The Maggiore Family will end the era for the legacy of Tomaso’s and open a new chapter to honor one of the greatest chefs in Arizona’s history. The Maggiore Group plans to debut a new restaurant dedicated to Chef Tomaso Maggiore named Il Massetos which means “Tomaso” in the Sicilian language and will be located on the northwest corner of Camelback Road and 32nd Street in the former Bank of America space.

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To thank longtime friends, patrons and supporters of Tomaso’s of the last four decades, The Maggiore Family is inviting the community to visit Tomaso’s during its last season and events including “Tomaso’s Throwback Week.” The iconic restaurant will bring back the original menu items and original menu prices from 1977 — the year Tomaso’s opened in the Valley.

Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant founded by culinary legend and renowned restaurateur Tomaso Maggiore has been an Italian institution since 1977. Chef Tomaso Maggiore opened his first Arizona restaurant with wife Patricia Maggiore to bring expertly crafted and artfully presented traditional Italian cuisine in a fine dining experience to Phoenix’s Camelback Corridor.

Tomaso’s will offer a host of “last chance” events before closing at the end of May 2023.

Chef Tomaso Maggiore had a remarkable culinary career and life and founded over 35 of Phoenix’s most beloved restaurants throughout the decades including Tomaso’s, Tommy V’s, Tomaso’s Italian Kitchen and more. Tomaso Maggiore’s successors, including his son Joey Maggiore and daughter-in-law Cristina Maggiore (concept creators and husband-and-wife duo behind Hash Kitchen, The Sicilian Butcher, The Sicilian Baker and The Mexicano) and daughter Melissa Maggiore-Meyer (owner of The Italian Daughter) are committed to carry on Tomaso’s legacy.

The Italian Daughter in North Scottsdale is a love letter to Melissa’s father and The Sicilian Butcher is a tribute to Tomaso Maggiore who was born and raised in Sicily and had a strong passion for Sicilian traditions and the Mediterranean island’s rich culture. 

Here are upcoming last chance events at Tomaso’s:

Passport Wine Dinner

The final installment of the Passport Wine Dinner series at Tomaso’s will visit the regions of Lazio, Emilia- Romagna, Marche and Aosta Valley. The Tomaso’s wine dinner will be the event of the season hosted on April 26 and the stationed event will feature wine and food from each of the four Italian regions. The wine dinner party will raise proceeds for the Tomaso Maggiore Culinary Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization created by the Maggiore Family in honor of Tomaso Maggiore’s legacy that supports culinary students and aspiring chefs with scholarships and learning programs. 

Mother’s Day

From May 12 – 14 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tomaso’s will offer a special Mother’s Day menu for lunch and dinner. The Mother’s Day menu includes special occasion dishes including Pasta Sorrentino ($52) crafted with fresh seafood including de-shelled lobster, scallops on the half shell, jumbo prawns, saffron, tomato herb sauce, and housemade linguini as well as Veal Chop Caprese ($46) made with 14-ounce veal chop, herb breadcrumbs, San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and paccheri vodka sauce and Short Rib and Truffle Pappardelle ($32) combining short rib ragu, bechamel, truffle essence and grana.

Tomaso’s Throwback Week

During its last week of restaurant service, Tomaso’s will bring back the original menu items and original menu prices from 1977 including $7.95 Baked Stuffed Clams, $14.95 Chicken Parmigiana, $11.95 Linguini with Clam Sauce and $12.75 Lasagna. Tomaso’s Throwback menu will be available for a limited time only from May 15 – 20 and Tomaso’s will have its final day of service on May 20, 2023.