Food was spectacular! The
Food was spectacular! The wait staff did a great job; knowledgable and attentive. Would absolutely go back again.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
One memorable experience
The gondola rides are a very special experience which can only add to your memories of a fantastic,excellent prepared meal at the Alto in the Hyatt Hotel in Scottsdale. As an out of state visitor several times, we have enjoyed the overall quality of the menu in this unique setting !
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always excellent food with a great attention to detail. Service was excellent from beginning to end.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our server Thomas was very
Our server Thomas was very attentive-love the atmosphere of Alto and of course the gondola ride.
Evening was beautiful.....
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was amazing along with the service and the environment. Perfect place to spend my anniversary. Our server travis was polite and very helpful. The manager John and the rest of the staff helped me set up our table with flowers and gifts for my lady and the boat ride just topped off the night. Me and my lady loved every moment. I would like to thank you guys again. It was truly amazing.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
not up to par
Waiter was GREAT. Veal was dry and had too much pepper. Needed a nice wine sauce. Not worth $35. My wife had the veal shank pasta. Not very interesting. I spend $160 on dinner and it was not worth the cost of the food. All the staff were great and helpful.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good resort dining.
We had an overall very good experience. Some dishes were outstanding and all were good. The roasted tomato salad with basil and the parmesan risotto were excellent. The filling on the special ravioli was wonderful as was the sauce but the pasta on the ravioli was thick and tough. My wife's bib lettuce salad with lemon olive oil dressing was outstanding.
The serving staff was very well trained and performed in an exceptionally. We ate on the patio where it was quiet and very pleasant.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I ordered the Chef's 4 course special with wine tasting. The Chef prepared outstanding courses and the waiter made excellent choices of wine. It was very relaxing and time between courses allowed us to enjoy each others company celebrating our 42 anniversary. After the meal we took a gondola ride and the gondolier sang us a romantic Italian love song.
Best anniversary next to being in Venice
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Very nice birtday evening
Excellent attentive service. The best starter appetizers ever. They could be the meal. Geoff.... outstanding waiter.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a fantastic time. We had the Chef's Tasting Menu, which was a random assortment of whatever the chef felt like cooking. All of the food was fantastic, the wine was excellent, and the service was amazing. Jay, our server, made sure that we were taken care of and was a delight.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved the meat and cheese
We loved the meat and cheese options and the chutneys were delicious. My pasta with crab was good but was a bit on the bland side. My husband ordered the seafood special with fish, scallops, mussels, clams, with a red pepper puree and the fish and scallops were overdone (chewy) but the mussels and clams were good. We did not complain about it since the service was good anyway.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We did the chefs tasting menu with wine pairings. It was phenomenal. Every bite was a well thought out experience. Portions were appropriate so you didn't feel uncomfortably full @ the end. Service was perfection. Its been this way every time we have been there.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service
The food was very good. The service was great. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and very friendly.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
I will NOT book thru you again
I will NOT book thru you again since I was unable to get the credit. When you book at the restaurant web site and something comes up for open table. I wil lcall the restaurant itself.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend, my parents and
My boyfriend, my parents and I dined at Alto to celebrate Father's Day. We had an amazing experience. We tried the Chef's tasting menu with the wine pairings. We couldn't have been more pleased with our meal. Thank you to Chef and the wonderful team.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our servers Thomas and Dillon were fantastic! We felt very special for our 35th anniversary. We will be back for the fantastic way the meal was prepared.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Orleans Foodies & love the food
We are from New Orleans and are huge Foodies! Every time we are in Scottsdale we eat at Alto. They have a room specifically for their meats and cheeses. They cut their prosciutto and bresola meats meats with a hand cut $15,000 machine! The pasta ravioli is handmade with an amazing red sauce. My daughter had a thin crust pizza that she made herself.
Ask for Jay the waiter!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend and I went here on a date. The food was great! We had never had eggplant and were pleasantly surprised. The complimentary gondola ride was the perfect end to a quiet night out. I am assuming that it can be quite noisy there when the nearby pool is busy. The wine list is extensive, which is great for wine lovers.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant made our evening
The restaurant made our evening very special and memorable.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
You would never know that
You would never know that this gem of a restaurant is hidden in the Hyatt Regency Resort. No signage - you "have" to know about it to find it.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything at this restaurant was excellent!!! My only complaint is there is not an Alto in our home town of PA!!! We will definitely visit again when we are in the area. The food and service was exceptional!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service and ambience!
We ate at the Alto Ristorante e Bar at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our service was outstanding, and the chef was able to accommodate two out of the three of us with special requests. Overall, an excellent experience.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Extra Special Service
When making a reservation make sure to ask for Travis as your waiter, He will go above and beyond and treat you with extra care. Great place to eat, great amazing staff. With the coupon we used from restaurants dot com...the amazing food was within budget.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
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.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Romantic dinner
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).
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic Anniversary dinner
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.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
ask for jay
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.:-)
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A pleasant evening
The food was as good as any other Italian place in town. The service was first rate.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrated our anniversary
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.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Surprised my husband on our
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.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
4 Course Chef Choice
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.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM