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
86 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (72)great for outdoor dining (50)special occasion (45)neighborhood gem (42)romantic (37)great for brunch (19)hot spot (13)notable wine list (11)great for lunch (7)late-night find (4)good for groups (4)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Fine diner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Although I thoroughly enjoyed the food and the setting, the noise level made it almost impossible to have a conversation and the restaurant was not full. I would have to think long and hard about returning because of the difficulty in conversing with your dinner companions. Too bad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Succulent!
    VandraVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Wow - I'm so happy we found this place! Expect to be wowed by impeccable service and well-thought-out dishes. The only con: The menu is small but changes frequently. I wish it listed more entrees during lunch, but the juicy, thick grass-fed burger with cheese was divine. Plus, this is the first time I've requested medium-rare and the burger actually came out medium-rare. Impressive. The two salads we shared - heirloom tomato and the burrata salad - also left us swooning. Everything is so fresh and portioned appropriately. My friend ordered a chocolate dessert and claimed it was the best dessert she's had. Ever. She's 44, so that's a lot of desserts to compare it with. I live in Tucson, and I will drive another two hours to eat here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb but not stuck up
    SuperK8
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had a lot of fun and enjoyed amazing specialty cocktails and unique, beautifully prepared food. It is now one of my top 5 favorite restaurants. Easily the best modern European style restaurant in Arizona.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was good,
    WonderfulVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    but not as good as the first time we went (about 6 months ago). We ordered brioche, salads and two entrees, all of which were over salted. I like the atmosphere though and other than the saltiness, the restaurant is very trendy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Brunch
    13platesVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Brunch at Virtu is quiet...very different than in the evening. The food is just as delicious and our server was friendly. Undecided on wines, she brought tastes of two with great descriptions on both. My husband had the peperonata hash...a hearty meal. I enjoyed the daily crepe. Espresso is rich and lemoncello nicely sweet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it was just ok
    lolamadigan123VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The service was schizophrenic – when the waiter was there and available, he was exceedingly friendly. He just never seemed to be available, was pretty late with drinks, and we were at a really small table so we actually bussed our own table by moving dirty plates to the table next to us.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Virtu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Nice place. Good wine list. Nice pour. After some adjustments to my wife's selected meal, all went well. Service is good also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Nowthatsaspicymeatball
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Almost feels a little bohemian but with a touch of class. Excellent food and moderate pricing. Great little neighborhood place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun ambience, disappointing food
    Amusee
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The bistro-like setting is warm and inviting even though the sound level became annoying at times. The appetizers really stand out - next time we may make a meal of them. The Ragu sauce on the spinach pasta lacked any seasoning, the roasted cauliflower on my branzino was cold, and the cassoulet with the smoked duck breast seemed not to fit. We will give it another chance, maybe not on a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A delightful find
    BillVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We saw this in the local paper and went to try it out. It is outsatanding! My wife liked the octipus and I liked the portobello grilled cheese. The menu is limited but that is good as what is on the menu is very well prepared
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Can't Go Wrong with Any Meal Here
    scottsdalelori
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I have been to Virtu twice for dinner and this was my first time for brunch. There is never anything but positive things to say. Service is good, the atmosphere, whether inside the small space or outside on the patio, is lovely, and the food - you can never quite decide b/c all things on the menu sound good. We had the potato, peppers, and egg sandwich which was delicious and not too heavy or greasy. And we shared a veggie crepe which was enormous but ....I was able to eat my share of both dishes, plus all my fruit. Not to mention the yummy twist on a mimosa that they make. Can't go wrong here. Brunch for two was $54 total, tip, tax, and all. I thought it was well worth it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    Emmy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our party of four had a great dining experience here. The service was impeccable, and the food amazing! It was a repeat visit for my husband and I but our friends were first timers. They agreed we would all come back. The grilled octopus is one of my favorites, cooked perfectly and seasoned beautifully. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Virtu
    Mikery2
