Rare Earth Wine Bar
Rare Earth Wine Bar
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Rare Earth Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rareearthwine.com/
  • Phone: 4805136252
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Gary Caruana
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Cafe, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E Dynamite Rd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Rare Earth Wine Bar
Rare Earth offers the finest thin-crust pizza in Scottsdale. Beautiful views of the McDowell Mountains, a friendly staff and an enjoyable boutique-style wine list makes this a fantastic and comfortable experience for everyone. Monday every bottle of wine is half off all day. Enjoy Happy Hour every day from 4pm to 6pm. Check our website for entertainment, beer tasting and wine tasting events. You may also host your private event, big or small including fundraisers at Rare Earth. We look forward to meeting you.
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Rare Earth Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
  • LOVE this place
    DinrDivaVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Rare Earth Wine Bar is a favorite evening spot for us with a relaxing, friendly feel to it. Unpretentious and really great spot for that "wine and pizza" kind of evening. The live music is always just right when they have it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Happy Hours and Weekend Music
    PlaygoerVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Very nice, relaxing atmosphere and good way to end the week. Delicious thin crust pizza, nice salads, excellent well priced wines and beers. The music is always good on Friday and Saturday evenings and children are welcome and seem well behaved. There is a buzz of conversation, but you can easily talk to your tablemates without shouting.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rare Earth is a rare gem!
    DinrDivaVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    Love it, love it, love it! We try to get here once a week, especially Monday evenings since it's 1/2 price bottle of wine night :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Music
    GalaVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    We had a simple dinner of pizza and salads but, it was very good. Server was professional and attentive and the music Stan Sorenson was awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NIce place
    Yvonne
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Love Rare Earth! Their vegan pizza is my all time favorite and Simple Life wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love everything about this place!
    ElisaV
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    This is one of my favorite places and every time I go - I think why am I not here more often? I find myself craving the couscous and chicken - nicely seasoned with pistachios & raisins. A nice wine list, usually really good music and a great little outdoor patio. Waitstaff is always friendly without being intrusive. Location is great too - come check out this gem of a place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was Fine
    Rater
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Food was okay but not "great" - pizza was served and was not really hot. Pizza came out while we were still eating our salad. Lettuce used to make the salad was warm. None of the staff seemed enthusastic to be there.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Pizza and Salad
    Yufred
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    European style salad. I love their homemade dressing. (Other restaurants put too much sugar into dressing and overwelme other flavors.)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great entertainment along
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    great entertainment along with affordable food and nice wine list. c u again soon
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    Yvonne
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Rare Earth has my absolute favorite pizza of all time! Their vegan choice, the "Pizza Rhea" that is actually incorporated into the menu is loaded with goodies on top of a delicious crust! It goes quite well with a bottle of the "Simple Life" Pinot Noir that can only be enjoyed at select places around town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food but hatd to converse.
    BobsBasicsVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    As always food and service was great. Didn't give a higher rating because the entertainer played so loud that you couldn'tvcarry on a conversation. Prefer music in the background while dining. Came to eat not for a concert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great
    bobl
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    We opted for the salads, she had the couscous, I had the pear/walnut bleu cheese. I had to ask for more pears. The walnuts, tho numerous were a bit bitter and uninspired. Her salad was dry. Next time we'll try the pizza or sandwiches, they looked better. I say next time, because we thoroughly enjoyed the performer, Colin Barley. The wine list was adequate and reasonably priced, but the wines were nothing special. We will probably go back again mainly for the entertainment, because it is nearly impossible to find any live music anymore. Kudos to Rare Earth for recognizing the importance of this.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inattentive service
    Quietpro
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    How to ruin a good idea. This restaurant has live music some evenings and that will bring guests in. However if the staff are not up to standard then everything falls apart. The owner must be wondering why his sales aren't up but he need look no further than his hires. Will not go again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food & musical entertainment!
    NorScoDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Great neighborhood restaurant with good atmosphere, great food, and live music (Dan Emrey was fantastic!). Everything I have ever ordered here has been fresh, well prepared, and full of flavor! The "Taste of Chicago" pizza is one of my favorite pizzas in the valley. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing evening
    DinrDivaVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    A nice relaxing evening with friends wine and live acoustic music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service. Uninspired salad.
