Nook Kitchen - Phoenix

4.8
68 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Enjoy delicious American-Italian cuisine at Nook Kitchen. This modern restaurant serves dinner in an elegant space. Overseen by chef Nick LaRosa, the menu features appetizers, salads, pizza and a choice of entrees. Nook Kitchen also serves vegetarian and gluten-free fare. Diners rave about the restaurant's selection of delicious wood-fired pizza. Other menu highlights include the chicken masala, pan-seared salmon with liquor and glazed pork chops served with potato.

Voted one of the best new restaurants in the year of its opening, Nook Kitchen is located in Phoenix, Arizona. To complement its meals, the restaurant offers craft cocktails and boutique wines. Cozy but inconspicuous, Nook Kitchen is a nice place to enjoy a meal and glass of wine with friends or family.

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vipJohnB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Other than it’s very very loud everything else was really good they took fantastic care of us and you can tell the ownership really cares. Definitely worth giving a try.

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vipChrisR
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, excellent service and food. Rachel was our waitress and she was phenomenal.

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JessicaW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the ambiance here! It is a little loud and we had to almost shout across the table. Upbeat energy.

The food was great, everything we got was delicious including pizza, espresso rubbed filet, Brussel chips, burrata, and the cocktails were very good as well.

We were happy overall and would definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food every time and outstanding service!

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RoxiA
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! It's my favorite for its pies (pizza) in the entire valley.

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KevinE
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, ambience, and price. Filet and pizzas are amazing. Soooo good -- 100% will be back.

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Skeight
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our waiter forgot about us and left us for 20 minutes. The manager took care of us after we asked if we could order. He was super kind and apologetic and said he would comp our burrata which we were very happy with, making up for the absent waiter. The waiter came back to apologize and all was done professionally. And then the bill came at the end and the burrata was not comped.

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EPhish
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night with the wife. Drinks were great, service was top notch and the food was incredibly tasty. Even though this place is not a “steakhouse” the espresso filet was one of the best steaks I’ve ever had and me and my wife frequent the “upscale” steakhouses. All in all it was a 5 star experience and no doubt we will be back!

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vipalexascooking
Phoenix
57 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous dinner. Meatballs and strawberry/spinach salad were delicous. Sat in a cozy booth. Martini- perfect. Pizza-fantastic.

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vipBethW
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and beautiful barramundi entree. Great service. Thanks!

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vipAZJB
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GO TO NOOK!!!

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TomTom
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Second visit. Filet was perhaps the best I've ever had. Airline chicken was excellent.
On our first visit the noise level was off the decibel charts. The second visit was a bit better, but still loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service! Love this place!

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vipMaria
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family was celebrating everyone being in town and this was our restaurant of choice. There was something on the menu for the meat eater, the pizza diner, the vegetarian, and foodie that just watched Stanley Tucci's Searching for Italy show.

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vipAZJB
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy Nook, great service + great people + great food = great all around

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vipBenitaS
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, delicious pizza, yummy drinks, good friendly service. Going there is a win!

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vipKathyR
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very good experience (again) at Nook. The waiter and service was top notch . The food was delicious…. Steak, pizza, salad, pasta and the olives were so tasty. Thank you Nook!

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Kris
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff were amazing! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great..as always!

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jesuiaffame
Phoenix
56 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Second time eating at Nook Kitchen. I cannot say enough good things about the food. A fresh, interesting, creative take on traditional Italian classics. The wine list is really good, offering both California and European wines. The price point is good. Where Nook Kitchen is outstanding on food and beverage, they are less so on service. I'm not sure if they don't have enough wait staff or the wait staff they have is not properly trained, but both of our experiences started out strong, ended with a bit of a fizzle. I'm going to chalk it up to the employee shortage many businesses are suffering and hope they can fix it soon. That said, the food makes up for it so we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

First time diners and we will definitely be back. However, (and I should have said something that evening) my pasta was twirled into one big, stuck together clump. A tasty clump, but still a clump. And my BF’s filet was fatty and tough. The artichoke appetizer was DELICIOUS! We really enjoyed the atmosphere (such a great view of Camelback!) and cocktails, and understand that not every night is perfect, so I guess this is just an FYI for Nook. Looking forward to trying happy hour and pizza sometime. You should try it, too!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most underrated spots in Phoenix. Pizza is amazing. Service is friendly and personal. Some great items on the menu. Bring back the beet carpaccio!!!

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Angelica
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Veggies were beautiful. Loved the artichoke, it came with very yummy mayo, and strawberry spinach salad was beautiful. But the cacio e Pepe was a major disappointment. Way too toothy and very dry. It’s also very, very, very loud in the dining room. We shouted at each other through the whole meal. But it’s a very fun bar environment. A great place to have a drink and apps and people watch. We will go back but not for a meal with loved ones we haven’t seen in awhile. Not a place for catching up.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Pros: food is great - creative and meticulously plated.
Cons: service was slow - I think our server had too many tables. Our food items didn't come out in the order we had requested. And right off the bat we didn't get the type of table we requested on the OpenTable app. Hostess took a very long time to even acknowledge us. Overall the service needs to be better or we won't go here very often.

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Nook Kitchen and we will DEFINITELY be back! I told my fiance that the pasta was just like the pasta we had in Italy! I was blown away!

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vipMike
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Wife and I decided to try this place out after passing by it countless times. Overall it was a good experience and we will go back

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MelanieC
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 1st time....Beautiful Interior, super friendly team and awesome food! Best thin crust Pizza I've had in Phoenix! Arugula salad was beautifully prepared too. Great experience.

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vipGregF
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the pork chop or salmon! Amazing!

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vipDKC1
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Love this place!

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Cleo
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nook Kitchen is one of our favorite restaurants. We've never had a bad meal there; the pizza has been the best in town for years and the entrees are perfectly balanced.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food great, service great, it was a little too dark & the music was a little too loud. Difficult to talk to the people across the table.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We will be back. The pizza was great!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Very enjoyable atmosphere. We got a table with a wonderful view. Made it in for last 3 min of happy hour and got some great appetizers and a pizza. The food and service was excellent. The whole family enjoyed Nook and said they’d want to come back.

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JeffK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, drinks and service

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vipIanK
Phoenix
86 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious! Appetizers are amazing and they have the best pizza around. Great service too ...

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EmilyP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hot spot for newcomers and regulars!! Wonderful ambiance and service. Our waiter offered excellent suggestions on drinks and food based on our tastes. We got to sit at the pizza bar and were able to ask Nick, the head chef and former Chopped Champion, questions regarding his Chopped experience and his love for cooking. We will definitely be returning!

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Foodie
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Service was great. Food was very good. Gelato was awesome 👍🏼

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant did not have our Opentable reservation but sat us anyway. Food was delicious and came out faster than expected (considering the restaurant was crowded).

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vipdebbieS
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails and the food never disappoints!

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ChuckM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a delightful evening at NOOK. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable . We had the arancini appetizer and a margarita pizza. Both were very good. Beer and Aperol Spritz were delish too. Atmosphere is great with large open windows which gives a patio feel. Décor is modern and makes great use of space.

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Nook Kitchen - Phoenix is rated 4.8 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.