The Italian Daughter

4.6
454 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Approachable, regional Italian recipes handed down to owner Melissa Maggiore by her late father, none other than iconic chef Tomaso Maggiore. A made-from-scratch menu with a focus on handcrafted pasta, stone fired pizzas, seafood, veal dishes, and more. Our piano lounge and modern and iconic Italian craft cocktails will entice you to come several nights a week. Our signature boards are perfect for over-the-top, family-style dining. Whether date night, girls night, business lunch or family night, The Italian Daughter has something for everyone.

Offers

  • Live Music 5 Nights a Week!

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Thu 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Fri - Sat 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    We have live music 5 nights a week. Please visit our website to see our schedule and performers. https://www.theitaliandaughter.com/livemusic

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 454 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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vipBones
Phoenix
87 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A local favorite. Great food well presented and yeasted and large portions.. Service was impeccable

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vipdine4fun
Phoenix
49 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have been there two times in a relatively short period of time. Service the second time improved.

The first time there I had baked eggplant. Very tasty. I liked that it was not fried.

This time I tried the linguine fruiti di mare. Again quite tasty. There was several clams and mussels plus two large shrimps and calamari. Included was several small pieces of fish, though the description of the fish or the type was not noted. I happen to like calamari I would have liked some more. The calamari was cooked just right not too chewy, over cooked it is like rubber

Many times I had this dish small clam pieces was included. It would improve the dish, in my opinion.

Nevertheless , will return.

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DonaldD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice place, great service,very good food great value!!

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vipScottsdaleK
Phoenix
131 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Italian restaurant. Great food, service and ambience. Very popular, especially their expanded lounge area for happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Hostess to Bartender to Waitress (Carol). Can’t wait to try more items on the menu!

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vipJohnA
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A quality place with outstanding live music which is NOT over the top loud. The timely service, very good food, attractive restaurant adds up to a winning combo that keeps us coming back.

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DavidH
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was awesome. I requested a booth and they accommodated my request. we will go back for sure.

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vipLuann
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience3

Will try again !!

The Italian Daughter
Responded 3 days ago

So sorry you were underwhelmed. We launched our menu this past Friday and our website is being updated today. The changes were minimal and we would have been happy to prepare any item as long as we had the ingredients. Happy Hour is limited to lounge and bar areas. Our dinner menu , which has an extensive array of offerings including many appetizers, craft boards and pizzas (similar to lounge menu pricing) is available on the patio, as well as our house red + white wine .

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vipEricaV
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Ambiance was great as would the service. The food was ‘ok’. Nothing special. Penne a la vodka was terrible in particular. Bread was good and warm.

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Terri
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time there and it lived up to the reviews and recommendations

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ricki
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely local restaurant that is buzzing. The staff were very friendly and professional. The food was great. The piano music in the background made the experience even more special. They even brought out Tiramisu with a candle to cap off our anniversary celebration. We will be back.

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KrisV
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening. Our guests loved it and so did I. We will be back!

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TonyG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice newer north Scottsdale restaurant. Great selection of menu items in a moderate price range. We had great service and meal. Definately would return next time in town.

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RickP
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service were wonderful

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and atmosphere! We loved the live music too!

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Judy
Phoenix
53 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The remodeled space with high top tables and dividing wall greatly improved the acoustics and noise level. Food is terrific and moderately priced. Very good and friendly waitstaff and live background music. What more can you ask for?

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MALAZ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very nice bar and outside dining area with live music and good Italian food.

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MarleneR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Italian restaurant in Scottsdale! From bread service to dessert, excellent! Best calamari and chicken parmigiana in town, hands down. And that's saying a lot, since there are so many great Italian restaurants in North Scottsdale.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, interior design and service. Awesome experience. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipZeus
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very noisy. Not good for romantic dinner or conversation.

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vipJustBob
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for an amazing evening!

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GaryN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service. Bobby our waiter was great. And we enjoyed chatting with Melissa and her husband. They are very dedicated to top notch client service. We had a wonderful evening.

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vipRalphy
Phoenix
61 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

food and service has been great!
our third visit and we will be going back

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vipJohnA
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A great place the live music is excellent and you can converse over it. The food and the service are very good. Overall Italian Daughter is a real winner.

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halo
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, wait staff excellent, newly redecorated and very nice. 10/19/21

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SusanS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, good service, delicious food & drinks

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Robbie
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service ,AMAZING FOOD and presentation and lovely authentic ambience! We will definitely come again and recommend to friends!!

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vipsuzieq
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful from the minute we walked in until we walked out. The food was wonderful, service extraordinary and the outdoor dining was so pleasant.

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Gena
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service! Bobby was very good and very attentive. The food was outstanding, fresh and like you were Italy.

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JrzyGirl
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining at The Italian Daughter. Enjoyed it as much as the first and it is worth the 45-minute drive for quality food and service. Attentive staff who absolutely did not rush us, and delicious food made with fresh ingredients.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter, David, was excellent. His service was great, he was enjoyable to speak with and really helped carry the evening. Don’t often have great wait staff and this was one of those rare occasions.

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vipLisa
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Everything was ok, but I felt pressured to order right away. I ordered the seafood salad for appetizer, which was good. I ordered the halibut which would have been great if it was hotter. Me and my husband both ordered the halibut and both of are dishes we’re cold. We had a bottle of wine with our dinner and lemon cello cake for dessert. We were done in an hour. I would have liked everything to have been slowed down.

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vipOdie
Phoenix
62 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First time since restaurant changed from Tomasos
to the Italian Daughter. Had high hopes for a great new restaurant but was hugely disappointed.
Food was not good. From bread, appetizers to entrees that were all disappointing, lack of flavor.
Sadly we won’t be back .

The Italian Daughter
Responded on October 20, 2021

Good Afternoon , first and foremost, thank you for your feedback. I am disappointed to learn that you had such an unpleasant experience at my restaurant last weekend. I have tried locating your ticket, however cannot find your seating assignment. In order to fully understand why you didn't enjoy your meal it would be helpful to know the specifics. Do you remember your server's name? What did you dine on that evening? I strive evryday to bring the highest level of food and service to each of my guests and it is only through feedback such as yours that I can continue to improve. I very much look forward to serving you once again and changing your mind. Best, Melissa Maggiore Meyer

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PatB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Different type of menu to choose from. Bread very hard. Veal excellent. Should have read that red pepper was in sauce, made it too spicy for me. If you like spicy food the tastes was very good. Would differently go back again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food

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Vino
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time at ID...we were greeted warmly.Entire staff was outstanding.Food was excellent...service was great.Looking forward to our next visit.

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vipMarkR
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for such a great dinner and the service was impeccable. Lily was our server and she was fantastic.

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DanielA
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Amber and she was awesome! Our reservation was for 6PM and we were seated within 5 minutes of arriving. Very busy but well organized. All 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals.

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BrianR
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Service was impeccable. Food was perfectly cooked and flavor was spot on. We’ll be back.

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vipMairyaz
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening at The Italian Daughter! Service was impeccable, entree’s delicious and cocktails divine. A few favorite noteworthy dishes include lasagna, veal scaloppini and halibut. If you’re a cheesecake fan, indulge for The Italian Daughter has the best cheesecake ever—and this is coming from a hard to please cheesecake connoisseur from NY. Absolutely lovely restaurant and look forward to visiting again!

FAQs

The Italian Daughter offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 404-6085.

The Italian Daughter is rated 4.6 stars by 454 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.