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Super friendly and helpful staff. Exc meatball appetizer. Good short ribs. Superb scallops. Magnificent sticky toffee pudding cake for dessert. Virtu has a very interesting menu with lots of creative dishes. But this is a small room, with all hard surfaces. When it is 50% full it is extremely noisy. I am guessing that at peak dinner hours it is difficult to have a conversation across a table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Renovation disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went to just before they closed to renovate and loved the quiet ambience and menu. We returned on opening day and could not hear ourselves. Disappointed with the menu changes. One waitress kept swearing under her breathe of not being able to hear. It was a true disappointment, I am sorry to say
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice Brunch
    mitpaul1
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Although they were closing that evening for a 2 week summer vacation/remodel the selections were sufficient and quality very good. Nice creative use of seasonings. Good beer and wine selections.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and service
    drewe
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Had possibly our best meal of 2014 (thus far) here. Very creative menu — the burrata appetizer w/ prosciutto & honey was incredible, and my flat iron steak was cooked perfectly. They also have unique cocktails that are made with lots of care. We had outstanding service and really enjoyed everything. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • toml
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Had an excellent meal.Service was very good and very satisfied with the experience.Will plan to return in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Heavenly Meal
    AZLollyVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We had the restaurant to ourselves at 5pm in July and took advantage of the chef's undivided attention. Delicately stuffed squash blossoms, grilled octopus, and burrata with deliciously charred bread just for starters. Then branzino and pork loin chop followed by an orgasmic chocolate sticky pudding. All the portion sizes were substantial. It's the quality of food we dream about.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Is there value for your money?
    WinstonVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The kitchen crew behind Virtu does a good job even when the main chef Gio Osso is not around. The problem that our table experienced was lack of experience from our server who at times did not listen to the requests coming our table. The one head scratching component when leaving Virtu was did we receive value for our money? Yes the food quality and flavors are quite good, but the portions were small and the wine selection limited. Call me old fashion, but I expect a bit more for $75 dollars besides a quarter of appetizer, one entree, a quarter of a dessert and two glasses of wine. So, one leaves Virtu with quality of food but not quantity of consumption while saying to oneself...was this value for your money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious - but mind where you sit
    lindalqian
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food and drinks were amazing (this was my second visit), but we were seated at an outdoor table - which in July, is something you need to prepare for. The inside of the restaurant was very loud. The hostess did try to call me ahead of time to let me know about the outdoor seating. I would definitely come back, when the weather is cooler.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • virtu
    annazVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    maybe because it's summer but our party of 4, who have loved Virtu this time were very disappointed and underwhelmed. The delicious pork chop of several months ago is now breaded, flattened, fried served with salad greens..& dry. I must have misread what was on the menu. I want to return to try again, but dont know if other diners will join me. Also, the "steak dish" was minuscule. Desserts were good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food again!
    jjphxVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Always have a great meal. Need to try some other appetizers besides the Octopus but it's outstanding. The presentation of the scallops and sides that come with it are perfect balance. Small bistro is charming but very loud with full restaurant and too bad they can't dim lights. Still our number one place in Phoenix/Scottsdale though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You Will Want to Lick Your Plate
    gitlawVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Every dish is inspired and delightful. We love Chef Gio and the smaller size of Virtu allows each and every dish coming out of the kitchen to be perfectly prepared per order. And the wine prices are reasonable considering this is Scottsdale! Lots of free parking, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in Scottsdale
    Midwest2VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We have been to Virtu 4 or 5 times now and each visit has a new and unique menu which makes this special, and each time the food is flawless both in terms of presentation and taste. Our daughter and son-in-law were visiting from NYC. When we see them we sample great New York restaurants, they consider Virtu as matching some of the best of NYC. Service was attentive, drinks are creative, menu items worth your time and attention. Mark this as one of the best in the Phoenix metro area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites
    azappleVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This was our fourth time here. Each time the food is terrific...interesting, creative and delicious. I had the duck last night and I am trying to figure out how soon I can get back for more. We invited some friends, one of whom is not a foodie. Did not realize it until we picked them up. Was worried, but her agreed to be a bit adventurous. We shared the asparagus, calamari, and asparagus, and he had the branzino. He ate all of his, part of his wife's, then asked when he could come back. We dined early since it can get pretty loud later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eh...
    grtmealVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Service has greatly improved. Noise level is almost intolerable. No misters outside so not a reasonable summer option. Food was tasty but way over salted
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    atldiner90VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had been wanting to go here for a while. It was an amazing meal and certainly worth the wait. We had a variety of appetizers including the burrata and asparagus with duck egg- both wonderful. They had a mussels special that night that was outstanding. We did scallops and pasta carbonara for entrees and all were excellent. We are still dreaming of the sticky toffee cake for dessert. Probably one of the top three desserts I have ever had. Service was outstanding as well. Overall, an amazing meal!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    RestaurantfanVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Very small menu but everything we tried was amazing. Especially fantastic desserts and gelato.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Truly Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The best restaurant that we've visited in a long time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks for the recommendation
    cia85044
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    A friend of ours recommended the restaurant. Great recommendation. Food was great... Wine list was small but still had a good selection with some reasonable prices. Definitely will be back. My only complaint... I was not aware at the time of our reservation nor until we walked in that I had to request inside seating! Normally sitting out in the patio would not bother me... but now being summer time, the restaurant hold have advised us that our reservation would have us sitting on the patio... The meal would have been even more enjoyable. A misting system would be nice or I will wait to come back in the winter season.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seriously great food, but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    ... being seated outside on a hot night in June certainly detracted. Even though we were in the shade and it was early evening (7:15 reservation), it was still over 100 degrees outside. When I made the reservation on Open Table I had no idea we would have to sit outside. By the end of the meal we were rushing to get out of there to get back to air conditioning! That having been said, this really is seriously good food. The "chef's snack" of pork rillette, whipped feta, and various pickled items was one of the best things I've eaten this year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wheeler
    Wheeler
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I know it is not high season but that is no reason not to have an adequate wine stock or certain items not available at a restaurant of this calibre. Nothing was done about it . Also nothing was done concerning my husband' birthday. We were at the Mission and they were more enthusiastic and we have been staying at the Bespoke Inn and Cafe for our third night and eaten at virtu how many times.....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pretty darned good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Burrata....vegetables, ambiance, friendliness... (thumbs up) ....veal rack a bit tough, too much chili oil on app (thumbs down)....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VanDee
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great waitress. The starters were very good, with some variety. Our main courses were all real good, except the pork chop which was very pedestrian. Overall a very nice spot, we are sure to be back .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful anniversary dinner
    lovedatenight
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We went to Virtu for our 8th anniversary. We sat outside, under the garden lights. It was very romantic and quiet. The staff was very knowledgeable and attentive. We had the nicoise for an appetizer which was incredible. The main dishes were good. But the toffee pudding dessert was amazing. Drinks were great too. We will definitely be back for a date night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful outdoor dining
    locals
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Love, love this place for food and ambience. Unfortunately, when the inside is full, it can get quite noisy; however, dining outside is wonderful with a cool little patio and the best waitstaff in town! Food is incredible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden secret in Scottsdale
    RacerX
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Excellent restaurant! I will definitely be visiting again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relaxing
    Recommend
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Excellent location and quiet find....Patio would be great in cool evings
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The experience was disappointing,
    hadagoodtime
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    the noise level was high to the point a conversation was difficult. the service was slow and the waiter seemed disinterested. We felt cramped as the tables were too close together. I had the Ahi tuna and it was average while my wife at the pork item on the menu and it looked and tasted like a Shake and Bake receipe. I would not recommend this establishment.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Feeling a bit rushed
    Thediningcouple
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was great and the ambience was fine. We went to the restraint on the recommendation of friends. The entire meal felt rushed like they were just trying to turn the table over quickly. Our whole meal from a bottle of wine through the first courses and then main entree last about 50 minutes. I felt like we were catching a play in NYC. It was a shame that we could not enjoy this restaurant a little longer.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic