Mother and daughter were born on the same day. It is our tradition to celebrate at Pasta Brioni's with as many family members as can make the date. We always have fantastic food. Most always the wait staff are hilarious. We always share a bottle (or two) of good Italian wine. The daily specials are always worth considering and dessert will leave you wishing you hadn't cleared your plate, but you can't help yourself.
Food is always great. Service great. Quiet. Always a great meal.
Sad to say that none of us would return here.
Food was good and great ambience. Felt upscale although I thought this place was more of a family, down-home, italian restaurant. Warning that the prices are HIGH, and service was sarcastic/not real friendly.
We all were shocked at the menu prices since we felt that the food and service did not warrant the prices. We also felt that we were upsold without disclosure. Waiter made lots of suggestions that costed quite a bit extra (bolognese, meatball option, wine choices) yet waiter did not talk about the pricing.
Good italian food but we will not be back. Think the chain restaurants are just as good at much lower costs. ANd when we want a a delicious fine dining italian restaurant in Scottsdaleare dining, there are many others to chose over this!
One of our favorites. Authentic Italian. Wonderful service, fantastic food!
Great as usual. Server did a super job of taking care of us. Thanks!
Dave was our waiter and great. The homemade pastas were exceptional, especially the Pappardelle Bolognese. Wine recommendation made the meal. Classic Italian w/ updated interiors
The waiter poured our wine and in doing so
In a rush spilled on my menu. He was very abrupt. The food was average at best. It was not busy so there was no excuse for the rush to pour wine. All and all, this being our second visit in many years, I was not impressed and will not be going back again.
We were seated outside on the patio (as requested) and were the only ones outside. It was very enjoyable and felt like VIP service. The food was amazing and the rosemary honey butter for the rolls was delicious.
Great beet salad and excellent veal piccata! The wine selection was also very good.
Used to eat here frequently until a few years ago, because not satisfied with food taste. Food this time even worse than previous experiences.
Lots of good Italian restaurants in Scottsdale., this is not one of them.
Wanted to eat in main room, but was told they were short of staff and seated in bar. Normally bar ok with us , but these booths so old and uncomfortable.
We come to Phoenix once a year and always come to Pasta Brioni for dinner. Home made pasta, fantastic veal, in a very old school environment. We love it here.
What a perfect evening. If I lived in the neighborhood It would be my favorite hangout. Our meals were, veal piccata, linguine chicken pesto, and Parm chicken. Everyone thought they had the best dish. We will definitely return and tell our friends.
One of my favorite places in town. Amazing food, service and a nice relaxed atmosphere.
The Sangria is amazing!! Loved the very crisp garden salad and the lobster ravioli was delicious!!
Ok in a pinch but better places on old towns Scottsdale.
We decided to give it another try. This was a much better experience all around and I can’t wait to go back for the wonderful house made pasta. It was served satisfyingly hot, to the tooth, not oversauced, and in a generous portion. I took my leftovers home and made a frittata for dinner the next night. Hubby had the meatball special and I had the primavera which was abundant with fresh spring vegetables. The dinner rolls were divine.This is the local place that you really want to love.
It was Friday April 7th and we made a spur of the moment decision to have a "Veal Luca Brazzi", our favorite, at Pasta Brioni. In plain language, a Luca Brazzi is the same as Veal Milanese; a veal chop smashed flat with a salad on top. When the waiter appeared, my wife ordered a vodka martini without vermouth , I ordered a Manhattan straight up and we both ordered one Luca Brazzi split between us (they are very large). When my wife's drink came, it was made with Tito's vodka which she hates. However it was her mistake for not specifying the vodka she wanted. They were understanding and took it back and returned with a Gray Goose martini made with vermouth. She said nothing more and just drank it. My Manhattan was fine.
When the veal came, it was covered heavily with salad. On further examination, we found that, in fact, under the salad were two veal cutlets. We asked the waiter where the "bone" was. He said that they had taken it out. A lie. When he finally brought the check he admitted that the veal was, in fact, two veal cutlets but added, "It's OK, they're cheaper anyway".
To sum things up. they tried to pass off veal cutlets as veal Milanese and lied about it.
Needless to say, we will never return to this restaurant !
We were asked if this was a special occasion when we arrived & said yes that 1 of our friends was celebrating his 86th birthday (& we pointed him out). We were expecting cookie, piece of cake or something with a candle so we could acknowledge his celebration however our information to you fell flat without notice!!
EXCEPTIONAL Italian cuisine..excellent service...It is a frequent favorite of ours
Best Italian food my family has ever had. Even my dad who never comments on restaurants said it was good.
Awesome experience. Already going back again!
Had a great meal and service was very good. Will definitely go back for the seafood risotto, best risotto I've ever had.
Pasta Brioni is our go to restaurant. Unfortunately, this visit was not as good as the
last few times we've gone. The food we ordered was not up to par with the past
meals we've had there. Either we ordered the "wrong" dishes or we didn't order
the right stuff. In any case, we were disappointed with this meal.
We'll probably be back but we won't order what we ordered this time.
Food was very good, but servicie a lot to improve
Hot rolls but butter, oil not brought. Had to ask when we could catch somebody walking by. Meanwhile rolls cooled. Unfortunately because they are delicious. Food was delicious and the way the beet salad is presented was a picture.
Service was indifferent. Calamari was over cooked. The veal piccata was very good. If our waiter had spent even a moment being friendly it would have made all the difference
Food was not bad but also not memorable. Service was confused, had multiple people asking about drinks and at least two servers as well.
Very consistent; always excellent food! There are several choices on the menu that make it hard to decide, but I've never had a bad meal so try anything.
The restaurant has an intimate ambience, unlike so many with a big room feeling. The food was prepared and presented excellently.
The portions are huge so come hungry. Prices are fair. Wine is good. The caprese salad was amazing. The chicken parmesan was so delicious. Salmon wonderful. Bread great. Friendly waiters. I hesitated to try this gem because it is stuck in the middle of a parking lot in a strip mall. But please don't let that keep you for enjoying this restuarant.
Our host and waiter, Mike, was pleasant, attentive, efficient, and gracious. It was obvious he likes where he works - and respects the venue's long history of good food and service. The food was fabulous! It always is! We've dined at Pasta Brioni since it was a small "cafe" and take-out place... The lovely, warm and inviting dining room is a great addition - and the quality of the food and service has remained its hallmark.
Definitely a Scottsdale local star... I hope it never changes into what has become typical of Scottsdale's rowdy, sports bar, "entertainment" district - and that Pasta Brioni remains a wonderful place to dine for lunch or dinner.
While visiting Arizona we have always had dinner at this restaurant, last year it was very good and the year before not so good. This year we were very disappointed with the food, but the service adequate. Will think twice about going back.
Fresh made ravioli was outstanding. The eggplant Parmesan was even great the second night as horsd’oerves and the papidelle was terrific. Great place with fair prices. The aged Manhattans passedwith flying colors!!
The Food and service were Fabulous, I Love this place!
Great Italian eatery. The only things missing were the cappucino and a dessert menu fit for a fine Italian restaurant.
Great Italian food, especially the homemade pastas. Happy hour dishes are good and great wine prices.
Usually good but service terrible last night.
Main courses were very good but the sides of pasta that came with the meal were over cooked—everyone did not eat theirs. This is really unacceptable for an Italian restaurant.
The food and service....fabulous!!!! The only downfall was that the kitchen is right by the entrance and the food counter is right there where people are walking in. Other than that, it’s a great place to eat.
Staff was very friendly and food was excellent.