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Central Scottsdale Restaurants

Ocean 44Ocean 44
429 reviews
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Seafood | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Great service Very attentive server Food was delicious Decor is great Highly recommended More

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Rancho PinotRancho Pinot
981 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Rancho Pinot was by far the best restaurant we went to during our time in Arizona. It is an older, more sophisticated crowd than some of the trendier places in town, so we got a little side-eye when we walked in with our kids. If your children are foodies and can sit patiently, you will be fine, but this is not a chicken fingers and ketchup kind of place. The menu was not huge, but that is because the quality of each item was so good. Each drink or dish had some touch added by the chef or bartender that was home-made or garden fresh (the brandied cherries in the old-fashioned or the geranium leaf to garnish the ice cream). The cocktails were hand crafted, definitely not a pre-mix concoction, and the wine list was excellent. The only reason I didn't give 5/5 stars on the food was that my husband didn't like his salad (grilled seafood salad) as it was very acidic...almost not able to be eaten. The burrata salad and the beet salad were very good as were our main courses. The portions were not huge, but were very reasonable and we were able to even enjoy a dessert (ice cream and date cake- get the date cake!) A lovely experience overall. More

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Prado Restaurant at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at MonteluciaPrado Restaurant at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
708 reviews
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Spanish | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

amazing time at Brunch with the Easter bunny More

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elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountainelements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain
3273 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

We had a wonderful dinner for our Wedding anniversary. The food and service were absolutely great . More

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Grassroots Kitchen & Tap ScottsdaleGrassroots Kitchen & Tap Scottsdale
1032 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

O e this place. Always get good food and great service. More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - ScottsdaleFleming's Steakhouse - Scottsdale
1254 reviews
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Steak | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Lovely ambience. Our server was wonderful food fabulous More

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Roka Akor - ScottsdaleRoka Akor - Scottsdale
2010 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

We love Roka Akor and our dinner on Sunday was no exception. Hubby had the giant tiger prawn and I had the guinea hen. Both were amazing. The sushi is extremely fresh and carefully prepared. It was a top notch meal. Our server Michael was very good too. He took time with us to answer our questions and was very friendly and personable. More

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Soi4 Bangkok Eatery - ScottsdaleSoi4 Bangkok Eatery - Scottsdale
640 reviews
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Thai | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

As always another excellent meal & atmosphere at Soi 4! More

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Modern Oysterbar ChophouseModern Oysterbar Chophouse
86 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Excellent meal, cooked to perfection, attentive service, welcoming ambience More

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SumoMaya Mexican-Asian KitchenSumoMaya Mexican-Asian Kitchen
1770 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Service and explanations of the food items and menu setup was awesome! Delicious food and nice patio made for a perfect lunch. Can't wait to try it for dinner! More

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Blue Adobe Grille - ScottsdaleBlue Adobe Grille - Scottsdale
1078 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Always the best service and most delicious food. Our favorite place. Yum More

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T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and SpaT. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa
3062 reviews
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Mediterranean | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Great dinner at T Cook's. There were two couples in our party with one couple ordering steak (they said it was the best they'd ever had) and the other couple ordering fish (delicious). A little pricy, but it is an upscale restaurant in an upscale area. We would do it again. More

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Twisted Grove Parlor & Bar - ScottsdaleTwisted Grove Parlor & Bar - Scottsdale
628 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Food was great but server was better! Will definitely be back! More

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Blanco Tacos + Tequila - The BorgataBlanco Tacos + Tequila - The Borgata
388 reviews
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Mexican | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Awesome service! More

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ZuZu at Hotel Valley HoZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
444 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

What a fun gem of a restaurant. I love that they haven’t modernized the place. Slate rock on the walls. Takes me back to when I was a kid. Ok I enjoyed the nostalgic part being there played. Outside of that, the food was AMAZING! All four of our party reacted the same way after literally eating every last bite. Yummy! For sure we will return! More

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Pomo Cucina & PizzeriaPomo Cucina & Pizzeria
848 reviews
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Italian | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

We’ve been to Pomo numerous times and love it. My only small complaint this time is the outside chairs. They are so awkward, I felt like I was sliding out. More

