Permanently Closed - Cowboy Ciao
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Food was excellent although a bit pricey! Would go back because it was so different than other restaurants...
Every time we go to Cowboy Ciao, they never stop surprising us with how delicious their menu is. All 4 of us who went together got something different, and everything we tried from each other’s dish was superb. The prices aren’t too bad either. Great for a date night, friends visiting from out of town, or just because.
I am in love with this place! Mac and cheese...trout...stetson!
Definitely order the chop salad.... everything was delicious!
We ordered off the Restaurant Week menu. My husband's salmon was excellent; my pork dish was okay - all "neutral" flavors, kinda boring though the pork was perfectly cooked. I also ordered a mixed salad off the regular menu with buttermilk dressing - it was probably the best mixed salad I've ever had. Service was really good until toward the end. Appealing decor. The thing that just ruined the whole meal for us was the noise level - and they weren't even full yet. A meal that involves shouting is not a meal I want to repeat.
The old standard items (mushrooms, Stetson salad) where awesome, but the rest of the food was so...so (used to be AWESOME). They have competition now.
The food was bland and the service was rigid, arrogant, was terrible. I used to frequent the place and enjoyed their eclectic menu, but now it is over-priced for sub par food. I mentioned the experience to a friend and she felt the same way about the place, so it is definitely not on the list.
Great food!! We went for restaurant week and loved the special menu. The food and service were outstanding and the wine recommendation was perfect! Overall awesome dining experience.
the noise level is terrible...could hardly hear each other talk. Not sure we will go back because of the noise level. We were there on a Thursday night....can't imagine what it is like on a weekend evening!!!!!!
Very noisy! No sharing allowed during Restaurant Week. They should seriously consider offering some vegan options. There was nothing on menu for me to eat, so didn't. Friends did.
Excellent choice for a birthday dinner with the mister! Drinks were good too
Love this place. Great food and lovely staff. They made me a cocktail based on my preferences and it was delish!
Awesome scallops on risotto! Creamy, firm risotto and tender scallops.
I’ve always been a Ciao fan but haven’t been in several years. I would say Restaurant Week was probably not the best time to return. The restaurant was extra loud, our service was extra slow and the value is just not there. I didn’t realize that by giving us a great price of $33 for a meal meant you were going to provide miniature versions of the dishes. While I understand this now, I don’t believe that was the point of restaurant week. If serving small portions to make the cost work is what is required to make it work for the restaurant, you should be transparent about this when we choose he menu so we know what to expect. All in all, a very disappointing evening out.
Quirky, fun menu and decor. Chose the restaurant week menu - starters of chile tortilla soup (delightfully rich) & shrimp & grits (cheesy!). Mains of short ribs over kale and corn, and steak with black bean risotto. Both flavorful and delicious. Desserts of lemon bread pudding and flourless chocolate cake - these were perfectly sized. Only downside - I wish I had checked the price of the bubbly water before ordering - it was more expensive than the beer. Would go back again in a heartbeat.
The food and service was great as always. Highly recommend the Stetson salad.
One of my favorite restaurants. I always take friends here. I even hit the one in the airport before I fly home!
Maggie was fantastic with recommendations, and the salad was amazing.
In all the times I've eaten there the Stetson Chop is my favorite and the salad I always order. It never disappoints me. Three of us go for lunch as 'our place' and we all order the exact same thing every time. Yummy.
The Stetson salad was the clincher in choosing Cowboy Ciao on our short trip to Scottsdale.
It was life changing! Ray was a phenomenal server and helped guide us thru the menu.
My husband had the mushroom dish, but in hindsight, would have done the small plate version. We shared the Asiago bread as an app- it was delicious. My son had the short rib and was a little overwhelmed by how rich it was. Our daughter had the swordfish which was very yummy. Overall the location is fantastic to take a stroll after dinner. Would definitely go back for the salad and a glass of wine!
One of my Favorite restaurants in the world ❤️ The Stetson Chopped salad is one of a kind & pare That with their Mac & Cheese is super delicious. I had that with the Entree of Short Ribs Yummie 😄
The food was decent and creative, although the rude waitress made it an unpleasant experience for us. At 10 pm, we were given the bill and as they cleaned the kitchen, the dining room lights were shut off on us before the credit card was charged. Plenty of better options.
Food is very different and tasty and the menu offers lots of choices The Stetson salad is terrific and the scallops are good too. Service is excellecnt and wine list is more that adequate
Always a positive experience. Staff is always accommodating.
Outstanding food!! Short ribs are to die for
Had not been here for over 10 years since moving to the Valley. We had a guest in town so decided to go back. We had a 6pm SATURDAY NIGHT reservation. Our guest wanted to try the Wild Boar, a signature dish. We were told they were out. So then he opted for the Short Rib in which we were told the Chef has advised that the Short Rib was supposed to of been ready by 630pm but it is not. He finally selected the Skirt Steak which ended up being tough and under seasoned. I had the Swordfish which was also not seasoned and undercooked. My husband had the Exotic Mushroom Pan Fry which listed it came with 9 different mushrooms. They were so undistinguishable there was no way to tell what variety you had or didn't have. Again, not seasoned at all. Prior to our mains we decided to all share the Tiger Prawns appetizer which our server recommended and said the 3 of us could share. When it arrived it came in a tiny bowl with 5 small shrimp, at best, laying over a corn-posole cheesy dip concoction. Although the dip was okay it should have been served with tortilla chips instead. This dish was by no means TIGER Prawns at all. Although our server was pleasant the hostess station was very unfriendly on our arrival. Overall, the food is what we came for and we were all truly disappointed. Sadly we will not be back.
Very interesting place to go. Found the service quite off beat; could be taken either as a good or bad addition to the evening based on how you like to converse with your waiter/waitress. Food was very imaginative and tasty. First we shared four ways their specialty salad which was an explosion of flavors in your mouth. Two thoroughly enjoyed the boar chop, one had an excellent short rib dish and I fell in love with the mushrooms. I ordered the mini version which I was not able to finish so I am sure the full entree size would fill anyone up.
Food was great
Amazing as always!
Stetson chopped salad keeps me coming back with friends who end up loving it as well
Never a bad meal at Cowboy Ciao. Love the Stetson Salad
Had a Fantastic time. Our server was great. He knew the menu backwards and forwards had great recommendations. The food was superb. I had the short ribs and they melted in your mouth.
Had an amazing date there tonight. Food and service was fantastic, always a favorite.
BEST Swordfish I've ever had...in my life! Tasty & creative cocktails.
Outstanding food and great service! In the heart of old town Scottsdale.
Loved the food. Not so much our table. Asked for quiet / booth maybe. Got right inside the door next to a loud table of sqwaky women. Our server was sweet, attentive, but not overbearing . Felt strained in our conversation due to the loud women and poor location
I go to Cowboy Ciao every time that I am in Scottsdale for travel; I used to live in Arizona and it is a family favorite! Our server was amazing; he helped us make tough decisions on a fantastic menu and made my boyfriends first time at the Ciao amazing! Make sure to save room for dessert, the frosted flake ice cream dessert is beyond description and the frosted flake brittle, well I am going to figure out how to make it at home! This place is eclectic, fun, has a gorgeous wine list with fun wine flights. It's worth a trip! :)
We had a wonderful server. So friendly in an endearing way. All the employees talk highly of the owner. I think his name is Peter.
The shrimp with their signature corn/hominy is outstanding and full of flavor. I don’t eat that type of food but I can tell you I made an exception. I don’t write reviews either. 😉 great place!
Extensive wine list!! Always receive a good recommendation on wine and find new ones to try. Don’t leave without having tried the chopped salad.