Phoenix is home to a unique dining scene that only started to gain traction recently. There are a variety of great dining options here in Phoenix, but it can be so hard deciding where.

We compiled a list of some great spots to check out during while you’re in Phoenix. Just don’t forget to bring an appetite.

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Here are 20 independent restaurants in Central Phoenix that are delighting locals and visitors:

  • Angels Trumpet Ale House, 810 N. 2nd St., Phoenix: Gastropub with 31 rotating taps of craft beer
  • The Arrogant Butcher, 2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix: Seafood, steaks, wine and cocktails, comfort food
  • Barrio Cafe, 2814 N. 16th St., Phoenix: A neighborhood eatery providing authentic southern Mexico cuisine
  • Beckett’s Table, 3717 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix: A regional respite for comfort cuisine
  • Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails, 2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix: Contemporary American gastro-lounge
  • The Breadfruit & Rum Bar, 108 E. Pierce St., Phoenix: Award-winning modern Jamaican cuisine
  • Cibo, 603 N. 5th Ave., Phoenix: Amazing pizzeria tucked into a comfortable historic home
  • Corduroy, 2601 N. Central Ave, Phoenix: Occupies a building built in 1928 for an old grocery market
  • Coup Des Tartes, 1725 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix: Consistently ranked as the city best French restaurant
  • Desoto Central Market, 915 N. Central Ave., Phoenix: Combines several boutique eateries under one roof
  • Durant’s Fine Foods, 2611 N. Central Ave., Phoenix: One of Phoenix’s legendary restaurants
  • The Henry, 4455 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix: Ideal place to grab lunch with a colleague or dinner with family
  • La Piazza PHX, 1 N. 1st St., Phoenix: Continually ranked one of the best pizzerias in the city
  • Los Dos Molinos, 8646 S. Central Ave., Phoenix: Spicy Mexican dishes and margarita pitchers
  • Moira Sushi Bar & Kitchen, 215 E. McKinley St., Phoenix: Expands on the Japanese tradition with bold flavors
  • Pizzeria Bianco, 623 E. Adams St., Phoenix: Cozy, brick-walled restaurant serving wood-fired pizzas
  • Postino Winecafe, 5144 N. Central Ave., Phoenix: Italian cafe serving a wide selection of bruschetta and wine
  • Quiessence at The Farm, 6106 S. 32nd St., Phoenix: Set in a historic home with a warm country feel
  • The VIG Fillmore, 606 N. 4th Ave., Phoenix: Located in the historic 100-year-old Cavness House
  • Windsor, 5223 N. Central Ave., Phoenix: Global comfort food and retro cocktails