La Torretta Ristorante

4.7
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$30 and under
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Italian
"Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often" Voted Best Italian Restaurant - Scottsdale Magazine. La Torretta's combination of traditional and authentic Italian food, personalized service and congenial atmosphere translates to the highest quality dining experience. The restaurant is elegantly decorated with Renaissance-era stained glass and oil paintings. Guests are indulged in this congenial atmosphere inside or can dine on the Patio with the backdrop of the McDowell Mountains.
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JG
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have been coming to this restaurant on our trips from Tucson for almost 15 years. The owners, originally from New York, know how to prepare Italian cuisine. Ambiance is excellent with dramatic fresco-like Michelangelo art covering the the walls. Servers are knowledgeable, efficient and entertaining making this a most rewarding dining experience. As a semi-retired food writer this restaurant is deserving of my highest recommendation.

SJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner with friends at La Torretta Ristorante. It was my birthday and had received a gift voucher. We all enjoyed our delicious meals and had great service. The portions were generous and we enjoyed every bite. The atmoshpere felt like "old world Italian" and was pleasant, not loud. We were able to enjoy conversation without competing with noise. We all agreed that we would definitely be coming back. Thank you for making my birthday dinner so enjoyable.

RS
Phoenix
89 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LA TORRETTA ALWAYS HAS EXCELLENT FOOD,BUT THE SERVICE AND FRIENDLY STAFF IS WHY WE COME BACK!

SJ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is excellent but expensive, the ambiance pleasant and noise level quiet; Chaz, the waiter, excellent. Will return again and we've been there three times. Recommended.

N
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!! Excellent Food! Great ambiance!

SG
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We come here often for two reason: good food and an entertaining waiter.

PD
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at LA Torretta Are absolutely the best. The food is outstanding.

RK
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Recent new Owner, the food was so full of salt and garlic that it was the worst I have eaten there for years. The owner is trying to keep the food longer!! Same chef, the owner is solely responsible for this mess! The bread was grocery store rolls, what a joke. I will not go back there again, this owner does not know anything about Italian cuisine. He was the bus boy, saving on hiring someone!!

J
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to this restaurant monthly and always gave a great dinner. Their red sauce is great so i always get a dish served with red sauce

KW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this restaurant!! Great food! We got there very late - waiters were wonderful. We had Lemon Chicken and Chicken Marsala - veggies on side - we shared a side of pasta. Bread basket was delish - served with the best oil and vinegar mixture-

MV
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us had dinner at La Torretta on November 18th, all for the first time. Luis, our server, could not have been nicer, was quite knowledgeable about the menu, and was quite attentive. We shared a calamari appetizer (excellent!) and between us had the spaghetti bolognese, the beef ravioli, caesar salad, a the pasta fagiole. Everything was excellent - we took no leftovers home! Go with confidence.

TP
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is consistently amazing in both food & service categories.

RK
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chas, has always been an excellent waiter. He has all the best of qualities you expect of a great person. He has great skills in every way!! We will always go there for Chas, and the wonderful food.

OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Portions were very large. Waiter was very friendly and helpful with suggestions.

JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Torretta offered plenty of delicious options from appetizers to entrees. The minestrone was superb, hot and flavorful in a deep dish with a hint of tangy. The caesar salad was also well prepared and just enough to stimulate the appetite. Beef ravioli and spaghetti were excellent as you might expect from an Italian restaurant. The latter in particular was a massive mound with meatball, sausage and extra marinara. Impossible to eat it all so it left with us for a future meal. Two glasses of monte antico were the perfect complement to our meals. No room for dessert so can't comment on that part of the menu. Our server was super efficient but it was a slow night so that was to be expected. Would return on our next visit to S'dale next year.

DU
Phoenix
93 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. A little pricey. Service was good as well.

c
Orange County
38 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent from all staff and our server was especially fun and charming. Very much enjoyed the food and wine.

OT
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Restaurant is out of 60s 70s. Dated decore, allthought seating looked fairly new. Food, very old school, rustic. Just ok !!! Very overprice wine . $13.00 bottle retail. 8-10 wholesale sold for $60.00. The have a game going . If your a regular they give coupons at the table for money off wine and food.
"Enought with the games". Arizona is one of the states, that won't allow you to bring your own wine . So I guess you have to put up with overvalued wine. At least here. Hopefully the next few nights are better.

