eager to please, more notably their popular Rosa Pizza with red onion, parmigiano reggiano, rosemary and Arizona pistachios. Pistachios on a pizza? Full of surprises, the modestly simply Pizzeria Bianco will leave your belly satisfied.

Ristorante Tuscany

Address: 5350 E. Marriott Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85054
Ristorante Tuscany
$$$
Inspired by Italy’s Tuscany region, Ristorante Tuscany presents Italian cuisine with elegance. The restaurant is a recipient of the AAA Four-Diamond award and features inventive dishes from Chef de Cuisine Brian Archibald. Unique dishes like Lobster Saltimbocca and Grilled Cedar River Beef Tenderloin can be found on the menu. Pastas can be ordered in half or full portions. With wine being a specialty at this restaurant, it has a large wine list including vintage wines from Tuscany. The restaurant has an open exhibition kitchen, wood-fired oven, an outdoor fireplace along with views of the resort’s Isle of Capri. With the …

Taggia

Address: 4925 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
$$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick
Adjacent to the Firesky Resort and Spa in Old Town Scottsdale, Taggia Restaurant brings a tropical feeling to the otherwise dessert location. Coastal Italian cuisine in the form of salads, pizzas and pastas is prepared with fresh ingredients, such as seafood, flown in daily. Guest can relax under the peaceful sky, or dine in comfort indoors for a calm and enjoyable meal in their preferred atmosphere. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Taggia can accommodate any meal for any occasion from business dinners to social occasions and any other memorable moments life may bring. The warm atmosphere, attentive staff, and …

NoRTH

Address: 15024 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254
NoRTH
$$ Top 10
Modern and urban, North brings Scottsdale the best of Italy in a carefree, lighthearted setting. The sleek, loft-like interior plays host to an array of flavor Italian creations including wood fired pizzas, inventive pastas, and savory main courses. While serious Italian staples such as Pasta Bolognese, Grilled Artichokes, and Margherita Pizza pepper the menu, many of the dishes are playful and fun. Take the Marinated Fig, Goat Cheese, & Prosciutto pizza, Fork n’ Knife Meatball & Mozzarella sandwich, and “Not your Typical” Chicken Lasagna. When any of these arrive cooked to perfection, it is impossible not to sit back and …

Bel Sito Ristorante

Address: 7125 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Bel Sito Ristorante
$$$
For an intimate dining experience, Belsito Ristorante is the spot for delicious Tuscan-inspired cuisine in a space with personality and hospitality. Nestled in the back corner of 5th Avenue, Belsito offers outdoor seating without a view of busy city streets or noisy cars. The elegant, warm interior compliments Belsitos’ traditional Italian menu with generously proportioned dishes. But Belsito hasn’t always been a Phoenix native—it recently moved here from Michigan, where Zagat surveyors named it “Best Italian Restaurant” in the Detroit Area. Consider this transfer a gain for Arizona, because these dishes are sure to please and arouse your taste buds.

Bobby's

Address: 7122 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Bobby's
$$$
Conveniently located in North Scottsdale’s Kierland Commons, Bobby's restaurant and lounge is the place to go if you want a cosmopolitan dining experience encompassing live music, futuristic decor, and delicious cuisine. With nightly jazz music, contemporary Mediterranean fare, a tantalizing wine menu, and a touch of humor - see the photos of the musicians named “Bobby” on the north wall - it is sure to delight all five of your senses. Don’t leave without checking out the upstairs lounge and changing color wall.