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Best American Restaurants in Central Phoenix

The TavernThe Tavern
(172)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Tarbell'sTarbell's
(1660)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Phoenix Ale Brewery Central KitchenPhoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen
(44)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Seasons 52 - PhoenixSeasons 52 - Phoenix
(3242)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Artizen Crafted American Kitchen and BarArtizen Crafted American Kitchen and Bar
(173)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
RokerijRokerij
(598)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Beckett's TableBeckett's Table
(2156)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Frank & AlbertsFrank & Alberts
(749)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Rico's American Grill - Pointe Hilton Squaw PeakRico's American Grill - Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak
(46)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Durant'sDurant's
(3322)
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American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix
Blue Hound Kitchen & CocktailsBlue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
(974)
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American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix
Palette at Phoenix Art MuseumPalette at Phoenix Art Museum
(153)
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American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix
Southern RailSouthern Rail
(586)
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American | North Central Phoenix, Phoenix
The Arrogant ButcherThe Arrogant Butcher
(1919)
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American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix
Pomelo at The OrchardPomelo at The Orchard
(160)
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American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

Best Italian Restaurants in Central Phoenix

North Italia – ArcadiaNorth Italia – Arcadia
(1066)
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
L'AmoreL'Amore
(664)
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
DieciDieci
(47)
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
AvantiAvanti
(976)
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
CrudoCrudo
(671)
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Tomaso's - PhoenixTomaso's - Phoenix
(900)
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Alexi's GrillAlexi's Grill
(572)
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Italian | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix
Tutti Santi - PhoenixTutti Santi - Phoenix
(498)
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Italian | North Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Aiello's East Coast ItalianAiello's East Coast Italian
(99)
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Italian | North Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Mancuso's RestuarantMancuso's Restuarant
(279)
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Italian | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix
SASSISASSI
(2711)
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Italian | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Casa MiaCasa Mia
(811)
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Italian | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Dahl & DiLuca Ristorante ItalianoDahl & DiLuca Ristorante Italiano
(1465)
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Italian | Sedona, Sedona / Flagstaff / Prescott
Tutti Santi ScottsdaleTutti Santi Scottsdale
(1244)
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Italian | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Marcellino RistoranteMarcellino Ristorante
(718)
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Italian | Old Town Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Local Bistro + BarLocal Bistro + Bar
(1261)
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Italian | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
North Italia – Kierland CommonsNorth Italia – Kierland Commons
(2001)
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Italian | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Pomo Cucina & PizzeriaPomo Cucina & Pizzeria
(591)
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Italian | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Bottega Pizzeria RistoranteBottega Pizzeria Ristorante
(130)
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Italian | Glendale / Peoria, West Valley
Tommy V's Urban Kitchen and Bar ScottsdaleTommy V's Urban Kitchen and Bar Scottsdale
(893)
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Italian | Old Town Scottsdale, Scottsdale

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Central Phoenix Locals Are Talking About
What’s the dining scene like in Central Phoenix?
Check out 32 Shea for a fun patio evening while the weather is beautiful.
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What are some fun things to do in Central Phoenix?
Botanical gardens, Tempe market place, Biltmore area and shops and restaurants, Old town is always a must and Phoenix art museum, Heard museum, to name a few
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What’s great about the dining scene in Central Phoenix?
Lots of pretty people, fun to people watch.
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Central Phoenix Restaurants

Steak 44Steak 44
2346 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Overall this was a special dinner. We do not often spend so much on dinner but this was worth it. The level of service was excellent. The steak was the best I have had in a long time. The sides were exceptional also. The one slight was the noise level. This was a Monday evening and Steak 44 was perhaps 3/4 full and it was very noisy. We had difficulty hearing the waitress describing the specials. Noise levels got better as the restaurant emptied out. Go late in the evening. More

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Ten Handcrafted American Fare and SpiritsTen Handcrafted American Fare and Spirits
81 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Ten Handcrafted is consistently a fun place to dine. If you want comfort food, the pot roast and pork shoulder are about as good as it gets anywhere. Great service, friendly atmosphere and a great bar/happy hour. Would recommend it to anyone. More

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The Capital Grille - PhoenixThe Capital Grille - Phoenix
1041 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Great atmosphere, food and service. Guests always feel special. More

