Pubblico Italian Eatery

4.6
388 Reviews
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Second time here.this time we were able to enjoy a meal. I delighted in trying the Lobster Ravioli and my husband had the Beef Risotto. Both were very good, although my husband said his risotto was slightly undercooked (yes I know how to make it) and there wasn't enough sauce. He loved the sauce and wanted more. But the meal was A fun twist on Italian cuisine. They have a good selection of drinks. Service was great, we just love the ambiance here. Also we tried their Bread Pudding for dessert-my husband is usually not a fan but he really enjoyed it! Watch out for the rum soaked raisins-dangerous little bites of deliciousness! Pubblico is becoming one of our faves here in the valley.

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM

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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipThomasF
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very Nice Evening. Very good food drinks and service.

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putts
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Friendly and competent staff. Excellent bartender

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MargaretD
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my sister’s birthday, and I notified the restaurant in advance. They did not offer anything special which was very disappointing.

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garyc
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic waiter

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MaryK
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED this place. Super nice and great for date night. My husband got the seafood risotto and he said it was the best seafood dish he’s every had!! I had the margarita pizza and it was soooo good. We got the antipesto board and it was really good. We will for sure be back 👍🏼

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Been there a few times, we were hosted by Sarai and she made our dinner experience outstanding!
Excited to recommend!!

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Joseph
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

A warm reception when arriving at our designated reservation time. (a must for Saturday evenings). Once at the table, our server introduced himself, and our beverages were ordered. My Rose from Southern France (Milou) was exceptional. The wine list is limited with some interesting variety but not great. The food was truly exceptional but expensive. The Lobster Ravioli was delicious and the portion appropriate. My guest had the short ribs ravioli and that also was superb and somewhat expensive (each was $32.00). The service became increasingly poor/neglected as time progressed and the crowds came in. The atmosphere became extremely noisy as to not being able to converse with my guest. It became obvious that as the dinner progressed, service demonstrated a desire to "turn over" the table for more clients. We spent only one (1) hour dining??? thus unable to truly enjoy the delicious food that was served. Overall, excellent food but somewhat expensive. The limited wine list and one would also state, limited service as time progresses. The very noisy atmosphere eventually made it impossible to enjoy the evening dining experience. It is unfortunate but I would not return to this establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We called ahead because we were late to our reservation and they were more than accommodating. Great staff, nice ambiance, and good food.

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vipKENM
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, and service were excellent! What more could you ask for?

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ClaireB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the staff!!! It was so much fun and the delivery of the food and drinks was timed perfectly. I will definitely go back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequently go to Publico as it is consistently great service and food.

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vipPuna
Phoenix
58 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is excellent and the staff is friendly and caring. Every ingredient is fresh.

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vipGoCarbGirl
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday evening, we decided last minute to see if Pubblico had a table for two available. They did! We had not eaten there since pre-pandemic. It was terrific! Our server was pleasant and attentive. We ordered the mussels and caprese salad to share as starters, and we each had a glass of wine. YUM! I ordered the lobster ravioli, that had two jumbo shrimp and a scallop along with four ravioli. My husband ordered the short rib ravioli, that had a piece of top sirloin beside it . We were both very satisfied! No room for desert this time around. We'll be back!!!

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RuthH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We shared the Cioppino and it was perfect! Lots of seafood, a delicious, light sauce for the pasta and just the right amount of food to share. Will be back again soon!

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vipPegGez
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Was very pleasantly surprised with this find! Was chosen due to a central location between us and our guests. It was really, really nice! While it's a part of a strip mall, it's tucked back in the corner and it has a very nice patio area which seems more quiet because of the umbrellas and its inset, corner location. Service was wonderful; polite and super attentive! (thanks, Wes!!) Menu and specials had some very creative items and I had a hard time choosing but everyone was very pleased with their choices!! Would definitely go back again!

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KeithD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Strictly mediocre all the way around. Won’t be going back

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vipChas
Phoenix
93 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Made reserv for Rest Week. Seated right away, orders taken. Seafood pasta dish was "gritty" as if mussels not properly washed. Asked for ONE after dinner drink which waiter hadn't heard of. We told him what was in it and he said he'd try... He brought TWO drinks he had concocted that weren't close and charged us for both! Not a good experience.

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EmiliG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

My first dining experience out since covid. Surprised the staff serving inside weren't wearing masks to be honest. Not the deal breaker...everyone was pleasant the service was good, but the food missed the mark. If you are not Italian or from a major metro city w good Italian then you won't mind the mediocrity. Not enough yum to warrant a return visit for me. Could have been an off night, could have been dulled down by restaurant week...but the lobster ravioli which was off the restaurant week menu was a bit over cooked and fishy :/ Probably more of a good happy hr spot w friends for wine and some apps than to dine out for dinner destination.

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LindseyG
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, everything was amazing. Great service, beautiful location. Delicious food and drink. Seriously GREAT dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing! Food was delicious! It was a cool Sunday evening, so we ate on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Just decided to go out for a late lunch - place is hard to find from the main street but it quickly made up for itself with the food! Amazing pizzas and drinks were on par. Would come back another time during the off-peak hours to have a quiet meal.

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MarkS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Been to this restaurant quite a few times and have never been dissapointed. We love introducing our friends as some of them aren't aware of this little gem. Our server, Stephanie, was fantastic. Not having to wear a mask was a pleasant surprise 👍.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Mother’s Day. Great food options. Great food. Great service

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TalonP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing especially dessert, service was the same

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SherylH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our Mother's Day experience here. The food was delicious and server recommendations were spot on. We will definitely be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Celebrating with family

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vipTony
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the patio. Will need misters during the hot months

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ElizabethM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

❤️ love this restaurant. food is amazing every time. servers are the best

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luvnveggies
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Solid but non-exceptional Italian food in a hard to find from main street location (better signage please) and price about 1/3 over what a fair price would be. Trendy feel with nondescript decor with a live-flower surrounded outside dining area next to the parking lot. Would have been nice to have a better mix of music to enhance conversation. When none of it is softer instrumental with some traditional retro Italian mixed in, we could've been anywhere. Surprised at receiving canned and bottled sodas and drinks. The seafood risotto was flavorful and had a nice assortment of seafood but my friend had to hunt for his spaghetti under the meatballs which is a shame since the pasta is homemade. My other friend said his lobster ravioli was not as good as he'd hoped. None of the meals came with either soup or salad The shrimp scampi appetizer had justtwo pieces of bread with the I think were 4 shrimp and that appetizer was the highlight of the meal with the bold garlicky buttery richness and plump shrimp so we had to ask for some table bread as it's not automatically brought out and it was over-toasted and plain but allowed us not to let a drop of the sauce go to waste. Table clearing was over-zealous: my friend's 7-Up was only 1/2 sipped and it was refilled with water and I had to grab back the not-yet finished scampi plate, yet the waitstaff wasn't very attentive after the initial description of soups. The tiny tiramisu was weighted down by strawberry slices and needed more flavor. Our credit card was black and when it was returned it did not stick out the top so we didn't notice we had forgotten it. We were still chatting in the parking lot and an attentive server would've noticed and come out to return it, but instead we had to call and come back.Pubblico has potential as the scampi proved but service, ambience, and quality needs some attention esp. to warrant the prices.

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foodie
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Very poor service would not go back

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vipjennyogini
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED everything about Pubblico! The atmosphere (we sat outside), the food (amazing), the staff (so friendly and attentive) and great drinks (thanks, Shem!). We’ll back back for sure so we can try all the other delicious items on the menu!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!! Loved the feel of the restaurant super cute.. drinks were very good

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StevenL
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magical! I took my teen son there and he enjoyed every second of the experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was delicious! Service could have been better but nothing terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELCIOUS !!!

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vipMame
Phoenix
300 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Sorry to write a so so review. We had a hard time finding this place. We felt the meal was good, nothing special and memorable. Likely will not return.

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vipFoodiemama
Omaha
17 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The best clam linguini I’ve ever eaten. Can’t wait to take friends here!

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jesuiaffame
Phoenix
54 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was decent, service was mediocre at best. The service staff tried super hard but just wasn't trained properly. Management needs to do better.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot and good value. Food was amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining experience on the patio. Felt safe with covid precautions. Friendly service and delicious food.

FAQs

Pubblico Italian Eatery does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Pubblico Italian Eatery also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (602) 601-5651.

Pubblico Italian Eatery is rated 4.6 stars by 388 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.