10 Best Italian Restaurants in Scottsdale: Where to Feast Like a King (or Queen)
Scottsdale may not be the first destination that pops to mind when talking about classic Italian food, but the city boasts a large selection of excellent Italian restaurants. For a superb fine dining experience, head to Tutti Santi Ristorante, where the wine flows freely, soft music plays in the background and the linguine with clams is always a gustatory revelation. 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... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "Try the linguine served with clams, mussels and calamari, a perfect taste trio."
Local Expert Tip: "For an even healthier meal, ask your server about whole wheat pasta substitutions."
Local Expert Tip: "Try one of the authentic Italian desserts, such as the Zabaglione, a delightfully frothy custard with fresh mixed berries."
Local Expert Tip: "Enjoy the splendid tiramisu for dessert, made in the kitchen and featuring drenched espresso and layered with creamy marscarpone and dusted with unsweetened cocoa."
Local Expert Tip: "Hungry? Try the ultar-thin pizza, which cooks in about 90 seconds."
Local Expert Tip: "Tucked away in a nondescript strip mall, this quiet and elegant restaurant is perfect for date night."
Local Expert Tip: "Start with the Portobello Reganato con Fontina, one of the restaurant's most popular appetizers."
Local Expert Tip: "When you are craving authentic antipasto and imported Italian meats, Defalco is a surefire palate-pleaser."
Local Expert Tip: "Please note: this is a cash only establishment."
Local Expert Tip: "Don't have time for a full meal? Stop in next door at the new deli, Brioni to Go. "