Darcy's Ristorante (FKA Gianfranco by Darcy Ristorante)

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662 reviews
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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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Phoenix
83 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dinner at the best Italian restaurant in Scottsdale. You must visit the bar where Mike, the bartender, hold court nightly. The lounge is lively and the restaurant is more sedate and romantic.

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AZ
Phoenix
84 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food in Phoenix area. Services is friendly but very professional. Mitch and Mike, the bartender, are a fantastic duo.

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LL
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my birthday. The food was great and the service was exceptional. We enjoyed the ambiance. We will definitely be back!

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

Great waiter - very dates decor, no real ambiance, food was average

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SA
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was wonderful. We’ve been there a few times with friends and have always had a great experience. Everyone we have brought there has gone back

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Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, will definitely go back and take friends and family

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

Wonderful cocktails and authentic Italian food. One of our favorite restaurants
because in addition the service is outstanding.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Nice staff although food is not so great.

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Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Veal was thinly sliced and the best I have ever had in Scottsdale. Also the Braised rib ravioli homemade was also excellent. Call ahead to see if the Ravioli special is on the menu that night. Scott was an excellent and helpful waiter.

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JJ
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Darcy’s is one of our favorite restaurants! Great food and the staff is excellent! Can’t wait to visit them again!

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Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Awesome amazing food!!! Pork chop was off the chart. Chicken Alfredo and chicken park were as good as Sinatra’s in Vegas or better!! Desserts were incredible cannoli, cheesecake and tiramisu were better than anything we have had. Sicilian worthy!! Incredible!!
Only problem: ambiance, felt like we were eating in an old restaurant from the 80s and 5:30 hit and everyone older than 70 came through the door. We were the youngest diners there, but again. I can eat at Grandpa and Grandmas!! The food is off the charts!!!

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AZ
Phoenix
84 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food in Scottsdale. Mike the bartender knows his customers' drinks and makes the perfect cocktail.

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New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful good and service

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service, would go there again. very convenient for North Scottsdale

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Phoenix
110 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the whole experience. Great Italian food and wines.

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B
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, ate on PATIO which was great. Had the homemade braised rib ravioli just like grandma used to make. Scott was our waiter and he was great with recommendations and service. Veal Picatta was also excellent thin and perfectly prepared. It was the best Italian restaurant for food we have experienced in Scottsdale.

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SB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good local spot, always great food and service.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 1

When we entered the front door, the hostess was rude when she greeted us. Then when she wanted to seat us in

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Tucson
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The servers were knowledgeable about the menu; polite; and efficient. The food was superb. The Caesar salad was one of the best we ever had.

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HL
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a nice evening. I had notified OpenTable it was a birthday but the restaurant did not get the note.

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n
Omaha
86 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great neighborhood Italian restaurant in Northeast Scottsdale area by Pinnacle Peak Park and Four Seasons. I am a fan of sitting at bar.

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JJ
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food. A little pricey but has always been very good.

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DR
London
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Really good Italian food and excellent service. Good value too.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We had an 8pm booking by which time most diners had left making for an odd ambience. We had a table by the patio window but looked out on other tables that were being stored rather than used and so not very appealing. Service was very fast - perhaps too fast? . We both had the Lasagne that was a “special” for the evening but it lacked flavor and was very bland. We were out of the restaurant within the hour and just about the last ones to leave. So not a great experience and certainly nothing close to what we had envisioned for a romantic evening out.

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K
Phoenix
52 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit here. Excellent food, service and ambiance. We enjoyed it very much and hope to come back soon.

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EM
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought out-of-town friends to Darcy's, and they were very impressed with everything, from the delicious food to Mitch's excellent service (as always).

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nothing special about my food, it was good, not great. The cappuccino machine inoperative thought the appetizers were tired and in need of an update.

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DP
Phoenix
85 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really love dining at Darcy's Ristorante. We especially enjoy having Robert as our waiter as he takes excellent care of us! We knew him from his prior place and got to know him when we stopped in for dinners. Menu choices are plentiful and food is tasty. Wine list is excellent with many choices by glass or bottle. Nice ambiance and tasty food. Plan to return.

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DS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Great food, service & ambience!!

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is fantastic, Mike is best bartender in Scottsdale

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Engaging and attentive service in a nice atmosphere with excellent food. We all had a wonderful evening and plan to return.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This one is on our regular rota for Scottsdale restaurants and especially when we want Italian. The alternatives are in Old Town. Pastas are home made and terrific, with an excellent variety of sauces. Veal is well prepared always, pounded appropriately thin and presented in a variety of different ways. Hard to choose between the Marsala or the Piccata, with are both excellent. I grew up in NYC, where superb Italian is the norm. This competes well with the very high expectations that come with that upbringing. The dining room is so-so as a matter of ambiance, we try to sit at one of the high tops in the bar. There's not that many of them, so your choice is to go early and beat the Happy Hour squad or wait until that's over. I choose the latter.

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HR
Munich
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

the tables for two are ridiciously small and absolutely not up zo european standards

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TT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere and service. A very comfortable "neighborhood" place!

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Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good except they ran out of up martini glasses and tried to substitute a heavy cocktail glass which was absurd

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Denver
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

We dine at Darcy’s quite often and will continue to do so. Valentines was a bit disappointing. The two person tables are so close together you are closer to strangers on each side than you are to your spouse. We couldn’t have any sort of a conversation as a result. For a fairly high-end restaurant I would hope there’s some solution as this isn’t the first time we’ve had this problem.
The food is always great but they could give us some options on the paste as the only choice of penne pasta is getting a bit old after 6 years.

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CD
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took friends there for wonderful Italian food. Darcy’s did not disappoint—everything was spectacular

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Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were seated right in front of the Kitchen which was very noisy and cut down on our overall enjoyment. The Bronzino special had the same Picata sauce as the Chicken Picata. Both were very salty. Our service was excellent.

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RZ
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Restaurant was very loud and our dinners less than spectacular. I have been to Darcy’s in the past, and this by far, was the most disappointing experience.

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JG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Some of the finest bronzing I have had in a long time. would recommend.

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