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La Locanda: Northern Italy meets Scottsdale

Executive Chef Andrea Volpi and Chef Guillermo Alcala have returned to Scottsdale with a bright, new version of La Locanda. Known for being a distinctive dining experience which, in their own words, captures the soul of an Italian grandmother dancing the tango with Sinatra hipsters, this restaurant certainly isn’t one to disappoint.

Grilled calamari, roasted beet, blood orange and ricotta salad, and bucatini all’Amatriciana were among …

Seasons 52

Seasons 52 at Biltmore Fashion Park is a delightful restaurant that celebrates “what’s good now”. Their seasonal menus feature fresh ingredients made with rustic cooking techniques, along with healthy takes on classic cocktails.

The ambiance is warm, and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Among their many wonderful offerings is Garlic Chicken Pesto Flatbread, Romaine and Baby Kale Salad, Meyer Lemon Ravioli, and Kona Crusted …

Modern Italian at Fat Ox

Named after Italy’s famed buo grasso cattle and the Piedmont festival where the champion Fat Ox is chosen, Chef Matt Carter’s newest offering is a blend of sleek urban design and cattle country rustic. At Fat Ox on Scottsdale Road near Lincoln, he serves up a modern take on regional Italian classics, with over a dozen pastas made fresh in house daily.

 

The modern interior is a …

Modern European Fare at Sonata’s

Sonata’s Restaurant is the one of the new gems on the Scottsdale restaurant scene. Tucked away just west of Scottsdale Road on Gold Dust, it features modern European cuisine served in a chic and contemporary atmosphere. Hundreds of wooden log ends line an entire wall, while bold pops of color meld with the black leather chairs and wood plank floors, creating a warm, inviting ambiance.

Sonata's

Pedal Haus Brewery

This delightful new spot sits on Mill Avenue in the heart of downtown Tempe.  Founded by ASU grad Julian Wright, Pedal Haus Brewery boasts a great selection of European-inspired beers and food. Two certified cicerones (the counterpart to the sommelier) can assist you with finding the perfect match.

Pedal Haus

Huge brewing vats are a part of the industrial décor and enhance the vibe as you munch on Maine …