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About Alto Ristorante e Bar
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, with an emphasis on Italy, are cradled on two wine walls. Dinner is served both indoors and alfresco nestled around terrace fire pits, creating a very welcoming atmosphere. Your evening is complete with a gondola ride along the resort's waterways. Join us for our Monthly Wine Dinners.
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Hours of Operation:
Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(480) 444-1234 ext. 8640
Nighly live entertainment at the Center Stage Bar in the Lobby. Please call for schedule details.
• 0-4 Hours $8.00
• 4-8 Hours $14.00
• Over 8 Hours $21.00
Self-parking is provided on a complimentary basis for up to 3 hours, with validation, for guests using our outlets or spa.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for our Monthly Wine Dinner. November 16th, 2017, featuring Robert Craig Wines. Reception at 6:30pm followed by a multi-course dinner at 7pm. $95 per person.
Private parties available for 8 to 100 guests; customized menus, proximity seating or private party seating. Please call a minimum of 2 weeks in advance.
Alto Ristorante e Bar Ratings and Reviews
Disappointing. Alto doesn't have it's own cozy space as you might expect of a nice Italian restaurant, rather it's shoehorned into the back of the hotel's southwest style restaurant.
Food was for the most part good. The one glaring exception was the pasta, which despite coming highly recommended by the waiter, was so under-seasoned it was criminal.
Romantic dinner with a free gondola ride is very attractive if you are here as a date or special romantic event, however, even you made an reservation earlier and notice the restaurant that you are here for a birthday dinner, they prepared “nothing”, not even a “happy birthday greeting”. The server lack of experiences, don’t know how to introduce chef’s special, and pour the wine. It’s a bit sad with this high class (price) restaurant. I might not coming this restaurant again, but Hotel was amazing!
The server offered a special that was not what I expected. She gave me a second option that was a poor piece of steak and a vegetable that I was unable to eat. My husband ordered a steak filet but they took it back when they returned with my meal. We were told there were no more filets left so he had the same meal as I had. He said he would have rather had a cold filet rather than have a substitute dish that was poor quality. The only good thing about the meal was the bread. The meal was very disappointing. We left still hungry.
We went back to where the music was being played and enjoyed an after dinner drink.
This a evening we won't forget. . . . .
We came here for my husbands birthday, which we’ve did when while we dated. The first occasion was perfect in every manor. This time everything was horrible, had cocktails at the bar before sitting down, that took 15 minutes. Bartender never explained why, realized they didn’t have all the ingredients for them. Sat down and was told our server was Brittany, a wonderful guy named Austen helped us. We saw our server only a few times, she had other tables that were having issues. We got our wine and appetizer, asked for bread for the meat and cheese plate. She never came, asked the manager, never came. 20 minutes later Austen asked us for something, we got bread finally. We decided to cancel our dinners with him, the manager that never brought us Brad was trying to deliver our meals. We told him that we already canceled our meals because of service issues and he apologized. He came back to invite us again to try the restaurants at his expense. We declined, he comped the items that we had purchased already and we left it at that. We tipped the server we were given and tipped Austen for his help. The manager even said he felt disconnected with what was going on tonight with the service and food issues. We will not be back ever, they ruined my husband birthday dinner.
Recently went here for dinner. Our whole dinner took about 2 hours. The service was horrible. No server knew whose table we belonged to, drinks and food took well over 25 minutes to receive. It seemed to be the theme of the night after talking to other patrons. We did however have a great water/bread server.
The salmon dish did not have flavor n no taste and second dish steak minion also had no flavor or meaty taste both dish had cut potatoes n was more flavory, the bread n cheese and n olive oil was very delicious for a first time of my date enjoyed all ecept her meal steak, gondola ride was good too beautiful place for a great date or getaway thank you
I wanted to share our experience at your restaurant on 10/21/2017. I had planned this dinner way in advance and also had arranged for flowers to be delivered to the restaurant the morning of our reservation which was at 6:15 pm. We had our wedding anniversary dinner at this restaurant in 2015 with flowers on the table the gondola ride afterward was a perfect touch very romantic, drinks afterward by the fire and the band at the hotel.
Well when we got to the restaurant there were no flowers. I asked where they were and they did not have any idea. Needless to say they were never found and FTD indicates that they were delivered to the restaurant. I was upset and felt terrible for my wife because I knew she was let down as well. The manager apologized extensively indicating he would accommodate and make it right for us. I did not really pay much attention to that since I was focused on my wife. We had dinner and were looking to the after dinner romantic gondola ride.
The waiter indicated that the manger graciously comped our dinner salads and a dessert…..I mean seriously. That indicated to me right there how sensitive your manager was to the situation. $160 dinner and you comp two dinner salads and a dessert that the manager (not this one) brought to us as an anniversary gift in 2015. I paid and they gave us two passes to the gondolas. The gondolas were busy but they said no worries we are doubling up on the gondolas! While we were talking to him they were putting a family with a crying baby on the gondola and had a couple not assosciated with the family sit in with them. The individual at the counter said just be glad you are not on that boat. Obviously they did not understand the concept of a gondola ride. I mean they were treating this as if it was a State Fair ride. I again saw how disappointed my wife was because she remembered from 2015 how romantic our last time was on the gondola. I placed the gondola passes into the trash and we walked away and went home.
We had an excellent dinner at Alto. My husband was celebrating a birthday so we had a table outside and the ambiance was spectacular. He had a filet and I had the special Chilean sea bass which was amazing. the service was very good . One issue, we weren't told that the filet did not come with vegetables or potatoes so the plate seemed empty except for the meat. They should do some kind of garnish and definitely ask if the customer would like a side dish. Wines are a bit high and usually priced about 3 times of the retail pricing. Alto seems to price the wines about 3 1/2 times the retail pricing. The free birthday dessert and the gondola tickets were a nice touch.
This restaurant was AWESOME!!! The food was AWESOME!!! Our waiter Christop was AWESOME!!! He knew the menu frontwards and backwards. He gave us great selections to try for dinner and even pick out a good bottle of wine... I definitely will be back to this resort/restaurant when in Scottsdale. 5 stars across the board!!! Amazing
We had never heard of this venue, but saw a Groupon and thought we'd give it a try. It was great! The food was awesome, and it was a lovely evening. The wait staff were great. We also really enjoyed the complimentary gondola ride after the meal - what amazing voices they have! It was a lovely night. Thank you.
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