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Cowboy Ciao

4.4
1780 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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Ask a local where to find unique food & wines in a fun, unpretentious setting and there's a good chance Cowboy Ciao will be near the top of the list. And why not? Bold flavors, a massive wine list, whimsical decor and friendly, personalized service are a few of the reasons to love this small, independent hot spot. Try the legendary Stetson Chopped Salad or Exotic Mushroom Pan Fry with a Bay To Breakers, your favorite syrah, or a bargain bottle of malbec from South America. Save room for pastry chef Country Velador's memorable desserts! Lunch & dinner daily, Sunday Brunch dishes. A Valley favorite since 1997, this Modern American eatery has two siblings literally next door -- FnB (seasonal, local, often organic & sustainable, all-Arizona wine list); Kazimierz World Wine Bar (wines galore, global grazing, live entertainment every night of the week).
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Southwest, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm (Sundays include Brunch dishes & cocktails!). Dinner: Seven Days a Week: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(480) 946-3111
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Cross street: 6th Avenue, just South of Cameback
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What 1780 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jeff (Phoenix)
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Don’t order the wild boar. Not a good dish. Meat was not trimmed well, green beans had some sort string vinigar on them. Wine list is very extensive, if they have it in stock.

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vipWgilkison (Phoenix)
3.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Cowboy Ciao is known for its chopped salad. I found it a bit bland for my taste buds. Having conversation with friends is literally impossible because the noise level was deafening. CC had come highly recommended, and I will recommend it, but I’m in no hurry to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
2.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

We had been referred to Cowboy Ciao by a friend in Dallas. I had the mushroom “pan fry” which consisted of a great variety of different types of mushrooms over two polenta cakes drowned (swimming actually) in a bland cream sauce. The mushrooms were very good; but the polenta cakes and quantity of bland cream sauce killed the dish. My wife had the brisket sandwich - brisket great; but, the overall sandwich was soggy and the carmelized onions overpowered the dish.

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FDok (Pittsburgh)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

The best wine list I've seen.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve

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vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

Waitstaff had too many tables! Had to wait for drink refills and didn’t order desert cuz it would have taken too long.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Delicious as always! Got to have the chopped salad!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on December 19, 2017

Amazing place - consistent, unique and delicious menu, fantastic server and a wine list that is the best around

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vipJBLMDMBA (Phoenix)
5.0
Dined on December 18, 2017

Not a giant menu but choices of all kinds from soups, salads, and of course some very interesting taste options. I did the exotic mushroom fry with polenta- excellent variety and textures. It run of the mill wines by the glass. Fast service and plenty of quantity. Definite recc for lunch!

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MARK (Phoenix)
5.0
Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent food and service. Always a winner! Their award winning salad continues to amaze and the sandwiches were so tasty

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Southwest, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm (Sundays include Brunch dishes & cocktails!). Dinner: Seven Days a Week: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Cross street
6th Avenue, just South of Cameback
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(480) 946-3111
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Entertainment
Not here, but at our wine bar Kazimierz, yes...every night of the week! Just a two-minute walk right next door!
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Catering
While we don't offer off-site catering, we do welcome groups of all sizes. Please see our Private Dining info!
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Parking details
You may find street parking on either Stetson Drive or 6th Avenue (in front of and adjacent to the restaurant, respectively). Valet parking is available ($5) in the parking lot directly behind restaurant (enter from Scottsdale Rd, left at 2nd driveway). There are free public parking garages directly across the street at SouthBridge, as well as one at 3rd Ave. & Craftsman Court (5 minute walk).
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Public transit
The Downtown Scottsdale Trolley is a free service which runs all day and makes frequent stops throughout all the downtown neighborhoods, as well as several Scottsdale and Paradise Valley resorts
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Executive chef
Lester Gonzalez
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Join us for our monthly Sommelier Showdowns, featuring a guest sommelier in a battle of the palates with owner/wino Peter Kasperski. 5 courses, 10 wines. A steal at $50++! Reserve by phone only: 480-WINE-111

Private Dining

Choose from a variety of semi-private spaces, seating options & table configurations for groups of 12-150. For a double dose of local flavor, start your guests off with a reception at our wine bar next door! Food & Beverage minimums apply on certain evenings, at certain times of the year.

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