Top 5 Restaurants: Italian (Spring-Summer 2014)

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Top 5 Restaurants: Italian


4925 N. 40th St. Phoenix, AZ 8501

(602) 324-5600
Every day, North’s chefs start from scratch to create dishes like Strozzapreti with Bloomsdale spinach or supple ribbons of tagliatelle for its Bolognese. North’s pizza is a revelation: an airy, barely chewy center embraced by a perfectly crisp crust.

Franco’s Italian Caffe

4327 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251

(480) 481-7614
After a six-year hiatus, Franco Fazzuoli and Chef Steve Martin are once again impressing Italian cuisine seekers at their new Franco’s Italian Caffe location in Old Town Scottsdale.


3225 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85016

(602) 956-0836
Voted best Italian Restaurant in the Valley since 1977, Tomaso’s celebrates simplicity and quality of authentic Italian food and wine with humor and hospitality.


4175 N. Goldwater Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251

(480) 265-9814
The cozy restaurant and lounge offers Italian comfort food, pizza, salads and appetizers like house-made meatballs, bruschetta and scallops. Beer and wine are available on tap, or guests can try one of EVO’s signature cocktails such as the Evo Maid.

Location: Locations throughout Arizona
An original Chicago-style pizza joint serving award-winning thin crust, stuffed and pan pizzas to the sounds of Sinatra, Martin and big band music.
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