A new neighborhood eatery and market in Scottsdale, Zingara offers a journey through southern Europe with glasses of wine, shareable plates and decadent sweets.
Zingara, a coffee shop, bespoke market and wine bar, opened its doors last fall, bringing a taste of the European coast to the heart of Scottsdale. The spot was curated by restaurateur Hera Ambrosio, who was inspired by her journey through southern Europe and her love for diverse cultures and cuisines. As her first solo endeavor, Zingara, meaning “gypsy woman,” reflects Ambrosio’s nomadic spirit and the rich experiences she gained from her travels.
Step inside Zingara and you’ll find a carefully curated space where every detail, from the interior design to the market items on the shelves, has been handpicked by Ambrosio herself. The atmosphere exudes warmth and invites patrons to savor the essence of a Mediterranean escape right in the heart of Arizona. The interior is a harmonious blend of white marble, light wood and gold accents.
Zingara’s menu features exclusive items that reflect Ambrosio’s commitment to sourcing only the finest specialty foods and organic ingredients. In the morning, the daily-made pastries are a testament to the dedication to quality, offering a delightful start to your day. Other breakfast items include the morning sandwich with a challah bun, TERRA Farm sausage, cheddar, egg and a spicy tomato jam and the banana-tahini overnight oats with yogurt, maple syrup and cinnamon, to name a few.
The evening menu boasts a variety of small plates, including gambas al ajillo, with wild-caught shrimp from The Wild Shrimp Co., garlic, sherry and lemon; polpo, with Spanish octopus, forbidden rice, crispy fingerlings, romesco and saffron aioli; and the stuffed dates with Iberico pork chorizo, feta emulsion and guanciale. Each dish tells a story inspired by Ambrosio’s diverse cultural encounters around the globe.
Additionally, curate your own plate with a build-your-own charcuterie board, with your choice of salumi, cheese, condiments and bread. These selections include coppa stagionata (dry-cured pork collar), smoked prosciutto cotto (smoked ham), schiacciata piccante (spicy Calabrian salame), soft-ripened brie, gorgonzola piccante, pecorino toscano and many more.
To complement the fare is a wine cabinet that transports visitors to the vineyards of Italy and France. The wine selection, predominantly featuring wines by the glass from these regions, complements the limited food menu. Glasses include reds, whites, bubbles and rosé. Other libations include beers on tap and an assortment of liquors.
No dining experience is complete without a sweet treat, and Zingara offers an assortment of dolce to end the perfect meal. These dishes include bananas foster, créme caramel, Sacher torte, lemon posset and a mixed berry trifle.
Zingara is open Monday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday to Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit zingaramarket.com.
11475 N. 136th St.
Scottsdale , AZ 85259