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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Tucson

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Tucson? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Fentonelli's Pizzeria & Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (237)
$30 and under
Italian
Oro Valley
About the restaurant
Fentonelli's Pizzeria & Bar offers scratch made Italian-American food in a casual urban setting. Our menu features appetizers, salads, pizzas, fresh house-made pastas, entree plates, desserts, craft cocktails, beer and wine. Gluten free options available. Children's menu available.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Honey Wings were really good! Service was excellent.
A photo of Fleming's Steakhouse - Tucson restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2191)
$31 to $50
Steak
Foothills
About the restaurant
Discover Fleming's in Tucson, conveniently located in Tucson Foothills on the corner of Campbell and Skyline, adjacent to the Embassy Suites at Paloma Village, where you'll find exceptional USDA Prime steaks, storied wines and stellar service. Whether you're marking a special occasion, hosting a business dinner, or simply savoring a night out, our Dining Room or Outdoor Patio provide a memorable setting. Explore our Dinner Menu with seven different steak cuts, best-in-class seafood and innovative vegetarian options. Join us for lunch starting at 11AM on weekdays for flavorful sandwiches and salads or enjoy our Social Hour Menu Sunday through Thursday 4PM to 6PM with shareable bar bites and $9 handcrafted cocktails.

Planning an event? Explore our Events & Catering Menu for a variety of options, both in our restaurant and off-site.
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Criticvip
Dined 2 days ago
Service and food always good. Servers are professional and attentive.
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4.8
4.8 (1239)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
East Tucson
About the restaurant
IMPORTANT: Due to the nature of the experience here Children under 12 are not permitted to dine in the dining room, we invite you to enjoy a childfree experience here with us. DO NOT REQUEST SEATING CHANGES IN RESERVATION NOTES. ONLY BOOK INDOOR OR OUTDOOR AND KNOW YOU WILL BE SEATED THERE ONLY. We are a tiny restaurant with limited seating. Great food, beverage, and conversation can be enjoyed indoors here with us.
We offer sincere service, alongside a taste for purity and creativity throughout our menu. This has earned our intimate spot support from locals as well as travelers. Our menu and our team cater to the many dietary needs and preferences of our guests. Featuring a small yet solid wine list, craft beer, & select spirits and a few great cocktails.

Our kitchen prepares everything from comfort food and foodie delights to truly healthy plates. We are looking forward to your visit, it is our pleasure to welcome you through the door and see your smiles.
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JimH
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
Renee’s never fails to delight. What’s not to like about a dim booth in a lovely environment with privacy, great food, and beverages? A favorite salad is the caprese, which is artfully arranged. All the salads are sparingly dressed, just as we like them, so the flavors of the vegetables and cheeses come through. Our two favorite pizzas are the Old Town and Papa’s Conqueso.
A photo of Nook - Tucson restaurant
4.7
4.7 (271)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Downtown Tucson
About the restaurant
Enjoy exceptional service and a friendly atmosphere at Nook. It's a wonderful spot for enjoying a delicious meal while catching up with old acquaintances over lunch. Nook is located just south of the Prima County Public Library on East Congress Street. It opened in 2015 and has become a trendy eatery that serves up New American cuisine. Owners Nikki and Matt Thompson along with Todd Anderson are fellow Tucsonans who love their community. Local artists have work showcased throughout this contemporary restaurant. Nook also prides itself on serving up locally sourced food. Try the Godfather Benedict with prosciutto, arugula, poached egg hollandaise and balsamic drizzle for breakfast, or come down during lunch for a green corn tamale pie with cabbage salad. It offers take-out service and is open for breakfast and lunch during the week. This restaurant also serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 14, 2024
Lovely spot and amazing food Griddlecakes are delicious
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4.8
4.8 (35)
$31 to $50
Gastro Pub
Downtown Tucson
About the restaurant
Are you questing for quality food and beverage in a comfortable and enlivening environment? Search no further. In this reality you may nourish your spirits and mental wellbeing and share human connection. We built this social space for you, so please join us!
Reservations are available online for groups of 8-16. Less than 8? Just walk in and enjoy or join our online waitlist. More than 16? Email info@ermanosbrew.com for event inquiries.
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AmberSvip
Dined on May 24, 2024
Always one of our favorite places to go to never have a bad experience with service or food
A photo of Tito and Pep restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2093)
$30 and under
Southwest
Midtown
About the restaurant
Tito & Pep is a bright venue in midtown Tucson providing exceptional service, quality food and beverage, in a convivial, relaxed atmosphere.

