Best Phoenix Restaurants: From Tacos and Pizza to Steak and Duck

Patricia Escarcega

By , Local Expert, Phoenix
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The best restaurants in Phoenix all have one thing in common: passion for quality ingredients and flawless execution. Looking for the best pizza in the country? Some would argue that you'll find it in Phoenix, at Chef Chris Bianco's Pizzeria Bianco, where the lines still form around the corner for the rustic yet impeccably fresh, delicious wood-fired pies. For classic Arizona dining (and some of the best tortilla soup in the city), head to Frank & Albert's, the iconic dining room at the historic Arizona Biltmore Resort. Visitors will want to indulge in a long lunch on the outdoor patio, or enjoy a leisurely dinner in the...  Read more »

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    Pizzeria Bianco

    Pizzeria Bianco serves arguably the best pizza in the country. Not to be missed when you're in town.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the Rosa pizza, featuring Arizona-grown pistachios."

     
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    St. Francis

    St. Francis serves modern American comfort food - made from scratch with the very best ingredients - in a rustic, lively setting in central Phoenix.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the sticky pudding, a delicious crowd favorite."

     
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    Beckett's Table

    Fresh, wood-fired, farm-to-table cuisine is the hallmark of Beckett's Table, one of the city's best contemporary American restaurants.

    Local Expert Tip: "Enjoy the restaurant's signature "social hour" every Tuesday through Sunday from 5 to 6:30 p.m."

     
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    Gallo Blanco Cafe

    Gallo Blanco Cafe elevates Mexican street food with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and fun, artful presentation.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try one of Gallo Blanco's fresh licuados, a light Mexican fruit shake."

     
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    Nobuo at Teeter House

    Nobuo is a stately Asian-style teahouse serving artful, traditional Japanese cuisine.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the irresistible okonomiyaki, traditional Japanese bar food featuring a crispy exterior and eggy interior that resembles a cross between a pancake and omelet."

     
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    Crudo

    Crudo revels in fusion, blending Italian and Japanese traditions to create truly inventive and delicious dishes.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't leave without trying the justifiably popular squid ink risotto."

     
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    Tuck Shop

    Tuck Shop is comfort food made right. Farm-fresh ingredients stand out in every bite.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the beer-battered cheese curds--a decadent starter that you won't soon forget."

     
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    Frank & Alberts - The Arizona Biltmore

    The dining room at Frank & Albert's offers elegance in spades, but the real start of the show is the food.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't leave without trying the famous tortilla soup. "

     
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    Vincent's on Camelback

    French food gets a Southwestern twist at this venerable Valley institution. Vincent's is ideal for a special night out.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't pass up the decadent creme brulee!"

     
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    Tarbell's

    Tarbell's is an upscale bistro serving the best in New American cuisine.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the award-winning chocolate mousse, voted best in the city by local publications."

     

 

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