Renee's Organic Oven prides themselves on serving the best pizzas in all of Tucson. It starts with their organic ingredients, including staples like flour, eggs and olive oil. To top that off, their like to feature toppings that are sourced locally, including tomatoes and red bell peppers. Gluten-free pizza is also offered, as well as a selection of salads and homemade desserts. If you don't feel like pizza, pastas are also available and include selections like penne pesto and chicken and pesto lasagna.
The creation of award-winning Chef Kelly, Primo serves fine Italian cuisine with seasonal and organic hints, alongside domestic and regional Italian wines. Nestled inside the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa, this gem of a restaurant features relaxed yet upscale dining rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and a sun-drenched patio that overlooks the city. The spectacular views of the adjacent Tucson mountains provide the perfect setting to an already memorable dining experience.
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.
If you are growing tired of your normal burger place, take a tasty trip to Zinburger. All of their gourmet burgers are made with Certified Angus beef, and come in varieties like the Breakfast Burger with a fried egg, applewood-smoked bacon, avocado and american cheese. Their milkshakes are great too, as are their hand-cut sweet potato and truffle fries. As their name suggests, Zinburger also has a selection of wine pairings that go great with whatever burger you just ordered.
Don't plan on too many other activities on any Sunday that starts with brunch at The Canyon Cafe. Not only will the meal be the highlight of your day, but you're likely to be too full to function after wards. Start with Eggs Benedict, perhaps, then work your way through the carving station and be sure to stop off at the seafood spot. Put in your order with the pasta chef, but be sure to save room for a trip to the dessert station. This gourmet marathon is sure to be one of your most memorable meals in Tucson.
1702 is the place to head in Tucson for some great beers and hand-crafted pizzas. If you are looking for a hard-to-find brew, 1702 probably has it, along with 45 other selected microbrews and imports. The selection is constantly changing, based on what is available seasonally. 1702 also as an in-house beer shop, where they sell over 250 craft beers. For something to eat, try one of their great pizzas. Varieties include the Caseus Maxius, with mozzarella, provolone, ricotta, feta and Romano cheeses, or the Italia with spinach, basil, tomato, feta and garlic.
Chicago transplant and former rock musician, Rocco DiGrazia, brings a bite of the Windy City to Tucson at Rocco's Little Chicago. The choices include double-crusted pies and thin-crust, square cut options. With names like the Heart Attack—piles of meat and tons of cheese, and Fungus Humongous—mega-mushrooms, it's obvious this isn't health-conscious dining, but it's a delicious indulgence. A few sandwiches—also of mammoth proportions, are also offered and beer and wine are served. Quite likely, Rocco himself, will prepare your pizza.
This is where the Rocky Horror Picture Show freaks liquor up on Saturday nights, among other theatergoers at the neighboring Loft Cinema. During the day, it is usually a local yokel joint. It's spacious, with typically southwestern wooden paneling, a jukebox, a few old video arcade games, torn leather booths and a few tables in the center of the room. A variety of burgers and sandwiches are available: bacon cheeseburgers, jalapeno burgers, mushroom swiss burgers, barbecue beef sandwiches and chicken melts.
Within the historic elegance of this 1930 landmark hotel, the dining room exudes an era of romance and timeless charm. Both indoor and patio dining are available, and each offers a lush and luxurious experience. The offerings include a creative combination of classic Continental cuisine and nouvelle American preparations. The menu offers the best of global gourmet cuisine. There is full bar service and a well-selected wine list.
According to owner Keith McNesby, the best submarine sandwiches are made on the East Coast, and the best subs on the East Coast are from Philadelphia. Be that as it may, after 40 years, Keith has finally brought his family sub shop to the West, where it is being appreciated by a mostly young college crowd. Most prominently, the menu features the Irish sub, made famous by his grandmother in Philly. Other choices include regular sandwiches, tortilla wraps, and a variety of chicken dishes.
Kon Tiki is truly a departure from the abundance of Mexican and Continental American restaurants around Tucson. It's the only major restaurant in Tucson featuring Hawaiian cuisine. Two flaming torches and a wooden tribal figurine guard the front entrance and the interior walls are fashioned with bamboo sticks, as expected. The lighting is subdued and intimate. Traditional Hawaiian cuisine is served including plentiful teriyaki chicken dishes, with vegetable medleys and pineapple garnishes. And yes, the restaurant serves a variety of fruity alcoholic beverages with paper umbrellas.