Locally owned Picazzo’s Healthy Italian Kitchen is a household name in Arizona, recently opening its sixth local outpost, this time in Gilbert. Not only do families feel good about eating at Picazzo’s thanks to its focus on nutrient-packed, clean foods, but the restaurant is also committed to serving those with a vast array of dietary needs.
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One of the latest—and arguably most decadent—developments at the Mercado at Scottsdale Ranch, comes in the form of an elevated, family-friendly restaurant called Gabriella’s Contemporary American Cuisine.
Known as The Larry during the day, Kaizen takes over for the night shift and brings unexpected tastes inspired by Japanese and Latin cultures into the heart of Downtown Phoenix. From its tuna poke cones to the ceviche mixto, Kaizen serves up an assortment of eccentric dishes with palette-teasing flavors.
One of the most anticipated aspects of Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort’s gorgeous renovation is undoubtedly the newly opened Renata’s Hearth. The Phoenix restaurant dishes up Central and South American-inspired flavors in one sexy setting.
Since opening its doors in 1994, Tarbell’s has been providing its guests with contemporary dishes, classic comfort food items, and premium wines in an elegant, art-filled atmosphere. The restaurant is a classic staple in the Phoenix dining scene where the owner and chef Mark Tarbell has elevated fine dining in the area.
Developing and managing quality Italian restaurants quite literally runs in the Maggiore family. And now, Melissa Maggiore, daughter of the late and great Chef Tomaso Maggiore, is continuing her father’s legacy of family-oriented food through The Italian Daughter Cucina + Cocktails—an elevated Italian dining space in North Scottsdale.
Everbowl—the healthy, superfood-based restaurant that specializes in ready-to-eat protein and acai bowls—is now bringing the tastes of Southern California to the Valley with its latest CityScape location.
Nestled in Old Town Scottsdale, Marcellino Ristorante offers authentic, decadent Italian cuisine with Chef Marcellino Verzino at the helm.
Childhood dreams of having cereal for any and every meal are brought to life at Cerealphoria—Glendale’s most vibrant and unique cereal bar that boasts a colorful menu composed of sweet, cereal-centric treats like milkshakes, sundaes and even parfaits!
As the Valley continues to attract more eclectic and upscale fine dining options, one type of culinary option is still notably underrepresented: omakase. For sushi purists looking for the ultimate Japanese dining experience, there are but a few options. And Old Town’s ShinBay (a 2012 James Beard Foundation semifinalist for “Best New Restaurant”) remains near the top of this exclusive list.