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 4-7pm daily with late night food served until 1:30am daily!

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

We will be offering a great Pre-fixe Valentines Day Menu at $60.00 per person. This will be the only menu available on February 14th 2020. The menu is available to view here on open table as well as on our website.

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 1043 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant and enjoyable. Would go back in a second.

JP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with a great ambiance! Our second time here and we love it just like the first.

K
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great local spot. Italian entres are big enough to share. Lively bar

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

It was too loud the service was not great but the food was excellent

DD
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great wait staff. A bit too noisy, but we will be back.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and great service.

OT
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited EVO for girls night out and it did not disappoint. The food was amazing, I got the lobster carbonara and it was amazing!!!! Everything we had was amazing, the service was great! Ask for Bart, he’s the best. I will def the best, I will be returning for date night.

AZ
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Made a reservation for a party of 5. We were crammed into a bar booth that was far too small for 5 people, and told we could not be moved. There was an open 6 top next to us the entire time, but the host claimed there was a reservation coming in and we couldn’t sit there. Food was so so at the very best. Will not return.

u
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was not as good as previous visits. The service was VERY LACKLUSTER. Our server barely acknowledged us after taking order and we even waited a long time at the end for our check. Our food, including lasagna, fish, pasta, shrimp were all better than average but not overwhelmingly good. We brought friends from out of town so that made it more disappointing.

T
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place... great food. Loved our servers suggestions... for food

CV
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was very dark, hard to see the menu. Seems to be the trend in AZ restaurants (we are from NY). We were celebrating my son's 21st birthday and we were presented with customized menus AFTER the original menus were handed out (opps) but a free butter cake dessert was a sweet ending.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a couple friends who hadn’t been before. Loved it. Words from them were “perfect date spot” “amazing food” “great HH” “why haven’t we been here yet?!”

JC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I typically don’t write reviews, but Bart deserves a shout out! He was very knowledgeable and knew the menu in such detail that it made our mouths water. Perfectly paired our wines with the food. We had a great first experience and will definitely be back with friends! Thanks again Bart (like Bart Simpson)!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The NYE dinner night was a great date! The food was delicious and we loved the additional wine pairing to the 4 course meal! Love this restaurant. However, we felt rushed for each course, the next course would come out to our table before I finished the current course.

N
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was amazing! We are there on New Year's and they were backed up for our reservations. They comped us a bottle of champagne and our first round of drinks. The food was spectacular. My only complaint was the dessert. It did not measure up to the status of the food. I loved my cocktail, it was perfect! I did the pairing and my wine was excellent!

TW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only complaint is that when I made our reservation for New Year's Eve, the website didn't state that it was a prefixed menu. I would have chosen a different day for dinner.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We came in for New Years Eve dinner. The staff was all so kind, accommodating and efficient! The food came out so fast, great normally but we couldn’t finish one dish before another was brought out which then made us feel very rushed. I get it, turning table quickly is where the money is However it kinda gave us a bad feeling and left us with some cooled down entrees. The food was good the desserts were way better!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we've ever had. Phenomenal gnocchi and lobster!

B
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was good. Our server was not. It was chilly in the restaurant and the ladies kept our jackets over our shoulders. This place is definitely worth going, as long as you have a server who isn’t more pre occupied with socializing with his co workers than he is with taking care of your table. Don’t get the chicken picatta. Probably the worst I’ve tried. The scallops and spaghetti were very good.

a
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Scottsdale for our wedding anniversary, and a friend recommended dinner at EVO. The recommendation did not disappoint! The atmosphere was energetic yet casual, and the service outstanding. Seated at a high top table in the bar, Dominic took exceptional care of us and made sure it was an experience fitting of celebrating 36 years. Highly recommend EVO and we will visit again when in the city.

TH
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Shrimp appetizer with Chorizo was the best I've ever had! The whole meal was great, appetizers, entrees and desert

S
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

thry We’re understaffed and it showed. We ask two times for a promotion we had to be added into the bill and they came over once to our table. Really disappointing as I have been talking about going here for months

SG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was average. We had high hopes based on the reviews but the pasta was bland, and focaccia was just plain bread with some butter and herbs. Pizza was the best bet.

RW
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The pizza is my favorite among the dishes we tried. Recommend the shrimp chili pasta.

AT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. All of our servers were very nice and knowledgeable and helpful with the menu. Gave great recommendations on the favorites of the menu and wine list and happy hour specials. Overall, it was a great experience and we look forward to going back.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fun spot to go. Think they pull off the idea they had dealt well. Good Italian and great for adults.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Octopus is a great appetizer but need a slice of lemon to add some citrus freshness to it. Ordered the Day Boat Scallops for dinner and was not disappointed. My date ordered the lobster carbonara which I thought was delicious but she wasn’t a fan of the char preparation method. The server was nice but let the glasses empty for awhile. I would have ordered a second glass of wine but by the time he came back around dinner was over. Ambiance was great. Price wasn’t outrageous.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We met my nephew and his wife for dinner on Christmas Eve. We were seated promptly for our reservation and greeted by our server. The service was efficient and the meals were delivered hot and delicious. The ambience is comfortable but a bit on the noisy side. We were, however, able to converse easily. When in the area again, we would seriously consider returning to EVO.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was just ok. We attempted to share a number of items and the timing was off. Once the restaurant became busy the service declined. The food was ok - not fantastic.

HH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service

D
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The bartenders were very helpful and interactive

TM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lobster Gnocchi and everything else was to die for. Was an awesome evening. Only thing would be that it was pretty loud, but that is just an observation.

SC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been to Evo before and decided to take my wife for her birthday dinner and it was probably one of the best spots we have ever been to. Service, food and management all amazing.

SN
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The service and food was excellent. The noise level was the loudest I have ever experienced.

JC
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good and very happy with our experience. The food was amazing!!

N
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Average food. The meatballs were the same as Bolognase. My husband ordered a salad and it was burnt. Super random.

I
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We had a bad located table, and the waitress was less than friendly. The burger was good.

RW
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A fun and worthwhile experience. The food with excellent, although the lobster carbonara was a disappointment. While the lobster was very good, gnocchi was a strange choice of pasta to go with it; too heavy, doughy. I should have read the fine print that mentioned gnocchi; if I had, I never would have ordered that dish. Lighten it up with a more traditional pasta choice that you expect in a carbonara.

KC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Unfortunately, there was a very large dinner party situated right in the middle of the restaurant and they were extremely loud, so it made our date night dinner a little disappointing. Food was good as always, although the pasta came out clumped together and I couldn't separate the individual pasta. This is the only sub par experience I've had there though.

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