Coup Des Tartes, located at 1725 East Osborn, a favorite among local foodies, will be permanently closing its doors January 31. 

Although business has been steady, financial pressures from new labor laws, as well as debt from the restaurant’s relocation after being forced out of its original 16th Street location in 2014, were to blame said Proprietor Ron Pacioni, who purchased Coup Des Tartes 12 years ago. “In the end we couldn’t overcome the expense that came from literally rebuilding a restaurant after the loss of our first location,” he said.

Originally a BYOB bistro located in a 1930’s farmhouse at the corner of 16th Street and Highland, the restaurant quickly became a favorite among locals for its intimate dining environment. Regulars enjoyed such menu favorites as the Beef Bourguignon, Moroccan Lamb Shank and the Brie Brulee. 

When the restaurant opened at its new, larger location in 2015, Pacioni brought remnants of the old restaurant — including portions of the old floor which he turned into the lounge’s bar top – to maintain the bistro look and feel. The restaurant hosted many events including burlesque shows, concerts, murder mystery dinners, and wine dinners in its grand dining room and was a favorite location for weddings and holiday parties.

“We are humbled by the loyalty our customers have shown us over the past 22 years. They brought spirit and life to Coup des Tartes and the sense of community created here will be greatly missed,” said Pacioni.

Pacioni will assist his staff with finding other job opportunities in the Phoenix restaurant scene.

Patrons are invited to enjoy Coup’s many French and French-inspired favorites at least once more before the restaurant closes. Reservations can be made online at or by calling (602) 212-1082.