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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
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!
I love finding family owned restaurants because you get authentic, delicious food. The service is great, the staff is friendly and welcoming. They don't skimp on the food, either! I took half my meal home and had it for dinner the next night. Great experience overall! Highly recommend!
Our server, Maria, was phenomenal. Very down to earth and a great personality. Busser (we didn't catch his name) was attentive, but not overly so. Food was spectacular. My wife was interested in two of the dishes and Maria had the kitchen supply a combo plate so she could taste both. I had the lasagna and it was one of the best I'd ever had. Caesar salad was also quite good. Wine was very good. Desserts were tasty. Only complaint was, they ran out of decaf coffee...
Owner stopped by our table to make sure everything was as we expected.
A friendly neighborhood find and we will be back!
A father and son family owned restaurant serving the best Italian food in the valley. Try the escargots for an appetizer and then have either the eggplant parm or the lasagna and you will be singing in joy for the rest of the evening. (psst...the fish special is also really terrific). Top it off with a home made desert and you will be in for a terrific dinner experience
The food was very good, the server was very attentive and personable. We liked the atmosphere and decor. Very clean tablecloths and napkins, upscale but not luxurious. We picked a good time to have dinner so it was not very crowded but even so the meal took a while to arrive. The bread appetizer was only so-so. It needed a better high gluten flour but it tasted fresh baked which is a plus. We would return for the food.
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