Alto Ristorante e Bar
Alto Ristorante e Bar
  • Address:
    7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road
    Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch
    Scottsdale, AZ 85258
    Neighborhood:
    Scottsdale
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $31 to $50

Alto Ristorante e Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.scottsdale.hyatt.com/
  • Phone: 4804441234x8640
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Salvador Prado
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private parties available for 8 to 100 guests; customized menus, proximity seating or private party seating. Please call a minimum of 2 weeks in advance.
  • Private Party Contact: Jon Rosenthal 4806296232
  • Entertainment: Nighly live entertainment at the Center Stage Bar in the Lobby. Please call for schedule details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Scottsdale Road
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Self-Parking.
    Valet is also available.
A word from Alto Ristorante e Bar
Cross over the bridge and through an inviting courtyard to find the vibrant, convivial setting of Alto Ristorante bar. This comfortable Italian restaurant offers light, fresh and flavorful dishes with an emphasis on "the season." Alto features its unique Formaggio & Salumi Cellar, a collection of Italy's best artisanal regional cheeses and meats. An extensive selection of wines from around the world, with an emphasis on Italy, are cradled on two wine walls. Dinner is served both indoors and alfresco nestled around terrace fire pits, creating a very welcoming atmosphere. Your evening is complete with a gondola ride along the resort's waterways.
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Alto Ristorante e Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (15)special occasion (13)great for outdoor dining (10)notable wine list (8)fit for foodies (7)good for groups (4)neighborhood gem (1)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Paul the waiter made our night
    MyBaeBirthday
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    They remembered that it was my girlfriend b day and made her feel special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic dining spot
    ShastaLynne1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food and wine are fantastic. We had a luxurious 3 hour dinner that began with the chef's selection of antipasti, scallops and salad. We both ordered the pasta with crab meat, which was fantastic! We finished off the night with one of the crème brulee plates with the fruit-filled edible gondolas. We were STUFFED! Even though it was 100+ degrees outside that night, the fans and misters were enough to keep us cool all evening on the patio. Our waiter was friendly and attentive, but didn't hover. They are good about constantly refilling your water glass, which is a big thing for me. Don't forget to go on the gondola ride to complete your night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Funtime81060
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It was a wonderful dining experience. We went there for my husbands birthday and he was brought a fabulous dessert at the end of our spectacular dinner. That was followed by the gondola ride around the lake where my husband was sung Happy Birthday in Italian. All the staff was fun, helpful and very pleasant. I would recommend this experience to anyone.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Avoid evening
    Dwil
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We arrived at 9.30pm and the server informed us that the kitchen should be closed at 10pm
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    Johnny13
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great service for me and my sweetie's anniversary! The service was spectacular!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great home made pasta dish
    Sonnen
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    It was hot evening but we sat outside. The mist blowers kept us cool and enjoyed the outdoor ambience as well as great home-made pasta dish. Ingredients in the pasta and salad were very fresh. The wine list was rich as well. We definitely recommend this place. We missed the opportunity for the Gondola ride that this restaurant gives you the pass if you dine there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • You Decide!!!
    Daniel
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    The ambiance is ultra modern. Yet it was kind of uncomfortable. Dining tables are small and crowded. We were there for a special occasion and were seated at the smallest table in the small dining area. We were dressed up and felt very out of place. Two businessmen were talking loudly at their large table next to us. Service was odd. Different servers with different roles - none seemed to communicate with one another. All the servers were very pleasant though. Our bread order got lost and we were never offered coffee with dessert or another glass of wine. The food is very tasty and beautifully presented and and of course very expensive. The chef is obviously skilled. He came out to inquire about our meal - nice touch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romántico
    DeanVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    La comida es sabrosa y el servicio es mejor. A mi me gusta el pescado Salmón y la pasta italiana. El ambiente es romántico .
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phoenix Starman
    PhoenixStarman
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    This visit was a 100% improvement since last dined about two months ago. Service & food was very good. We will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 372 reviews are from the Alto Ristorante e Bar reviews archive.
  • Nice Place for a Special Occasion
    Scott
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Very nice place for a special occasion. The patio was a very nice place to dine when the weather is good. The service was great. The food was good and the complimentary gondola ride was a very nice touch!! Overall, it was a very nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Birthday Ever!
