Darcy's Ristorante (FKA Gianfranco by Darcy Ristorante)

4.6
808 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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.

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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Carlisle
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our second time there...& we were fortunate to have Roberto again!! This restaurant is one of the few that automatically serve delicious warm crusty bread WITH BUTTER!

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vipJKTuscany
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, excellent service, fabulous meals! The chef has inspired recipes for branzino that are absolutely GREAT! One of our favorite restaurants and we will be back.

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vipMarkB
Phoenix
85 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We need to support this wonderful restaurant during the summer months, great people and food!

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vipMarkB
Phoenix
85 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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JenniferT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was top notch.

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vippmny
New York Area
345 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is really good. Service can be spotty. Nice wine list. We usually come here when we visit Scottsdale primarily because the food is prepared well.

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vipSUSAN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great waiter, so delicious!!

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vipAZman86
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the sand dabs there. Service is always excellent and I like the vibe of the place. Definitely one of my “go to” restaurants.

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vipdanr
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

solid neighborhood restaurant. very friendly. i thought i saw pizza on open table but they didnt have pizza on the menu. ordered salads and then pasta and they were delicious. good wine by the glass selections. will come back again for sure.

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vipLawrenceH
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are going to highly recommend Darcy's to friends. Had a delicious meal, excellent wine & drinks and perfect service.

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patricia
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It exceeded our expectations. Food was absolutely tremendous and was what my wife was really wanted. Roberto was on top of his game--friendly, attentive and humorous. We would go again both for the food and and to sit at his table.

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vipMarsha
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious and a very dood wait staff

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vipMarkR
Dallas
49 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!!

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SusanR
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good to be back at this great Italian restaurant. Food is terrific and just as we remember it 15 months ago. Wonderful staff and very attentive. It was so good we want to go back every week!

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BrianSB
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A no frills local Italian eatery with a cozy and comfortable atmosphere with great service. I was visiting the area, but I could tell it's a popular place with the locals.

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vipTomaso
Phoenix
120 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian with a great wine list. A gem of a place in our neighborhood.

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vipWestsider
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Northern Italian cuisine and a solid wine list. Sand Dabs and ravioli special on 5/22 were outstanding

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vipbear2dine
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We thought the food was mediocre . My husband had veal piccata and it was horrible. I had the Tortellini and it was just ok. The atmosphere was just ok. The waiter was very poor Never once came by to see how we were doing. Would never go back.

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vipJillianS
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always have an excellent meal and service at Darcy’s!

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DeaneI
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. Food is outstanding and very reasonably priced. Nice wine selection.

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vipGaryW
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We have not been to Darcy's since it was Gianfranco. We were very happy to see that the kitchen has not changed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Guest birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
168 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great service and good food, but not great food.

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vipImdormie5
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First experience after being recommended. Food was extremely good. Service was good also. We will be back!

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vipMarkB
Phoenix
85 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One our favorites, always great!

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vipJanet
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambiance and service is truly outstanding here. The food is really delicious! No one in the valley does better veal! Our servers were terrific.

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vipCliftonK
Phoenix
84 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mitch was terrific!!! Great service and pasta!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always!

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vipBirthdaygirl
San Francisco
96 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Second visit. Food is good and wait staff excellent.

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AlyssaC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Over priced for the quality of the food. My husband got the shrimp pasta and enjoyed it. I got the alfredo with chicken which was not flavorful. I had to keep adding salt and pepper and the chicken was crunchy and unappetizing. The service was very poor, front greeter was dressed sloppily and unprofessional for the ambiance of the restaurant and pointed to your table instead of walking you all the way there.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lovely food and service.

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vipSharonR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat out side. Windy and not a great patio.
Food was excellent. Staff was wonderful.
Sorry the outside area is not very special.

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vipRogelio
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was fantastic. I had lightly breaded veal topped with parmesan and asparagus in a brown sauce. My wife loved her branzino. The desserts we had, tiramisu and creme brulee were wonderful., and I am an experienced eater of each. Service was good, perhaps not quite the amount of attention you'd expect a few times during the meal. The key here is the food, it was fabulous, the quality of any four or five star restaurant in the valley. And the menu had lots of interesting things that will have to be left for another visit.

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vipLaurieW
Northern MI
32 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner at Darcy’s tonight. Our server was excellent—very friendly, yet professional. Our appetizer and entrees were very good.

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vipadventurer4food
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating Easter. We went out on Saturday night...to avoid the Easter rush. We had a lovely dinner. The service was excellent.

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vipMarkB
Phoenix
85 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in Scottsdale!

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vipRickM
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food. Local favorite restaurant.

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vipDesertRat
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had to wait almost an hour to order entrees after appetizers. They got busy, and we were forgotten. Still had a lovely dinner, just took much longer than expected.

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vipDavidM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We just moved into the area and are trying all the eateries that are close by. and we LOVE Darcy's.

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ScottV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Quick dinner plans led us here. Solid food. Ray the bartender is a great guy and makes you feel welcome. Check it

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Darcy's Ristorante (FKA Gianfranco by Darcy Ristorante) is rated 4.6 stars by 808 OpenTable diners.

Darcy's Ristorante (FKA Gianfranco by Darcy Ristorante) does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.darcysristorante.com/.

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.