Darcy's Ristorante (FKA Gianfranco by Darcy Ristorante)
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.
Mitch is the best! Always takes great care of us!
reasonably good fish dishes. Friend had a pasta with red sauce which she said was just "ok". Didn't know how to make true Carbonara! Cream isn't an ingredient! Drinks were good, they are very proud of the wine list.
What a wonderful evening! Gary was the server extraordinaire! The food was amazing, and they have a great wine list. Food is wonderful!
This time the level of noise was fine. Food is awesome and service to match as well.
Classic Italian in a classic Italian setting. An older crowd, but a fun one! Food and service was great.
We have been here a few times now and it continues to impress. Our waiter has been there a long time and is always attentive, funny and thorough. The food is always delicious and the setting is cozy.
Terrible noise but excellent food and service. Impossible to have any kind of conversation without yelling. I now can tell you everything about the 15 people or so, sitting around me. I have never experienced a noise level in a restaurant like that. Seemed like I was at a Diamondbacks game??
Food was slow to arrive but they were busy. Career salad appeared wilted, but osso bucco was very good.
Valentines dinner which I wanted to be special, I had asked for a table in the bar by reservation two weeks ahead of time, but instead got the only table in the dining room without a window, when I asked if we could be moved the manager said nobody moves, all while we see many other tables without anyone sitting in them. We were using a gift certificate given to us by friends who know it has been one of our go to favorites, even after Gionfranco sold the restaurant and the new owners struggled, we supported them. Not headed back anytime soon. Maybe a smile and a welcome back would help what feels like a tired restaurant!
Excellent food and service for our group of 8. Always a great experience.
A wonderful experience! One of my favorite restaurants here in Scottsdale. Very attentive and pleasant staff, excellent food, quiet atmosphere! Thank you for a most pleasant evening!
Our favorite Italian date night restaurant closed unexpectedly. I started researching new places. I had 3 on my list, and started with Darcy’s. I have no need to try the others. It was everything we were looking for. And as a bonus, some of the wait staff from the old restaurant is now at Darcy’s. It was a nice surprise! Debbie & Roberto are excellent.
Food over priced for quality received. Waiter was in a rush. Too loud. Will not go back.
I have been to this restaurants many times 4 to 5 times per year for 10 years. Historically, it has been a favorite.
They had a really bad day this last Saturday.
But over the last six months, the food quality is down and service (mostly with Maitre D) has been terrible
Last Saturday very slow service - 1.5 Hours to get main course (it was a big weekend with Phoenix Open but very poor planning).
I can no longer recommend this restaurant as a top restaurant in North Scottsdale!
Great North Scottsdale neighborhood Italian restaurant. Will recommend it to anyone. Love sitting in the bar area whether at the bar or a table.
We have gone to this restaurant off and on with mixed opinions that said this was a pleasant surprise service was a lot better. Food was good but pasta side fair. It is a bit old school but in a good way not old and tired as some of the other old school restaurants are in SCOTTSDALE will go back but not any time soon.
Great food. Great service.
The only drawback was the length of time it took to get out entrees. Enjoyed everything else.
The food was outstanding. The ambiance was somewhat lacking. It is a good neighborhood restaurant.
As always, we loved our night out at Darcy's. Bar ambience was perfect and bartenders Mike and Gary are wonderful!
Amazing food and great service
Old school itailian restaurant. Good food. Old school service and atmosphere. But way over priced.
Another great meal at one of our favorite restaurants in North Scottsdale.
Our server Debra was outstanding
This was our first time there and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The waiter was attentive, the food was delicious and we could carry on a conversation without having to shout over the noise. We are going back again next week! This is a hidden gem.
Now on our regular list for our trips to North Scottsdale. A hidden gem.
Consistently good food (particularly veal dishes - Marsala). Friendly and competent service.
We took a couple for dinner who have never been. They enjoyed the whole experience as much as we did. The food was excellent, service great and great company. We will return as we love your restaurant!
