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About Darcy's Ristorante (FKA Gianfranco by Darcy Ristorante)

Darcy's Ristorante is a landmark Italian restaurant bringing the best to North Scottsdale. As a local fixture that has been offering irresistible Italian dishes and an extensive wine list, we are proud to be North Scottsdale's choice for Italian dining. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just looking to enjoy one of our specials with all the flavors of the old country amongst friends, come in and explore the Italian food that has made us famous.
​We are tucked away at the west­erly foot of Pinnacle Peak. Beyond the simple wood and glass entry door is a bar and a dining room that exudes an aura of comfort and hospitality. Double clothed tables in pale taupe and mustard are mated with wood-framed oval-backed dining chairs that are beautifully embellished with nail heads. The seats and backs are upholstered in fawn brown ultra-suede. The whole thing comes together to create a mellow friendly ambiance, a home away from home feeling.

10434 East Jomax Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
In Season - Dinner Monday thru Sunday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Summer Schedule - Closed Sunday's beginning May 28th.

We server happy hour in the lounge and dining room daily from 4pm - 6pm. 1/2 off appetizers and drinks!



Cross Street:
N Alma School Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 585-6969

Website:
http://www.darcysristorante.com/

Entertainment:
We have live entertainment in the bar on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Executive Chef:
Staff of world class chefs

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact Karen for further details.

Private Party Contact:
Karen Van Moerkerken: (480) 585-6969

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We have live entertainment in the bar in season - Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. No entertainment during the summer months.

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Darcy's Ristorante (FKA Gianfranco by Darcy Ristorante) Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.3

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4.4

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3.6

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80% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
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Bar Seating (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Authentic (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Business Meals (2)
Casual (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

Food and service EXCELLENT.
A LITTLE PRICEY....
WOULD HAVE LIKED TO SIT ON PATIO BUT ONE OF THE FEW FALL DAYS IN SCOTTSDALE WHERE IT RAINED

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Just returned to our Snowbird Haven, and as always, the food is consistently great; the service is attentive, friendly, and professional, from "H" (wonderful new hostess with hard-to-pronounce name) to bussers to waitstaff and the kitchen pros. Special kudos to Karen, Mitch, Mike the Bartender, and "H."

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Delicious Italian Food!! Great service and friendly atmosphere.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great experience and our waiter was well versed in the menu. We will go back next time we are in town.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Have been going for years. Food & Service is always great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 24, 2017

What a great find! My husband and I are staying near Scottsdale for a couple of weeks, and we felt like some good Italian food. And we found it — just a few minutes from where we’re staying! We arrived during Happy Hour, then ended up eating dinner at the bar so my husband could watch Monday Night Football. The chef accommodated our vegan diet with a pasta dish and a risotto dish. We were very pleased, and will definitely come again the next time we’re in Scottsdale!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food , atmosphere & service. The staff is great. Great location 👍👍

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Very good Fettuccini Alfredo!!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We are frequent diners along with another couple and ever since Gianfranco left things have gone steadily downhill. Last weekend we found Darcy was no longer present and asked. We were told he was no longer with the group. We saw no familiar faces in the staff and for a Sat. night there weren't many customers. Two of our party had the Pomodoro and it was not good. Very sticky sauce and rigitoni noodles. The place has lost it's charm and obviouly customers too. I doubt we'll return and if it keeps going in this direction it probably won't be there long. Too bad because we 4 always looked forward to our monthly dinners there.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 24, 2017

had to ask for bread twice, water 3 times. food was at best, adequate. have had dinner MANY TIMES there but would be had pressed to return. relative to other fine Italian restaurants, I find this a little overpriced. the young lady greeting us was both professional and polite.

