Best American Restaurants in Central Phoenix

The TavernThe Tavern
(146)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Tarbell'sTarbell's
(1599)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Phoenix Ale Brewery Central KitchenPhoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen
(38)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Seasons 52 - PhoenixSeasons 52 - Phoenix
(3166)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Grassroots Kitchen & Tap PhoenixGrassroots Kitchen & Tap Phoenix
(253)
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Beckett's TableBeckett's Table
(2104)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
RokerijRokerij
(566)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Artizen Crafted American Kitchen and BarArtizen Crafted American Kitchen and Bar
(162)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Twisted Grove Parlor + Bar - PhoenixTwisted Grove Parlor + Bar - Phoenix
(90)
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Frank & AlbertsFrank & Alberts
(717)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Rico's American Grill - Pointe Hilton Squaw PeakRico's American Grill - Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak
(42)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Durant'sDurant's
(3205)
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American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix
Palette at Phoenix Art MuseumPalette at Phoenix Art Museum
(148)
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American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix
Blue Hound Kitchen & CocktailsBlue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
(937)
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American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix
Southern RailSouthern Rail
(554)
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American | North Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Pomelo at The OrchardPomelo at The Orchard
(110)
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American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

Best Italian Restaurants in Central Phoenix

North Italia – ArcadiaNorth Italia – Arcadia
(1016)
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
DieciDieci
(41)
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
L'AmoreL'Amore
(614)
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
CrudoCrudo
(655)
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
AvantiAvanti
(958)
$$$$
Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Tomaso's - PhoenixTomaso's - Phoenix
(864)
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Tommy's PlaceTommy's Place
(60)
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Italian | North Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Alexi's GrillAlexi's Grill
(539)
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Italian | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix
Aiello's East Coast ItalianAiello's East Coast Italian
(90)
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Italian | North Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Tutti Santi - PhoenixTutti Santi - Phoenix
(474)
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Italian | North Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Mancuso's RestuarantMancuso's Restuarant
(235)
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Italian | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix
Casa MiaCasa Mia
(777)
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Italian | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Dahl & DiLuca Ristorante ItalianoDahl & DiLuca Ristorante Italiano
(1343)
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Italian | Sedona, Sedona / Flagstaff / Prescott
SASSISASSI
(2614)
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Italian | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Tutti Santi ScottsdaleTutti Santi Scottsdale
(1180)
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Italian | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Marcellino RistoranteMarcellino Ristorante
(674)
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Italian | Old Town Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Pomo Cucina & PizzeriaPomo Cucina & Pizzeria
(547)
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Italian | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale
North Italia – Kierland CommonsNorth Italia – Kierland Commons
(1902)
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Italian | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Local Bistro + BarLocal Bistro + Bar
(1201)
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Italian | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Bottega Pizzeria RistoranteBottega Pizzeria Ristorante
(100)
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Italian | Glendale / Peoria, West Valley

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Steakhouse | Old Town Scottsdale
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Central Phoenix Restaurants

Steak 44Steak 44
2157 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Outstanding experience from the greeting at hostess to our departure. The team worked so well to make our experience relaxed and enjoyable. Their menu knowledge and personalities are unmatched. The food and beverages were perfect...everything was amazing! More

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Rusconi's American KitchenRusconi's American Kitchen
1775 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Rusconi's is a friendly neighborhood restaurant with great food. More

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Base PizzeriaBase Pizzeria
81 reviews
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Pizzeria | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The service was not up to our previous visits. We came to celebrate my wife’s birthday and it was as if it was just another Friday night out. Disappointing that no one recognized her special day. More

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The Capital Grille - PhoenixThe Capital Grille - Phoenix
1002 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Celebrate graduating More

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North Italia – ArcadiaNorth Italia – Arcadia
1016 reviews
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

North has a great atmosphere. We have eaten at this restaurant in different locations. The food is always good. More

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The TavernThe Tavern
146 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Great ability to match wine with food from the Wine Store to the Tavern. Great food & service! More

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

Most excellent New Mexican cuisine outside of Santa Fe! Great drinks, fun atmosphere and delicious spicy food - we come here whenever we are in town. More

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

We have been going here for several years. Whenever friends come for a visit we try to go. We have not been disappointed. For the past several years I have set up several dinners for a group I belong to. This time it was closed out within 1.5 hours of sending an email so I had to expand with added dates. How good it is get’s around. I had the lamb combo which I enjoyed immensely. The dessert is to die for. Too true maybe. Very enjoyable, prior to last year you chose a specific dessert. Now it is a combo. Choice was always difficult. After we were all finished they come out with another dessert for the table. Also good. The only complaint was the soup is NEVER hot. That is after many years of attending. It was still tasty. If that is the only problem keep up the good work. The price is very reasonable. Please do not get carried away with that info. We used to do this in Evanston IL they started to increase pries too much. They became too full of themselves. My group will be attending several more times for which I am sure will be wonderful. More

