Alto Ristorante e Bar

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Cross over the bridge and through an inviting courtyard to find the vibrant, convivial setting of Alto Ristorante bar. This comfortable Italian restaurant offers light, fresh and flavorful dishes with an emphasis on "the season". Alto features its unique Formaggio & Salumi Cellar, a collection of Italy's best artisanal regional cheeses and meats. An extensive selection of wines from around the world, are cradled on two wine walls. Dinner is served both indoors and alfresco nestled around terrace fire pits, creating a very welcoming atmosphere. Join us for our Monthly Wine Dinners.
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RuthM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the service impeccable! We were celebrating a special wedding anniversary and they presented us with a beautiful complimentary dessert for us and two plates of gorgeous mini desserts for the rest of our table of family members. It was a wonderful evening!

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CharM
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

We did not feel like the hostess or server gave us prompt attention at the door and then the server did not check in with us after our meal was served.

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LisaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Lovely outdoor area if you don’t mind the ducks begging for scraps. Service variable. Hostess seemed overwhelmed, with just a few at her desk and a reservation in place. Bus-staff was fantastic. Wait-staff ok. Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Here for a conference and decided to hit up the restaurant. They sat me by a fire pit, which was a nice treat.

The food was very good - I was very surprised. The lobster pasta was unique, and of a generous portion. The wine list was decent too.

Highly recommend!

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KaitlynM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The ambiance was amazing. The server was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Really overpriced for what you get. Had the seafood dish on the Valentines Day menu, as it was to feature shrimp. There was not one shrimp on the plate. Ended up being about $115 per person with tip. Wouldn’t go back.

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DanW
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an anniversary dinner. The fireside table and ambience was delightful. The service was exceptional & the food was off the hook good.

We scheduled and enjoyed a gondola ride that’s was outstanding. One of the best evenings I’ve ever experienced.

We would highly recommend Alto’s & The Hyatt Gainey! First class facility

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DanielleL
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrate our wedding anniversary at Alto recently and it made for an incredibly romantic evening! The service was some of the best I have ever encountered, the ambiance (we were seated on the patio next to one of the fire pits) was wonderful, the food was all excellent and we loved the locally sourced ingredients, and the gondola ride to finish off our evening was so relaxing. We will definitely be back!

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vipFoodgirl
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess was nice. Waited and his assistant were great! Food was awesome. We sat outside. It was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 year anniversary

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vipDavid
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Spot on recommendations from our server, Christopher. chicken dish was unique and tasty, pasta was delicious. Great experience, we will be back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best octopus I ever had in USA
Great creme brûlée

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. Amazing restaurant. Amazing servers. WOW WOW WOW!

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MarlynnR
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience at Alto. I found the portion size to be rather small, although everything was excellent. The service is second to none! The room seemed a little bit plain to me, but comfortable. Outdoor seating might be a better option next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting this restaurant, and it was great! We got seated immediately (Thursday evening), and the service by Whitney and team was impeccable. The food was so tasty. We then proceeded to the outdoor patio, where Whitney had a section. Same excellent service. We wrapped up the evening with a complimentary gondola ride (usually $10, but on the house if you dine at the resort). Magical time!

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LisaG
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would recommend Also Ristorante e Bar to a friend and I already have. The service was wonderful as the staff was very accommodating for my husband's birthday. The meals were fantastic. I had scallops while my husband enjoyed the chicken. It was the perfect amount of food with the fingerling potato appetizer we ordered along with the great tasting bread that comes to the table. If you are there for a special occasion for 2, I would recommend asking for a seat by the fireplace but the restaurant is very cozy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Octopus and meatballs apps were pretty good. Fresh pasta is a bonus. Servers had pride in their work, which made a positive difference

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AmyA
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Came here for our anniversary in August and if was amazing, I couldn't wait to come back. We walked in and were told by the way our menu has changed.
This menu was not very good. Bruschetta was great as always but meal felt like leftovers tossed in a bowl and charged $35 for. It was not good. Very disappointed.

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vipGwyn
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food - would definitely return

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vipBJJh
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always a great choice at Gainey Ranch...food is phenomenal and service perfect....thoroughly enjoyable...and the gondola ride after so much fun!