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Rusconi's American KitchenRusconi's American Kitchen
1893 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Best food we’ve had in Phoenix. The chef owned restaurant is high in the quality of the food and the service was great. Rex was very friendly in explaining the menu. He made excellent recommendations. All staff was very personable and worked as a team. The atmosphere was playful and relaxing. The chef owner came over and made sure the food and experience was good. Well done guys. More

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Base PizzeriaBase Pizzeria
86 reviews
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Pizzeria | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Love this place. The Australian owners are beyond friendly and definitely a bonus to the already amazing food. To have an owner remember what you ordered the previous time is beyond awesome. They care about their food and customers. NIce job guys! I love that they have special pizza's every week as well.. I like having a surprise item on the menu. More

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The TavernThe Tavern
172 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Always good. It is a regular for us and never disappoints. Food good, drinks good, service good. More

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North Italia – ArcadiaNorth Italia – Arcadia
1066 reviews
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Great for every occasion! More

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The Henry - PhoenixThe Henry - Phoenix
1757 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The booth next to us was a bit loud but I can’t blame them for enjoying the experience. More

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Doughbird - Pizza & RotisserieDoughbird - Pizza & Rotisserie
312 reviews
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Pizzeria | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Really great food and ambiance - the staff was friendly and welcoming when we arrived. Highly recommend! More

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Phoenix Ale Brewery Central KitchenPhoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen
44 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Good beer selection. Loved the pretzel bites and pizza. Nice atomosphere. More

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The GladlyThe Gladly
938 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Fun spot with a trendy menu. The brussel sprouts and brown butter tuna were fabulous! Entree was good, but not exceptional. For sure a good choice for a relaxed, fun evening. More

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Phoenix City GrillePhoenix City Grille
1015 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

This was a great find! Fabulous atmosphere, service and food! More

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Wright's at the BiltmoreWright's at the Biltmore
894 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Amazing food and service. They treated my teenagers as adults with respect Would recommend anytime for any occasion. More

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Tarbell'sTarbell's
1660 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Whenever we’re in Scottsdale, this is a must! Never disappoints. More

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The Desert Oasis / The Artichoke GrillThe Desert Oasis / The Artichoke Grill
337 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

It was one of the most pleasant eating experiences were ever had. The PACE WAS COMFORTABLE, THE FOOD WAS SUPER AND THE DECORE GREAT. I cannot say enough about the restaurant. More

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L'AmoreL'Amore
664 reviews
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

I go there all the time, and it never fails to be wonderful. The owners are great hosts, the servers are very experienced, the food consistently excellent, and the ambience pleasant.I would recommend it for any occasion and any time. More

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Blanco Tacos + Tequila - Biltmore Fashion ParkBlanco Tacos + Tequila - Biltmore Fashion Park
168 reviews
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Mexican | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Always enjoy my dinner experience at Blanco Taco! We had excellent service and the food was served quickly. More

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Seasons 52 - PhoenixSeasons 52 - Phoenix
3242 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Our waiter was excellent. Giving us time to visit before we ordered our food.Hecwas great as recommendations At the end of our meal and our cute little individual desserts he told us to stay as long as we wanted with our visit. More

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Beckett's TableBeckett's Table
2156 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Love this neighborhood establishment. Great ambiance, fresh and well prepared dishes, and very good service. They’re doing something right! More

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Quiessence at The Farm at South MountainQuiessence at The Farm at South Mountain
1574 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Great atmosphere, unique menu options. Beautiful presentation and perfectly prepared. More

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Mora ItalianMora Italian
890 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

This the second visit to Mora and it was great! The service provided by Jenny and Jason was excellent. We tried pasta dishes this time , I highly recommend the Black Campanella. All of the dishes were wonderful. More

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RokerijRokerij
598 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Great service! Food is always good! More

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CrudoCrudo
671 reviews
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Very friendly server, creative choices for tasting menu; 4 of us ordered 3 or 4 items and every dish was great. Awesome cocktails and super engaging bartender. Would definitely go back. More

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The Stockyards Restaurant & 1889 SaloonThe Stockyards Restaurant & 1889 Saloon
1790 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Food was some of the best steak i have ever had. Service was well above average too. Pricey but in line with comparable places. We will be back for sure. More

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Grassroots Kitchen & Tap PhoenixGrassroots Kitchen & Tap Phoenix
278 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Grassroots is made from scratch food that is absolutely delicious! Great place to celebrate any occasion. We came here for a birthday and they were very accommodating as we brought our own dessert. Highly recommend! Everything we tried on the menu was top notch! More