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·Dined on September 6, 2017

We were the only 2 in the dining room for the majority of our time at the restaurant, so not much could or should have gone wrong. Everything was good and no complaints whatsoever, but not in a rush back to go there for a meal.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 29, 2017

While the decor was nice and the service very good, the sauce in the Chicken Martini was terribly salty and the tiramisu was mostly whipped cream with a small piece of cake at the bottom of the bowl.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Mediocre food! Disappointed!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Our meals were fresh and delicious; the staff was congenial and made our dinner experience quite lovely.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 6, 2017

First time back under new ownership while everyone was friendly and acomadating service was disjointed and not polished.
It was a quiet Saturday in early August. My fear if this was a busy night I think it could have been bad.
Food was very good But I am in no hurry to rush back. Sorry Darcy!!😐

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Darcy's is one of our favorite and appreciated restaurants in the Troon North area where we reside. Always enjoy excellent cusine and atmosphere.......truly a treasure !!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Had another wonderful meal here. Even with name change, the menu is still the same with wonderful choices and everything tasted great and the lasagna was melt in your mouth fresh and delicious. Would recommend this restaurant for any occasion!

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Our server was wonderful and we enjoyed his input in our choices. Very enjoyable.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 14, 2017

romantic restaurant with above average food and service.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We took my 88 year old Mom for her birthday, waiters were very attentive , candles in the Tira Missou Avery special evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We had not been there for a while, but were most pleased as were our friends. We'll probably be back even though it's a bit out of our way.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Excellent place - we will teturn

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Just plain awesome! My favorite in Scottsdale! Great food! Great people! Darcy is a fantastic Host!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Best Italian food in Scottsdale. Great professional service. Excellent cocktails

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 17, 2017

This was our second visit to the restaurant. First visit was very good. This visit was less than memorable. My veal parma was a let down. Veal was too thin and almost undetectable after breading, cheese and sauce. We had to pour our own wine refills and no offer was made for a second bottle. Twice we had to ask for our EMPTY water glasses to be refilled. No offer was made to offer us additional bread. Service was generally inattentive, although pleasant. Cappucino machine was on the fritz :(

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 17, 2017

This was our 2nd visit to Darcy's, and, much like our initial experience, it certainly didn't disappoint. Great Pasta Fagioli (pricey $10), but outstanding! Wide selection of menu items all ,by our experience, very thoughtfully prepared. Service is stellar. Brian is a consummate professional. Great bar and wine list, as well.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Romantic, Authentic, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 16, 2017

It seems as if the quality of the food has gone down recently. I am so sorry to say it but it seems that the cuts of meat are less high quality , the tuna tartare and even the shrimp. Gianfranco always used top quality proteins and it feels like new owner may be cutting corners. We are so sad bc this is one of our favorites spots and Mike, the bartender is the best in the valley.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Delicious authentic Italian food, served by a professional waitstaff.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Just an outstanding experience. Our first visit but certainly not our last. Wonderful pasta ravioli as a starter. Off the chart good pork chop. Interesting, albeit pricey, wine list. Still, something for all tastes. Look forward our next visit.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Above average as usual. I'll be back. Mediterranean salad special outstanding!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Continues the traditions of the original, we were all pleased.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 9, 2017

The food was good , had the veal parm which I had not had before , would have preferred the linguini to be separate and have more sauce.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Food and service excellent

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Horrible experience. Waiter took 30 minutes to bring drinks and 50 minutes to take food order. When food was delivered after an additional hour one meal was missing. After another 35 minute wait we cancelled the missing meal. Had friends from out of town and will not repeat this experience. For the price we will go elsewhere for future meals.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Wine list seemed to cover a lot of variety. Both our entrees were delicious and the waiter attentive. The evening had no hiccups.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Nice local surprise. Can't wait to go back extensive specials menu

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Service was very poor. They brought part of the meal, and the remainder (like the pasta) over 5 minutes later (meanwhile the other was getting cold. The waiter never came to the table to refill the wine glasses, and we waited over 15 minutes for the dirty dishes to be cleared (and I finally asked for the bill). The waiter never did ask us about dessert. Won't be going back and can't recommend!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 25, 2017

It had been a wile since I have been to Gianfranco's ... I hadn't thought of them for a while so decided to go back since it is close to home. Service is just wonderful, the lobster ravioli with vodka sauce special was really notable. Great dish! Not a robust wine list, but the Italians on hand were great! Ended up with a favorite 2012 Amarone.

Our server, Brian, was a "rock star!"

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Phenomenal menu, very extensive. Veal dishes outstanding. Risotto best I've had in a long time. We are going back soon.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Delicious food and wonderful service. A bit pricey so special occasion restaurant.

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