Ristorante Tuscany @ JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Ristorante Tuscany @ JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Ristorante Tuscany @ JW Marriott Desert Ridge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jwdesertridgeresort.com/
  • Phone: 4802933737x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Serving Dinner 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Private dining options available for up to 100 guests and all event types.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Beth Ciammitti
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: For private dining options and parties please contact Ashley DiDea at (480)293-3976.

  • Special Events: For private dining options and parties please contact Ashley DiDea at (480)293-3976 or Ashley.DiDea@Marriott.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tatum Blvd & Deer Valley Rd
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Discounted valet parking at the resort main entrance when dining in the restaurant.
A word from Ristorante Tuscany @ JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Tuscany is all about authentic Italian comfort flavors, superb, but affordable wines, and exceptional, engaging service.  All provided in a warm, inviting atmosphere where guests of any age, whether on business or pleasure, traveling alone or with family, are encouraged to share in a journey of Italian cuisine guided by an attentive service staff, using an array of menu combinations comprised of mouth-watering small plates, generous sharing dishes, and individual entrees.

We specialize in creating hand-crafted pizzas, pastas, and cheeses, as well as delightful house-made desserts prepared by the resort’s National Pastry Champions. Our seasonal menu focuses on locally grown produce and products, fresh from farms such as McClendon, Crow’s Dairy, and Queen Creek Olive Mill, as well as our very own organic herb garden.
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Ristorante Tuscany @ JW Marriott Desert Ridge reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (18)fit for foodies (11)great for outdoor dining (11)romantic (10)scenic view (10)good for groups (9)notable wine list (8)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (4)neighborhood gem (3)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great find and great food
    347Grill
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Stayed at the hotel, but was not expecting the quality of food and service from an onsite restaurant. Great find.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Anniversary Meal
    EmilyVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My husband and I ate here with our daughter recently to celebrate our anniversary (we were staying in the hotel). The staff went out of their way to acknowledge the event and make us feel special. The food was delicious, servers were very thoughtfully attentive, and we had a great table with a view both of the grounds outside and the open kitchen. I am always a sucker for Italian food, and this place did not disappoint! They even gave us a complimentary dessert in honor of our special night. Would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Extremely disappointed
    FanOfFood
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We ordered mussels and fried artichokes to start and were disappointed at the fact that the artichokes were soft and mushy instead of crispy and that there were a number of muscle shells that didn't have any muscles in them (which sucks because there wasn't a lot to begin with). Everything we ordered we have had there before and basically the the food went from amazing to sub par. We ordered shrimp short rib risotto and the shrimp came out raw in the middle. Instead of the server clearing the plate and bringing a new one. She had us scoop them into a bowl and then brought us new ones which is tacky to say the least. The server was non existent and every time we needed something we had to wave our waiter down. Our cookie came out lukewarm
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sub-Par
    Dissapointment
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    As soon as the hot appetizers were placed on the table, Ants came out from everywhere. A Lot of ants. We told the waiter's assistant and we he saw all of the ants on the white table cloth he moved us right away. When we told the waiter when he came back to the new table the "second time"... All he said was "Oh" The Manager didn't say anything about it when he came to the table to ask about our food. I cant believe no one apologized!!! We also watched them reset that table for someone else. Pretty Gross.We are local, had high hopes and will not be back!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CLEANPLATE
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME WE HAVE EATEN AT THIS RESTAURANT. BOTH THE FOOD,, AND ESPECIALLY THE SERVICE WERE EXCELLENT
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bitter food
    palate1
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My appetizers and meal were not good, smelled odd and the fried artichoke was bitter. Very nice waiter.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Discovery
    luvfoodandwine
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We had never been to this restaurant before and was thoroughly impressed especially since it was a weeknight in the middle of July, a hot time of year in Phoenix. The food and service was exceptional. We have already recommended it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Excellent Food and Service! The décor and ambiance were also outstanding. We will definitely eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good experience
    mmmdave
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The server was very thoughtful, friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was romantic and elegant without being stuffy. The food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AZ Gem
    AKMomVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The baked chocolate chip cookie desert was amazing! Dinner was good - worth a visit. Great friendly service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Outstanding service and food. Veal Saltimbocca and the Ravioli were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 236 reviews are from the Ristorante Tuscany @ JW Marriott Desert Ridge reviews archive.
  • Dinner for 6
    Nordy40
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We were staying at the J W MARRIOTT and booked reservation at Tuscany for dinner. The restaurant was nice and our server was very good but unfortunately, the food lacked a lot. I had the bolognese and it was very bland. The extended wine list seemed better than other reviews but we wouldn't return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tuscany az
    lovetodinegolf
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    this is a wonderful place, beautiful location. The service is a++. The food is beautifully served and very good.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Good Time
    CriticalReviewersVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Dinner at Tuscany was delicious. Afterward we sat outside and had after dinner drinks. An excellent jazz band was playing and it was an enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Atypical Italian Fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Not your typical Italian fare, but tasty. Risottto was Awesome! Those desiring a more traditional menu May not enjoy as much. Reasonably priced, not a kid Friendly venu. Just my husband and I. Not a great wine list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it use to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Took too long to get food when we were early diners and the restaurant was not busy. Something is very wrong when the restaurant is not busy on a Friday night in high season of baseball spring training. For example it took 30 minutes to bring a bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed it!
