Rancho Pinot
Rancho Pinot

Rancho Pinot

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ranchopinot.com/
  • Phone: (480) 367-8030
  • Hours of Operation:
    Winter Season: Sunday - Thursday 5:30-9:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:30-9:30pm Summer Season: Tuesday - Saturday 5:30-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chrysa Robertson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lincoln Dr.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Rancho Pinot
Rancho Pinot is a friendly, locally-loved "neighborhood" restaurant, featuring the best of the season from our local suppliers. Chef owned and operated for the past 17 years...we strive to make you feel welcomed and comfortable in our retro western-inspired dining room. Our cooking is simply satisfying and delicious...no fluff, no gimmicks...just homemade goodness for the worldly palate. Open kitchen, mesquite-fired grill, homemade ice creams & sorbets, artisan cocktails, wine cellar, wine-on-tap, draft beer.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Rancho Pinot reviews from OpenTable diners
78 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (63)neighborhood gem (53)special occasion (39)notable wine list (34)good for groups (16)romantic (16)hot spot (6)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Arizona Classic
    Sunnydaywesties
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Rancho Pinot is Arizona's own version of Chez Panisse Cafe. Farm fresh food perfectly prepared and executed flawlessly. Art and skill are evident in each dish. There is passion in the kitchen!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Azrico
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This is the perfect neighborhood spot. The service was fantastic as Fritz is both funny and jolly on the spot. I would recommend Rancho Pinot to anyone that wants a good bottle of wine and good food at a reasonable price. We will diffenately be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place if you can handle the high noise level.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Very good and innovative food pairs with a very nice wine list. If only we didn't have to spend the whole evening shouting across the table and straining to hear the conversation of 6 people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!!!
    jspbzp
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Our experience at Rancho Pinot was wonderful from the time we walked in the restaurant! The food was absolutely delish...fresh and high quality. Our waiter was great! Overall we had an outstanding dinner experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • steve
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The restaurant is located in a nice corner of a shopping plaza and looks very nice. The menu is very much comfort food and not as tasty and spicy as I had hope. Service is slow and our waiter got things done but in a while. We had good experience there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    HungryVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food and service were terrific. Highly recommend Nonnie's Chicken. Wine selection was disappointing, but not a show stopper.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    mefairgolfVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Gem salad was excellent. The main course of pasta with bolognese sauce was small and bland. Service was very slow.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining at Rancho Pinot
    BellaVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    All four of us so enjoyed our dinners at Rancho Pinot. It's a wonderful restaurant with a very creative chef. We love the use of vegetable in season and everything was prepared in a unique way. It's a wonderful restaurant and we all loved the southwest cowboy decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They are so welcoming...
    tuscanyi
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    that I feel I've been invited into their home. Each person we encountered was just that friendly. I love the fact that they offer wine in quartinos and the food is always interesting and well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scottsdale secret rendezvous
    Misswrapsure
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    If you want an outstanding food experience without all the Scottsdale hype, this is the place. It's quaint ambiance is warm and inviting. The service is friendly and knowledgeable and very attentive. Unwind, relax and savor the moment....That's Rancho Pinot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THEDUKE
    THEDUKE
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Always excellent. Chrisa is a master. We dine at many restaurants in the Phoenix area and for years this remains our favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a delightful evening
    Ranner
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We love Rancho Pinot and have been loyal diners for many years. Food is always fresh and best quality, lovingly prepared and served in a friendly professional manner. Had dinner with friends celebrating a birthday and ate our way through the menu with gusto. Stuffed squash blossoms were delicious, fettuccine was yummy and dessert, a last of the season homemade peach shortcake, was incredible. Pork chop was lean and perfectly prepared. Gnocchi with lamb ragu is a total winner. Never dull as menu changes frequently. Why cook at home when you can relax and enjoy Chef Chryssa Robertson's excellent offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dollarsnsense
    DollarsnsenseVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Very nice, western décor, white tablecloths, dim lighting, separate bar area, small menu but the food was excellent. Portions are generous. The Sunday chicken is perfectly cooked, crab ravioli, was tasty and filling, desserts were unique in taste and appearance. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Great Locals place in Scottsdale. Food is creative and always seasonal and well executed. Love this place. Its a must when visiting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic restaurant
    smccrackenVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This rest has been outstanding for decades.....it is fabulous. Great service, excellent food and lively wine menu. When you are looking for a non chain place........by serious restauranteurs....this is the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Good!
    FabfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The seasons change and so does the menu. The food stays true to fresh product availability and the chef does those raw ingredients proud. Beautiful salads, great small plates and appetizers and enjoyable main dishes. Always a good spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cycleronnie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Very helpful and kind staff. They went out of their way to accommodate my wife's need to eat gluten free. Everything we and our two friends had to eat was outstanding.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant week gem
    Chifoodie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    A great find during restaurant week with flavorful plates and well mixed drinks! Started with the salad of mixed greens and sherry vinegarette with pistachios and blue cheese & ricotta gnocchi with butternut squash - both were very good & the gnocchi were perfect & rich. Dinner was the salmon & pork dish which were very good as well, however I've not had pork with pasta but it was pretty good; dessert was the best part with an amazing sauce on a desert bread which was slurp able! I had the panna cotta with blueberries & kumquats with a vanilla bean essence; we had Moscow mules & prickly pear margaritas & Fritz was an excellent server! Would go back again in the future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food! Great service!
    arcadiagal
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We live in Arcadia so, not too far away. Shame on us for not going to Rancho Pinot more often. We went for Restaurant Week and met friends there who were visiting from Kansas City. One of our party is vegan. Our waiter Fritz knocked himself out with the service and was super accommodating with the vegan request. Fritz knows a lot about the food and can advise you on any aspect of the menu. A great place to take out-of-towners with all the cowboy kitsch around the space. Highly recommend Nonni's Chicken or anything else on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Home cooking
    DoniamhVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I had not been to this restaurant in years but decided to visit for restaurant week. Excellent! Great service and very good food. Nonnie's chicken was so simple yet so delicious. The decadent dessert was also a family recipe. I will be back to try other things in the future and will bring friends here for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good
    Dsrtsky22
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    You cannot go wrong here. Nothing groundbreaking just great solid food everytime with fresh ingredients prepared with love and passion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always On The Mark
    DBDJR64
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great food; great service. Never skips a beat. What a great place. Like coming home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gone Downhill
    Scout
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The $42 steak was a lousy piece of meat that was overdone. It was one of the worst steaks I've eaten in years. The side dishes were just okay. My friend's meal was so-so. To add to that, the server was far too chatty, and she called me "honey" twice and "sweetie" once. I felt like I was in a Denny's. This restaurant has for years been one of the best, but something is seriously wrong there as the food was
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  • Great Food
    davidg47VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great Food and ambiance. Service was superb...Very warm and inviting
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as always!
    THEDUKE
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We love this place. We have been coming here for years and Chrisa and her staff are always outstanding. There are many good restaurants in the Phoenix area but not many as consistently good as this one. Rancho Pinot has been on the scene for at least 15 years that I know of which is evedince they must be doing a lot right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Liked it a lot lot lot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had four at our table and we all thought the food very good. The choice of a small plate is an excellent idea. The linguini was tasty and the gnocchi with lamb sauce excellent. The salmon was also very good. The strawberry shortcake a nice ending to the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They've Done It Again
    RKentVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    "Rancho Pinot" never disappoints. Our last visit featured specials that were prepared perfectly and delivered to the table exactly as ordered. The staff was extremely helpful and very friendly (as they always are). My wife elected to have the chef select a group of vegetables that make up their Vegetable Plate. She remarked that her meal was perhaps the most outstanding she had ever had...anywhere...anytime. My ribeye was done to perfection. We eat out often and have been to almost all of the top restaurants, new restaurants, trendy restaurants, established restaurants and "Ranch Pinot" still comes out at the top of our list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautifully crafted cuisine
    RKMAZ
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Chrysa Robertson combines the very freshest ingredients to create amazing taste sensations. The recent wild mushroom special appetizer was incredibly luxurious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One More time Perfect.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is a great restaurant that is hidden away in an average strip mall type area. It is a great opportunity for one and all to experience. The menu is imaginative, and the food is always perfect. Service is such that many other well known restaurants could take note of their professionalism. It is a must do not miss this one.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming and peaceful dining
    CS629VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My husband and I love this place. We dine here every few months. The house made lemon cello is awesome!! The scallops are delicious! We adore the calmness of this restaraunt, one if the few left in the city whee you don't hear blaring loud music, just a great place to actually have conversation over a devine meal with great staff!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant !
    GigiVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food at Rancho Pinot is always fantastic:, Fresh ingredients, well prepared and delicious. The cooking is always creative using the freshest local ingredients and seasonal produce. The staff is friendly and excellent. I loved my watermelon salad . The ingredients were three different varieties of sweet watermelon, feta, olives, pepitas and arugula. It was so satisfying on a hot summer night. Rancho Pinot is truly a neighborhood gem ! Please make a reservation today !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner at Rancho Pinot
    CriticalReviewersVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Always great food at Rancho Pinot in a quiet atmosphere where conversation is possible! Waiter Fritz was terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LOMaxVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Always excellent. Great variety of both small plates and entrees, pecan brownie with hot fudge sauce rocks. We visit Scottsdale once a year and always make a point of going here. Don't be put off by the strip mall location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We'll be back.....
    FoodieLVVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We both said it was the best meal out in a long long time -- and being foodies -- and having been in a lot of restaurants around the world -- this one is hard to top. Fantastic selections -- everything was spot on...better than the descriptions on the menu which made our mouth's water. You won't be disappointed -- a true neighborhood gem
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 320 reviews are from the Rancho Pinot reviews archive.
  • Past was excellent
    FabfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Ordered three pasta dishes to share and thoroughly enjoyed each of them. The homemade pasta was light and the sauces were fabulous. Really enjoyed the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food Was Lacking
    Mary
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The Salmon I ordered was gritty and dry and tasted almost as though it had been in the freezer for months. I order salmon very often when dining out, and this was VERY sub-standard. Not tasty, not moist, and not good. I'm sorry because my family used to enjoy going to Rancho Pinot in the past, but we hadn't frequented it in several years. It may be quite a while before we give it another try---there are too many other restaurants to try.
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  • Excellence Continued
    RKentVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Rancho Pinot never disappoints us. It remains on my Top 3 in the entire valley. Preparation is outstanding, taste is a "party on the palette", and the people working at Rancho are always smiling, checking on you, making good and interesting conversation if you want to chat and the owner never fails to at least wave at you from her command post as she monitors every plate that leaves the kitchen. Perhaps the best of all is that you can get outstanding food here without pretension. You really CAN relax and enjoy an outstanding dinner in a casual atmosphere that's a lot like home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We like
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We enjoy the waiters, the food selections, wine list and especially the lower noise level. Would come more often if we were from the Phoenix area instead of Colorado.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as always
    TedAZVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    A favorite that never disappoints, Rancho Pinot is the perfect place for really exceptionally good food and excellent friendly service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice evening out
    tomatolover
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food and service were very, very good with an interesting mix of choices. Food was well presented and portions were generous but not overwhelming. Tables are places well so everyone has space and the atmosphere was pleasant without being stuffy. We'd definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.