10 Best Restaurants near Salt River Fields in Scottsdale

One of the best fine dining restaurants near Salt River Fields in Scottsdale is ShinBay. This upscale Japanese restaurant is one of the only places to experience a traditional Omakase style chef's tasting course format. Part of the pleasure is experiencing plate after plate of artfully prepared cuisine in one of the city's most refined and tranquil dining rooms.

Another fine dining destination near the ball park is Grassroots Kitchen and Tap, a farm to table restaurant with a menu full of seasonally-inspired dishes. Both meat-lovers and vegetarians will find plenty of satisfying entrees on the menu. 

If you're looking for a quick bite that doesn't skimp on quality ingredients and flavor, head to the Vermont Sandwich Company. It's ideal for a casual lunch that is still hearty and wholesome. 

And if you're craving Italian, be sure to plan a pit stop at Andreoli Italian Grocer, a cozy deli and cafe dishing out some of the best and most authentic Italian food in town. Chef and owner Giovanni Scorzo makes all the breads and pastries from scratch, including luscious cannolis and tiramisu.

Pizza lovers take note: Il Bosco has some of the best gourmet pizzas in town. Not a bad dinner idea after an afternoon at the ballpark. 

You won't find greasy run-of-the-mill tacos at Blanco Tacos + Tequila. The menu blends fresh ingredients and authentic Mexican recipes for out-of-this-world flavor profiles. Start with the popular house guacamole. It's a creamy, spicy treat made...  Read More

Veneto Trattoria is modeled after the traditional trattorias of Northern Italy. The menu features fresh dishes prepared with the best ingredients. The healthy, satisfying flavors used at Veneto Trattoria are lightly prepared for a satisfying...  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

Rita's Kitchen at Camelback Inn, A J.W. Marriott Resort
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This casual upscale cafe, located at the posh J.W. Marriott Resort, is a sanctuary of soothing terracotta floors, wood-beamed ceilings, and earthen adobe walls. Fortunately the food lives up to the ambiance, with a Southwestern-tinged menu that...  Read More

This Scottsdale sushi house has been a local institution since 1997, back when sushi was still a curiosity with many diners. This cozy neighborhood sushi restaurant offers some of the city's best chirashi bento boxes. The inventive menu includes...  Read More

This casually upscale restaurant delivers farm-fresh table with flair and elegance. The menu at Grassroots Kitchen & Tap delivers an eclectic menu of modern American fare with an emphasis on quality ingredients. Start with one of the sharing...  Read More

Owner and chef Giovanni Scorzo, a native of Calabria in northwest Italy, delivers authentic Italian masterpieces at this charming Italian grocery and cafe in Scottsdale. Scorzo makes all his own breads and pastries, including the house tiramisu,...  Read More

Il Bosco's pizzeria is fast becoming one of Scottsdale's favorite pizzerias. Starting as a mobile catering truck, this highly regarded pizza shop graduated to a bricks & mortar operation in the spring of 2012, quickly establishing itself as...  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.

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