EVO

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$30 and under
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Italian
EVO is a comfy & cozy Italian influenced restaurant located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. We offer a light Italian menu which is complemented by our handmade pasta, pizza and dessert. EVO is a comfy and cozy place to relax and meet your friends or to make new friends!
EVO has happy hour from 4-6pm daily with late night food served until 1:30am daily!
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTonyG
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great happy hour! Pasta cooked to perfection, and the staff very responsive and courteous.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We made a reservation at 9:15pm after having a very difficult time finding anything else available. Menu looked great so we were excited, unfortunately we were seated at 9:10 or so, and no one came to greet us for 15 minutes.

After not speaking with a waiter/waitress for 15 min we decided to just get up and leave.

I understand places are busy but after being in the service industry for multiple years there is no reason to not be greeted (drinks, etc) for such a long period of time.

We ended up getting another reservation down the street at 10.

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Anne
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for italian food. Good wine selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent. Our server gave us great suggestions for dinner.

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hashak
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We used to love going to EVO but didn't have a good experience this time. It took about an hour for our food to come out, one of the dishes were clearly forgotten about so we didn't get it until everyone else at the table was almost done eating, and the service wasn't what it used to be. Apparently there was a "large party" that they were prioritizing but they should be prepared to take care of them at the same time as a smaller party.

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vipVickieH
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and good food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was less than inspirational, poor flavor, poor presentation. The building sound is awful, not able to hold a simple conversation.

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vipBubbles
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food was awesome!!! Our server was totally professional and had incredible knowledge of the menu and great advice on what to order.

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I enjoyed our time at EVO. Our waitress was very insightful and knowledgeable about the menu. We ordered the focaccia bread for an appetizer with olive tapenade and whipped butter. Highly recommend. For our main dish, ordered the Lumanche and pesto cappellini. both dishes were delicious and good size portions. Pasta was homemade and you could tell the difference. The pesto was made from pistachio which gave it a different yet savory flavor. We were happy to find out that wine bottles are half off on Sundays. Our waitress helped us choose a perfect wine pairing to go with what we ordered. Needless to say, we really were satisfied with our experience at EVO and will certinly considered going there again next time we are in Scottsdale.

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vipKylieG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food! Our waitress was so great and we had a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Amazing team!!!

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BrennanG
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was very authentic Italian. The EVO salad was amazing. The waitress did a great job describing some of the menu items and answering our questions. She also recommended/paired a wine to go with our meals. The only knock was that the service was slow, the wait staff took a long time in between touch points. (I did notice this was a theme at all three nice restaurants we dined at during our visit).

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vipHeatherI
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was "ok", nothing to write home about. They had a pretty large party the night we were there, which made the restaurant extremely loud (acoustics are generally NOT good there) and the service pretty slow (albeit friendly, adequate, etc). Had heard great things, so was generally disappointed that I wouldn't put it on my "must go back" list. Not horrible, just not anything special.

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vipMichaelF
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Ehhhh, hard to eat here when you go to Italy in a regular basis.
Heavy sauces, heavy cheeses you don’t see on real Italian Cuisine...Good place for college kids who haven’t experienced real Italian

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The table we were seated at was next to the kitchen, which was only separated by a curtain, probably the worst table in the place. We could hear the staff cursing (lots of f bombs) and talking about less than appropriate things our entire visit. Not to mention some of the staff busting out from behind the curtain during our entire meal. Service was slow as well, however she was very sweet.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was amazing I would rather have not sat next to their kitchen but amazing experience will definitely be going back there again

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dannyboy
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great except for the Brussel sprouts which were cooked too much and doused with a sweet sauce

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vipRusselM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have not been in a while . I will 100% be back soon ..

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing! Loved the cool eclectic restaurant decor. Great music. Will be back for more!

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Tracy
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I love the restaurant and the food was amazing but we were basically asked to leave because they had another reservation. They said they only could give us 90 minutes which we were not told when we were seated.

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NanciC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The server seemed nervous by us

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vipAlanG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was really impressed with the artichoke and filet plates

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, service, and food. We went for a dinner on our honeymoon and we had the most exceptional service with great food recommendations. The octopus appetizer and two pizzas were spectacular and they made us feel so welcome and special! Even gave us a free dessert to celebrate our special day! 10/10 best experience I’ve had at a restaurant ever!!

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DollyM
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We have been regular customers of EVO for several years. Since valentine's day 2020, the management has changed the menu. Please bring back the original recipe for the meatballs, salmon and filet. I don't know what you are trying to do, but the new menu is awful. We will not be back

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The server seemed to be having an off day but the host was lovely and the busser were great and helped out when the wrong items were sent out or missing. Food was great though

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BrianB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and good portions for the price . The service was quick and friendly

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vipAnthonyM
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Scottsdale for a week and enjoyed EVO twice while we were in town, great food, service & a fun staff. Cool lightning, music & menu items. Free meatballs with a bottle of wine on Mondays!

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NaomiE
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always an amazing time to go to EVO! I went here after my 21st birthday and it was amazing!

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vipkathym
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent food! Wine list a little pricey but enjoyed that as well!

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Esme
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive, great ambiance, delicious food, noise level is a bit loud but not enough to disrupt your tables conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been wanting to try this place out for a while now but it’s always so busy. Saturday I found out why! Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

My husband and I shared the artichoke appetizer and a pizza. They were good, but nothing memorable. The noise level was a little too high for our liking, but the server was friendly. Husband enjoyed the “first things first” cocktail. We would have stayed longer, but the atmosphere just wasn’t that appealing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing

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vipSilviaR
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The food was outstanding. We made it for happy hour & the menu options was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place! Exceptional service and the food is delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bart was fantastic. Portions were reasonable in size but all full of flavor. Expansive cocktail menu and liquor selection. Incredible place.

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JKim
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I wanted to sit outdoor patio but it was not covered although the mister was on, so decided to sit inside. Pasta was excellent. I had squid ink chitara and it was very good. Loved the texture of the pasta and flavor but wished it had a little more seafood.

Had budino for dessert and it was just okay for me. Butter cake looks good but takes 25 min. It would be nice if the server gives the heads up so the diners can consider ordering early on.

My friend got campellini and loved it also. I definitely recommend pasta dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience coming here , the food is beyond good and the drinks as well

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Tour group brought in a Bachelorette Party. Food, wine and service were top notch.

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vipheathers
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Way too loud & rowdy for my date night with my husband.

FAQs

EVO offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 265-9814.

EVO is rated 4.5 stars by 1168 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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