Virtu Honest Craft
Virtu Honest Craft

Virtu Honest Craft

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.virtuscottsdale.com/
  • Phone: 4809463477x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch

    Monday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Dinner

    Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    For parties of 7 or more please contact the restaurant at 480-946-3477
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, Contemporary Italian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Gio Osso
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full-service catering is available; please call for information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd St
  • Public Transit: Scottsdale's Loloma Station is just 50 yards north of Virt.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking along Marshall Way is available, as well as evening parking at Scottsdale Artists' School across the street. Overnight parking is not permitted at the school, but is permissible along Marshall way.
A word from Virtu Honest Craft
Chef Gio Osso’s intimate gathering spot is tucked inside Old Town Scottsdale’s Bespoke Inn, where his menu features contemporary cuisine inspired by his Mediterranean roots and global influences. Simply dubbed "honest craft," Chef Gio's menu changes weekly, and is comprised of reliable and satisfying mainstays like homemade pastas, hearty meat dishes and superb seafood. Join us for lunch or dinner seven days a week or brunch on the weekends inside our cozy dining room for 30 guests, or enjoy a delightful Arizona evening on our beautifully lit patio.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Virtu Honest Craft reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (85)great for outdoor dining (58)neighborhood gem (51)special occasion (50)romantic (42)great for brunch (17)hot spot (17)notable wine list (16)great for lunch (7)good for groups (3)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Disappointing
    Hawthornman
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    We ate here a couple of weeks ago and had a really lovely meal. This time we were disappointed. The starters were tasty but the mains were disappointing. However, I would still recommend the restaurant as it may well have been our food choices. I feel I must remark on the service though. It was poor. There were plenty of staff but yet so inefficient. Firstly we were ignored on arrival whilst 2 members of staff were chatting to another diner. Then when we ordered pre dinner drinks, we had to wait about 10 mins before they arrived, by which time our starters arrived. We therefore then requested our wine, which arrived during our main course! The staff were pleasant enough, but overall a silly drink system.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice outdoor dining
    AnnhVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    It is a nice restaurant in old town Scottsdale. The food was good but not outstanding. It was char grilled. But the service was good and so was the ambiance. All in all it was an enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The cuisine at Virtu is magnificent
    carryonVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    The cuisine at Virtu is magnificent. Our party tried four different lunch entrees plus a salad and a shared dessert. EVERYTHING was a masterpiece!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All good
    Craig
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    Vibe, Svc and food rock,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stupdendous!
    BobC
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    4 of us went for dinner and had an absolutely wonderful meal. Food was creative and every dish significantly exceeded expectations. Service was great, the server very accommodating and knowledgeable. A small room, very pleasant, we will definitely go back and recommend it to others. You won't be unhappy. The pork chop is awesome, and unlike anything you've had by that name before! Grilled octopus was great. Wine list was varied and sensible. You owe it to yourself to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Did not meet expectations
    bonvivant
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    Presentation was beautiful. Unfortunately the pretty plates did not make up for my overcooked and bland entree of squid ink pasta with grilled octopus. The waiter asked no questions as he removed the barely touched plate - and promptly presented the bill.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most notable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/28/2013
    Our nomination for one of the 5 best restaurants in the US!!! Outstanding food, presentation, and knowledgeable wait staff that is particularly friendly. Plus great cocktails. Truly an exceptional find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding food, lovely ambience
    TopRealtor
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    My friend and I tried this restaurant during restaurant week and were extremely impressed. However the two subsequent times I've dined here have been even better. The octopus appetizer and scallops are two stand-outs. I loved the beet and butternut squash salad as well. The patio is lovely and quiet and the service is usually excellent although this time we had a different server who was barely courteous and not willing to go the extra mile. Despite this one glitch, we will definitely be back again... and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will return!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    Chef puts his heart and soul into menu; paying attention to truly honest, seasonal ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing lunch
    GigiVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    We love this restaurant ! The food is fabulous ! Everything is creative, amazing and fresh ! The setting is enjoyable and unique ! We loved our meal and our experience at Virtu ! Please try it ! You will love it !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • virtù
    review
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    This is an amazing restaurant with a changing menu. They are passionate and deliver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolute delight
    PM480
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Dined in Virtu, what a fantastic find, great food, service and menu. Will definitely be back.Would give it 6 stars if I could
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    papajay
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    We had a fabulous time. Great on all counts. Can"t wait to take out of town guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Virtu Virtues... and lack thereof
    VitaVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    Virtu was hard to find, but worth the visit. Excellent entrée choices and presentation and preparation. But on a busy Tuesday night, two waitresses couldn't keep up with customer requirements -- one hour to get an appetizer and another hour for entrees. But worth another try later when, hopefully, they will have their act together
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    grtmealVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Went with another couple for dinner. It took 40 min to be served wine after it was ordered and 2 hours for our mains to arrive and then they only delivered 3 of the 4 that were ordered and we had too wait an additional 8 min while our food got cold before the fourth entree was served. We thought it may have been an anomaly but ran into 4 other friends who, coincidentally were also there for dinner. Their experience was the same. Additionally there was nothing on the menu for vegetarians or pescatorians. None of the 8 of us will be returning,
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New restaurant in Scottsdale
    WinstonVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    Virtu Honest Craft is the step in the right direction, however, it has a ways to go before it reaches its plateau in culinary excellence. Serving portions are a bit on the small side, therefore, your value for your money is somewhat pricey. The restaurant has potential, but we shall see.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lived up to its reputation
    ASUprof
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    Delicious food, nicely presented. Octopus appetizer world class. Waiter was great, non-pretentious and helpful. We sat outside, lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Virtu
    luvitalianfoodVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Enjoyed grilled asparagus appetizer, lamb and snapper entrees, a wonderful Pine Ridge white blend, three chocolate dessert plate. Great dining experience, very attentive wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    RMHouston
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    We visited Virtu Honest Craft for Restaurant week and am SO glad we did. Everything about the restaurant was perfect but probably the best was our server, George. We go out to eat a fair amount but the service George provided was the best we've ever had. I can't wait to return and will recommend Virtu to everyone. Thank you for a great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice for restaurant week!
    Eatsie2
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Tried Virtu for restaurant week and our party of four was not disappointed. Three had the jumbo pork chop which was cooked perfectly. The chestnut Risotto a nice touch. Chocolate dessert was enough to satisfy any chocoholic! Glad we tried it. Will definitely go back to this little gem tucked away by a funky Little motel in old town Scottsdale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week
    swynkoop
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    Went there for restaurant week. The meat on the 'small plate' was way over cooked and tough. The flat iron steak was just ok but I wouldn't recommend it. The chocolate desert was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go for the cocktails
    boston
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    The food is overpriced considering the portions. Some items were underwhelming and a few were very delicious. Outstanding cocktails!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was outstanding and
    WineandFood
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    The food was outstanding and beautiful, but the service was extremely slow. I know that the staff was overwhelmed, but we waited for 20-30 minutes to even get a glass of wine!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice little neighborhood secret.
    ALMESAVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    Virtu is small and quaint. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The menu small but interesting. Nice find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week
    AboveAverageDiner
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    I love AZ Restaurant Week because it motivates us to venture out to a new place. Virtu Honest Craft is adorable, intimate, and downright charming. The bartender is top-notch and the drinks were excellent. I was served a perfect Aviation, and their gin is Oak aged on site. The Hemingway is also a lovely cocktail. I had the Chop and my husband had the flank steak. Our meals were both very good, and perfectly proportioned. I recommend this restaurant and wish I lived in the neighborhood so I could frequent it more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate