Scottsdale may not be the first destination that pops to mind when talking about classic Italian food, but the city boasts a nice roster of excellent Italian restaurants.
EVO, a chic Old Town destination for high quality Italian fare, tops our list of places to consume handmade pasta, specialty pizza and an impressive menu of antipasti.
Regional Italian cuisine can be hard to come by in the Sonoran Desert, but Veneto Trattoria offers authentic dishes from Northern Italy. If you can’t afford a trip to Venice, owners Robert and Susan Rossi (natives of Treviso), offer the next best thing with standards such as baccala (salt cod) with polenta, fegato (liver and onions), and fettucine with braised duck ragu.
In the mood for authentic Neapolitan pizza? 'Pomo Pizzeria uses traditional slow levitation methods to create authentically thick and luscious pies.
Miss your old Italian grocer's back east? Defalco's Italian Grocery in Scottsdale fills the void quite nicely, delivering the best in imported Italian cheeses, meats and spices and dishing out hearty portions of traditional pasta dishes.
When it comes to fresh, modern Italian, nothing fits the bill better than Taggia, one of the main attractions at Scottsdale's hip FireSky Resort, specializing in coastal Italian cuisine.
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