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Best Restaurants in Tucson

Tucson has a rich culture and was the first city in the US to be listed in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Cities of Gastronomy. The rich culture of food and the way Tucson does sustainable urban development, agriculture, and food production makes it different than any other city in the country. From traditional Mexican and Native American cuisines, to pizza and pasta, to seafood and steaks, Tucson has a lot of culture and cuisines on offer. From high-end steakhouses to family-owned and cozy Mexican restaurants or Italian bistros, Tucson can take diners on a journey of all foods and ambiances for quite a long time.

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10 Restaurants
Updated February 02, 2023
Restaurants:Renee's Tucson, Churrasco de Brasil, Preserve Fine Dining - Saddlebrooke Two
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, Brazilian Steakhouse, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:East Tucson, Foothills, Tucson
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Renee's Tucson

$$$$
Italian
East Tucson
4.8
766 reviews

Renee and Steven Kreager opened this quaint and well appointed restaurant in 2005. Renee’s has created an atmosphere that strikes a balance between a European bistro and more urban American space. The feel is intimate and groovy in the dining room which features private booths, great music, murals by local artist, Danny Martin, and unique handcrafted tables. The menu: Italian delights, comfort foods, as well as healthy and a diet- specific plates. Renee's allows for everyone to have an excellent meal out.


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Churrasco de Brasil

$$$$
Brazilian Steakhouse
Foothills
4.8
1782 reviews
Opened by three Brazilian nationals in 2019, this Brazilian food experience offers a salad bar, and a hot sides bar with white linen tables surrounding it. The bright blue background with chandeliers gives a relaxed but elegant feel. For the true experience, order the churrasco full experience, which brings chefs tableside with meats like house specialty picanha, filet mignon, or pork loin to be served right onto the plate. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating as well as happy hour.

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Preserve Fine Dining - Saddlebrooke Two

$$$$
Contemporary American
Tucson
4.6
542 reviews
Fine dining at the foot of the Catalina Hills inside the Preserve at SaddleBrook, a master-planned community. The fine dining restaurant run by chef Peter Budich offers elegant yet relaxed seating and a lounge that displays large floor to ceiling glass walls so diners can look at the natural beauty that surrounds the restaurant and clubhouse. Open for lunch with a selection of high quality salads, burgers, sandwiches and wraps. For dinner, choose from well-executed dishes like filet mignon oscar, pan seared scallops, and braised lamb shank. The restaurant also features an extensive wine list and small plates if diners want to come to enjoy a small bite with a big view.

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Vivace Restaurant

$$$$
Italian
Foothills
4.8
7686 reviews
Owner Daniel Scordato opened this northern Italian restaurant back in 1993, and it’s still a favorite among locals and visitors alike, not only for the menu, but also for the stunning desert views. It has been named one of the 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America by OpenTable and the elegant atmosphere with large fireplace in the main dining area, large round bar with wood beams and large patio with fountain, truly takes diners to Italy. Start with antipasto or seafood stuffed mushrooms, mains of roasted shrimp with seafood stuffing or the traditional Italian Osso Buco. Chef Thomas Beebee mans the kitchen and the talented staff can help with wine pairings from their vast wine selection.

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Tito and Pep

$$$$
Southwest
Midtown
4.8
1488 reviews
Named after owner and Chef John Martinez’ grandparents, Tito and Pep is a bright and modern restaurant with southwest cuisine that draws from the chef's multicultural background. Try dishes from the mesquite fire grill like mesquite-grilled pork chop, or other favorites like the harvest vegetable posole and the crispy chicken torta. The bistro is a local neighborhood favorite that has been open since 2003. Another reason locals love it along with the food is the staff crafts its own cocktails and carries locally brewed beers.

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Persian Room - Tucson

$$$$
Persian
Oro Valley
4.4
467 reviews
Brother and sister Nasser and Farideh Nikkhahmanesh are the co-owners and chefs of Persian Room which opened in 2018. The large restaurant is elegant and grand with tall ceilings, chandeliers, sculptures and Persian rugs. There is no doubt that Persian cuisine is the focus, with traditional offerings such as Chicken Koobideh, Ghormeh Sabzy (beef stew) or Sabzy Polo with Fish. The restaurant also has a bakery that produces all its breads and pastries. The grand restaurant also offers catering and a large event space.

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Truland Burgers & Greens

$$$$
American
Casas Adobes
4.7
622 reviews
Owners Paolo DeFilippis and Jeff Katz opened this modern burger and salad restaurant in 2016 with a focus on fresh produce and meat sourced from Niman Ranch. The upbeat restaurant also features a bar with crafted cocktails and burger specials like holiday Turkey burger. Other favorites on the menu are the Truland Classic Burger, Shroom and Swiss Burger, and the Early Riser. Some salads featured are Strawberry fields and the Fiesta grain bowl. Don’t forget to order French fries made from Kennebec potatoes.

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Piazza Gavi

$$$$
Italian
Foothills
4.7
1209 reviews
Gaetano “Gavi” Colaleo opened this longtime favorite southern Italian restaurant back in 1992. It has won various local awards and Gavi is well known not only for his creative dishes, but his very friendly attitude and passion for hospitality. Dinner mains include chicken fra diavolo, mussels and shrimp serenata, or choose a meat to go with homemade sauces and cooking styles like parmigiana, milanese, or saltimbocca. Celebrities are known to visit Gavi and enjoy his cooking so don’t be surprised if the next table is someone famous. The large restaurant with tall ceilings, cozy wood accents and tables with either white linens or red and white checkered linens feels very inviting, like an Italian family’s home welcoming diners to enjoy a smile and some dinner.

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Bob's Steak & Chop House - Omni Tucson National Resort

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown Tucson
4.6
1397 reviews
Bob's Steak and Chop House is nationally known, and has been in over ten locations for the last 25 years. Partly owned by Bob Sambol and by the Omni Hotel group, The Tucson location is not only known for its high quality steaks—the prime rib, Kansas city strip, or porterhouse—but also for the views from the indoor or outdoor dining of the Catalina Mountains and sunsets. All steaks come from one company in Chicago and get the best cuts possible. OpenTable has named Bob's Steak and Chop House one of America’s top 100 Steakhouses and is also known for its extra-large portions of sides like creamed corn, roasted brussels sprouts, or sauteed mushrooms and spinach.

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Villa Peru Modern Peruvian Cuisine

$$$$
Latin American
Midtown
4.5
346 reviews
Chefs, owners, and married couple Walter Salazar and Frida Gonzales opened Villa Peru back in 2017 in a busy area of town where there are all kinds of cuisines to be had. The modern look of the restaurant is classy and welcoming, including brick walls, small cozy tables lining the wall down to the bar and larger tables, and touches of Peru such as reds and other vibrant colors. Walter and Friday pride themselves on offering a simple but flavorful journey through Peru for their lunch menu which offers a variety of ceviches, sandwiches like De Lomito, rotisserie chicken, or the Peruvian traditional lomo saltado. Dinner kicks up the journey with dishes like Churrasco a lo Pobre or the taste of Peru platter which offers a taste of the three most traditional and popular dishes of Peru.

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