    Denise
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    My fiance planned this evening to celebrate my birthday and he knocked it out of the park with this restaurant. The food was fabulous, the service impeccable, and the after dinner Gondola ride put it over the top! The Scallops with Spicy Tomato Jam are not to be missed and the Chocolate Torta with Pistachio Mousse was a wonderful finale to our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great service
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Loved our experience at Alto. Sat outside in the beautiful AZ night weather (April) and enjoyed a good meal. The capasante bruciato was very good. The pasta di campanile granchio and the manzo alla genovese (rib eye) were also very, very good. Wine selection was very good and Tommy, our waiter was excellent. Would repeat and recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    BobA
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    We went with friends and had a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic patio dining
    emmyvee
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Alto is a great spot for a quiet date night! The patio is beautiful with its "roof" of plam trees. The food is spectacular, a good variety of choices and everything we ordered was fantastic (we highly recommend the caprese salad to start). Our wait staff was very attentive and helpful in making suggestions for both entree and wine selections. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Funding
    azchoctaw
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    It was a very good experience. The atmosphere was great, the service was superb.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Improve the vegetarian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    there was no vegetarian entree on the menu. They took the order and the food was okay. need to improve the vegetarian food quality. Kids food was good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome atmosphere
    Mearl
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My husband and I came here with another couple. We sat outside under the palm trees and it was gorgeous. The food was good but nothing impressive. However, the service was great and overall it was a good experience. We also got a ticket for the gondola ride with our dinner. It was very enjoyable and we would come back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Dinner
    Hopeless2romantic
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We decided to wait until Saturday the day after Valentines to go and it was perfect ! Not a lot of people and perfect for dinning outside. The weather was perfect the view of the moon Was just right and the open fire was a plus :) and the Gondola ride was so Romantic to end our evening. We enjoyed every minute of it ! Forgot to mention the service was Great !!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magical
    GerpVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    SItuated in the Hyatt Regency at Gainey Ranch, Alto has a magical setting. It is sounded by palm trees and fire pits with the sound of water falling all around you. We had eaten here several years ago and found the food to be good, not great. This time everything was above expectation. We started with three antipasti -- all fresh, well prepared and interesting. The pasta entree was excellent - very Italian al dente and sauced perfectly. My roast chicken was juicy and tender with a lovely gastrique sauce. The wine prices are quite high but you can find a good wine for a moderate price. The complimentary gondola ride and serenade was a real treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • too expensive, food was ok.
    blonda
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    too expensive, food was ok. every dish had preserved lemon in it and that is all we could taste. even the ravioli only tasted like lemon.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Husband's birthday
    Michelle
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I wanted to take my husband to a nice restaurant so I randomly selected this one online. The reviews were great and so I decided to go with this place. I was very impressed and will definitely go back there. My husband is hard to please and he enjoyed himself as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We celebrated my wife's birthday there and it was a tremendously pleasant experience. The staff was warm and friendly, the food superb. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't sit in the room where
    winkieVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Don't sit in the room where servers are going in and out to the patio
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I took my gf out for a dinner.