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Village Tavern ScottsdaleVillage Tavern Scottsdale
1910 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Have eaten at VT for evening dining a hundred times, but first time for brunch. Can order breakfast or lunch items until 3 p.m. loved it. More

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Fat OxFat Ox
992 reviews
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Italian | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Really good food. Service was somewhat dismissive. More

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Charleston's Restaurant - ScottsdaleCharleston's Restaurant - Scottsdale
365 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Chicken fingers are wonderful!! More

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Wally's American Gastropub - ScottsdaleWally's American Gastropub - Scottsdale
272 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

This is our new "go to spot". Love their chicken tenders. My husband gets a side of spinach too ..he raves about it. Outside seating is wonderful. It can be a bit loud inside but nothing that would make us stay away. Great spot... don't think you'd be disappointed! More

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Weft & Warp Art Bar + KitchenWeft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen
181 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

We had a great time at Weft and Warp. It’s beautiful to sit outside with the pool below the seating area providing the gorgeous backdrop. Live music was amazing. Food was very very good and the service was excellent!! More

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Chart House Restaurant - ScottsdaleChart House Restaurant - Scottsdale
2643 reviews
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Seafood | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Our waiter was incredible and his food recommendations were spot on. We love coming to this restaurant and recommend it to everyone! More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - ScottsdaleFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Scottsdale
2002 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Fogo de Chao is my whole family’s favorite place to eat. We enjoy all the different cuts of meat. My favorite is the lamb chops. The house special is another family favorite especially my grandson. The atmosphere is casual and the service is outstanding and friendly. The salad bar is not the usual boring salad bar. So many items to chose from which you never see at any other salad bar. More

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Kitchen West Restaurant - The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick RanchKitchen West Restaurant - The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
99 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Absolutely wonderful service - they went above and beyond. Somewhat limited menu - but delicious food and very creative presentation. Look forward to returning! More

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Takeda Thai by MoulayTakeda Thai by Moulay
101 reviews
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Thai | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Good food. We were the only ones there as they had just opened More

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Alto Ristorante e BarAlto Ristorante e Bar
689 reviews
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Italian | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Server Christoph was excellent! More

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Kelly's At SouthbridgeKelly's At Southbridge
28 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

We are definitely food lovers. I booked this because it was open on a Friday night in the area we wanted. Then was very pleasantly surprised at the great food and outdoor dining. More

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SWB - Hyatt Regency ScottsdaleSWB - Hyatt Regency Scottsdale
198 reviews
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Southwest | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Nice place for light brunch on Sunday morning. If you want big brunch it is a bit pricey! $50/person. Coffeeis good. Service from Sandra was great! More

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Canyon 49Canyon 49
27 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Yummy food. Easy going atmosphere. More

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Maui PastaMaui Pasta
7 reviews
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Italian | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

good food lovely art work. delicious cannoli. mix up in the kitchen was comped More

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The Melting Pot - ScottsdaleThe Melting Pot - Scottsdale
756 reviews
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Fondue | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Had a great Easter experience at the Melting Pot. The food and service were great. We will be back! More

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McCormick Ranch Golf ClubMcCormick Ranch Golf Club
1 review
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Outstanding patio dining. Dining room is dark and dated indoors. Super view across course to Camelback Mountain. More

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Agave Del ScottsdaleAgave Del Scottsdale
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Mexican | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Welcome to Agave Del Scottsdale!More

Granada Bar and Grill-Embassy Suites by HiltonGranada Bar and Grill-Embassy Suites by Hilton
2 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Granada Bar and Grill is an urban American concept with a comfortable but contemporary environment. Enjoy our newly remodeled dining room or take a seat at our redesigned lounge while watching a sporting event. Savor one of our starters such as the Charcuterie Board paired with a refreshing cocktail. Continue the evening with one of our classics, such as the Half Roasted Chicken or the Chef's Slow Roasted Ribeye. Our classic design and unique menu, by Executive Chef Ken Arneson, makes the Granada Bar and Grill the perfect environment for any dining occasion.More

Picazzo's Gourmet Pizza And SaladsPicazzo's Gourmet Pizza And Salads
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Italian | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Home to an impressive selection of choices, Picazzo's Healthy Italian Kitchen is a casual dining restaurant that specializes in Italian-inspired farm-to-table cuisine. The restaurant's menu caters to the needs of almost any diet with gluten-free fare, organic dishes and over 40 different vegetarian and vegan-friendly options. It also boasts a drink menu with a fine collection of beverages, beer and wine.

