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About EVO

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!

4175 N Goldwater Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 1:30am
Happy Hour: Nightly 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Cross Street:
5th Ave and Goldwater

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 265-9814

Website:
http://www.evoscottsdale.com/

Entertainment:
Sunday nights we have live acoustic or DJ's in addition to our half off all bottles of wine & champagne.

Catering:
Our talented chefs are able to create a menu for any event.

Parking Details:
EVO has its own private parking lot by the front doors. Additionally, there is a large free public parking lot directly across the street with good lighting.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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EVO Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
Casual (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
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Good for Birthdays (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Cozy (11)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Fun (7)
Romantic (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Authentic (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Live Sports (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was great and food was brought out in a timely manner. I had the Chile shrimp pasta which was very good and my husband had the sausage fennel pasta which was just ok. Very dark inside the restaurant but we enjoyed the ambiance.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Awesome restaurant for fresh homemade pasta Great ambiance and setting in Old Town Scottsdale.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

Evo was amazing as always. My husband and I have been coming here for several months and have never been disappointed. All the seafood and pasta is fresh and cooked perfectly. We look forward to coming back soon.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

The food and service are great. They also have wonderful house wines which are a steal at $5 during happy hour. We had a mix - Chicken Piccata, Fennel Sausage Pasta and Bolognese Pasta; also a house salad and the Caprese. Everything was delicious. They split the house salad 3 ways for us which was a really nice touch.
It was a birthday dinner for our friend. They brought out Cannoli as a freebie for her and it was super!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

The food, the service, the wine... everything was superb. So glad we got the brown butter cake ! 100% worth the wait. EVO has definitely become a favorite.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was appropriate to price. Meatballs fantastic. Things got a little loud but enjoyed ambiance in general. Pompous man bun waiter ....needs training. Id definitely go back, just with a different waiter.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our first visit. Shayna was amazing and food was superb!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Sports, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

We celebrated my boyfriends 38th birthday there on Thursday night and I believe our servers name was Audrey. She was amazing! We are vegetarians and she helped us pick the perfect amount of food. We also LOVED the gooey butter cake!!! We will be back soon for sure. Great service!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Dishes were extremely salty start to finish. Piccata sauce was both salty and tangy

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Overall, our evening was pleasant with good food and a great value. Our waitress, however, was a bit sloppy, removing cocktails before they were finished, forgetting orders we placed, and then adopting an attitude when called out on her mistakes. Maybe she just had a bad night. We will return to EVO and encourage others to try!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Food was great! We are on vacation and enjoy eating out. We went out with a young family and they were very accommodating. Again, the food was very good. We would go back and recommend this place.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great food. Burger and Evo Salad were exceptional. Looking forward to the next meal there.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We loved the food in this place and we were still talking about it the next day!! However (and a significant however), the service was really terrible. The gal who waited us on appeared not to have restaurant experience. It was so dark in the restaurant when we arrived (6 pm) and, because there was only 1 other couple (at the bar), we asked if they could turn up the light "a little bit" -- she forgot. It took her 10-15 minutes to return and tell our friend that the beer she ordered wasn't available. We asked if the lobster carbonara was stuffed gnocci with lobster and she said the lobster was stuffed with the gnocci. Further, she was asked if it was a lobster tail and she responded that it was the "middle" of the lobster! In fact, it was a lobster tail and the gnocci was in addition (not stuffed). That said, we actually felt sorry for her and assumed she must be new so, we did NOT penalize her with our tip. If management is truly concerned about our experience, they need to TEACH their employees about their menu and service. We would recommend EVO but, with the caveat that the service left lots to be desired.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Good is alwaysexcelkent. Very slow device this time.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our waiter was odd, too talkative and not a good waiter. Food was good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was good, but the service was sub-par. Lots of delays. When we were ready to pay the bill, the restaurant had a very hard time figuring out how to use my dining rewards certificate, which I had printed out and was handy. Even though we allowed two hours for dinner of shared calamari app and a bowl of pasta each, got to the concert we had tickets for at the last minute, making the evening stressful. This was a celebration of a milestone birthday.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The restaurant was super cute. I loved the ambiance. The service was amazing. The food was good. I did feel like my chicken piccata was a little bland, but everything else was very good. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Martini's were perfect with hand stuffed blue cheese olives. Nice booth seating, a little dark to read the menu but the table candlelight helped. The pasta is home made and taste great! We had two different shrimp dishes- Chile shrimp and Shrimp Fettucini. Both were excellent. The house salad came in a deep bowl rather than on a plate and did need a little more dressing. Our waitress was pleasant and attentive. Glad we had cash with us as their credit card system wasn't working.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Selected the patio so it was just cozy, fun and quiet enough to enjoy casual dinning with friends. Requested Erica whom I had the pleasure of taking care of me the first time I dinned there. She remained friendly, attentive and fabulous as I remembered.

