10 Best Restaurants in Scottsdale's Gainey Ranch

Gainey Ranch in north Scottsdale is a popular destination for visitors. It's home to one of the best resorts in town, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch, as well as one of the city's most popular golf clubs, the Gainey Ranch Golf Club

Gainey Ranch is also home to many of the city's most memorable restaurants, including Alto Ristorante e Bar. The restaurant offers excellent Italian food with an emphasis on seasonal flavors. The restaurant is known for its impressive selection of imported cheeses and award-winning wine list, as well as its stunning dining room and terrace. As a sweet bonus, diners get a complimentary lakeside gondola ride after dinner.

If you're craving upscale Thai fare, head to Soi 4 Bangkok Eatery, which offers mouthwatering dishes like coconut sticky rice and delicious mustard leaf wraps. Soi 4 also offers Thai inspired artisanal cocktails and a large selection of imported beers. 

If pizza is your passion, head to Pomo Pizzeria, which specializes in authentic Neapolitan pizza. Enjoy crusty, slightly charred crusts bubbling over with fresh toppings. If you're looking for a fun, lively atmosphere to enjoy Chicago-style pizza, the best bet on this side of town is Oregano's Pizza Bistro, a regional chain known for its huge portions and savory flavors. 

Stuffed crust, thin crust, Chicago-style, build-your-own - if you're a pizzaphile, make your way to Oregano's. Though the place is often packed with families and students, satisfied regulars affirm that the pies are worth the wait. Try something...  Read More

Butters Pancakes & Cafe
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"Egg-ceptional eggs," moist and fluffy omelettes, original skillets, scramblers, eggs benedict, fruits and grains, pancakes, French toast, and Belgian waffles are just some of the breakfast specialties you'll find at this bright Scottsdale cafe....  Read More

Flower Child is the latest chic restaurant from Fox Restaurant Concepts. The operating philosophy is fresh, healthy fare, with a decidedly vegetarian bent. But even die-hard carnivores should find something to satisfy their hunger here. The...  Read More

Inchin's Bamboo Garden - a combination of the words Indian and Chinese - brings together the exotic flavors of India and China together on the plate. The menu evokes the long history between the two cultures, and strives to bring the best of...  Read More

North Scottsdale may be far removed from Paris, France, but desert dwellers can enjoy an authentic taste of France with a visit to Chez Vous Crepes, a delightful creperie that specializes in this traditional French comfort food. The menu...  Read More

There are no shortage of pizzerias in Scottsdale, but 'Pomo Pizzeria stands out for its devotion to truly authentic Neapolitan pizza. Two Italian pizzaiuolos (pizza masters) are behind the chewy, delectable pies at 'Pomo Pizzeria in Scottdale....  Read More

Village Tavern may be technically a "chain" restaurant, but it delivers the kind of flavors and friendly service you might find at a favorite mom-and-pop bistro. The restaurant specializes in elevated American fare, with a special emphasis on...  Read More

Soi 4 Bangkok Eatery is an upscale Thai restaurant where you'll find traditional dishes delivered with a modern twist. The appetizer menu offers a range of flavors and dishes, including the popular mustard leaf wraps, which deliver a blend of...  Read More

Alto Ristorante e Bar

If romance and ambiance is on the menu, head to Alto Ristorante e Bar, located at the swanky Hyatt Regency at Gainey Ranch. To get to the dining room, you'll cross a footbridge and enter a courtyard. The setting is lovely, yes, but thankfully so...  Read More


Meet Patricia Escarcega

Patricia Escarcega has lived in the Arizona desert since she was a teenager. She works as a writer and editor in Phoenix with her four dogs and two cats.

She received her MFA in Creative...  More About Patricia

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