Pomodoro Italian Grill & Seafood

4.5
309 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Elevated dining. Italian hospitality.
From the Pizzicata family, a new-aged Italian restaurant located in the old Cartwright’s building in the heart of Cave Creek. Grazie.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 309 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very impressed with the service and food present. I would recommend to all I know

JM
JohnM
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time here and it was great. Management very professionally handled a question with the bill. I highly recommend! Great food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My third visit to Pomodoro and the food is better every time!Hands down one of my favorite place to eat.Lets talk about one of the best homemade pasta you will have in your life. Yes you read that correctly.
short ribs ravioli and infused Fettuccine with lobster are my favorites.Every bite is “I can’t believe how good this is”.it’s that good.the environment is amazing,the staff is beyond awesome.
11/10 well done Pomodoro

OT
OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and ambience. First time in. Loved the eclectic tableware.

KJ
KevinJ
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Having eaten here before we were looking forward to an excellent dining experience. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed in the food. Our $40 pasta dishes were over cooked and bland. Our appetizers were also mundane. A world of difference from our first experience!!

LW
vipLisaW
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I order lobster. I was expecting more lobster. The tails were so small, I might have had 7 bites.It was smaller then the palm of my hand for both . They should be embarrassed to serve and charge $50.00 for this.

DJ
vipDianeJ
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as well as service. We will be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great,food was excellent,the whole experience memorable
5 stars restaurant !!We will be back

ST
STEVENP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pomodoro Italian Grill is a moderately price restaurant where all of their pasta is home made and cooked to order. As boring as this may sound, their spaghetti Alfredo is to die for and it's a side dish. The sauce is thick yet creamy not runny as I was expecting. Menu is well varied for all tastes. Very nice wine list as well. This will be our go to restaurant for sometime to come.

AJ
vipAJC1113
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time here. Great service.. We had the Caesar salad, salmon and chicken parmigiana. Loved the food. Prices were a tad bit high, but we will return.

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storminthree
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great job in all facets of service, food and drink, congrats

LG
LoveGreatFood
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable meal. Attentive and knowledgeable staff. We would go again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!we made reservations,we arrived early and they seated us right away!
Zucchini flowers was excellent,crispy,small pieces easy to eat,nice sauce.
My veal Marsala was excellent.Perfect ratio of meat,sauce and pasta-it was really really good.
My son’s short ribs ravioli was excellent,I only wish my appetite was bigger so I could have eaten more of what he left on the plate (very big portion)
My husband had chicken parmigiana and I could tell it was good cuz he cleaned the plate.
I also loved their wine selection,for red lovers I recommend Chianti and Montepulciano.
Tiramisù was amazing!
Service was top notch,our server was friendly,attentive and knowledgeable about the menu.
We will definitely visit Pomodoro again and again

FW
FrankW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I Had the pasta trio, excellent.

My wife had the chicken piccata with a pasta Alfredo sauce. Excellent.

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vipPomodoro
Phoenix
55 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Service issues were the problem. Food was good. We waited several minutes to be seated. No one was up front. Food service was slow and they weren't exceptionally crowded. Most restaurants, however, has this same problem.

JR
JohnR
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Very disappointed in the entire experience. The chairs are left over from the Cartright days before they want out of business. Extremely uncomfortable then and now. Serivce was very slow. Took forever to get icewater and cocktails. Everyone ordered a salad which turned out to be very good. The entrees were a different story. My chicken parmesan was not edible, tough and tasteless. My wifes short rib ravioli was not cooked. They did try to replace with just Ravioli but never adjusted the bill to reflect the change. If you must try this relatively new restaurant , do it soon, as I doubt they will be around much longer.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience here! I would recommend this spot for a dinner with friends, a romantic night out, and everything in between. The owner caters to your every need and makes sure his customers are satisfied and treated INCREDIBLE. The staff is welcoming, and the vibes this restaurant obtains are the best. Extremely pleased with this quaint white tablecloth Italian restaurant.
Service: impeccable
Food: Terrific and the quantity you would expect an Italian mother to feed you..(hint: A Lot of food)
Price: reasonable
Overall, Amazing ,we loved it!
! Can’t wait to come back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect al dente,look no further.