    Dann
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I took my gf out for a dinner. Service was great I ordered myself a ribeye steak it was very good and potatoes were so delicious. After our dinner gondola ride was amazing she loved it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite Italian & 5-star service
    GuyinAZVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    It's always difficult for me to refer to a menu as 'authentic Italian' because anyone who has been to Italy knows the presentation, taste and experience in Italy is very difficult to duplicate out of country. That said, I will call this exquisite Italian and nothing like you'll find at your local Rosati's restaurant. I strongly recommend the chef's tasting menu as it is five courses of plates from the menu. The smaller size of the portions allow you to enjoy the chef's talent from starters to desserts without feeling painfully full or bloated. The tasting menu comes with the option of having each course paired with a wine or without. Each course was deliciously
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alto Dinner
    AltoDinner
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    They have a very good wine selection! We sat outdoor and the ambience was great! The service was excellent. My wife is vegetarian so they were not a lot of vegetarian options but overall the food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    Husband
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Brought my wife for her birthday. Nailed it. She loved the food and we had great service. We sat outside by the fire pit and had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best of the Best
    Rich
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    It was the finest, most romantic, most elegant, best food, best service restaurant I have ever been to! We ate outside by a romantic fire pit and heat lamps, surrounded by lighted, tall palm trees. if I didn't know better, I would have thought I was in a tropical paradise like Hawaii or Tahiti. The complimentary gondola boat ride after dinner....brought the already surreal experience to yet another galaxy! I will return without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm and Friendly
    Marlene
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    We were there for a birthday celebration and it was just right for the occasion. Service was top notch and we were not rushed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4 Course Chef Choice
    VanZ
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    The 4-course chef choice was very good with a selection of seafood (scallops & striped bass) and duck. The dessert was most enjoyable with macarons as an added dish. The service was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprised my husband on our
    lowmaintenancediner
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Surprised my husband on our anniversary to dinner here. Food was good, our waiter Jay was great, and they threw in a free desert since it was our anniversary. Sat on the patio next to the fire, it was perfect. The gondola ride was a lovely ending to a nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrated our anniversary
    TomandTina
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    Celebrated our anniversary at the Hyatt and this restaurant. The staff was outstanding - very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. The food was excellent - not too heavy - with fantastic flavors. As a special gift we were treated to a great crème brule with fresh fruit. Very unexpected and so flavorful. The only down side was that we were near a door to the patio and every time someone went in/out we got a blast of cold air (yes, it was cold in Arizona that day!). Overall a great choice whether you're staying at the resort or a local (such as we are) just looking for an excellent meal in a relaxing setting.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasant evening
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    The food was as good as any other Italian place in town. The service was first rate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ask for jay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We had a great experience but it was mainly due to our waiter, jay. The food was good...the ambiance was good...have jay as your waiter And your experience will be even better.:-)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A big disappointment
    PhoenixStarman
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    We (4) were seated promptly at 6pm, a bottle of white wine was ordered immediately along with our antipasto. It took so long to get served the antipasto that , we ordered another white and a bottle of red wine. Finally starters were served but the order was incorrect and given to the wrong people, we made due. Another thirty minutes plus before our entrees showed up which were not up to Hyatt standards. I like "Al Dente" but my pasta, Bucatini was not even close to being prepared properly yet the sauce was very good. Not to delay I ate the shrimp and left the pasta after all we were there almost an hour and a half before our entrees arrived. Our bill was stamped 8:13pm and was in excess of $360 with gratuity already added, a party of four?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic Anniversary dinner
    sunshine
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    We had a very nice table on the patio.The fire pit and the heaters provided a comfortable temperature. The food was very good, but not outstanding. The creme brulee was exceptional. What made it definitely a romantic dinner was the condola ride afterwards. The gondoliere was unbelivable. He has a very nice voice and he is bi-lingual. All in all a great evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so-so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Overall the entire experience was bolstered by the hotel amenities. Very possible my expectations of the food was too high. Food wasn't great wasn't bad either. The service started out ok then there was a major snafu with a neighboring table' order. That seemed to throw a wrench into the process. Only one waiter could not keep up. For a nice weekend getaway the hotel is great maybe the other restaurants are better.Next time we will order sushi and eat in the lounge enjoying the entertainmment
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Romantic dinner
    Dktenor
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    We were staying at the Hyatt property and decided to give the Alto a try. The menu looked very promising. Everything was excellent. We had the rabbit special that was outstanding. The service was attentive and pleasant. The value for the quality was quite good (we had more expensive dinners elsewhere in Scottsdale, and this was just as good at a lower price).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience!
    DanZ
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Had dinner with 4 friends and the whole experience was absolutely wonderful. The wine suggestion could not have been better and the food was excellent. Attentive staff made the whole evening really enjoyable. Have dined here numerous times and each time it has been a great experience. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Resfor2
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    From the moment we were greeted by Alto's hostess to when we unfortunately had to say good night to the great staff, my wife and I had a most exceptional dining experience. The wait staff were great with Tommy our waiter the star of our evening. He was professional,but also very personal. Tommy explained the entire menu and made some recommendations including the wine list.While we did follow some of Tommy's recommendations,we also choose other items on the menu. From our appetizers to our desert, every item we ordered was fresh and exceptionally prepared,our compliments to the chef and the culinary staff. Most important our many thanks to Tommy and the other wait staff who truly made our experience at Alto's most special.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.