Picazzo's fits the bill if you're counting calories, on a diet or in the mood for healthier fare. Visit for lunch and kick-start your appetite with some cheese bread or spoil yourself with a crunchy Asian chicken salad. You'll also find freshly made soup (try the white bean soup), pasta dishes and a seasonal rotation of hot comfort dishes, like the lasagna Bolognese. Picazzo's is open Sunday through Saturday.

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Central Scottsdale Diners' Choice Winners

Central Scottsdale's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Ocean 44Ocean 44
429 reviews
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Seafood | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Great service Very attentive server Food was delicious Decor is great Highly recommended More

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Rancho PinotRancho Pinot
981 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Rancho Pinot was by far the best restaurant we went to during our time in Arizona. It is an older, more sophisticated crowd than some of the trendier places in town, so we got a little side-eye when we walked in with our kids. If your children are foodies and can sit patiently, you will be fine, but this is not a chicken fingers and ketchup kind of place. The menu was not huge, but that is because the quality of each item was so good. Each drink or dish had some touch added by the chef or bartender that was home-made or garden fresh (the brandied cherries in the old-fashioned or the geranium leaf to garnish the ice cream). The cocktails were hand crafted, definitely not a pre-mix concoction, and the wine list was excellent. The only reason I didn't give 5/5 stars on the food was that my husband didn't like his salad (grilled seafood salad) as it was very acidic...almost not able to be eaten. The burrata salad and the beet salad were very good as were our main courses. The portions were not huge, but were very reasonable and we were able to even enjoy a dessert (ice cream and date cake- get the date cake!) A lovely experience overall. More

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elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountainelements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain
3273 reviews
$$$$
American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

We had a wonderful dinner for our Wedding anniversary. The food and service were absolutely great . More

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Prado Restaurant at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at MonteluciaPrado Restaurant at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
708 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

amazing time at Brunch with the Easter bunny More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - ScottsdaleFleming's Steakhouse - Scottsdale
1254 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Lovely ambience. Our server was wonderful food fabulous More

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Grassroots Kitchen & Tap ScottsdaleGrassroots Kitchen & Tap Scottsdale
1032 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

O e this place. Always get good food and great service. More

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Roka Akor - ScottsdaleRoka Akor - Scottsdale
2010 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

We love Roka Akor and our dinner on Sunday was no exception. Hubby had the giant tiger prawn and I had the guinea hen. Both were amazing. The sushi is extremely fresh and carefully prepared. It was a top notch meal. Our server Michael was very good too. He took time with us to answer our questions and was very friendly and personable. More

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Soi4 Bangkok Eatery - ScottsdaleSoi4 Bangkok Eatery - Scottsdale
640 reviews
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Thai | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

As always another excellent meal & atmosphere at Soi 4! More

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Blanco Tacos + Tequila - The BorgataBlanco Tacos + Tequila - The Borgata
388 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Awesome service! More

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Alto Ristorante e BarAlto Ristorante e Bar
689 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Server Christoph was excellent! More

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Discover Central Scottsdale

Scottsdale's fair winter weather alongside its trendy resorts draw in a diverse group of tourists every year. After a day spent touring the gorgeous boutique shops, the neighborhood of Central Scottsdale offers a wide variety of cuisines and cooking styles to please every palate. If Asian fare has always been your staple, the neighborhood doesn't disappoint, with its classic offerings of sushi and sizzling hibachi. Traditional steakhouses abound to please the meat lover. If you're craving international flavors, try Scottsdale's authentic Brazilian fare, which consists of an extensive array of salads and meats that whisk you away to South America. Breakfast fare ranges from French-style cuisine to the classic offering of pancakes and waffles. Looking for dessert? Ice cream, available in sundaes, floats, or shakes, is just around the corner.