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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.
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
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!
N Alma School Road
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We have live entertainment in the bar on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
Staff of world class chefs
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact Karen for further details.
Private Party Contact:
Karen Van Moerkerken: (480) 585-6969
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
Hubby and I Cam here for New Years Eve. The service was great. I had a Rubinstein Cab Sauv which didn’t blow my mind. The calamari was average, the burrata was very good. My tortellini della Nonna was delicious. Hubby had osso bucco, which was tasty but we’ve both had better. Overall goood food and service but I’ve had better Italian.
We have been going to Gianfranco (don't know why you changed your name. We almost didn't come because we count not find Gianfranco on Trip Advisor) and we have never been disappointed. Good food, service (Scott) and a nice cliental..A bit expensive compared with the competition but worth the price.
Expensive and mediocre. For fans of Gianfranco’s, as we were, it was not up to par, but perhaps we were spoiled. Our Christmas Eve tradition for many years now has been to take a big bunch of family out for the best Italian meal in North Scottsdale, which Gianfranco’s easily was. Accordingly, it was always a packed, exciting environment on that very special evening. I’m sorry to say that it is that no more - not for lack of trying, because I think they are, but rather because perhaps Franco’s fans want it to be what it was. But all that said, it’s still quite pricey for a not so stellar meal.
Just returned to our Snowbird Haven, and as always, the food is consistently great; the service is attentive, friendly, and professional, from "H" (wonderful new hostess with hard-to-pronounce name) to bussers to waitstaff and the kitchen pros. Special kudos to Karen, Mitch, Mike the Bartender, and "H."
What a great find! My husband and I are staying near Scottsdale for a couple of weeks, and we felt like some good Italian food. And we found it — just a few minutes from where we’re staying! We arrived during Happy Hour, then ended up eating dinner at the bar so my husband could watch Monday Night Football. The chef accommodated our vegan diet with a pasta dish and a risotto dish. We were very pleased, and will definitely come again the next time we’re in Scottsdale!
We are frequent diners along with another couple and ever since Gianfranco left things have gone steadily downhill. Last weekend we found Darcy was no longer present and asked. We were told he was no longer with the group. We saw no familiar faces in the staff and for a Sat. night there weren't many customers. Two of our party had the Pomodoro and it was not good. Very sticky sauce and rigitoni noodles. The place has lost it's charm and obviouly customers too. I doubt we'll return and if it keeps going in this direction it probably won't be there long. Too bad because we 4 always looked forward to our monthly dinners there.
had to ask for bread twice, water 3 times. food was at best, adequate. have had dinner MANY TIMES there but would be had pressed to return. relative to other fine Italian restaurants, I find this a little overpriced. the young lady greeting us was both professional and polite.
First time back under new ownership while everyone was friendly and acomadating service was disjointed and not polished.
It was a quiet Saturday in early August. My fear if this was a busy night I think it could have been bad.
Food was very good But I am in no hurry to rush back. Sorry Darcy!!😐
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