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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

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

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95% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (20)
Special Occasion (17)
Good for a Date (14)
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Neighborhood Gem (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Romantic (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Business Meals (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Casual (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Bar Seating (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Tapas (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

Once again, excellent food and outstanding service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

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!!!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

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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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (San Diego)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food and better wine. We will be back.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Always a Favorite stop when in the Scottsdale area. Great service by our waiter Chaz and great tasty plentiful Italian cuisine at a fair price.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent last minute choice for a dinner of 4 adults. Our waiter Chaz was efficient, friendly and well versed on the menu. My Veal parm was abundant, tender and delicious. The table shared appetizers clams casino and calamari, both were excellent. We had hoped to sit outside, but the area was not ready so we were seated inside. Great authentic, homemade Itialian!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 1, 2018

As usual everything was delicious. They make the best calamari I have had here. I would event say better than home which is NYC. Portions are more than adequate and delicious. The tiramisu is outstanding

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Very nice atmosphere. Good music that's not too loud, so you can hear your companion. Great place and will be back in a heartbeat.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 29, 2018

When my husband and I travel to Scottsdale, we always try to go to La Torretta Ristorante for a great experience. This time was no exception. Louie, our waiter was wonderful and the food was fantastic!! We will definitely be back again!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Wonderful food and service was spot on!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Been here before. Food has always been good. Our server was a little bit "Over-Friendly" but the birthday girl liked it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Hostess dipped behind room divider for several minutes to finish her phone call upon arrival. Waiter confusion to start; ordered two glasses of Chianti and waiter decided to bring us one and a Sangiovese; asked twice for our salad, never got it; food was bland. Restaurant looks and feels tired. Overall - an odd experience.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great atmosphere and service is impeccable and food is absolutely delicious. I have never had a bad meal there.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always a great experience and the staff is always very friendly and helpful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was good and the server attentive. the problem was this was my wife's special birthday and I noted it on the open table but nothing was done. That's OK except the table NEXT TO US got a desert with a candle and the waiter wished her a Happy BDay- apparently it was her BD as well. When leaving, my wife wished her a Happy BDAY!
I didn't say anything as it was awkward.....

Tags: Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

They were extremely busy and seemed to be likely shorthanded by one or two wait staff. That said, and despite the fact this resulted in service that could've been a tad more attentive, I'd say they did an outstanding job. They really hustled and the food was great.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Good food, nice service, slightly expensive.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Server was very thorough and friendly!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Always terrific- one of the best servers is Chaz.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Visited the restaurant for our 36th wedding anniverary and we weren't dissappointed. Even though the restaurant was quite busy, we had superior service. Our waiter, Chaz, recommended an excellent wine that accompanied our dinner selections. The owner appropriately checked in with us to make sure we were "happy"! Totally enjoyed the experience and will definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Ate dinner there. Restaurant was not too busy, but waiter seemed hurried none the less. Ordered soup which never arrived - at the end of the meal the waiter was apologetic and gave us canolis (sp) to take home but the damage was already done. Food was decent, nothing too exciting.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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 6, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 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 6, 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 December 31, 2017

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 29, 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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 27, 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 23, 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 19, 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 19, 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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 17, 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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