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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Scottsdale

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems in Scottsdale? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Casa Mia restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1833)
$31 to $50
Italian
North Scottsdale
About the restaurant
Casa Mia is the authentic Italian Cuisine experience. Our family moved to the U.S. in 1993 from Sorrento, Italy (a province of Naples).
We came straight to Scottsdale so none of our palates were altered from the flavors they were familiar with. Casa Mia means "my home", and just like at home our food is made to meet our standards of taste. All of our ingredients are of the finest quality, from home made pastas, organic produce, and now organic grass fed beef.
Our wine list features only Italian wines, and is always a work in progress as we are always searching for new surprising flavors!

Check out our pizzeria CM2 located next door to our Casa Mia location.
Top review
Robert
Dined 7 days ago
Still my favorite Scottsdale restaurant. Small with great ambiance and awesome food. Owned by a wonderful family.
A photo of Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1251)
$31 to $50
Latin / Spanish
North Scottsdale
About the restaurant
If you are unable to locate a reservation, please call 480-585-2694

Feel the upbeat energy as soon as you walk into Toro Latin Restaurant. Inhale the savory aroma of pollo a la brasa on the grill as the bartenders shake up tiki rum cocktails, so tasty you'll want two. Take a culinary adventure through one of the top cuisines in the world, Pan-Latin, known for its unique flavor profiles and South American and Chinese-Peruvian influences with plates made for sharing. Be wowed by the fresh colors of the ‘suviche' bar, Toro's signature combination of Asian sushi and Latin ceviche. Try wok dishes rooted in Chinese Peruvian culture and char-grilled Brazilian churrasco. Enjoy tastings of different rums, the largest selection in the Valley of the Sun. Enjoy meals on the outdoor patio, featuring striking views of the 18th hole of TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course as well as the McDowell Mountains.

Top review
ElisaLvip
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Atmosphere was really nice. We got to sit at a table looking out at the golf course. The drinks and food were delicious.l! We got the La Binba dessert which was amazing! Highly recommend! 
A photo of Wally's American Gastropub - Scottsdale restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1241)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Central Scottsdale
About the restaurant
BIG CITY... LITTLE PUB.

Welcome to Wally’s American Gastropub, a family-owned restaurant and bar featuring hearty, from-scratch foods served daily for Lunch, Dinner and Happiest Hour (3-6 pm). Led by fourth-generation restaurateur Christopher Collins, Wally's pairs a warm, welcoming atmosphere and spacious indoor-outdoor layout with signature house-made pastas, hand-shaken craft cocktails and more.
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MollyBvip
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent service and meal as always!! Feels like home!
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4.7
4.7 (417)
$30 and under
French
North Scottsdale
About the restaurant
100% Paleo French Cuisine. Sapiens Paleo Kitchen is a unique, chef-owned restaurant BYOB with sociable ambiance, striking décor, and attentive service. An avid promoter of good health and well-being, Chef Aurore is committed to using high-quality, locally sourced ingredients, grass-fed meats, and fresh produce. Sapiens Kitchen welcomes consumption of all Meats, Fish, Seafood, Eggs, High-Quality Fats, Vegetables, Seeds and Fruits while strictly avoiding all Grains, Dairy Products, Processed Sugars, Legumes, Trans fats, GMO foods, Corn and Soy due to their adverse effects on health. Stylish, relaxing and reasonably priced, Sapiens Kitchen is an ideal place for a casual meal, a business meeting or an intimate dinner. Discover the best of French cooking delivering the promise of optimal health. Interested in healthy meals delivered to your door every week ? We are offering ready-to-eat meals for only $12.99 each. KETO, AIP, VEGAN or custom. Visit sapienskitchen.com/Meal-Prep for more info.
Top review
TKWG
Dined on May 19, 2024
We’re so happy to have found this little hidden gem of a restaurant. My husband has all sorts of food allergies, so for him to be able to dine freely is a big deal! Not to mention the food is delicious, a flavor explosion! The atmosphere is like a little European cafe with lovely dining music in the background. The waiter was great as well, very knowledgeable and personable. We will definitely be back!
A photo of Pizzicata restaurant
4.7
4.7 (423)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Carefree
About the restaurant
From Umbria to the homes of Carefree, Pizzicata brings our family’s recipes and an enthusiasm rooted in sharing Italiano cuisine with Arizona and the world.
We are proud to be the first pinseria in Arizona.

What is Pinsa?
Long before the days of pizza, Pinsa was introduced and crafted by the Romans using wheat, soy and rice flours as the main ingredients in the dough. The resulting Pinsa contained less gluten, less carbs and less fat while maintaining a crispy yet light crust when baked therefore making it more digestible yet still delizioso.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined today
Sat immediately because we had a reservation. Server was quick, friendly, and knowledgeable. Food was amazing and the drinks hit the spot. We sat inside but the courtyard was very pretty and had we not made reservations we would have gladly sat outside. Excellent hostess, excellent server, excellent food.
A photo of Zingara restaurant
4.6
4.6 (54)
$31 to $50
Italian
Fountain Hills / Rio Verde
About the restaurant
The name ZINGARA translates to “gypsy woman” in Italian, paying homage to Ambrosio’s passion for food of Spain, Southern France and Italy that inspired this venture. The concept aims to create an upscale space where people can gather and enjoy small bites, coffee, European wine and luxury goods.
As the evening sets in, Zingara will transition from coffee shop into a sophisticated wine bar from 4 to 9 p.m. Wine enthusiasts will be delighted by their extensive collection of Italian, French and Californian wines. The menu will also include global beers, sipping liquors and an array of small plates designed for sharing.

