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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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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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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Solid Italian restaurant. Minimal menu but what they had was good.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

First time here and loved it. Great food, great service and down the block from the Four Seasons Hotel we were staying at.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food and service. Very nice evening out with my hubby.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Always a good meal, good service, very reliable. repeat customer, the veal, the pork chop and the salads...

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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food4
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great food

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This restaurant never disappoints! Great food, professional service, friendly staff and always delicious!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fantastic food snd service! Best veal ever, that incluses the East Coast. Being from NY I am always amazed how great this place is.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Highly recomend Great service great food john is a great waiter

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food was really delicious

Nice environment... excellent service

Highly recommend eating here

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 17, 2017

As usual everything was amazing , thanks to the staff for a great evening !!!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always a great dinner and experience. The transition to Darcy’s has been pretty seamless from our point-of-view. Mitch is a great waiter along with the other servers.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

we all (3) had the Sand Dabbs which were prepared just right. mine without the cappers.
all of the sides were cooked to order and fresh. The bread is outstanding with the crispy crust.
keep it up as we need a good neighborhood restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We just moved to Desert Highlands and tried it for the 1st time! We’ll be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were happy that there was not the usual extremely loud music in the lounge. We could actually hear each other.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Delicious as always. The only thing that really bothers me are the chairs They need to be recovered or new ones or cleaned. They are really soiled and it is not pleasant to look at. They have been like this for quite a few years.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Darcy's was an excellent Italian Restaurant. Best pasta I have had in Scottsdale! Charming as well!

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Best restaurant in Phoenix/scottsdale. Fantastic food. Try it for yourself

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food and service EXCELLENT.
A LITTLE PRICEY....
WOULD HAVE LIKED TO SIT ON PATIO BUT ONE OF THE FEW FALL DAYS IN SCOTTSDALE WHERE IT RAINED

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

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."

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Delicious Italian Food!! Great service and friendly atmosphere.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great experience and our waiter was well versed in the menu. We will go back next time we are in town.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Have been going for years. Food & Service is always great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 24, 2017

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!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food , atmosphere & service. The staff is great. Great location 👍👍

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Very good Fettuccini Alfredo!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

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·Dined on September 6, 2017

We were the only 2 in the dining room for the majority of our time at the restaurant, so not much could or should have gone wrong. Everything was good and no complaints whatsoever, but not in a rush back to go there for a meal.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 29, 2017

While the decor was nice and the service very good, the sauce in the Chicken Martini was terribly salty and the tiramisu was mostly whipped cream with a small piece of cake at the bottom of the bowl.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Mediocre food! Disappointed!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Our meals were fresh and delicious; the staff was congenial and made our dinner experience quite lovely.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 6, 2017

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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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Darcy's is one of our favorite and appreciated restaurants in the Troon North area where we reside. Always enjoy excellent cusine and atmosphere.......truly a treasure !!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Had another wonderful meal here. Even with name change, the menu is still the same with wonderful choices and everything tasted great and the lasagna was melt in your mouth fresh and delicious. Would recommend this restaurant for any occasion!

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Our server was wonderful and we enjoyed his input in our choices. Very enjoyable.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 14, 2017

romantic restaurant with above average food and service.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We took my 88 year old Mom for her birthday, waiters were very attentive , candles in the Tira Missou Avery special evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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