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Featuring: Brio Tuscan Grille

Brio Tuscan Grille

Brio Tuscan Grille in the new Scottsdale Quarter is the obvious choice for Italian in the North -Scottsdale corridor.

Review Stats: 4 out of 5 stars on Yelp, Urbanspoon and InsiderPages

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For reservations call: 480-607-1100

Brio Tuscan Grill

15301 N Scottsdale Rd

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

The number of Italian restaurants has grown substantially in recent years in Scottsdale, with many top-tiered chefs moving operations to the Valley and opening up their own unique takes on Italian food. There are so many great Italian eateries in Scottsdale, however there are a few that shine above the rest.
Sassi is Scottsdale’s nationally known destination for fine Italian dining, wine and special events. Sassi is llocated at the base of Pinnacle Peak at 10455 E Pinnacle Peak Pkwy in Scottsdale. Sassi offers rustic, artisan style cuisine inspired by small towns in southern Italy. Sassi’s villa style architecture, comfortable surroundings and rustic elegance are the perfect setting for a romantic dinner for two or a company event or wedding for up to 150 guests. You can also dine in one of four main dining rooms or on the patio or reserve the private wine cellar for up to 14. Sassi features more than reasonably priced 150 wines from Italy and California to complement Chef Peter’s flavorful cuisine.
NoRTH located at 15024 N. Scottsdale Rd, Suite 160 in Scottsdale is simply put a modern Italian Cuisine that exemplifies a culinary tradition that blends sophistication and contemporary cuisine with the comfort of traditional cooking techniques. The menu features dishes that are created from the freshest ingredients without the unnecessary adornments of cream or heavy sauces. Crispy thin crust pizza and wood roasted entrees along with pasta specialties and a variety of antipasti round out the menu. The world class wine list features 30 selections by the glass or bottle. NoRTH also offers a variety of specialty cocktails including Lemon Nortes made with Limoncello liqueur and Frizzantes, a flute of Prosecco sparkling wine with fresh fruit puree. The restaurant interior evokes the feel of a cosmopolitan loft with brick walls and rich dark wood floors that create an elegant ambiance and the perfect backdrop for white, celery, and orange furnishings. In addition, NoRTH’s patio offers another way to enjoy the restaurant year round during
Pasta Brioni is one of the best kept secrets in Arizona. Pasta Brioni located at 4416 N. Miller in Scottsdale is tucked away in a shopping center similar to Italian restaurants back East and If you have ever eaten at a family-run Italian restaurant back East, you will appreciate what Pasta Brioni is all about. From the second you walk in the door to this Scottsdale establishment, the management and wait staff treat you like family; in fact, it seems that there are so many regulars at Pasta Brioni that many of them may be family. Rich wood paneling and a gorgeous wood bar, white linen tables, stained glass lights and Rat Pack music playing all add to this incredibly inviting ambiance. The appetizers are incredible including the pizza which is hand-tossed with homemade tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella. The chefs will also cater to your tastes and if your favorite Italian dish is not on the menu, they have the ingredients to make it for you. This restaurant invites you in like part of the family and they will treat as such every time you walk through the door.
Autostrada is a new venture by local culinary master Aaron May, chef and owner of is a contemporary Italian restaurant that is located at 20825 N Pima Rd in Scottsdale. Autostrada opened in November 2008 and serves updated simple Italian fare in a family friendly, sleek and casual setting. The restaurant features a full bar with refreshing Italian cocktails in addition to a chosen wine list of Italian varietals. Guests can enjoy antipasti, Panini, primi secondi and contorni including fried baby artichokes with mint pesto and lemon, broccoli rabe with toasted garlic and pine nuts, and more. The restaurant is Italian infused with an eclectic side that appeal to all comers
Taggia located at 4925 North Scottsdale Blvd in Scottsdale is the newest addition to the collection of Old Town Scottsdale fine dining restaurants. Opened in March 2007, this Coastal Italian-inspired fine dining restaurant captivates guests with its Mediterranean feel. Taggia’s menu showcases fresh fish flown in daily, cured meats, pastas and wood oven-fired pizzas, all prepared in a deliciously straightforward way. Taggia’s Coastal Italian cuisine, combined with the airy, open dining room and sun-filled patio, transports guests to the sparkling coasts of Monte Carlo and Liguria. Guests can choose from a relaxed and casual experience in the dining room, or a more lively and social atmosphere seated in the lounge and pool bar area.