Really just enjoyed the happy hour tapas and wine. You can get full easily with the variety offered without ordering a full meal. Nice to enjoy the different foods and drinks without spending a lot of money. It was also a great way to share all the taste experiences with your friends.

Great service, great food and wonderful ambiance. All of us will be returning and I intend to introduce more friends to this place.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, People Watching, Cozy, Tapas, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 26, 2017

The food here is consistently good, likewise, the specialty cocktails. Great location with easy parking. It's a fav of ours

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Cozy
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Not what I was expecting. The food was bland and not much flavor for Italian dishes. The service was mediocre and not much interaction with our waitress. We asked for recommendation as it was our first time and the waitress basically said it was "modern Italian" and didn't go into detail about what's good. After that she came by once to check on.

Probably the biggest issues was the cigarette smoke from the outside people, waiting to be seated. You could smell it throughout the restaurant.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The chocolate cake was kind of dry. Their focaccia is out of this world. Lobster Carbonara was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Delicious food and excellent service! Had a great dinner and enjoyed the genuine staff!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I ordered the chicken piccata. The chicken was extremely dry, and the noodles were overcooked. The food was brought out to us shortly after we ordered. The quality of the food was horrible. My husband and I believe that the cook everything before the dinner shift, and serve food out of caterin trays. My husband had the lasagna and he thought it tasted like Stoffers.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The food was horrible. My husband and I were up all night with the runs.
The spaghetti tasted like paste and the eggplant must have been frozen since it was watery and cold in the middle.
The kale salad was disgusting.
I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Ive had much better meals at Burgerking.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food was just passable. Menus extremely difficult to read due to the darkness of the restaurant and the extremely small print. I looked around and saw the other people had similar problems . This is a local restaurant which is always a good thing but it doesn't really cater to anything much more than that.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Service was slow and one meal what simply not good.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I feel bad giving 3 stars! I love love love the food here! The wait staff and the hostess are awesome, with great energy!

However, when I am enjoying an amazing meal like their meatballs - to die for, or the incredible seafood pasta, I have to enjoy it with wine!

I don't understand what is with the skimpy pour., here?? Seriously, It's just a deal breaker for me. A huge wine glass delivered to my table with a very small amount of wine. And, this has happened the last two times we've been for dinner.

So, c'mon guys a bigger pour, please! Everyone's doing it!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Our first time at EVO...not our last!! Excellent service in the bar. Creative & delicious food!

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Stumbled across this restaurant while looking for Italian on Open Table. They were running a special on free pasta with the purchase of a bottle of wine on the night we went. The four of us ended up having 2 bottles of wine, amazing homemade pasta, and 2 delicious desserts. I'm already craving their pasta! And we found out they're open late. Will definitely be back the next time I'm in town.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Late-night Find, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I've been a few times just for their Evo Salad which is phenomenal (and I don't get real jazzed about salads), but this time we shared the focaccia which was mouth-watering, the Evo Salads, the Arrabiata Pizza (delicious), and the mac and cheese (which was good, but surprisingly my least favorite of our meal), as well as their butter cake. It was a great time, and I've been back since!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

The environment was chic and comfy. Friendly and personable server. Truffle fries were delicious!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The master Chef, Steven, was very friendly and took care of us! The food was very good and it has a great ambiance. We are coming back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I enjoyed the food, spicy calmari salad,risotto balls followed by butter cake. It was very loud in there, hard to have a conversation without yelling.
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Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Delicious food. Great happy hour. The charcuterie board is my favorite! Highly recommend this restaurant!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Food was good. Very small pasta portions for the price. No bread served at an Italian restaurant is a first for me. Service was not timed properly, with main entrees served when half done with salad.

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

We were there our first time on Aug 8th for our daughters 35 BD. All 6 of us loved the food and our very informative waiter. He was extremely helpful and informative and gracious when we asked if we could go out on the patio. I have and will recommend EVOS to our friends. Not too fancy and not too casual.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great food and drinks. The place is cute, very friendly staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 5, 2017

This is my very favorite restaurant for happy hour. Food and service is always great.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Live Sports
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

The food and service were fabulous but the table of drunk girls screaming at each other next to us nearly ruined the evening. We were moved to a table in the bar....well done.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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