Pubblico Italian Eatery

4.6
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266 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Homemade pastas & sauces, fresh ingredients, wood fired pizzas, gluten free options, amazing happy hour, all served in a hip atmosphere.
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C
Phoenix
80 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh seafood with an Italian flair is hard to find in the valley. We're sorry we waited so long to try Pubblico. Looking forward to our next visit to try two more of their offerrings.

AC
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Dinner here was delicious. It was our anniversary so we decided to have dessert. We ordered a flourless chocolate torte, I ate many bites and thought something was odd. There was something grainy in the chocolate. We called our waiter over and asked what it was, IT WAS WALNUTS! Finely chopped nuts! I am allergic to nuts. No mention of nuts in the chocolate torte on the menu! Evening our ruined, had to rush home and take my medicine. A night of hives and a bad bellyache because they forgot to list nuts in the dessert. Really not acceptable. Lucky for them my nut allergy does not cause anaphylactic shock. People have Nut Allergies and the consequences can be tragic for most people. They did the right thing and comped our meal. Highly doubt we will ever eat there again, which is too bad because we have always enjoyed our meals at Pubblico.

C
Phoenix
97 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shared a recent business lunch with a colleague, who also bemoans the scarcity of good Italian food in Phoenix. We were both impressed with Pubblico. Everything--the cream of cauliflower soup, the salad and the pepperoni pizza were excellent. As a native New Yorker, I do not easily give stars to pizzas in Phoenix. But this was one of the best personal pepperoni pizzas I have had here in Phoenix. The wait staff is very attentive and helpful. The prices are high, but the quality is excellent.

It is challenging to find. Park in the back lot behind the buildings; easier to find it from the back.

FR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Past experiences with dinner and/or happy hour food, service, and overall experience was good. Not this time however. Portions smaller, not as flavorful. Server never returned to table to ask if everything was okay. Had to flag someone down to ask for grated cheese when 5 out of 6 guests ordered pasta dishes. Noise level was very annoying-- 8+ adults brought 8 small children, sat the children down at a completely separate table from the adults and non-supervised they were extremely noisy. It impacted our dinner experience. I would recommend the eatery to a friend, but if experience is re-lived again, would not.

GU
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I came for the Lamb Chops which were highly rated. They weren’t available and the waiter having been there two years never knew they were on the menu. Odd. I settled for the Bronzini which was superb.

SF
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

So excited to have this location in our neighborhood! Food is as good as the original. Service friendly but a bit spotty. Host, waiter, expeditor all one person the day we went to lunch. Food came out a bit slow. Plates not cleared very timely. Food though was very good, so we will definitely give it another shot. Nice outdoor patio!

D
Phoenix
62 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pubblico was delicious and had a great selection! We were so pleased with our appetizer and entrees and were too full for dessert unfortunately. Great cocktail list, wine list and a nice understated atmosphere. Looking forward to the next meal there!

n
Phoenix
242 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This was my third time eating at Pubblico. Thought the portion sizes for happy hour items were greatly reduced. My friend and I each had the octopus and shared the caprese bruschetta. Plus we ordered small side salads. Our husbands each had small pizzas and we ordered 3 glasses of wine and one iced tea. We actually were shocked to see the size of the octopus and the side salads were unremarkable. We brought friends to try this restaurant but actually left disappointed. Will give it another try but sure hope it improves.

m
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner there on Sunday evening. Our server was attentive and helpful and the food was
outstanding. I had the linguine with clams and could not believe the amount of clams given. The pasta was incredible. All 3 of us loved our appetizers and meals.

BO
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is the first time in recent memory, at any restaurant, that everything was excellent..the wine, appetizer, main course, and dessert. We will be returning.

j
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful Italian option in the 7th street corridor to dine. Excellent friendly service, delecious entrees and the make for cocktails a an exceptional evening.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Caprese salad was delicious! Meatballs were dry. Mushroom/sausage pasta was ok. Overall it’s ok....my glass of Chianti was exceptional!

PA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

grrreat neighborhood find, food and food server, Bernardo!!!

BG
Phoenix
46 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took some coworkers that had never been to the restaurant for dinner this evening and they loved it. Great experience as always.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We were the only ones there for lunch.

L
Phoenix
65 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place should be FULL every Sunday afternoon! Happy hour all day on drinks and small plates. Excellent food, interesting wines-by-the-glass, extraordinary service by Bernardo. Try the seafood pizza. This secret must get out!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooo good going back again

SV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Went for NYE dinner-we were seated inside, but right by the patio with the door open. I froze the whole time. No other tables available. I got the Chicken Fettucine that was fine, my husband didn't like his rigatoni dish. Might try again if we are nearby.

DA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner! Amazing service!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first trip to Phoenix. Just randomly picked thru reviews on internet. Our food was so delicious! Everyone ordered something different and each was spectacular. Our waiter was so much fun and his recommendations of food and wine were perfect. Highly recommend!!!

OT
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, but not exceptional by any means. Nice atmosphere

PH
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a great dining experience. The staff are very friendly and food is very good. One of my favorite neighborhood spots.

KG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Early Christmas dinner with family

VC
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been before. Our server, Nok, was so pleasant, efficient, and just made us smile. The staff along with Nok, made usfeel welcome. The food was outstandingly delicious. Had the cioppino which included a one pound lobster and was well worth the $8.00 split charge. Definitely will return and will highly recommend the restaurant to our family and friends.

DH
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten here about 4-5 times and it measures up each and every time. I’ve recommended this to friend’s & neighbors, all of whom have come away impressed.

JC
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and an excellent meal. The patio was awesome. Will definitely be back!

L
Phoenix
65 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favourite Italian restaurant. Friendly servers. Great happy hour (Sunday’s too). We drive out of our way to eat here it is so good!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service! Will be back again.

M
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food is amazing

AA
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We will be back!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Evening

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sampled a bit of everything. Great for sharing. Wow, the pasta was amazing. Great service. Really cool spot. Next time I’ll be trying the ‘Za.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was on point, as always. Perhaps a bit expensive. One of the best old fashioned cocktails in town. Last but not least, the service was amazing. Stephanie was very attentive but not overbearing.

RK
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Will look forward to returning for dinner. Our lunch was delicious.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting a friend hadn’t seen in a long time.

OT
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time here and food was so good. The service was great too. I’d definitely come back here.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We spent $160. The antipasto board was good, but the shrimp was over cooked with the fettuccini. The meatballs were dry and too salty to eat. The server brought us 2 glass mugs that were literally half full. We actually chuckled at it, but after confronting the Server, we were correct in our assumption.. she had given us the last of the pot while making another. It was my husband's birthday. Pretty disappointed.

M
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, delightful decor and yummy pasta dishes!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great ambience, excellent service.