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HeatherM
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome but overpriced based on portion size

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Dannychan
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Proposed, she said yes. Alto was exquisite and the Gondola made it easy to take a knee in an unexpected place. Ambiance was wonderful. Thank you all, for real, each staff member from the bar to those in the wrong restaurant I wandered into made it a priority to assist. A night we will never forget.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere... truly terrible food! Even if it was priced like a food court meal, I wouldn’t return to eat there. $200 + for 2 adults and a child, and we left hungry and disappointed. Try another spot for italian. Even my pizza loving daughter wouldn’t eat her cheese pizza it was so awful.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an awesome time, the service was outstanding...

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vipRose
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent--it was my companion's birthday and the dessert was much enjoyed. We also enjoyed the gondola rid. Thanks to all.

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Rickspicks
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Prawns were chewy... 3 Prawns... 3. I am a grown man with an appetite and this was a joke of a portion.
They were like rubber.
Glass of wine tipped over and waiter did not offer to replace or help clean up???
Ordered a Margarita to find they used a small, very small martini glass.. Seriously for the price had 4 sips and it was gone. Live and learn...
I have been here several times over many years and this was not like it used to be, especially the food.

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vipShanaD
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the food and service. We had a very enjoyable dinner and this was an excellent value.

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Pooks
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to have dinner , had a great time with my girlfriend for out anniversary. Our waiter was awesome as well . I wouldn't have choose a better place. Thank you

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Brittany
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been here a few times in the past and I've never been let down. The food is amazing and they servers are very knowledgeable. Not to mention, the gondola ride afterwards is such a unique experience. I would 100% recommend this place.

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vipMayr
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal great service just the right special treat as we near the end of our vacation!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding!!

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KarriganM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Steige was the best part, he was so nice and helpful, 10/10 would come again

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Octopus... Tender and delicious..served with a tangy, creamy sauce... Very nice cheese and meat board.....

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vipMquaid
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable family dinner and excellent price.

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vipDougL
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I recently dined at Alto. It was something of a special occasion as twenty years earlier, we met in the lobby bar while listening to a flamenco guitarist by the name of Esteban. She suggested we have dinner in Alto, so I made a reservation. We were seated promptly and had a nice table overlooking the patio. Our server was prompt and took our drink and appetizer order. We shared a Burrata Bruschetta which was delicious and the perfect size to share. For our entrees, my wife had the Prawns while I had the Tagliatelle alla Bolognese. The prawns came with a healthy portion of lemon risotto and my wife seem to enjoy the dish. My pasta was just OK in my view. The pasta was well prepared, but the bolognese was not, at least to me, a traditional bolognese. Since my wife is first generation Italian, I have had lots of bolognese, both home cooked and in other Italian restaurants. This one just didn’t do it for me. I also noticed that there were lots of chunks of carrots in the sauce. Now I know that carrots are supposed to be in there to give some sweetness, but they are supposed be very finely chopped. It also did not seem to have very much flavor. Also, I was very surprised there were no veal dishes on the menu at all. For the Yelpers out there...be informed that the menu for this restaurant on Yelp is not current. Open Table’s menu for the restaurant is accurate. All in all, there are many better restaurants in Scottsdale if you are looking for Italian food. I will say it was a pretty decent value for the price and the Family Style Pasta Dinner special looks like the way to go for a family with a couple of kids.

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RonaldS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ambiance was amazing. I don't think there was a rating high enough for our server Steven, the service was amazing! To follow up dinner with a nice anniversary Cruise in a gondola really topped it off. The food was amazing, cooked to perfection, and was matched by its presentation. I would recommend this restaurant to any one

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place for a Saturday night date night! From the attentive staff to the delicious food, you can't ask for a better experience at a reasonable price.

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AmethystS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christoph was great. Super patient and timely and made great suggestions.

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Gabriellaamariaa
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My boyfriend and I came to Alto for dinner during our Anniversary Vacation in Scottsdale. Our waiter Wade was awesome ! My boyfriend has a gluten sensitivity and normally most Italian restaurant don't carry gluten free pasta. Not only did Alto have gluten free pasta but also gluten free bread. My boyfriend was in heaven. The food was delicious ! They went above and beyond to make us feel special. We also we given two complimentary tickets for a gondola ride under the moonlight while having Marcus sing to us in Italian. This was a highlight to our trip !

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vipMichaelT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Steig was a great server. Good wine. Good meal. The prawns were awesome. The dessert was on point!

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Alto Ristorante e Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 741 OpenTable diners.

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