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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

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Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (20)
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Neighborhood Gem (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
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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)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 14, 2013

Still one of the best Italian restaurants in the area. Don't know how they keep the food un to the same high standards everytime we visit, I had their fish special with crab ravioli on the side. Outstanding. We go back often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 28, 2013

On Spring Break with extended family. Took a chance on this restaurant due to the cuisine offered and proximity to our resort. Food was outstanding and our waiter Chaz made us feel like we were in his home. We did not check but we were sure there was an Italian grandma involved in that kitchen!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 27, 2013

This was our first time eating here, and we were very pleased with everything. The food, service and atmosphere were way beyond most of the Italian restaurants in the area, particularly the big higher priced chains. As an added benefit, the portions were huge so we had enough for dinner the next night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 24, 2013

Average Italian restaurant a little on the pricey side. Food a Tutti santi by Nina is MUCH better with price not that different. Food at Nicks is better and less expensive.
Service was slow and unattentive.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 24, 2013

Wonderful - on vacation and found thru open table. Wish it was local for us!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 23, 2013

The restaurant was great, great easy location with plenty of parking. Very good Italian food, homemade sausages, my husband is a beer drinker not wine and the beer was very cold. Service was very good, very attentive, did not wait long for anything. Would definitely recommend the restaurant and will definitely go back.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 23, 2013

My husband and I loved the food. Everybody was courteous and we have a great time. Our waitress chaz was very nice and courteous.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on March 22, 2013

I don't usually post a bad review but this time I will make an exception. Based on the write ups from other diners on Open Table my friends and I were expecting a really good meal. We were disappointed. Our waitress left us waiting for long periods of time. She took the coupon I had brought with me and then promptly forgot to deduct it and then when she did deduct it (with an attitude) the sales tax was not adjusted. Our meals were all just OK. We are not planning on ever going back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 20, 2013

Although the restaurant was less than half full, it took a long time for anyone to come to our table once we were seated, and a long time before our drink order was taken, and a long time before our dinner order was taken, and a long time for . . . well, you get the picture. Our bill was wrong - two expensive dishes were substituted for two moderately priced ones . . . good thing we checked the tab! The food was good, but similar quality and better ambiance can be found at other less expensive sites, and I've never had that kind of error on a bill before.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 14, 2013

I was supposed to get 1,000 points for this restaurant and I only got 100points. Why does the restaurant advertise 1,000 and not gove it?

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 13, 2013

This is an outstanding Italian restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 10, 2013

We had a lovely evening, service was great, we could hear each other talk but not hear the other people dining nearby. Food was prepared perfectly and portions are huge.
We will definately dine at La Torretta again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 9, 2013

Excellent Restaurant. Our party both had the Bolognese Pasta which was the best I have had in years. I will be going there again. The service was good for a saturday night considering they were very busy. Highly Recommended!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 3, 2013

The waiter was curt and not professional. He made snippet remarks that I guess we're to be funny. When he asked if we were ready to order and we said no, he just flipped off as he was upset. The food was fair. Not the best Italian restaurant I've eaten at.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 2, 2013

Nice place for a quiet dinner...great service!
Ravioli is fantastic....

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 1, 2013

The food was DELISH! And our waiter was awesome!!
Chilian Sea Bass was the best we have ever had!

Definatly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 1, 2013

Excellent food and service. I highly recommend and will return.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 1, 2013

Great food! Staff willing to substitute items. Great service. Good place to have team lunches and dinners.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 26, 2013

Very good food, especially liked the large shrimp that was a somewhat secret recipe.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 16, 2013

La Torretta Ristorante is simply a great dining experience. It is our "go to" restaurant when we want a quiet, pleasant dinner that is based on traditional Italian fare. We visit it on special occasions when we are seeking high quality food, great service, and pleasant atmosphere. La Torretta does not cater to "foodies" and people seeking a "wow" experience based on the latest trendy food and entertainment concepts. It just does a fine job of serving good Italian food in a pleasant environment.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 15, 2013

Visiting the Phoenix area ans friends recommended this spot. It was wonderful!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2013

Wonderful food, carefully prepared, fresh to order. Chef will work with dietary or favorite receipe requests. Just a great overall evening . Will go back again w other friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 31, 2013

First time visit. Very good food, service and ambiance. Enjoyed our time in this quaint family owned Italian place. Will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 26, 2013

The ingredients were fair qua;ity and the food needed seasoning

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 12, 2013

The food was salty and some basic Italian dishes mediocre at best. The service and family feel is delightful, but for the price there are many better options.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 8, 2013

Old style Italian restaurant that lives up ro its roots.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2012

The menu was scaled back for the holiday, which made the options very limited for dinner.
The server was somewhat sarchastic which we didn't really need or aprove of.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2012

Wonderfully prepared and generously proportioned dishes. Very cordial and helpful ownership and staff. In our case, extremely helpful with special dietary needs, while keeping that festive and simple. Loved our time there and look forward to coming back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2012

We really enjoyed our dinner on New Year's Eve. The service was good and the food was delicious. We love to come here for special occasions.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 27, 2012

We always like to eat here..... best Italian food we've found in Scottsdale....love the meatball appetizer!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2012

This was a surprise being from NYC,we throughly enjoyed the experience. The food and selections were excellent. The service made the evening a wonderful experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 21, 2012

This restaurant is our go to restaurant whenever (which is often) the mood for really good italian cuisine strikes our fancy. The service is always top notch and the food absolutely yummy. This is one restaurant we love to return to time after time as we know we will never be disappointed. We've been loyal clients for over seven years.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 19, 2012

Our office of 5 went there for our holiday lunch. It was the first time there for all of us. It was not very busy for lunch so the service we received was outstanding. They make their own pasta, sauces, sausages, etc. The bread and oil dip was delicious! We all really enjoyed our meal there. Lunch portions were very filling. The cost was around $15 - $20 per person with tip. They have a nice bar area next to the dining. I defiantly would visit again, maybe in the evening to check out their wine selection.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 14, 2012

The waiter tells us the specials. I ask the cost. e tells us he doesn't know exactly but
they are all around $20-$22 . My girlfriend orders one , it is $35. Not cool... hey have pasta with sausage and meatballs. I ask if I can get all meatballs , if it cost a little more that is fine. I am told NO......cmon now

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 20, 2012

Old Italy at its best! You will feel that you have stepped back in time to a more genteel and leisurely pace for an excellent meal and dining experience. Staff are also outstanding. You won't go wrong with anything you order here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 19, 2012

the food and service are outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2012

Nice neighborhood spot. Just had the Caesar salad and calamari . Good choice. Will be back if I am in town

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 17, 2012

We have eaten here many times. This time celebrating a family birthday. This is more less a special occasion restaurant. We love the food and the special attention service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 16, 2012

Charlie was great! He really knows how to serve you.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 10, 2012

I have been to this restaurant many times and had very good food. This most recent experience was shockingly bad. The waiters were also disengaged. Making it worse we introduced some friends to the restaurant...very disappointing overall.

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