    Jeeg
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    From our drinks to dessert--everything was great! Highly recommend the bolognese. It was awesome!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excited about eating here but
    Candi935VIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    I guess we ordered wrong. the pizza was good but not any better. the pasta was doughy as if the water was not hot water. the sauce was dry so we added the garlic dipping sauce, much better. I had asked if the short ribs risotto was sweet as I do not care for sweet entrees, I was informed not it was not. well, it was and did not eat it, just was not good. I think they need to work on their menu. at this quality resort, I expect exceptional dining. Ate at the Roy's tge next night and I am never disappointed, east at Roy's until menu improves at Tuscany.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Taste
    Dinnerfor2
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    The veal saltimbaca was outstanding ! The Caesar salad lacked dressing , but the local green salad was very good. It was a pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Looking For Their Identity
    GaryVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    The location and the ambience were very good for an Italian restaurant. However, it appeared they were trying to find their identity, rather than just being a very good Italian restaurant. Also, the wine choices were mediocre.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very good and
    Hemi
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The food was very good and reasonable and I would definitely recommend this restaurant. We had a group of 6 and they were very accommodating even though we were late. The restaurant was hard to find and there was not sign that was visible so we went by it a couple of times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place
    JimPal
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner here. It was a very nice experience. I felt the menu was a little limited in its choices. For the prices, I would expect a little more than we got but everything was done reasonably well.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuscany @ Desert Ridge
    KennebunkDinerVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Service was slow, especially at first, but more than competent. The food was a bit uneven, my wife's pizza was not good while my veal dish was very good. Overall, just an average experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay
    Diana
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The service was excellent but we did expect more from this Marriott resort. We ordered the scallops small plate as an appetizer. They were fine and cooked well. The Caesar salad was dry. Overall just not impressive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful dinner
    enjoygreatfood2
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We stay at the Desert Ridge JW Marriott quite a bit but had never tried Tuscany until Valentine's weekend. We had a wonderful dinner on Saturday night. We were lucky enough to meet Chef Betheny and she was very nice. Our meal from the soups to the short ribs for my wife and the pork for me was amazing. We paired a great wine and had so much fun. The decadent desert (deep dish chocolate chip cookie with gelato) was a killer. The service was outstanding!! We highly recommend this restaurant whether you are staying here or not. We just loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Valentine's Day Dinner!
    ShaySun
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My boyfriend and I truly enjoyed this dining experience! Excellent food and ambiance. Our server was very friendly and knowledgable. We will come back for sure and we will definitely recommend this place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day
    Husker
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great dinner. Food was super. Dessert outstandung. Just a little noisy. Two big tables next to us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too bad its at a resort
    PRB123
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food and service at this restaurant was very good. We attended on the evening of Valentines Day. We expected a more upscale experience. However, we were surrounded by many people in shorts and sandals. The lighting in the restaurant was very bright and a lot of the people were talking very loud. Overall, we would return to this restaurant, but probably not for a special occasion. Finally (and this is no fault of the restaurant's), the valet at the resort was full and we had to walk a very long distance to get to the public parking lot. It would have been nice if some type of golf cart shuttle was available.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Questionable Menu
    Oceanview
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was Valentine's Day and supposedly an Italian restaurant. None of the entrees appealed to us...odd seafood pairings...rest of them had pork bellies, veal bellies....just icky. Ended up getting some small plates and sharing them. Would go again but just for drinks and the atmosphere, not the food. Great service!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for a special occasion.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful, the hotel ambiance is fantastic and the service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meals were very good, but
    ValentineDinner
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Meals were very good, but a little too much oil in my short-rib risoto.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Pleasant Evening
    CriticalReviewersVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    We enjoyed a very pleasant evening at the Marriott Desert Ridge with out of town friends. We spent an hour on the patio having a glass of wine while enjoying the fire pit and the beautiful scenery, followed by dinner at Tuscany. Our friends loved the food and the prices were very reasonable. We ordered the small plates, which allowed us to have room for delicious desserts.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Meh"
    ArizonaVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Our experience at the restaurant was "Meh" (so-so). We would not go back. The food was literally swimming in oil. I can't even imagine how much olive oil they used on our pasta dishes. Makes me sick thinking about it. Go to Roys instead.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The pasta itself, made at
    bluedaisy
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    The pasta itself, made at the restaurant, was very good. Not too impressed with the sauces cooked with the pasta. They were almost soup-like. Bread served was very hard, made it difficult to break and eat. Will not be a favorite of ours for Italian food. However, the service was very good and the ambience was inviting.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    Easttdav
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    I don't like to over-use that word, but it fits. The waiter was terrific, the food excellent, and the place is beautiful. It was a great dining expereience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    SoAmazing
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Terrifically enjoyable and forever memorable, the entire experience was amazing! Our waitress was outstanding: personable, friendly, efficient, kind, and very attentive! Our dinner was delicious, seasoned perfectly, and very enjoyable! Thank you very much for everything !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food with options
    McdonowilVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Nice menu with great gluten free options! Wonderful homemade pastas, fresh bread and a good glass of wine at reasonable prices.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant Dining
    CatmomVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Beautiful relaxing and romantic atmosphere. Exceptional food and extremely attentive service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuscany's
    PatWVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    Fabulous restaurant, especially on a resort premises. The food was outstanding as well as the service. The decor was absolutely breath-taking and we enjoyed our dinner with great satisfaction. Terrific find!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great hotel restaurant
    sstwo
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    we had a very good meal there, pizza was really good, salad & PASTA WAS ALSO EXCELLENT
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate