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La Torretta Ristorante

4.4
926 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
"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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Thursday & Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Daily 4:30pm-9:00pm
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Phone number
(480) 991-2000
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Julio Sandoval
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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.
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Private party contact
Kersee or Darius: (480) 991-2000
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd
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Parking details
Ample parking is available in our lot.
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Public transit
Public transit stops East& West bound as well as North & South bound at the intersection.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
What 926 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.2
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food and service were outstanding. One of the best small, local, non chain places to go when in Scottsdale.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent professional, courteous and quality service
Food is served to order, and delicious

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everything was excellent from the crab stuffed mushrooms to the carbonara to the chocolate lava cake. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was excellent! Staff very friendly. I would have liked to have a little background music though.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The service and the food were both outstanding, they will modify or may whatever you like.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Found this gem on groupon, but will be back for the amazing food and Superb service. The restaurant had an excellent atmosphere and we felt extremely welcomed from the time we walked through the door. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable and attentive and clearly had fine dining expertise down to a science. The restaurant offered and accommodated any substitutions we wanted to make as if it was a pleasure to do so. I am not easily impressed, but damn was I. Veal Marsala- to die for.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We were disappointed in the service. It appears they were short staffed. The food was great!!!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

This wonderful Italian restaurant has always provided excellent food plus great customer service for the past 20 years. Definitely our first idea when out of town guests desire Italian cuisine. Friendly comfortable casual define the ambiance as well as Chef's flexibility to satisfy off menu dishes on our special anniversary night.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

In town on spring break. Know it’s a great and special place.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Food, drinks and wine wonderful. Wait staff a bitt overwhelmed keeping up, but got there eventually on a Sunday night. I would go again, maybe not 630 on a Sunday.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We wanted to try something different, and decided to give La Torretta a try. We had seen the reviews on Open Table, and decided it was something we might like. Its our new favorite in Scottsdale! The service was outstanding, the food amazing, and the atmosphere was quite to our liking! The music was in the background, not so loud that we couldn't carry on a conversation. Osso Buco was melt in your mouth tender and flavorful. My husband's eggplant parm was the best he'd ever had! Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

This is our “go to” neighborhood gem — love the food, the service, the ambiance .... always consistently great.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It was just absolutely perfect! Darius was knowledgeable, attentive and overall excellent

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Really liked our waiter Darius. He knows his menu and wines and he knows how to wait on people. He was excellent. The food was delicious too. The escargot made our night. The Ceasar's salad delightful. The pasta was tasty and perfect. Wine was good too. We will go back for sure.

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2.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Thursday Lunch time with reservation - sadly disappointing. Only one man running the show. I was grateful to be accommodated with seating away from the other diners, but that entailed us being overlooked in the scheme of things. Food was delicious, but exactly what you'd expect off of the menu. Had to keep requesting service, which doesn't bode well for someone on their lunch break.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We enjoyed our second meal there and will be back. Darius was great!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Our first time here but it won't be our last. Service friendly and attentive, enthusiastic. Food was excellent, great salad and the butternut ravioli was amazing. Can't wait to go back and try some other dishes.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Always wonderful.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Love this place. LocalDines makes the price nice. My daughter thinks it’s fancy!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Wonderful dinner as usual. Martini nice and cold. Food nice and hot

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Our waiter was surely seemed overwhelmed but we could tell he was a seasoned waiter. Maybe this was his way but not very comfortable.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was very good! Love the meatballs and the veal picatta was fabulous. Disappointed in that I made reservations 2 weeks in advance. We were going there before a concert and the 4 of us were seated by the door by the bar in front of a window. You look out on cars, parking lot, ...I should have asked to be moved. I did not think the service was that great. We love to cook, so when we go out, we are fairly picky about service.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Large portions and good service as usual. The meals were a bit salty especially the pancette cream sauce on pena pasta. Probably would not order that again. Need to have a lighter menu.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Excellent !

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We came out for a date night and made reservations. The restaurant was a little over half full and we arrived early. We were seated immediately. The server was great. I'm guessing there were no daily specials as he didn't mention any. Their bread is SO delicious, as is the oil combo to dip it in. We ordered a filet and a plate of crab ravioli. The portions were big, the veggies on the side were cooked well (not raw and not soggy). We had the tiramisu for dessert and it was good, different from other tiramisus we've had before.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The location is good with plenty of parking, the drinks were good the food was fair but was served too much on the luke warm side when a meal should be warmer than it was swerved.
Our waiter was very attentive the noise level was good and overall it was a pleasant evening.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We had 5:30 reservations and were seated promptly. We ordered and waited a long time for food. Stuffed mushrooms had a salty brown sauce on top. Main courses were good, but rushed because we had to leave for another event. When our bread basket was empty, and we asked for more, waiter told us they threw away 78 rolls the night before, and he wanted to know exactly how many rolls our party of 4 wanted. Asked for 2. Brought 1. Ridiculous.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Food is overall Delicious...Definatly one of our favorite places for date night or special occasion

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Had very nice lunch. Hope lunch service continues. Best value

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

When you step in the door, you feel like you have stepped into Italy. The beautiful mural on the wall and the exceptional food aroma lets you know you are home.

We experienced excellent customer service, and the food was beyond measure. I had the lasagna, and it was just like my grandmother used to make. The food was hot and delicious.

My pal had the Ceasar salad and commented more than once the chicken wasn't dry and the salad was fresh and crunchy.

You can feel the love and time it took to prepare the sauce and these meals. I can't say enough good things about it.

Why go to that chain Italian restaurant across the street when you can eat at this gem that is locally owned and enjoy a fantastic authentic meal just like your grandmother made in her kitchen.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Once again, excellent food and outstanding service!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We had an excellent experience at La Toretta. Chaz was our server and he was amazing. The food was authentic, homemade and delicious. We loved the whole feel of the restaurant. As we live in the neighborhood , we will definetly be back. One of our new favorites!!!

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Worst attempt at Italian food ever. One would be better off getting a jar of Ragu and some frozen entrees at Safeway than paying to eat here.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Another Delicious Meal at La Torretta. Darius was our server and once again he did not disappoint in giving us his full attention and making us smile with his humor. We started off with calamari fried it was so tender and fried to perfection. We then had a garden salad that was
fresh and delicious. My Brother had the cioppino and he didn't come up for air. My other Brother had the Grouper and it was made with artichokes in a white wine sauce accompanied by vegetables and he had a side of angel hair pasta with olive oil. He ate everything on his plate.
I had the eggplant and pasta and vegetables it was a generous portion and so good. We were so full we couldn't order dessert. The entire restaurant filled up by 7:30 pm so I was so happy to see that LaTorretta was doing so well. It deserves too because it is clearly one of the better Italian restaurants in Scottsdale.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The chicken Genovese was spectacularly good. We had leftovers the next day and great the second time as well. Caesar salad wonderful, sauteed calamare wonderful and the wine list filled with many Italian choices. A great evening.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Very pleased with the service and quality of the food. Our desserts were delicious, too. The owner checked on us twice during our meal. I would return without hesitation.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was Valentines Day ..... food was great. Service was slow.

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1.0Dined on February 11, 2018

like a time warp, surprised at the glowing reviews, there are a lot better choices for italian food at better prices in scottsdale

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

If you like authentic Italian food, you've got to get yourself to La Torretta. What a gem! Everything about this restaurant was excellent; the food, service and ambiance. You want one more reason? Your experience won't break the bank. I know what you're thinking, "How can a restaurant in North Scottsdale be such a great value?" I'll be honest, I felt the same way. I had reservations (no pun intended) if I would leave with "Buyer's Remorse". I can tell you, there wasn't even a hint of it. No regrets, just full and completely satisfied. Make plans to visit La Torretta soon!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food and better wine. We will be back.

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