Scottsdale boasts the best dining scene in the entire state of Arizona. With so many options for great food in this vicinity, we wanted to highlight some of the best Italian food you can discover when you have a taste for culture and excellence. This list includes restaurants chosen based solelyoff their taste. Of course, many of these establishments are top quality fine dining restaurants, while others have a more grassroots feel, but each one is guaranteed to please the palate.
Virtù Honest Craft – $$$$
Owned by renowned Phoenix chef Osso, Virtù Honest Craft is an award winning Italian restaurant features a dynamic menu that changes almost daily. Experience the master works of Chef Osso in whatever you pick from the menu. Premium ingredients are sourced from the best markets nationwide to ensure quality is tasted in every morsel. Immerse yourself in vibrant flavors of true Italian taste under the soft incandescent glow of the atmosphere. Dishes served at this establishment are not always exclusively Italian; the creative menu often features other great Mediterranean inspired dishes as well.
Franco’s Italian Café – $$$$
Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine crafted by the skilled hands of Florentine-born chef Franco Fazzuoli. After a long history of opening acclaimed restaurant after acclaimed restaurant and vacillating back and forth between New York and Arizona, Franco has once again open a new fine dining establishment in Scottsdale, Arizona. Visit the restaurant for a taste of excellence. The small restaurant is often full, so if you are planning to have an intimate date here, be sure to call ahead to reserve seating, preferably for most near the rear.
Pane E Vino – $$$
Fine dining and fine art envelop guests at Pane E Vino for a stimulating cultural evening. Only open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday after 5pm, this North Scottsdale restaurant offers a selective menu serving detailed classic dishes. Open in 1997, Pane E Vino has served the Valley well for 20 years.
Vitos – $$
With two locations in the Phoenix Valley, Vito’s has served authentic Italian food since 1986. Passed from Vito on to his two children, this restaurant is a Scottsdale favorite for many. The menu is full of decadent dishes without the high prices that you’ll encounter in most of the other restaurants on this list. Experience the quality of Vito’s in Scottsdale, Arizona whenever you get a chance. You’ll quickly understand how it made this savory list.