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SumoMaya Mexican-Asian KitchenSumoMaya Mexican-Asian Kitchen
1238 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

PERFECT brunch!! The $29 deal can’t be beat. This isn’t typical all you can eat, it’s high quality and delicious More

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Twisted Grove Parlor + Bar - PhoenixTwisted Grove Parlor + Bar - Phoenix
122 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Met my sister here for lunch. Great spot with lots of open walls to the outdoors. Food was delicious and servers very attentive. We will definitely be back. More

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Artizen Crafted American Kitchen and BarArtizen Crafted American Kitchen and Bar
173 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Waitstaff were attentive. Ambience and space (elbow room) were excellent. Dark navy walls and large copper drum arc lamps made the restaurant look good, but wasn’t helpful for reading a menu. Bring an LED pen light. The food was very good. The mixed drinks, top notch. More

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Tomaso's - PhoenixTomaso's - Phoenix
900 reviews
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Our first visit to this restaurant we found the menu to have a variety yet not too large as to make it difficult to decide on a meal. Creative and perfect portions at an affordable price. More

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Richardson's Cuisine of New MexicoRichardson's Cuisine of New Mexico
460 reviews
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Southwest | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Ordered a Fish Trio that included Mahi, Salmon and Swordfish. Excellent in preparation and flavor. Food arrived in short time and waitress was on top of drinks when needed. I will definitely return, plus dog friendly on patio. More

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Donovan's - PhoenixDonovan's - Phoenix
2291 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Awesome staff food was great. It was a first dinner date. We enjoyed the evening and I hope to make this again soon with the young lady I had on my arm for the evening. More

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Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar - PhoenixZinburger Wine and Burger Bar - Phoenix
32 reviews
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Burgers | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Very friendly server, good food. Best banana cream pie in town. Not such good lemonade, though. If you have seasonal allergies, this location is not recommended because of its openness to the outside - entire bar area is wide open as are the front doors & side door where there's patio dining. More

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Salty Sow - CactusSalty Sow - Cactus
973 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Dinner and atmosphere was excellent. One of the best meals I’ve had in Arizona. Our server Brenna was informative, efficient and a pleasure deal with. We will return. More

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Gertrude's - PhoenixGertrude's - Phoenix
2529 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Beautiful setting, delicious selections (many with unique ingredients we had to look up). Impeccable service and wonderful outdoor experience in the shade! Highly recommend reservations! More

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Wrigley Mansion - Geordie'sWrigley Mansion - Geordie's
1236 reviews
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French American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Dining here are part of the historic home tour is highly recommended. Tours run during the day and you can plan your lunch around it. The views of the city are outstanding. The signature Cubano sandwich made with Spam is a tribute to the current Hormel family owners but is truly delicious. Worth it. More

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DieciDieci
47 reviews
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Selected Dieci due to their good reviews. Not disappointed. Dinner was great. Staff attentive. Loved their Margaritas. More

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Vincent on CamelbackVincent on Camelback
326 reviews
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French | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

My wife and I dine out more frequently than most and there is nothing more satisfying than when the food, service, and atmosphere all exceed expectations. I don't mind spending a little on a meal when the provider of that meal so obviously cares that everything is right. More

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Afternoon Tea at The Arizona BiltmoreAfternoon Tea at The Arizona Biltmore
20 reviews
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British | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Tea selection was fabulous. Sandwiches were a bit dry. Desserts were amazing and a wide selection. Service was prompt and friendly. Other hotel guests sat at an empty table nearby with their lunch buffet plates. They were quickly asked to relocate and I really appreciated keeping the tea atmosphere in check. Definitely would return. More

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AvantiAvanti
976 reviews
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The service is impeccable. The selection was and continues to be very good from veal piccatta , calamari, veal parmesean, Gnocchni (excellent) classic, and traditional cannolli. It is a classic dining atmosphere and we enjoyed it very much. Will return. More

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Chico MaloChico Malo
105 reviews
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Mexican | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Delicious food, great environment, and wonderful service. Perfect for a date night! More

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Black Angus Steakhouse - Phoenix MetroBlack Angus Steakhouse - Phoenix Metro
540 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

I love the food here. I take out of town guests to Black Angus because the food it tasty and it is a decent price. I usually use a coupon and gift cards from a local grocery. Lots on the menu to appreciate! More

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Frank & AlbertsFrank & Alberts
749 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Love going there every time sitting outside. Great food, service and ambiance. More