FT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Atmosphere conducive to relaxed conversation. Good service. Reasonable prices.

z
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was fabulous--we had a party of six and everyone had a fabulous meal--the service was equally awesome--go to La Torretta for great Italian cuisine and wonderful service!

d
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top-Notch Italian Meals. Especially liked the Owner stopped at each table to ask how our meals were tasting.

HM
Phoenix
47 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Best service I’m town, quality food, and reasonable prices. One of the top restaurants in the area.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Went on a Groupon !

Food was very good , restaurant decor was very dated.
Server didn’t subtract Groupon $$$ from bill.
We brought to his attention & at that point he redid the bill.
A bit shady, but the food was very good.

SS
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You walk back in time to the charm and restraint of finer dining with the whimiscal touch of Michelangelo murals and, cushy carpet. No shouting to be heard, a welcome relief from too many restaurants who want to deafen us. La Torretta firmly grasps what is hip and..delicious without losing their nod to classic touches like the recessed ceiling with blue skies and clouds, which just adds to its charm. AND, The food! We had their calamari, large and lightly battered, we will order again. My wild salmon was a generous portion, perfectly done with a balance of fresh vegies. Will order again. My spousal unit enjoyed the spaghetti bolognese and took half home. Limoncello sorbet with light berries was excellent ending for this occasion. We could tell our server took pride in working at La Torretta and was charming as well. Go Ye and Mangia!

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The restaurant was super busy. Maybe that’s why the lasagna, ravioli, and salad were not up to par. However, Chaz our waiter was wonderful as usual.

J
Phoenix
47 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time at La Torreta, appetizers (clams) were delicious!!!. We really enjoyed our main dishes, Ossobuco was very good but I will not try it again. Fish special for the day was delicious. We will definitely come back as we spent a wonderful evening at La Torreta.

j
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you walk in the owner and service team make you feel special dining experience in a casual comfortable atmosphere. From the cocktails or wine to starters entrees and desserts this establishment defines friendly excellence in customer service with delicious entrees. This is a family run gem

RD
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We absolutely love La Torretta! We have become sort of regulars now and hope to eventually try every item on the menu if we can stop ordering our favorite every time!
The food is authentic, the service is terrific and the ambiance is inviting and warm. We have turned on 4 other family members to the restaurant and they are lifers now! Thank you for such great experiences every time we dine.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Not very kid friendly, waiter was shushing our 4 year old who speaks a little loud, Food was good, though little pricey for what it is

c
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food as usual. A little understaffed at 7:00pm

JS
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was extraordinary! Gave wonderful recommendation and really ‘designed’ our dinners around our taste. Chianti was fabulous as was all the food, chicken Marsala, chicken with capers and two pasta sides. Creme brûlée was smooth with perfect crackle to the top. Nice relaxed upscale feel but not too fancy. Our anniversary and very thankful we went here!

J
Phoenix
122 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Met friends here for our 10-year anniversary. The entrees and bread were good, as always, however, the vegetables could use a little more flavor, i.e., would prefer grilled or roasted.

TP
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal here! The staff is incredible & the service is top notch.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining here and will not be our last. Everything from the food to the service was exceptional. We look forward to trying some other menu items.

KD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We are Canadian Snowbirds to Phoenix and make a point of eating here every time we are in town. The food is fabulous and the staff is very friendly. See you again soon 😋

TR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Waiter, great food, great and beautiful birthday dessert. My Italian friend texted
her family because she loved it and had never been!

OT
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wish we had discovered this years ago but are so happy to have now found La Toretta. What a treasure. Everything is perfect. The food is soooo good. I am so glad to have found a restaurant that cares about the diner. Even when the dining room is busy I feel like I am the most important person there and looking around all the diners are receiving the same care and attention. Thank you Darius for making this such a wonderful experience.

P
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the ambiance, the food, and the servers. This is a rare Italian restaurant, in this day and age, with white tablecloths which makes the experience seem so much more special. The servers take very good care of us and we love to banter with them. The food is excellent.

V
Miami
56 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally fabulous food and service. Organic vegetables and salad, water is filtered and delicious. Five star ⭐️ fabulous!

a
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service was very good. Perhaps a little pricey for spaghetti?