EVO

4.4
886 reviews
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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!
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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food but took 40 Min to get salad and appetizer. Service was attentive thought.

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L
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food. Unpretentious, laid back atmosphere. Service wasn't great, but the food certainly was. Fairly priced. Would definitely recommend eating inside. The patio is right on a noisy street. Will definitely return. Lobster carbonara was amazing.

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JJ
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

EVO is one of our favorite restaurants. The meatball appetizer is a must! The squid ink pasta with seafood is always delicious, and the chili shrimp on linguine is excellent but sometimes a little too spicy. The chocolate torte dessert is outstanding! Highly recommend it!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not special but good

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Loved Evo! Superb food! Our server was terrible, he didnt explained the menu when asked. All he would say was its alright. I would see the other servers get to their tables and explain the menu. When i asked about the entree i order he said it ok.

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OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I was hopeful about the bad reviews surrounding service but they were right. One of the entrees was salty and we told our server who said, I’ll tell the chef. No apologies, no manager, no can I bring you another dish, no bill adjustment. The other entree was exceptional but the service left a bad taste in my mouth. We are crossing it off of our Old Town Scottsdale list.

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CR
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food great service. A go to for special occasions or for date night. The service is friendly and fast and the food is to die for. Best lobster carbonara and burger I’ve ever had.

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MM
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Evo is always fantastic. The quality of the food and service is high, but not highly priced. Free desert for the birthday boy was wonderful. Thank you!

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AF
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous evening and my husband is still taking about the carpaccio!

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BK
Phoenix
53 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time at EVO and we will be back. Pleasant, sophisticated environment, great location, AND, not too noisy! Happy hour menu lasted until 7:00 and enjoyed a good glass of Sauvignon Blanc for $5! Salads were a highlight. The Caesar salad was delicious and the beet salad, with candied pistachios, was pronounced the best ever! Spouse and I shared Eggplant Ragu Pasta and Fungi Pizza. Pasta was a little disappointing. Knowing that it was made in-house, we had high expectations, and it was not as flavorful a dish as we hoped. The pizza was outstanding and we will order it again.

Especially helpful to have convenient, available parking.

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L
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and ambience were amazing. Our server was very nice. Great place and will be back again! Thank you for the dessert for our anniversary

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiting staff!

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J
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the food here very much. It is very loud so if that bothers you this is not the place for you. Maybe if you go early it would be better. I just don’t understand why they try and make these restaurants so loud. A little noise dampening on the ceiling would go along way.

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M
Indiana
29 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

They have great happy hour till 7pm! I highly recommend the mussels! They were delicious & perfect portion to share.

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NJ
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

All four dishes were great. Order any bottle of wine on Wednesday, get free pizza. Good deal.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was wonderful, service was outstanding, but it was just way too loud inside the restaurant. I don’t enjoy having to yell to talk to someone sitting next to me. Other than that, it was a good experience.

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent! The vibe of the restaurant was interesting. It was like they were trying to be both a high-end fancy-ish restaurant but at the same time trying to fit in with the trendy Scottsdale vibe. We would see some servers wearing a "uniform" with a night black button-up shirt but then another employee would be walking around in jeans and a crop top. But overall really great food and priced well. Would for sure eat there again.

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was amazing but the service wasn’t great. Also it was about 9:20pm and there were no lemon shots made even though I had brought my coupon from yelp, and the server indicated that they weren’t going to make any more despite it saying online that EVO was open until 2am. Also, I had reserved a table for a special occasion for my girlfriend and I , and we were seated in an odd little corner although there were better tables in the section that weren’t occupied for the duration of our visit. Overall the food was great and the server was friendly , we just didn’t see much of her and had to ask another server/busser to help us out so we could get refills and our check.

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F
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service with a very enjoyable Italian flair!

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TC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good and the service was exceptional. Staff was very engaging and attentive. Appetizers were tasty and we ordered beef, pork and pasra...four empty plates said it all. Stuck with beer and passed on desert but will hit the wine list on my next visit. We ate inside as we felt the outddor dinning area was too close to a busy street....inddor decor was very nice.

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JH
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kelly, our server , was exceptional! The food was fabulous! Presentation was beautiful.

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S
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Patio seating can be loud from
Road traffic.

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MM
Pittsburgh
14 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was very good, good service but so noisy we could not hold a conversation.

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CL
Vancouver
45 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service! Very genuine, attentive staff. Pasta dishes were excellent. We tried the ink squid pasta with seafood and the chili shrimp. Definitely will go back again to try the pizza.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Came here on vacation and had a great experience! Good food, service and ambience.

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j
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Went to restaurant based upon reviews on 'Check Please' TV show. Nothing special.

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MR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal at EVO. We sat on the patio (and were the only party out there). The restaurant is pretty noisy inside and it would of been hard to have a conversation in there; but it was a beautiful night and we had the patio to ourselves--which was very enjoyable.

The food was excellent. We ordered the lasagna and salmon. We also had the buttercake for dessert.

Highly recommended.

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food! Came here for a special occasion and the staff was able to add some special touches to our meal. We pushed the reservation back 15 minutes which they said was fine but we were seated about 30 mins after that. Besides that, food/wine/service was good!

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time! Food was delish!!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Happy Hour special is fantastic! The wine, Polpettine, Evo Burger and Bolognese was delicious and the Brown Butter Baby Cake was to die for. The service was great and the manager went above and beyond for the birthday we were celebrating! Would highly recommend!

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KM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! Loved the focaccia and the meatballs!!

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KW
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food selection and wonderful waitstaff. Will definitely return.

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DM
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Evo is always fabulous! We are having out-of-town guests coming for a visit in a few weeks and we will be bringing them to Evo!

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MJ
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for happy hour on the basis of a suggestion from a friend, and we were not disappointed. Food, drinks and vibe was great. We will definitely be back.

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M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This restaurant was highly recommended and we were quite pleased that they seated us immediately with our reservation. Unfortunately, the food was inconsistent in quality. The chicken parmesan was like rubber on some pieces while the middle was fine. The squid ink pasta, however, was quite tasty. The server started out rushed, but when the crowd thinned later in the meal, he was more engaged and attentive. Just an average meal. Sadly, nothing to write home about...

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m
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Evo was an outstanding place to enjoy our girls weekend final dinner! Our server, Chloe was so upbeat and fun and made our night even that much more enjoyable. The food was good, drinks were better, but the butter cake is what made our night!

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R
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Evo is a lovely place to go for dinner, unfortunately the night we were there, there were two stagettes going on. One table was right beside us and the noise was deafening. We asked to move, but there wasn't another spot available. We couldn't wait to get out of there, so we could hear each other. I would hope that Evo could have been more considerate when placing large parties.
The food was good, I would go back for the Chicken Parmesan. Strangely it was just the parm, and no sides. We ordered grilled calamari and it was breaded....

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W
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The only complaint was that the service was a bit slow. I literally had to wave down the waitress. The food was good and the atmosphere was great. Had a great time with my friends. This was my second time.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was for my wife 40th Birthday, Top Notch, Top Notch! The had specialty menus printed for her birthday wishing her well. Great date night, anniversary spot choice for food.

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AG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our group enjoyed our dinner very much. I’m glad we were on the patio because the main restaurant is very loud.

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