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GreekfestGreekfest
172 reviews
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Greek | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Great food, friendly service, good value, nice atmosphere and pleasant Greek background music More

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Rico's American Grill - Pointe Hilton Squaw PeakRico's American Grill - Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak
46 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Late supper sandwiches were very good. We had a grilled turkey on Cibatta Roll and a Turkey club sandwich. The sweet potatoes fries were severely undercooked and when returned were remade and quickly corrected to satisfaction. I would say prices were slightly higher than we are used to paying. More

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Kitchen 56Kitchen 56
11 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

We went late one night and sat on the patio for a quick and quiet dinner. The service, food and wine were terrific and just what we were looking for. This is a great neighborhood restaurant! More

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Autumn Court Chinese RestaurantAutumn Court Chinese Restaurant
9 reviews
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Chinese | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Good dining experience with great service. Special thanks to JJ. More

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Arizona Grand Resort & Spa | Lobby GrillArizona Grand Resort & Spa | Lobby Grill
42 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The view of the golf course from the restaurant is very nice and relaxing. More

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Omaha Steakhouse - PhoenixOmaha Steakhouse - Phoenix
127 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

We had the Christmas Dinner and it was delicious. The service and ambiance was great. We will definitely go there again in the future. More

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Arcadia TavernArcadia Tavern
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Sports Bar | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

A local neighborhood eatery with 30-plus TVs and a kitchen well known for cooking everything from scratch. Welcome UA fans!More

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Central Phoenix's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Base PizzeriaBase Pizzeria
86 reviews
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Pizzeria | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Love this place. The Australian owners are beyond friendly and definitely a bonus to the already amazing food. To have an owner remember what you ordered the previous time is beyond awesome. They care about their food and customers. NIce job guys! I love that they have special pizza's every week as well.. I like having a surprise item on the menu. More

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Steak 44Steak 44
2346 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Overall this was a special dinner. We do not often spend so much on dinner but this was worth it. The level of service was excellent. The steak was the best I have had in a long time. The sides were exceptional also. The one slight was the noise level. This was a Monday evening and Steak 44 was perhaps 3/4 full and it was very noisy. We had difficulty hearing the waitress describing the specials. Noise levels got better as the restaurant emptied out. Go late in the evening. More

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Rusconi's American KitchenRusconi's American Kitchen
1893 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Best food we’ve had in Phoenix. The chef owned restaurant is high in the quality of the food and the service was great. Rex was very friendly in explaining the menu. He made excellent recommendations. All staff was very personable and worked as a team. The atmosphere was playful and relaxing. The chef owner came over and made sure the food and experience was good. Well done guys. More

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The Capital Grille - PhoenixThe Capital Grille - Phoenix
1041 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Great atmosphere, food and service. Guests always feel special. More

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Ten Handcrafted American Fare and SpiritsTen Handcrafted American Fare and Spirits
81 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Ten Handcrafted is consistently a fun place to dine. If you want comfort food, the pot roast and pork shoulder are about as good as it gets anywhere. Great service, friendly atmosphere and a great bar/happy hour. Would recommend it to anyone. More

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North Italia – ArcadiaNorth Italia – Arcadia
1066 reviews
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Great for every occasion! More

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Phoenix City GrillePhoenix City Grille
1015 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

This was a great find! Fabulous atmosphere, service and food! More

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The TavernThe Tavern
172 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Always good. It is a regular for us and never disappoints. Food good, drinks good, service good. More

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The Desert Oasis / The Artichoke GrillThe Desert Oasis / The Artichoke Grill
337 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

It was one of the most pleasant eating experiences were ever had. The PACE WAS COMFORTABLE, THE FOOD WAS SUPER AND THE DECORE GREAT. I cannot say enough about the restaurant. More

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The GladlyThe Gladly
938 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Fun spot with a trendy menu. The brussel sprouts and brown butter tuna were fabulous! Entree was good, but not exceptional. For sure a good choice for a relaxed, fun evening. More

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Discover Phoenix

A sprawling city in the heart of the desert southwest, Phoenix fares brilliantly when it comes to food. Of course you’ll find Mexican favorites like chili con carne, pozole and tamales. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can nosh on cactus fries pre-rattlesnake course. (True story.) Breweries, Asian restaurants and new American cuisine can all be found in spades, too. The nearby suburb of Scottsdale is host to a number of elegant eateries and old world golf clubs, like the Art Deco Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Biltmore Hotel.