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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 …

Boss Pizza Bar

If you’re looking for a family and “fido” friendly place to get a great pizza, then look no further than Boss Pizza Bar, located on Second Street near Marshall Way. In addition to being loaded with enough TV’s to excite any sports enthusiast, the location’s self-proclaimed “best patio” complete with string lights, white-washed picnic tables, and two separate bars is quite the experience. To add some authentic flair to the restaurant, Boss Pizza Bar owner, Tony Alfonso, traveled to Naples to learn how to make the traditional pies from …

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 …

Good Eats at Scramble

Scramble is a great breakfast and lunch joint on Scottsdale Road just north of Lincoln. They pride themselves on using the freshest ingredients they can find from local farmers and suppliers. You can enjoy breakfast and lunch all day, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day of the week. Both menus have a variety of vegan and gluten-free options.

For breakfast, they offer all …

Marcellino Ristorante

Looking for a special place to celebrate an anniversary or birthday? Marcellino Ristorante in Downtown Scottsdale is a wonderful Italian restaurant run by Marcellino Verzino and his wife Sima. Marcellino started his career in Rome, where he met Sima, and they later opened restaurants in New York before moving to Scottsdale. He has won numerous awards for his creative cooking and Sima showcases her musical talents on select Thursday nights, singing R&B and jazz. You also can hear local artists on Saturdays.

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