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About La Torretta Ristorante
"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.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Thursday & Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Daily 4:30pm-9:00pm
Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Ample parking is available in our lot.
Public transit stops East& West bound as well as North & South bound at the intersection.
Private Party Facilities:
We offer a section of the Dining room and/or the Patio for private parties. For groups larger than 20 we require a prefixe menu.
Private Party Contact:
Kersee or Darius: (480) 991-2000
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
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La Torretta Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
Our second time there since moving to the area and this visit proved that the first one was not a fluke. The only thing I don't understand is why it isn't busier. Anyone going to Maggiano's (way over-rated) or Carrabba's (good but not in the same class) needs to cross Scottsdale Road the next time they go out. Neither of those places comes even close on food quality and, especially compared to Maggiano's, La Torretta is a much better value overall.
My husband and I ate at La Torretta on New Year's Eve. The service was outstanding, the food was very good. We are both vegans so it was difficult to find something to eat but we knew this before we dined there. I would definitely recommend the restaurant to friends.
I was greatly disappointed in this visit. We came up with my in-laws and my 18-month-old daughter. The server was rude and never shared the specials and the owner was not as friendly or even receptive to talking to our table as he was with others around us. I feel we were being discriminated against because we had a small child even though she was well behaved (she is very good at restaurants and we also take her outside to entertain her during down times). The food was lackluster and I have had better Italian across the Phoenix area. I was disappointed in the price of the food the taste of the food and the service.
This is not the least expensive Italian restaurant in town, but the food quality is outstanding. The food style is closest to that of Florence. If you don't see what you want on the menu, and they have the ingredients, they will make it for you. More than likely you will go home with leftovers. Also, one of the few Italian places that actually serves vegetables with the entree.
It was unfortunate that two staff members had called in sick and the owner/manager and one other person were attending to the guest. This condition brought about a degree of lack of service under difficult conditions. Our visit was our anniversary which we were expecting the appropriate ambiance, conducive a more romantic setting.
I believe in second chances and we would probably visit, however not for romantic reasons.
Probably the best Italian food I have in a while. Wish I remembered our servers name but he was fantastic. First time we dined here but certainly will not be the last. I had grouper special with crab raviolis. Awesome. My wife had a ravioli that was too much for her to eat. Lucky me , had it for lunch the next day. If our meal was an example of the food and service everyday do yourself a favor and put this place on your list next time your craving some great Italian food.
Everything was very good here -- portions, service, ambiance.
I was disappointed in how overly salty my chicken and sausage dish was. I mean really salty. My husband loved his very different approach to the lasagna, meat sauce made from prosciutto and veal. The limoncello tartufo dessert was fantastic.
We enjoyed the evening -- a little overpriced in my opinion.
Old school service and a place that still cares about the customer. Authentic Italian, large portions, and below average prices. Servers are attentive, go above and beyond, and will stray from the menu to cook you what you want. Top 1 or 2 Italian restaurant in Italian. Nothing fofo about it. Quality all around.
Our service was great, but the food is just so-so. Definitely not worth the prices they charge. Could definitely get the dishes we had, spaghetti bologenese and chicken rigatoni parmesan anywhere else for that quality, at half the cost. I might be a little bias having moved here from Chicago, home of all amazing food. But, I would not recommend this restaurant if you are looking for some top notch Italian food.
My friend and I were staying at a resort down the road for the weekend and came for some good Italian food. She had never been here, and I suggested the Eggplant Parmigiana that I'd had before. I got the Chicken Piccata and the lemon/caper sauce was tasty. They come with a mixed veggie side, and we both requested a substitution on the side pasta, Cappellini w/red sauce, rather than the ones noted on the menu. We were both pleased with our entrees, and as usual, the sauce for the bread is always a hit. Only negatives were that I'm not crazy about the bread rolls served before the meal, fresh and warm. They're not bad, just have had better Italian bread/rolls elsewhere. Also the red sauce needed more kick. Next time I'll order it spicy:-)
The best part was our server, Chaz, who was very attentive and waited on us patiently and efficiently. He had knowledge of the food and wine when we asked questions, and made sure we had a nice dining experience. Will request him next time I'm in.
*I see some reviews on Yelp blasting the furniture and atmosphere as being "old," and the food "outdated"? I am old, I guess, at 65, but don't look it, and I'm very young at heart. I love the "traditional" Italian dishes, the booths are quite comfy, murals and artwork are beautiful, and do enjoy the quiet, relaxing atmosphere where you can actually hear each other when you talk. Those are the things that make you feel like you are enjoying a good home-cooked Italian meal in a pleasant NY restaurant, like back in the day. They serve all the favorites, along with a plethora of other delicious choices, in a very extended menu, and creative daily specials. I guess Youngsters who want a hip, loud, crowded place, and food with a more modern twist need to go elsewhere :-)
The food was so delicious! Gnocchi with bolognese sauce & meatballs, and chicken parmigiana, both entrees were wonderful! Delicious rolls & dipping oil as well. Yum! It was a quiet night in the restaurant, not crowded, very enjoyable. Everyone was very friendly and attentive!
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