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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (10)
Authentic (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
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Good for a Date (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Romantic (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Worth the Drive (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Casual (5)
Cozy (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Fun (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 9, 2017

This restaurant never fails. The wines the food the ambiance is tops. Definitely a first choice when deciding where to dine. I enjoy sitting in the bar at one of the tables. Great casual feel with full menu table clothes and black napkins. A gem!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Totally enjoyed the experience. Wait staff very attentive. Totally satisfied. Will revisit.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 5, 2017

As always outstanding but relaxed service, expertly prepared food and lovely taste and flavor with visually attractive dishes. A bit more costly than local competitors but worth every penny!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 4, 2017

our waiter, John, was excellent and helpful. the food was very good also but a little overpriced.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 3, 2017

WE were very happy with our waiter but we didnt get offered a birthday dessert and our togo boxes were not given to us after asking 2 times. Food was great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Fun, Notable Wine List
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food4
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Haven't been to this restaurant since before they renovated it. It looks beautiful and very upscale! I was excited to take my boyfriend and his family that was visiting from the midwest. Oscar the bartender that has worked there ( and another local favorite for years) was not there on March 1st. We made a reservation and were seated by the window. We had a clear view of the entire dining room. Our family member looked to us and dark window. It was a little busy but not filled. Our server Brian greeted us and seemed very energetic and upbeat. Taking our beverage order and explaining the specials he returned to take our order. As a pescatarian and not feeling well, I just opted for soup/salad. I asked if they had eggplant as I seemed to recall having it the last time I was there. He said no, but if we came back he'd give me a card and we could call/ request it in advance. I appreciated that offer. Pretty much after that we saw every other server/bus person than Brian. We had finished our first beverages and no one came around. I could see Brian crouching beside his other tables chatting away and at one point sitting on a chair joining one of his tables. As frequent diners all over town ourselves, we can understand that when you're a regular. However as we hadn't visited this location ( 3 miles from our new home ) together before, I would think we would have had a somewhat attentive" welcome to the neighborhood"service?
Finally after I watched him butterfly all over the room, without even looking back at us, I took my empty wine glass to the bar to order another glass of wine and a beer for my boyfriend.
The food was pretty good, but the service was beyond disappointing. No manager ever approached to double check. No one was at the door when we left. Our family had paid the check.. Next visit We will just sit at the bar, if we have out of town guests, we will take them where we know we can get great service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 27, 2017

The veal park was expertly prepared and as tender as it could be. Best in the Valley!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Great Italian cuisine. I highly recommend this hidden gem on Jomax .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Always great food, service and just a wonderful experience. Love it.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 24, 2017

The food, service and ambiance was excellent. We wiil return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Everything was fine. The main course was very tasty. The drinks were fine also.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Very hospitable staff. The atmosphere was warm & friendly. Food was delicious. A tad overpriced.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 22, 2017

My wife & I are regulars at your restaurant. It is fine dining at its best. Great restaurant and great food!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Seasonal, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 21, 2017

Service is outstanding.
Food is great! One of very favorite restaurants in Scottsdale! We done out ALOT & this is what the food, atmosphere & service in a very good restaurant should be! Love it!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Excellent food @ a reasonable price
Recommend booking a reservation
Great atmosphere !!👍👍

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Great food and one of the best watering holes in the east valley. Mike is the best bartender in town- enough said!

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Dinner at Gianfanco was one of the finest recent dining experiences I have had. The veal selection was amazing and deliciious. Some of the best I have ever tasted. Service was excellent. A terrific dining experience. Not rushed. Very well done. Recommended.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

This was our second visit within one week. First trip was great. Second trip was on Valentines day, big mistake, the dining room and our waiter were slammed and service was bad. On the bright side the room was full of very friendly people and the management was very apologetic. Interesting evening. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Your pink vodka sauce was delicious! And our server was very knowledgeable and allowed for us to get just the right meal!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Food was good. But our waiter Joe was drunk I think. Something was very wrong with him. At one point we thought we were on a reality tv prank show. It was bad!!!! They made it right by comping the meal.

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

Truly enjoyed the food and service... I am going back!!!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We went there for a Valentine's day. So it's a little long wait and I got the wrong order. However he made changes to the right order for us without charges. Overall Foods were quite good. We loved the shrimp spicy pasta. Pasta tastes were really good. It's quite authentic Italian food. We will go back again to try something else.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Let me start by saying, I have heard great things about this restaurant since it is under new management. The food was excellent and the waiter was great. Yes I know I was there on Valentines Day, but I had a reservation and was seated in the WORST seat in the restaurant. It was next to the server/wait station and in the kitchen area. The wait/server staff conversation was SO loud my husband and I could not carry on a conversation, NOT romantic on Valentines Day. And so unnecessary because the restaurant was only 25-30% full when we arrived. No reason we could not have been seated in the main dinning room., and our request was denied. VERY DISSAPPOINTED our day was ruined and since we our locals we have shared this with our friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great food and service. Little pricey but worth it.

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

Great experience for V-Day. Food was amazing, suggestions from Brian our waiter were on-point and enhanced the dining experience. I look forward to returning to this gem soon. Thanks

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Genuine Italian food with a matching atmosphere to finish off a perfect setting for any special occasion. Cozy dining room with most tables being set for two. There are a couple of larger family settings for up to six. The bar area is small and a good place for a cocktail with a friend. The service was very good and extremely polite. There is also a small patio seating area with a great view of Pinnacle Peak. Well worth the short drive to North Scottsdale! Prices are as expected for this type of fine dining.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Not like it was under original owner. Caesar salad was doused in dressing. Soup had way too much egg. Was always our favorite and now would hesitate. Very disappointed in food.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2017

It took quite a while to be seated. Understand that it was a busy evening because of Valentine's Day weekend, but hostess and wait staff seemed overwhelmed with the evening and couldn't handle the situation properly.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We had a reservation for 7:45. We were not seated until 8:20. Only After checking in 3 times. All the while people who came in after us were seated. Once we got seated, We were served bread 20-30 minutes later. One slice each. At about 1 hour to 1 hr and 15 minutes we got our salad and soup. And finally the main meal was delivered about 2 hours in. The food was excellent. But the entire night was 2 hrs and 45 minutes. With no dessert. That s a longggggggggg time. Tooooo long.

Tags: Casual, Live Sports, Live Music, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Fabulous service, awesome food, wonderful cocktails & wine! Love this place.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 11, 2017

I had the best Osobucco in town, and I have had it manny times. The ambiance is romantic and the service was right on. We love meeting friends there because we know the food is always good.
Gianfranco is one of my favorite restaurants in Scottsdale.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We had a great meal at Gian Franco. Guiseppe was our waiter and he was wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2017

This place has great food the most important thing in any restaurant . Service is good . All other aspects are very good , but it's the food ,,,, great

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2017

It had been a while since we'd been but everything was excellent, just as we had remembered.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Authentic southern Italian food served with class.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Great evening...food excellent...Eddie. our server, was outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 6, 2017

Incredible wine list and service that is beyond comparison the quality of food is the best of the best the multitude of wait staff provided a fine bottle of Aglianico and decanted it using a venturi only wine aficionados would understand what this is. This is the level of detail provided in this fantastic restaurant and therefore it receives my highest recommendation.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 6, 2017

Good food and service. Nice pour on the drinks as well. Giuseppe is terrific

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2017

This is a restaurant we visit every year when we vacation in Carefree. Outstanding. We really look forward to it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2017

First time and really enjoyed the entire experience... food, noise level, ambiance. We will return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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