Entirely average! Food was under-seasoned, ambiance was dark, loud, and decorated with gimmicky Italian-inspired pieces.
The wait staff was unprofessional but got along ok as long as you don’t ask any questions of the menu - especially the wine menu.
The crowd was old and regular... if that describes you, then you’ll love the place!
I’ll not be recommending it nor returning.
As usual, excellent food, wine and service. Always appreciate a well-paced dining experience, without the rush job that many restaurants give customers in an effort to turn over tables.
Best restaurant since our move from California. We were treated incredibly as we celebrate our 25th anniversary.
Roberto was simply superb as a waiter greeted us by acknowledging our anniversary. He made great recommendations for our appetizer, and main courses.
The procuitto with mozzarella, tomato, peppers and olives were great and perfect amount for 2.
My wife's eggplant parmigiana must have been great. She is very picky about Italian food (it's her heritage) and never finishes her meals, but she finished hers and poached on my veal marasala with mushrooms, which was tasty and neither dish was heavy (sometimes it is due to being overly breaded and fried.
The service was excellent.
Roberto surprised us with Tiramisu and a candle, which he explained was a treat from everyone there to celebrate our anniversary.
We ended our meal with the gentleman from the table next to us stopping by and wishes us a happy anniversary.
This was a great place to celebrate with my best friend, soulmate and love of my life who has stuck by me through thick and thin.
Do yourself a favor and go there to celebrate your special occasion and ask for Roberto. But remember to let them know ahead of time of your celebration, to enjoy the full experience, of people and great food.
First time here! We were welcomed accordingly, great service, and server was knowledgeable. Even though our server got my order wrong, (ordered chicken piccata), I really loved the veal piccata! Server gave us $20’off our bill because of his error, so that was good! Only problem I see here is prices are high for what you get. Not much to my husband’s and my meal. Left hungry in fact. Friends had pasta, which looked like a normal amount, however. Dessert was small, too.
The food was wonderful. The wait staff was excellent. Our waiter was a misogynist nightmare.
We brought guests and we al thoroughly enjoyed our dinners. Outstanding service and really fresh, delicious food!
We had not really expected to find a New York-class Italian restaurant in the Phoenix area. But the food was truly excellent, the ambiance charming, and the service authentic and attentive at every level, from Roberto's (our waiter) enthusiastic recommendations and watchful monitoring, to the timely bread and water service (the bread was so good, we asked if it could be bought separately). The wines we had by the glass were also excellent. Overall, a great experience, and a great value!
Food was excellent.
This has been our go-to place for good Italian food in a casual upscale restaurant. The first indication that all was not well was when we were seated in the same areas as all the other diners - making the conversation noise level very high. And, the service was so bad, that it has made us reconsider dining here again soon. The waitress was either very new, or simply wasn't a good waitress - she had trouble getting the orders straight. The most egregious part of the evening was when one of our party was still eating the salad, but the waiter/busboy cleared the other diners' plates and then took hers away. He simply reached in and took the plate. When the entrees arrived, everyone finished but the same slower eater. BUT - again, all the plates were cleared, including the butter plates, before the diner had finished. Then, they reached for her plate. Everyone at the table just looked on, open mouthed at the rudeness. None of the wait staff looked familiar from previous visits, so I'm guessing there has been a big turnover during the past few months. We'll try again, but hope that some serious training occurs in the meantime.
Service was great, food excellent but they ran out of cheesecake 🙁 and we got there early 5:45...
Anniversary but no recognition from restaurant.
Our go-to restaurant in Troon North... always great service and strong menu. Wine is a little overpriced but good variety of Italian and U.S. bottles and glasses. Big shout out to our waiter, Mitch, for always being on top of things and generally making the experience a winner. Highly recommend for seasonal visitors as well as locals.
Darcy's Ristorante (FKA Gianfranco by Darcy Ristorante) is rated 4.6 stars by 713 OpenTable diners.
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