The restaurant has an intimate ambience, unlike so many with a big room feeling. The food was prepared and presented excellently.
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.
Everything thing was perfect. We celebrated one of our friends birthdays The restaurant couldn’t be more accommodating. Thank you.
We were immediately seated despite arriving earlier than our reserved time. Impeccable service, great atmosphere, and delicious food!! We will be back!!
We found Pasta Brioni by default. It was a last minute decision to meet some out-of-town friends for dinner and needed a 7:30-ish reservation. Hard to do in Scottsdale in February! A search on OpenTable's survey of all Scottsdale restaurants' availability in our desired time slot made us aware of Past Brioni. What a find! While we waited for the remainder of our party to arrive we sat at the bar and talked with a couple of regulars. Super nice staff and excellent food, especially the pasta, which is handmade fresh every day. I had the lobster ravioli, which was five stars all by itself. Go with confidence.
Overall a good meal. Side pasta was over cooked and luke warm. Emma's dumplings are over the top yummy!
We go to Pasta Brioni often. Would recommend it for consistently good food and a creative menu. Friendly and excellent service.
As always an outstanding meal in a restaurant with warm ambiance.
We really enjoyed the food, sevice, and ambiance here. Nothing fancy, casual and unpretentious. A real neighborhhod restaurant with a down home feel. We will go back for sure.
I was away from home for my birthday, but still wanted to do a birthday dinner. The food here was great and so was the service. Mike was really attentive but not overbearing as servers can sometimes be when you dine alone. If I lived in AZ I would visit Bioni regularly.
Our whole experience was fantastic! The “Emma’s Dumplings” were delicious, along with the ravioli appetizer. We’ll definitely be dining again.
The pasta was way over cooked.
Great food and service. Now one our favorite Italian restaurants. Can’t wait to go back!
Our server, Will, was terrific---very attentive to us!
The food (as always) was delicious & prepared to our liking!
Food was great! Dessert not so much but the food is amazing!
Always love it!
Dinner with friend. Always enjoy Pasta Brioni. Authentic.
Even the atmosphere is warm. It has recently been remodeled, but still maintains charm. The food is consistently good.
We wanted to love our dinner at this long time favorite Scottsdale restaurant, but tonight was not the night. Our entrees were delivered lukewarm after our waiter came to our table 4 times apologizing for the delay. My husband’s veal chop’s cheese had begun to contract and the sauce had lost its luster. My ravioli carbonara was not carbonara in any sense of the word, but rather ravioli filled with something impossible to identify (didn’t look like peas or bacon) and over sauced with bechamel, not tossed with egg and cheeses as one would expect. It was a lukewarm sea of an off white mess. Two entrees, one small salad, and one drink for $85 (before gratuity) places Pasta Brioni in the poor value category; add very mediocre food and service...we won’t be back. It is the kind of place one would want to love; but hey, this is Scottsdale and we have lots to choose from.
Always a good choice. They just continue to do things the right way!
We have a long history with Brioni and this time was a little disappointing. We love the atmosphere, but the food and service was not as good as usual and we were there very early for dinner. Maybe it was just an off night - we'll definitely be back. They make the best meatballs of anywhere I've tried!
Great service! Fair on both my husband’s food and mine— perhaps an off night for them...
Good food but slow service and very loud, it was a Saturday night.
We went to Pasta Brioni adter finding this gem on Open Table. It was a Saturday night and we expected a lot of places to be booked. We are new to the Scottsdale area and aren’t familiar with all the restaurants yet. After looking at the reviews we made a reservation. The food was wonderful! I had the beet salad and lamb chop feature with risotto. My husband had the chopped salad and spaghetti with meatballs(the pasta is made there). We could not have been more pleased. They have a good wine list by the bottle and excellent desserts as well. We will definitely be back.
Pasta always cooked to perfection. Friendly and expert management and service. Nice wine selection.
Fun Date Night Place! We will all be back! Best Italian food and wine and fantastic hilarious server!
Amazing food, service! Recommended from the the bell hop at our resort, and he was right on!
Great Food and Service
Ate there twice while visiting for the fiesta bowl from Pennsylvania.
First time in, but it’s close to home. Initial impression was good (though a bit bright for 7pm). Was seated promptly, but it took awhile to figure out who our server was, and who the helpers were, or for us to get someone to talk to us rather than just walk by (the latter was common through the meal). Food was good, calamari was chewy but everything else I’d order again. The manager took our appetizer order as our sever never asked us. We never ended up ordering entrees, mainly because we were never asked. When I go out to eat I like the whole experience, and a personable, attentive server is something that can make or break a return visit for me. Service throughout the restaurant, I noticed, was filled with fly-by “how are things?” amongst the silent passing-by’s. Manager seemed to be doing the work from host, to Busser, to server... they’re lucky to have someone that cares. I’d suggest that servers get to know their customers. I’ll be back soon to try an entree (love the daily entree specials)
Outstanding food and service was a great experience