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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

4.5

service

4.8

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (20)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Good for a Date (17)
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Authentic (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Business Meals (8)
Romantic (7)
Casual (7)
Cozy (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined on November 11, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

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

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 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!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service was outstanding! Ask for Chaz

Food portions were very generous

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 28, 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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 26, 2017

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

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 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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·Dined on October 21, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

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

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 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 :-)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 25, 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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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

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 (Tucson)·Dined on September 24, 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..

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

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

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The place has a smell, also looks very old

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·Dined on September 17, 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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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

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·Dined on September 10, 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!

Tags: Tapas, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Relatives in town

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 5, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Absolutely delicious! Great service! Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 3, 2017

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

Tags: Vegan, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 28, 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!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 24, 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

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 23, 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 20, 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!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 19, 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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 14, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 30, 2017

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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The food was excellent - the best Italian food we've had in the area. The portions are large, service was excellent. A little pricey but everything very good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Best Italian restaurant in the Valley. Food is excellent, prepared fresh everyday. The staff is very kind, courteous and knowledgeable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Great food as always A good place for Italian food

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Service and food were excellent. Specifically the veal was tender - which we haven't found true in Valley Italian restaurants that serve veal dishes.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 15, 2017

My Escargot was delicious even though it was microwaved. The bolgonese sauce and cannoli filling was bland. The gnocci was good.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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