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42.House at Secret Garden

Mother and son co-owners Pat and Dustin Christofolo prove to be a dynamic duo with their Central Phoenix restaurant. A stunning Spanish mansion is the setting for the creative New American style food and is surrounded by an exceptional patio complete with an outdoor fireplace and garden.  A barn is located nearby and is specially designed to house private parties.  Dustin works as both owner and chef along with his fellow chef, Jan Francis H. Feliciano. Together they serve imaginative dishes with surprising flavor combinations. The third Thursday of every month is made special by the performance of a live band in the styled barn; the scheduling list of performers is updated on the restaurant Web site.