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La Torretta Ristorante

4.5
931 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • 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 931 People Are Saying
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4.6
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on December 2, 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.

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4.0Dined on December 1, 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.

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 10, 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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3.0Dined on November 5, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 3, 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!

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4.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Service was outstanding! Ask for Chaz

Food portions were very generous

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5.0Dined on October 27, 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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5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 21, 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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3.0Dined on October 20, 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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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 30, 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 :-)

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4.0Dined on September 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 24, 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!

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on September 23, 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..

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

We had a few different things chicken and peppers , osso buco was excellent. All I can say it will be back. This was my first time there and they made you fell like a regular. I will be back.

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3.0Dined on September 18, 2017

The place has a smell, also looks very old

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

We have enjoyed this old-school Italian restaurant several times. The food is consistently fantastic. Our server, Luis, is terrific. The overall service is great. Nothing bad to say. Highly recommend!

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3.0Dined on September 15, 2017

We were in town for a conference. The food is ok. The service was great!

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

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!

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4.0Dined on September 4, 2017

Relatives in town

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4.0Dined on September 4, 2017

We had exceptional service. Food was OK. I think it is a place to occasionally go to.
Dessert was disappointing.

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5.0Dined on September 4, 2017

Absolutely delicious! Great service! Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

The service is always impeccable. Food scrumptious. Portions ample. Great for a date night. Enjoyable all around.

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2017

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!

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4.0Dined on August 23, 2017

It is a very pleasant, laid-back Italian atmosphere. The food was good but not outstanding. The wait staff treated us well. I would go back. Blondie

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5.0Dined on August 22, 2017

Food is always dependable, great, classic Italian. Service can't be beat. Personal attention from the staff always makes La Torretta a fun and friendly atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

This place is awesome, I enjoy dinning here, very friendly, great service and most important GREAT FOOD! I highly recommend this place to anyone and assure you that you will not be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Great experience, our waiter, Chaz, was fabulous. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on August 13, 2017

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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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Could not be more impressed. Food was outstanding, plentiful. Service was good, too.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Delicious food and great service. We enjoyed our visit immensely.

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