    1AZChick
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    Arrived at 6:15 and it was not busy, but the wait to take our order was excessive. The German Reisling was excellent. Ordered the pretzel bites, and sauces were so so. Shared the pear Gorgonzola salad with chicken, but the balsamic vinaigrette was bland, not enough pear or Gorgonzola and the chicken was cubed and cold. The pizza there is supposed to be good, but it's doubtful we'll go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very good. Noise
    sunsfanaticVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Food was very good. Noise level was so high the waiter could not hear our orders and conversation was next to impossible. many children running around in a "wine bar". Live string duo playing just added to the din as their music could not be enjoyed either due to the ambient ruckus.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We specifically went to hear
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    We specifically went to hear Bill Dutcher play. He was awesome. We would bring friends and family to see him again and enjoy the great wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pizza - not your regular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    Great pizza - not your regular pizza menu; live music; go Monday and get a bottle of wine for half price!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Monday night is half price
    culaterVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Monday night is half price wine night and with happy hour specials, you can get a terrific dinner and wine for a very reasonable price. There also was some nice music to enhance the evning. Try Rare Earth, you'll like it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the service usually expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We had a reservation for Valentine's Day. The host's "greeting" to everyone was "Do you have a reservation?" rather than a hello, welcome, etc. And the 'host' was a buss-girl. We were seated immediately but our server didn't approach our table for at least 10 minutes. We noted that the people who came in after us without a reservation were approached and served their drinks before our order was ever even taken. Disappointing. When our food arrived, it was excellent; artichoke dip was warm and tasty and pizza was great, too. My husband's drink was empty when the server checked on us, but rather than ask him if he'd like another, she was about to walk away when he had to stop her to order another. Overall--fair experience, not great
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun!
    Michelle
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Excellent pizza and salads for a fun evening out. Great music!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Thin Crust Pizza in Town!
    DogulaVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    I know that everyone is always talking about who has the best pizza in town or the country, but if you haven't had the pizza here, then you stop boasting about the other guys. We have been to all the other pizza places, and this one is in our top three. Also, they have have live entertainment on the weekends and a great 2nd story patio with beautiful views. Check out this place, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Music, lights, cozy, wine
    DesertDame
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Music, lights, cozy, wine specials, pizza...a nearby go-to place with wonderful service. The artichoke appetizer is one of the best we've tasted. Also try the goat cheese & walnut salad to share. A sofa nook and bar on site.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this intimate, friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Love this intimate, friendly locals hangout. Great wine list, knowledgeable servers, weekly specials, weekend music, outdoor patio seating in the finer months, cozy sofa seating in 2 nooks indoors, make it a favorite go-to for a wind-down. Somewhat limited menu but reliably tasty dishes with occasional specials keep it fresh. Look for small, unusual bands on the weekends - soloists + guitar, guitar + violin. This is a place where you can actually have a conversation without having to shout to make yourself heard.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waiter lost our order,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Our waiter lost our order, so we waited over an hour for our food. When it came, it was delicious, however.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable evening outside,
    culaterVIP
    Dined on 11/26/2012
    Enjoyable evening outside, with great pizza, good service by the friendly staff and half price wines on Monday. What's not to love!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An old friend and I met at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    An old friend and I met at Rare Earth and we had a most enjoyable time! Loved the live music, the staff and the food! We know we will be back- with more friends!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We will return!
    BobsBasicsVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2012
    Fantastic artisan pizzas and plenty of reasonable wines to select. Happy hour is a bonus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed the closeness to
    PoppyVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    We enjoyed the closeness to the Four Seasons Resort and the laid back, inexpensive option to eating at the Resort.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My wife and I went there for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    My wife and I went there for the 1st time to see and hear Walt Richardson perform. Although it took 40 minutes to drive from Chandler, we were pleasantly surprised by the location upstairs, the ambience inside and the wrap around outside dining area. We shared a salad & pizza (great pizza selections), had a few drinks and enjoyed the entertainment. Our waiter anticipated our needs and served us well. We highly recommend it and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love this placeand come
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    We love this placeand come here often. The service is friendly, food is great and prices are fair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food - Great View!
    DogulaVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    Love the thin crust pizza here. In my opinion, the best in the valley. The place is up on the second level so the views on the patio are fabulous. Plus they have free live entertainment on the weekends. Love it here!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabiversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    Fabiversary! My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful date night at Rare Earth. We're locals and really enjoy the atmosphere. Will definitely be revisiting soon. Hope to be regulars!! :)
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pizza, salad and wine! Perfect.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    Pizza, salad and wine! Perfect. The entertainment was great that night too!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Pizza was excellent, albeit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/12/2012
    The Pizza was excellent, albeit small if ordering for more than one person. The house wine was a bit young, but fairly priced. The service was outstanding and the Happy Hour deals looked great, Overall, we were pleased with the restaurant and will drop in again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went for happy hour and had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/9/2012
    Went for happy hour and had the pear/walnut salad, spinach/strawberry salad and shared a margherita pizza. The salads were delicious and the pizza was decent. Service by Jen was attentive without being intrusive. Live music (guitarist) was very good. Kind of a coffee house atmosphere. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best neighborhood restaurant
    DANNYVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2012
    Rare Earth is a restaurant where you can always get great pizza, great sandwiches and great service. Not to mention the great wine selections. We are never disappointed and love it there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They had live acoustic music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    They had live acoustic music that was perfect! we were celebrating mothers day. The food was great as well!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a big place but we really
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Not a big place but we really enjoyed the atmosphere. My wife and I may go back just to enjoy a drink and appetizers. It had a TV like a sports bar but was still an upscale atmosphere without a lot of noise and hoopla so you could enjoy the meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate