Cibo (food in Italian) serves freshly baked hand-tossed pizzas with toppings of mozzarella, basil, garlic, smoked salmon, zucchini and more. The best in organic produce is imported so that you can taste the authentic Italian flavor. Choose a more complex preparation such as the Bresaola; a type of salad or the Pear Salad for those health conscious moments. Mini crepes with whipped cream topped with berries and Nutella make for a lovely dessert.
Lux is a coffee lovers' ultimate paradise. Unique, exotic, local and international blends are all available at this coffee bar located at the North Central Avenue. Although coffee is the highlight, enjoy fresh baked goods every morning as well as light bites and savory mains for lunch and dinner. On the walls, find works by local artists that change every week giving the place an art-gallery like feel. Free Wi-Fi allows you to catch up on work while on your coffee break and the friendly staff makes every customer feel at home. They also have an outdoor seating area. Open till the late, Lux is one of the best places in Phoenix for your caffeine fix.
If you are a fan of green and red chillies sauces, Mexican-style chorizo sausage, hefty burros and sauce-soaked enchiladas, then find your way here. The Mexican comfort cuisine is inexpensive and the service is fast and friendly. It gets extremely busy here at lunch, so come early or plan to wait. Though the decor is simple, it offers a full range of Sonoran-style Mexican dishes such as burros, enchiladas, tacos, plus hand-made tamales and tortillas.
In-the-know locals frequent this unassuming little wine bar in the Phoenix's Arcadia neighborhood (there are two others as well, one in Gilbert and the other in Downtown Phoenix). In a city buzzing with strip-mall cuisine, Postino is hidden a residential neighborhood, where the kitchen serves wonderful helpings of the Italian countryside, the Napa Valley, the South of France and the Mediterranean coast. The wine selection rotates every few months but Californian and Italian labels are the most common, with a few French wines and a handful of Argentinian ones added for good measure. Beer lovers can appreciate the selection as well, with the stellar Guinness on draft or the Alesmith IPA.
Occupying a historic 1929 building in popular Heritage Square, Pizzeria Bianco is one of the many establishments opened by celebrated chef Chris Bianco. As its name implies, the restaurant's focus is pizza; with pies made from handcrafted mozzarella and topped with the finest produce from local sources. The restaurant has the classic Margherita or the slightly adventurous Rosa, made with onion, parmigiano, rosemary and AZ pistachios. The best time to visit is for lunch, because dinner service is usually crowded. If you are put on a list, head next door to Bar Bianco for a glass of wine and some crostini while you wait for your table.
Established in 1990, Arcadia Farms Cafe is hidden away in downtown Scottsdale, and is a cozy cottage serving gourmet goodies which will tantalize your taste-buds. At lunch, soups, salad and sandwiches make up most of the menu. They are all house-made, healthy, fresh and flavorful. At dinner, the entrees are sophisticated and heartier. Do not forget to try the pork tenderloin with Portobello and artichoke or the roasted halibut with mustard glaze and caramelized cabbage. The menu also features scrumptious desserts made of quality ingredients. Unwind over exquisite drinks with friends and family as you relax in the welcoming space. Arcadia offers catering and event planning services as well.
The Italian fare plated at Ve Bene mesmerizes in taste, color and texture. Romanticizing Italy in terms of decor and hospitality, Ve Bene produces classics that punctuate each course of meal. From the Gamberoni con Prosciutto or Calamari Fritti as appetizers, the familiar Margherita or decadent Frutti di Mare as pizzas options or Gnocchi alla Vodka and Veal Piccata as hearty main courses, the menu pleases each and everyone. Complementing the food is a handsome selection of wines, paired perfectly by the expert sommelier. The restaurant is the preferred choice for meals with loved ones and special occasions. The unique pillar-less bar is excellent for drinks and a bit of socializing. For more on the food and services, call ahead or check out their website.
Chuhgajib is your best bet for Korean cuisine in Glendale. This restaurant specializes in barbecue with specialty cuts and authentic sauces. Guests are welcome to grill their own meat, if not, have the chef cook it exactly to your preference. The service here is excellent and the atmosphere relaxed and inviting, making for a great Asian dining experience.
Situated inside the DeSoto Central Market is the DCM Burger Joint. Serving up a delicious variety of burgers along with crafted cocktails and beers, this is one chic eatery that you will absolutely love for the taste as well as the fun and unique ambiance. Burgers like the The Phoenician (beef, French cheese, mushroom, caramlized onions, brioche and bone marrow) and the Garden Burger (Portobello, black bean, piquilli pepper, goat cheese, tapenade, arugula and brioche) are popular favorites here. Try cocktails like the Fountain of Youth and the Take the Wheel or one of the local craft beers on tap.
This little sandwich shop in downtown Mesa has a small menu that features primarily sandwiches, however it also has a small breakfast menu and the kitchen offers whole or half rotisserie chickens. A couple of sandwich options include the rustic Cuban served on Ciabatta bread or the delicious Reuben with Havarti, pickled Mustard Dijonnaise and house-made sauerkraut. To accompany your sandwich, the kitchen provides soup daily with a different recipe or you can add a simple green salad. Additionally, the shop also sells nitro cold-brew coffee which just so happens to go perfectly with your meal.
Petite chef/proprietress Michelina DiSibio prepares seafood from her native Costa Campagna region of Italy and serves it in a beautiful setting. She also offers cooking classes and wine-tasting dinners. Hand-arranged floral bouquets are scattered throughout the multi-tiered dining rooms. Daily fresh seafood specials are the focus of the menu, but meat-lovers should try the beef bracciole (a roll of steak filled with herbs and seasonings in a rich tomato sauce). Pastas are also well prepared. Most. Full bar service with an impressive Italian wine selection.