New Yorker who’s been to plenty of high end restaurants in NYC.
The quality of the dishes were,hands down,the best I’ve had for Italian.Staff was amazing,but let’s go into the food and drink.I had the Fiori fritti to start,zucchini blossoms stuffed with goat cheese on a bed of sweet peas cream and marinara sauce on top:outstanding!Second course Pappardelle Fantasia:infused tomatoes pappardelle with ham,mushrooms,sausages and sweet peas in a mascarpone sauce.
If you are looking for a true al dente,this is it!thin or thick the pasta was perfectly cooked.Many places get close to getting al dente pasta,there is no need for a flight to Tuscany with Pomodoro !the pasta was mild melting perfectly.
Please try it,please try Pomodoro Italian!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem !A friend recommended Pomodoro and while I was hesitant,I was pleasantly impressed at what they had to offer.Dinner is worth every penny I spent,great great food and excellent service,wonderful atmosphere.
One of the best restaurant experiences of my life.
We ate like we were in italy,we’ll be back

HM
vipHarryM
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Service was OK, we didn’t get our bread until after our dinner was served. I ordered spaghetti and meatballs ( not on menu) and what I got was an appetizer size bowl of pasta and was charged $24.00 which is outrageous. The other dinners were good but pricey. I wouldn’t recommend this place to others. Thanks

BB
vipBuckeyeBob
Phoenix
45 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Italian restaurants. Food and service is always top notch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG!!home made fresh pasta absolutely amazing and cooked perfectly “al dente”.Service top notch and cozy atmosphere.
Pomodoro is an hidden gem !
We will definitely be back

K
vipKelly
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I’d been putting off going here for a while but finally decided to try it. For what they’re charging I was not impressed. Food was nothing to write home about. “Fresh truffles” tasted like mushrooms trying to be passed off as truffles. Didn’t taste truffle at all. We got 2 slices of bread and one slice of prosciutto for the burrata. Was not impressed.

My husband got the cioppino and this was the only restaurant he’s ever gotten this meal (it’s a favorite in other places) where it didn’t come with pasta. They brought a tiny bowl for shells which tells you it wasn’t much sea food either, mostly a bowl of sauce. Very disappointing. Asked for a side of pasta because the meal wasn’t sufficient without it. $12 for a small side of spaghetti.

My lobster ravioli was just okay. Didn’t really have lobster flavor. Was displayed on a plate instead of a bowl so it got cold fast. Had to wait for Parmesan cheese.

If you’re going to spend $200 on a meal, don’t spend it here.

PA
PinkyAndTheBrain
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, pleasant dining environment. Would recommend to anybody seeking quality italian food. Online menu is not up to date.

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vipcarolyn
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

My friend and I went for dinner. We were sent to back room by hostess, why at 4:15 and many open tables were we put in back room where within minutes a group of at least twelve came in for a reservation. Not good planning, we wanted a comfortable quiet table like the ones in front! The food was mediocre, fettuccine was supposed to be fresh but was heavy and not as good as some dry ones. Why was Bolognese only with Sausage? Not worth the $$$$

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vipLIZAS
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was our server and he was FANTASTIC! Food was amazing and the chef even fixed me a dish that I love, but wasn't on the menu when we got there, it was on the web site. Chris said anytime I come in, I can request that dish and they will fix it for me! AMAZING! We ordered the FIORI FRITTI and it was delicious, very hard to find in restaurants, – We will be back! Thank you for a wonderful evening!!

AC
AndyC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was a little pricey but the taste was worth it. That's the best Veal Parmesan I've had in 20 years. The mussels as an appetizer was outrageous.

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Wonderful
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Our waitress was very friendly and efficient but the clean up staff was very clumsy breaking dishes several different times. Our food was good but not sure it was worth the price.

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vipcoffeelady
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I’m hoping service was just off this night. Will give them another chance.

SH
SusanH
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing, our dinner was fabulous, we had a wonderful dining experience

LB
LisaB
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great! Prices are on the high side but that’s typical for Cave Creek. Server was friendly and did an overall good job however we did have to wait longer then usual to get our check.

BK
vipBrianK
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great place. Wish they didn’t seat us next to a 12 top in the banquet room when we were only a two top. Will be back

DI
vipDISILVR
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were so pleasantly surprised. Great menu, excellent presentation and professionally prepared. We eat out regularly, this our first time at Pomodoro Italian Grill, built first of many more. Excellent!

MA
MichaelA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian food and excellent service from then minute you walk in. You will not be disappointed.

GS
GeorgeS
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Italian Restaurant in Carefree, AZ. The owner and his wife are lovely people who work hard to make your evening special. My husband and I would highly recommended dinner at Pomodoro's!

MB
MichaelB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very friendly and informative too! The staff were all very attentive and friendly!

TR
TinaR
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had the chicken Marsala and it was delicious. The alfredo that came with it was also amazing. My husband had the Bolognese and loved it. We are looking forward to going back to this restaurant.

VL
VictoriaL
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Incredible!! Will definitely be back!

JB
vipJerBear
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience. I will return!

Gnocchi Seafood and Beef with Ravioli 5/5

I just wished the calamari portion would be larger.

TF
vipTrueFoodie
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

I think the music could have been louder to give it a little more ambience. That is rare to say for a restaurant to be louder but I didn’t know there was any music until everyone left the restaurant.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Pomodoro Italian Grill & Seafood using the Order Online button. Pomodoro Italian Grill & Seafood also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 524-0989.

Pomodoro Italian Grill & Seafood is rated 4.5 stars by 309 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.