Cibo Urban Pizzeria

September 23rd, 2009

603 N. 5th Ave., Phoenix 85003

602-441-2697

Lunch M-F 11am to 2pm; Dinner M-F at 5pm; Closed Sundays

Each pizza is hand tossed and made using the best locally grown organic produce and imported Italian products.

Ask about their Thursday Specials.

Buon Appetito!

Andreoli Italian Grocer

September 22nd, 2009

8880 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale 85258

480-614-1980

www.andreoli-grocer.com

Closed Sundays

This is Scottsdale’s Italian deli/restaurant like no other. Besides the accent of the clientele which makes you feel like you are visiting Italy, the baked goods, deli meats and cheeses, and entrees are sure to please. I come here especially to buy fresh mozzarella for my Caprese salads. They also sell basic Italian grocery products, including wine to take home.

Euro Pizza Cafe

February 1st, 2007

12645 N. Saguaro Blvd. #11 (on the Lake in Fountain Hills)

480-836-0207

11am-10pm daily

BYOB Can be purchased at Grapeables Wine Bar next door

I am a creature of habit, and return to this restaurant simply to enjoy the view of the Fountain on the Lake, while eating a caprese salad and bowl of the fresh soup of the day. The pizzas are okay, even though I am not crazy about the crust. The menu has changed and added some nice Greek appetizers, however, it is sitting on that patio with that one of a kind view that keeps me coming back.

La Fontanella

February 1st, 2007

4231 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix

602-955-1213

4:30-9:30 Monday-Sunday

Look for coupon in the Rep

This is a fine, chef owned and operated authentic Italian restaurant where you might like to go on a special occasion when you’re looking for a relaxing, pampered evening. From the service, linens,  homemade dipping oil and fresh bread, daily specials (sometimes the fish is fresh caught by the owner!), and reliable standards (the rosemary rubbed lamb chops are my favorite),homemade desserts (this is where Berto’s gelato originated) this place is sure to please.

Ristorante Guiseppe

February 1st, 2007

13610 N. Scottsdale Rd. @ Thunderbird (SW corner)

480-991-4792

10am-8:30pm Monday-Saturday, now open Sunday for dinner!

BYOB-with no corkage fee

This is one of my favorite local Italian joints. It has a very homey neighborhood feel, with great food (famous for their delicious meatballs), friendly service, and heated patio seating. You’ll be welcomed by Pasqualle the owner and Alex, his charming manager. I almost always order the eggplant parmesan with a meatball on the side. However you will enjoy just about any of the pasta dishes are pretty tasty. The atmosphere alone is satisfying to the city starved. You can’t go wrong!

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