Indulge in modern European classics like bone marrow, steak tartare, croquettes and Sacher torte. For those seeking a personalized experience, ZINGARA offers the option to create your own cheese board, featuring premium selections of salumi and imported cheeses .
Top review
Beeblet
Dined on May 18, 2024
unique and innovative dishes served in a modern setting with a European vibe. Recently added cocktails to their extensive wine list. Main entrees, though not large, are very artistically prepared and plated. Many small plates from which to choose, and several lovely desserts with which to end your meal. There is nothing else in Scottsdale like Zingara.
A photo of Morning Squeeze restaurant
4.5
4.5 (67)
$30 and under
Unspecified
Old Town Scottsdale
About the restaurant
Morning Squeeze: A Must-Try Breakfast & Brunch Spot in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona Are you on the hunt for a delightful breakfast and brunch experience in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona? Look no further than "Morning Squeeze"! Nestled in the heart of this charming desert city, Morning Squeeze is your go-to destination for mouthwatering morning meals that will leave your taste buds singing. Why Morning Squeeze Stands Out: 1. Local Flavor Fiesta: Morning Squeeze proudly serves up a taste of Arizona with locally sourced ingredients, adding an authentic touch to every dish. 2. Instagram-Worthy Plates: Prepare to be wowed by our visually appealing dishes, perfect for your social media feeds. #MorningSqueezeMagic 3. Creative Menu: Our innovative menu is designed to satisfy every palate. From classic breakfast staples to inventive brunch creations, there's something for everyone. 4. Fresh & Healthy Options: Health-conscious diners will appreciate our selection of fresh and nutritious options. Enjoy guilt-free indulgence! 5. Pet-Friendly Patio: Don't leave your furry friend behind! Morning Squeeze offers a pet-friendly patio so your four-legged family members can join in the fun. 6. Top-Notch Service: Our friendly and attentive staff will make you feel right at home, ensuring a memorable dining experience. 7. Weekend Vibes: Dive into the weekend spirit with our bottomless mimosas and creative cocktails. Cheers to a fantastic brunch! 8. Cozy Ambiance: Morning Squeeze's charming and cozy atmosphere sets the stage for a relaxing meal. It's the perfect spot to unwind and savor your morning. 9. Special Occasions: Celebrating a special event? We offer catering services and private event space for your memorable moments. 10. Location, Location, Location: Situated in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, Morning Squeeze is conveniently located near shops, galleries, and other attractions. Make it part of your Scottsdale adventure! If you're searching for a delightful breakfast and brunch experience that ticks all the boxes, Morning Squeeze in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona, is the place to be. Join us and discover why Morning Squeeze has become a beloved local gem and a must-visit destination for visitors from near and far. Start your day the Squeeze way! Address: Morning Squeeze, 4233 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Contact: Phone: (480) 945-4669 | Email: info@morningsqueeze.com Don't miss out on the magic of Morning Squeeze - your breakfast and brunch dreams come true!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 30, 2024
Overall a great place but they were out of several menu items because they hadn’t got a delivery. The place had few customers so we go to sit where we liked. The food was great.
A photo of Pinnacle Grille restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1342)
$30 and under
American
North Scottsdale
About the restaurant
The Pinnacle Grille is a family-friendly, neighborhood restaurant serving great tasting American dishes. Our spacious, dog-friendly patio allows you to enjoy the great weather and scenery of Scottsdale, while our outstanding staff serve your favorite meals from classic cheeseburgers, to steak and scallops, and finished off with made-from-scratch bread pudding.
Top review
Bobbievip
Dined 1 day ago
Always a great happy hour with many selections and good service.
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A photo of OBON Sushi + Bar + Ramen  at The Grove restaurant
4.4
4.4 (319)
$30 and under
Asian
Central Scottsdale
About the restaurant
With a polished casual approach, OBON is the spot for an unconventional and memorable dining experience. The menu features an array of starters, steamed buns, ramen and sushi, as well as an expansive list of inventive and thoughtful cocktails.
Top review
Nathanvip
Dined 7 days ago
We like going to OBON for two reasons. They have a couple great menu items including good sushi and bao buns. Then they have butter Ramen noodles. So we get to eat Sushi and the kids can have their pasta. Win for all.
A photo of Born & Bred restaurant
4.2
4.2 (21)
$31 to $50
American
Central Scottsdale
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
BradSvip
Dined 5 days ago
Great local place! Food was excellent and service was top notch!
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