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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.

7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:

Sunday - 5:30PM- 10:00PM
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 5:30PM- 10:00PM
Wednesday - 5:30PM- 10:00PM
Thursday - 5:30PM- 10:00PM
Friday - 5:30PM- 10:00PM
Saturday - 5:30PM- 10:00PM

Cross Street:
Scottsdale Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 444-1234 ext. 8640

Website:
http://www.scottsdale.hyatt.com/

Entertainment:
Nighly live entertainment at the Center Stage Bar in the Lobby. Please call for schedule details.

Parking Details:
Self-Parking:
• 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.


Executive Chef:
Christian Brady

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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 Dining

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

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

73% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (21)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Romantic (18)
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Good for a Date (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Scenic View (9)
Cozy (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Authentic (7)
Fun (7)
Business Meals (6)
Casual (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Waterfront (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Live Music (3)
Seasonal (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

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. . . . .

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great service, great suggestions. Wonderful experience.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Poor service very very slow , food wasnt cooked all the way

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very nice place. Food was amazing. Had a great time with my wife.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was really bland. There was no flavor in anything. I had an extra case of chick fil a Sauce in my purse. And used that to dip my chicken in, and then my meal tasted somewhat decent. Not worth the money at all.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Very nice place. Waiter was great. Good place for a date

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Christoph was our server and took excellent care of us. Food was delicious and the environment was very enjoyable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Review is based on outdoor seating. Ambiance and noise level are much more appealing on patio dining. Always a delicious meal with great service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our experience was nothing short of outstanding. Booker, our sweet and attentive waiter, was the best! Knew his stuff, provided outstanding attention and really made our experience!! Can't wait to go back!

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was average for the prices but service was outstanding. Dessert was the best part - chocolate orange mousse.

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food and customer service was amazing! I will bring friends and family back, and spread the word on how wonderful it was.

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Excellent! Highly recommend service was delightful

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great food and service. 5 stars. My wife and I didn’t feel overwhelmed by the waiters or they also didn’t forget us.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This restaurant is always fun. When the weRher is good we always sit outside

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Healthy, Happy Hour, Organic, Romantic, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

So good last time. This time, a disappointment. Food was mediocre and service was spotty. The offered to buy us a drink due to the wait, but still on the check. Sad.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The staff at all of the restaurants at the Hyat where wonderful and our evening at Alto was no exception. Amazing service , VERY tasty meal and we did the Romantic gondola ride afterwords which made for a special evening. Highly recommended !

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Came for restaurant week. Selections very limited, better to order from regular menu. Food okay, but nothing special. Gondola ride afterwards was a nice finish.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We had an amazing dinner during Arizona Restaurant Week. Looking forward to going back to try something else on the menu. Wine selection was amazing.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Awesome place with outstanding food and the best service I have ever had. Highly recommend for any occasion. Beautiful decor and ambiance

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, People Watching, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food choices were limited. Very pricey. Portions were very small. Place was empty but we had to wait over 30 minutes to be seated, 10-15 mins after our reservation.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Fantastic food and service! Alas, the OpenTable reservation was not in the restaurant's system when we arrived, which caused some degree of concern and confusion as the members of our group were being seated in different areas of the restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The menu was very strange. Not things you would expect to see at an Italian Restaurant. 3 pasta options and they were all non-traditional. We decided to order appetizers only. They were delicious

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Limited menu. Odd combinations of food.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on August 14, 2017

It was good not great very small menus choices. Service was excellent .

Tags: Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We had Booker as a server and he was fantastic, knew the menu and made us feel comfortable. Food is very good, presentation beautiful and what you would expect price-wise in Scottsdale for fine dining! Hyatt property is great to walk around or enjoy live music or the Gondola ride where we had Marcus as our gondolier, he was the best one we have had so far! Bravo

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Very pleasant dinner al fresco. Menu is rather small but everything was well prepared and pleasantly served.

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·Dined on July 31, 2017

Alto's has an EXTREMELY LIMITED menu, and is not for anyone wanting "Americanized" or non-seafood pasta. Not many kids would find anything they enjoy.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 24, 2017

We have gone to Alto's over a dozen times. The Chef keeps surprising you with his fantastic specials. The food high quality, designed meal with value. The Gondola desert amazing for a any occasion. The service is always better than good ( Natasha this time has her charm & game) and the team go out of their way to please. Fun and professional. I always feel a great experience awaits me every time.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Christophe is the best server we've ever had...he made the entire night special

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Excellent Sevice. CHRISTOPH is a gem.
The food was excellent and hot.Nice wine list.
We had a very nice dinner and the gondola ride finished the amazing evening.
We will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

This was a highlight of my vacation in the Phoenix area. Our server, Booker, was wonderful: friendly, efficient, had great suggestions to please our palates. Our meals were delicious and expertly prepared with wonderful wine selections. The Hyatt offers free gondola rides with dinner on the man-made lagoon at the Hyatt.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Told them it was our 22nd wedding anniversary. They seated us at a cozy table for 2. Try the bruschetta appetizer! Delicious and generously portioned, could be a small meal in itself. I had surf and turf prime rib and shrimp special. Juicy flavorful steak, cooked right! Prawns were big but a bit overpowered by strong risotto served with. Wife had halibut, again cooked perfect, a generous 1.5 inch thick fresh fillet. Very nicely done. At then end we were stuffed, didn't order dessert but while waiting for check they surprised us with the signature dessert, a plate of creme brûlée served with a big fortune cookie boat filled with fresh berries and a chocolate straw oar - resembling the free gondola rides around the Hyatt's lake which come free with dinner. The dessert was presented with a "Happy Anniversary" chocolate printed mini-sign on the fortune cookie gondola. We were not expecting this at all, truly shows the Hyatt Touch. Tipped generously for great service and am planning on making it our "go-to" for our anniversary dinners for many years to come! Thanks Hyatt 5 Star quality dining experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We have been going here for the last 7 years celebrating out wedding anniversary and we're so disappointed that they changed to a Summer menu. Our favorite Italian place has changed and the food was hardly Italian.

Huge disappointment for us! Likely out last diner there.

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