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From breakfast to lunch, this closet-sized downtown cafe is bustling with business people looking for a quick and flavorful bite to eat. Because of its small size and its great popularity, you may have to wait awhile to place your order. In the morning, croissants, muffins and a few breakfast entrees are served along with a full range of specialty coffees. Panini sandwiches are the lunch of choice with a variety of fillings. Daily specials range from salads and sandwiches to hot entrees.
This establishment proudly boasts "The Frenchness is Guaranteed" at this sunny little spot where the chef proves it on a daily basis. Coralie Satta Williams, aka "Chef Ghini," is a French ex-patriot who thrives on bringing the flavors of France to the Old Pueblo. Sunflowers are the design theme here and are utilized both indoors and on the dozen or so patio tables. Located adjacent to La Baguette Bakery, Chef Ghini uses fresh-from-the-oven breads and the freshest local ingredients in her house specialties, including Eggs Provençale (tomatoes and eggs with garlic and thyme. A daily special features Chef Ghini's own seasonal creations.
Chef Massimo Tenino brings artisan Italian cuisine in an aesthetically elegant and upscale environment at Tavolino. Patrons are treated to a high level of quality and service featuring exceptional food and wine. The ambiance is classy yet casual enough to suit every occasion whether romantic dinners or family affairs. The meat and seafood dominated menu is lined up with classic Italian specialties ranging from elaborate antipasti to home-made pastas. Highlights include the Butternut Squash Ravioli, Homemade Gnocchi, "Ossobuco"D'Agnello con Risotto and Burrata e Pomodorini Pizza. Superiors wines add a finesse to each course, while decadent desserts complete the dining experience. Tavolino also offers private dining for celebrating small events. Best enjoyed with good company.
This popular venue is a classy, elegant Italian restaurant on the northwest side of town. Upon entering, to the left is a small dining room with plush leather booths and the bar. To the right you'll find a larger, lavish dining room and a shady outdoor patio, complete with a marble Italian water fountain, offering shelter from the often oppressive desert heat. The menu is abundant and original. The chicken and veal Parmesan dinner, served over a healthy bed of spaghetti and Sicilian Marinara Sauce, and the Pesce Platter, a massive combo of shrimp, clams, mussels and linguine.
Set against the backdrop of a Santorini mural that sums up the theme of this undiscovered gem, It's Greek to Me serves authentic Greek and Mediterranean delicacies. A dedicated delicatessen which is part of the restaurant offers regional sandwiches with fillings such as house-roasted turkey, pastrami, lightly fried chickpea, tzatiki and provolone cheese, among others. For a full meal, you can rely on their fantastic Flaming Tiri Saganaki that whets your appetite for what's to follow later. Main courses bring along food treasures from the Mediterranean coast that include Braised Lamb Shank, Spanakopita and Gyro Plates with broiled lamb and beef.