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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.

16640 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Thursday & Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Daily 4:30pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 991-2000

Website:
http://www.latorrettaaz.com/

Parking Details:
Ample parking is available in our lot.

Public Transit:
Public transit stops East& West bound as well as North & South bound at the intersection.

Executive Chef:
Julio Sandoval

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

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

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96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (16)
Authentic (15)
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Good for a Date (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Romantic (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Business Meals (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Bar Seating (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Tapas (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Healthy (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Traditional, good Italian. Nothing fancy, but tasty. Older crowd.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and willingness to make changes to entree and make entree that was not currently on menu. I had the special of grouper and it was fantastic!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

They go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your experience and are happy to make custom dishes for you.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Fabulous . The food is always so good. Great service. Never rushed . Great gem

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Fabulous food! Fabulous service! I wish it hadn't taken so long to stop in. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Always, always a wonderful meal, excellent service and terrific atmosphere.

Our “neighborhood restaurant”

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 30, 2017

If you want basic Italian fare, there are many places to choose from. If you want a cut above the basic, try La Torretta

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I too am from Chicago and found the food to be not to my liking. Will not return.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Always consistent, getter pricey which maybe due to upcoming renovations which are needed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Tapas, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food and service as always. Consistently a very good restaurant for Italian food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great pasta , my third time and it went from good to great , my daughter had chicken and eggplant it was cooked just right with just the right amount of seasonings. I grew up on pasta and this pasta and meat sauce was the best . Service was great and real

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Been here many times and always had a great meal. You should definitely try this restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent find among a sea of Italian restaurants in Scottsdale. How anyone could go to one of the two chains across the street with this here would just be wrong.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great Italian selections in addition to Pasta. The meat and vegetable selections brought back memories.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing....never disappointed. Great food and great service.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food is always excellent! Highly recommend La Torretta Ristorante!

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent Food! The service is always wonderful and the prices are quite fair. The portions are generous so go hungry. We have dined here many times and have NEVER been disappointed.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food good large portions. Sun dried tomato oil sauce for bread was terrific

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great place. Super friendly staff and the bartender/owner always stops by my table to say hi and see how things are. Love this place!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service was outstanding! Ask for Chaz

Food portions were very generous

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Tried La Torretta on a groupon...food was outstanding...we will definitely be back

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 25, 2017

This was an unexpected jewel! The service was fabulous, my sea bass was divine, and I'd for sure come back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The lasagna is the best I have had in Phoenix. The Chicken fra diavolo is delicious, also. The decor is dated, but fine for an old school Italian restaurant.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great and friendly service. Awesome food and portion is large.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent as always. Our waiter was a character and his personality refreshing .

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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 :-)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Food, service and atmosphere were A+. Only complaint was large group at table behind us was quite loud!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The service was impeccable, food was fantastic & the bill was reasonable.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My husband asked for a dish not on the menu and they were glad to accommodate him. Lots of ambience and a very knowledgable waiter..

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Good food but wish server had better attitude. Still left 20% tip.

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