Phoenix Restaurants

Phoenix Italian Restaurants

Along with the plethora of pizza parlors opened across the valley by many from the East Coast, there has been an influx of many Italian restaurants as well.  Many wanted to ease away from the general consensus that New York was only known for its Pizza.  They expanded their operations to include many dishes that enabled the restaurants to take aim on the higher end of the spectrum by introducing their style of Italian cuisine.  These restaurants can be authentic Italian stemming from the countryside in Italy or some can be more eclectic and establish a niche for their idea of Italian cuisine.

One of the most famous Italian restaurants in all of Phoenix is Different Pointe of View is one of the most romantic Italian restaurants in all of Arizona.  The Different Pointe of View is located at the top of Enjoy North Mountain at 11111 N 7th St in Phoenix. The Different Pointe of View has offered memorable dining experience in Phoenix for 25 years. The romantic mountaintop restaurant has floor to ceiling windows that showcase the dramatic panorama of the desert landscape. The innovative French-Italian menu changes quarterly to capture each season’s best offerings. The chef takes pride in creative blends of flavors using the finest available ingredients. French and Italian dishes combine unique ingredients and flavors. The current menu features uniquely prepared seafood, beef, lamb chops, pork and poultry. The extensive wine list boasts 750 selections.

One of the favorite Italian restaurants of locals of the valley is Buca di Beppo.  With many valley locations, this restaurant is definetly one of the best in the valley.  Grab your appetite and head to this restaurant, where the friendly wait staff will serve up some of the largest portions, like spaghetti and meatballs loaded with savory tomato sauce. Dishes center on Southern Italian immigrant fare, and are meant to be shared family-style.

One of the best Italian restaurants in the Phoenix metro area is located in the party district of Tempe on Mill Avenue, Café Boa has been a favorite for over 15 years..  Café Boa on Mill is located at 398 S. Mill Avenue in Tempe.  The restaurant is known for its outstanding and award winning cuisine from Italy, Croatia, and all around the Mediterranean.  They are well known for their organic fare and are the focus with over 85% of the menu made from certified organic ingredients. Favorites include Raviolis filled with Portabella mushrooms and a Cajun accented Voodoo Penne.  They also include a large selection of wine with 450 bin selections, many wine flights, and over 50 by the glass choices which has garnered them many awards including from Wine Spectator

Tutti Santi by Nina is one of the most famous Italian restaurants in all of Arizona and even the country.  Tutti Santi is located at 19420 N. 59th Ave in Glendale.  Chef Nina Vincenti’s style of cuisine and consummately renowned sauces are of such unique flavor. Her food and fame have gained Nina’s a wide recognition all over the United States and even abroad.  People from all over Phoenix head to the West valley to eat some of the most delicious food in the entire valley and there is never a shortage of customers to taste Nina’s food.

Tomaso’s is one of the best restaurants in Arizona and has been voted the best Italian restaurant in Arizona since 1977.  Tomaso’s is located at 3225 E. Camelback Road in  Phoenix.  Tomaso’s celebrates simplicity & quality of authentic Italian food & wine. Tomaso Maggiore follows the traditional Italian dining format, starting with an abundant assortment of antipasti, dinner then features prime courses of moderately sized fresh pastas & risottos before moving to selection of lighter vegetable, fish & meat main courses. Dolce completes the meal with house-made offerings, including Italian pastries & scoops of gelato, and an assortment of fresh seasonal berries.

Cucina Tagliani Italian Kitchen is a hidden gem in the Phoenix landscape.  They are located very far away from the center of the Valley.   Cucina Tagliani is located at 8349 West Bell Road in Peoria.  They offer some of the most authentic Italian cooking in the entire valley.  From the Tagliani style thin-crust Pizzas to the grilled vegetables, homemade sauces, fresh seafood, salads, panini sandwiches and of course fresh tossed Pasta Dishes with over 5000 possibilities from combining more than 10 pastas 12 ‘from scratch’ sauces and over 35 fresh ingredients.

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