Darcy's Ristorante (FKA Gianfranco by Darcy Ristorante)

4.6
767 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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4.7
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4.4
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vipMarkB
Phoenix
68 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipGaryW
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything-food and service impeccable! Thank you

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Shorty
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service. Been there many times and always had great food. Our favorite restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall Great!

MR
vipMarkR
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is exceptional and Robert the server is special. Thank you!

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vipJudyS
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

For Italian food this place has a nice setting and the service was great. The food was good not over the top. We did have a nice Mediterranean salad, my husband had chicken stuffed ravioli. I had the vodka rigatoni with chicken added. In spite of the fact there was Covid guidelines it was still very loud in the restaurant.
May return one more time and give it another try.

MB
vipMarkB
Phoenix
69 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!!

MB
vipMarkB
Phoenix
69 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, especially the sauces! We always enjoy the waiters and their personalities!

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Goodfoodie
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food is Always amazing

MB
vipMarkB
Phoenix
69 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Same great food and service every time!

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KimS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Darcy's is a local gem in Scottsdale and very close to Four Seasons where we stayed.
Roberto was our waiter and was great!

MR
vipMarkR
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Delicious food, fantastic service! We will be back!

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vipNikkiM23
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside under a heat lamp and it was perfect. We were the only ones out there so it felt like a private dining experience. The food, wine and ambiance were lovely. Would definitely recommend!

MB
vipMarkB
Phoenix
69 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, very great place to meet!

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vipNamaste
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, great service and great people.

MB
vipMarkB
Phoenix
69 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!

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vipDavidinrehoboth
Charlotte
51 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! Our server, Roberto, entertaining and very knowledgeable about the menu. Very pleasant experience!

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vipRichardZ
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Arizona❤️❤️❤️

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vipDoug
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In addition to attentive service, the menu featured a wonderful spinach egg drop soup that is not usually seen on most Italian restaurants in the Phoenix area, along with excellent appetizers, such as prosciutto with melon, and many other pasta and veal entrees.

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vipDinaM
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a true hidden gem! Excellent food service and win selection. We love it!

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vipEnzosMom
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a pleasure to dine at our neighborhood gem, Darcy's. Consistency is the key to great restaurant dining, and Darcy's has it--the food is dependably delicious and well prepared. From the initial greeting to the line cooks to the wait staff, the experience is a thoroughly lovely evening.

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David
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant. Wonderful food. Impeccable service. Nice bar, upscale ambiance.

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LynnV
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Darcy’s! It’s our go-to for a great Italian dinner and have never been disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to this restaurant. The food was masterfully cooked and presented. The wait staff was friendly and not too over bearing.

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vipChris
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

When we’re at our home in Scottsdale we try to dine at Darcy’s 1-2 times per month. The biggest issue I continue to have is no option for the type of pasta with an entree. This is a fairly pricy dinner with penn pasta as the only choice unless you pay extra for another type. Holy cow, this is an ITALIAN RESTAURANT! Darcy’s is higher priced than most Italian restaurants in North Scottsdale, so what’s the deal with charging extra for a small portion of starch?? Not a huge deal but we have choices where we chose to dine to support our local restaurants but they need to meet us part way.

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vipkdm64
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the nightly special and it was delicious. The servers were very attentive and curteous! This is a hidden gem and a wonderful date night spot!

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vipTony
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I would say I was disappointed with the food and overall experience at Darcey's. We often go to the place across the way and think, it might be nice to try Darcey's. We have not eaten there since it was Gianfranco. After our visit there we were reminded that is was a beautiful looking place but the food was just OK. I had the fish special and it was not the "mild" white fish it was promoted to be. It is had to spend over $100 and leave feeling disappointed. I'm not sure I need to go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delish! Everything we ordered was awesome!

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vipPete
Memphis/West TN
46 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit, it seems, is a winner. Our server Mitch is a keeper. Always look forward to having him wait on us... and the menu and wine list are very good. Chef always willing to flex on dishes to cook to order.

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vipJmr220
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I’ve been to the restaurant when it was Gianfrancos and it was always excellent..
Now the food is just average and pricey...

Something is missing with the overall experience.

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DENNISK
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and incredible wine and fabulous service.

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Arty
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Looking forward to our next visit.

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vipRichardZ
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The food is amazing and the service is excellent.

I wish I could eat here every night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was fantastic! We had originally gone to the Four Seasons down the street, and were turned away for a walk in dinner, so we decided to try Darcy’s. The hostess was very kind and attentive and our servers were attentive and the food was absolutely delicious! We are excited to go back with more family members!

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billapex
Phoenix
46 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time at Darcy's, and it didn't disappoint! The food was absolutely delicious, and the service was accurate and friendly. We will be back, for sure.

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audreyb
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Late quiet dinner, veal was good, but the Carbonara was the best!!

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vipJKenn
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner with friends. Visit g from SD and tried this place. Calamari was the best!

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Gallo
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved everything but manager was rude. Ruined the entire experience. Our son works doing dishes. He came out to see how we enjoyed dinner and the manager chewed him out. I would Not recommend unless she quits or gets fired.

FAQs

Darcy's Ristorante (FKA Gianfranco by Darcy Ristorante) is rated 4.6 stars by 767 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.