We hope to establish ourselves as a true hub, woven into the fabric of one of Tucson's most vibrant areas. The focus of the experience at Tito and Pep is mesquite-fired cuisine, as well as a full-service beverage menu featuring quality beer, wine, & cocktails.

Applying over 20 years of experience gained across the U.S. and abroad, Chef & Owner John Martinez draws influence from the multi-cultural history of the region and from his travels, to create a cuisine that is vibrant and delicious.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Love coming to Tito & Pep. We always start we a couple of small vegetable and salad plates to share, get entrees for adults and finish off with dessert. Their specials are lovely, and the chocolate ganache dessert was fabulous!
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4.8
4.8 (213)
$30 and under
Italian
East Tucson
About the restaurant
Zio Peppe is where tradition meets innovation, serious collides with playful, and gourmet converges with casual. Zio Peppe means “Uncle Joe’ in Italian, and just like a beloved “funcle” – a fun uncle, Zio Peppe will make sure all are welcome, and everybody is having a good time.

Zio Peppe is a collaboration between Chef Devon Sanner and Chef Mat Cable. Our menu is anchored in Italian-American classics of pizza and pasta, but draws heavy influence from the foods and flavor profiles of Tucson and the Sonoran region.

Sanner joins forces with Cable after having cooked under Tucson culinary legend Janos Wilder for the past 15 years, serving as chef at Janos, JBAR, Downtown + Cocktails, and The Carriage House.

Zio Peppe, which means “Uncle Joe” in Italian, is in part a tribute to Cable’s uncle, Joe Sottosanti, who opened Tucson’s first Sicilian pizza place, Tesseo’s Pizzeria, nearly 50 years ago.
Top review
Laurence1950
Dined 1 day ago
Amazing selection of exclusive menu choices that I have never seen before. Top rated service. Every employee is friendly and helpful. Now, one of my favorite restaurants in Tucson. A must go!
A photo of Persian Room - Tucson restaurant
4.7
4.7 (637)
$30 and under
Persian
Oro Valley
About the restaurant
Amidst an atmosphere of plush elegance, enjoy the exotic aroma and flavor of carefully blended herbs and prime quality fresh meats and vegetables, prepared to tease the palate and tantalize the senses. Thousands of years of traditional recipes and methods combine to provide a wide menu of taste treats, from fresh clay oven baked bread and award winning appetizers to rich traditional desserts. A wide array of delicately marinated prime beef, filet mignon, lamb, chicken, fish and sea foods are grilled to perfection and served perfectly prepared with saffron scented basmati rice. For over 25 years the Persian room has provided exquisite Persian cuisine to the valley of the Sun, in a tradition of pride and excellence that will continue far into the future.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
Of you crave bountiful platters of deliciousness, The Persian Room is the place to come! We enjoy the Rack of Lamb most of all. Service is attentive & not rushed, so you can dine leisurely. A great place for celebrating life's milestones.
A photo of Vivace Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (8597)
$31 to $50
Italian
Foothills
About the restaurant
Rated number one for food in Tucson, by Zagat Survey, this Foothills restaurant has a Tuscan decor providing northern Italian fare, thoughtfully prepared with reasonable prices and wine list. Choose from a selection of appetizers, salads, pasta and main plates such as crab filled breaded chicken breast or grilled fresh salmon and rock shrimp. Relaxed inside and patio dining.
Top review
JerryW
Dined 5 days ago
A great place to take my wife for her birthday. The food and service were excellent. Maybe someday I'll get to be taken there for my birthday.
A photo of Churrasco de Brasil restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2334)
$31 to $50
Brazilian Steakhouse
Foothills
About the restaurant
Churrasco de Brasil offers a unique and exciting way to enjoy the delicious traditional Brazilian-style of cooking. Known for outstanding service, the authentic “churrascaria” offers more than 14 flavorful cuts of meat including lamb, pork, sausage, chicken and beef on skewers carved tableside by gauchos. In addition to several cuts of meat, the continuous service includes a trip to the fresh and unlimited salad bar. Fried bananas, buttery mashed potatoes and mouthwatering pao de queijo (cheese bread) are served family style. A carefully crafted wine list and authentic Brazilian cocktails complement the unlimited fare.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The food is always fantastic. We enjoy the multiple types of meat available and love the flavor of everything that's made. The staff seems to be always one step ahead of our needs and very pleasant to deal with. They never fail to ask if there is anything we need. We have been a customer five times now. Usually we come on either our Anniversary or my Birthday. We shall continue to recommend and eat at this fine establishment as long as you are here. The only drawback, is that we wish you were closer to our home. We travel 30 miles one way...
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