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

I’ve always enjoyed this spot for a relaxed, yet upscale experience. Good food, clean and quiet atmosphere and laid back efficient service. More

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

PCG great - as usual. The green chili pork and cornbread stack appetizers were fabulous. Our server was a gem. Don't ever take the green chili pork off the menu. Ribs were as usual - fabulous More

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The HenryThe Henry
1667 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Love this place!! Great service and food! A “happening” place!! More

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

Love DoughBird every time. Got the butterscotch cake dessert for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it! More

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

Awesome food. Great service. Love the street corn!!! More

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Tarbell'sTarbell's
1599 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Tarbell’s always delivers great food with good service. Servers are menu knowledgeable and willing to adjust dishes to your liking. More

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RokerijRokerij
566 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

It was out valentine dinner. We had two appetizers and drinks and could not eat dinner - too full. Lovely place with very goos service More

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

Very good service. We all enjoyed the food and happy hour. Nice ambiance. We've been to the other location several times. Actually like this location better More

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The Stockyards Restaurant & 1889 SaloonThe Stockyards Restaurant & 1889 Saloon
1730 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The Stockyards team makes sure my business meetings shine. The warm welcome, efficient service, delicious food, high energy, etc. provides experiences that cause me to keep coming back. More

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

Walked in and we were greeted by the hostess. We sat down at our table and had a great server, delicious beer, and awesome food. More

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

Had an impromptu dinner with colleagues. Our server, Kate, was great and very helpful. Service was prompt but not intrusive or hovering. Will definitely go back again for a casual dinner or date night. More

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Quiessence at The Farm at South MountainQuiessence at The Farm at South Mountain
1536 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Highly recommend. Unique dining experience. Exquisitely chosen and prepared food. The chef's board appetizer is amazing. The aged strip, outstanding. Intelligent, professional waiter. More

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Seasons 52 - PhoenixSeasons 52 - Phoenix
3166 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Our meal was absolutely fantastic. The food was delicious and our service was excellent!! We would truly recommend Seasons 52!!! More

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Beckett's TableBeckett's Table
2104 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

I love the shrimp and grits. The service was perfect as always. More

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

Met friends for dinner. As always the green chili pork stew blew me away. The pork belly was terrific, and our appitizers left us wanting more. More

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

We loved our food and we had great service. This is a wonderful place for a quiet date night. More

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

This restaurant was recommended by a local. We are out-of-towners and we loved the food and the service was excellent. Friendly atmosphere we will be back. More

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Donovan's - PhoenixDonovan's - Phoenix
2255 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The service and the food are outstanding. More

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

Excellent experience, great food, nice atmosphere, perfect service. More

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

Food was excellent. Service seemed to be off but will definitely be back! More

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SumoMaya Mexican-Asian KitchenSumoMaya Mexican-Asian Kitchen
1138 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The bartender was a great mixologist! Truly enjoyed the food and cocktails More

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

Great staff, very friendly and helpful. Had foie gras and short rib bread pudding as appetizers and both were excellent. Had venison and beef tenderloin/cheeks for mains and both were delicious. 2 grand marnier soufflés for dessert - have had better but these were perfectly fine. Highly recommend. More

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Wrigley Mansion - Geordie'sWrigley Mansion - Geordie's
1194 reviews
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French American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

We had a wonderful dinner date in a beautiful setting with awesome service. Love this place 😉 More

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Zinburger - Biltmore Fashion ParkZinburger - Biltmore Fashion Park
18 reviews
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Burgers | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

We had a wonderful server and a great experience! In fact it’s one of the best experiences we have had there in quite a while! More

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

Everything was just perfect. A special mention to our server who was excellent and vey knowlegeable about tea. I believe his last name was Doyle and shoud be recognized. Ralph Ross More

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

It was pretty cold in the restaurant. Marred a great dining experience but good food and great service More

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

First time for dinner...felt like “family”. ..starting with Matt the Valet and Howard our server. You can be sure I’ll be back... new resident at Colonia Miramonte...neighbors speak very highly of all the dining options available at yourcomplex. More

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Gertrude's - PhoenixGertrude's - Phoenix
2425 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The atmosphere and location can’t be beat and service was excellent. The food, however, seemed to be only so-so. More

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DieciDieci
41 reviews
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The best butternut squash ravioli I have ever had, hands down. Their pesto game is also strong. We topped off a delicious Italian dinner with perfect tiramisu. Great service and something for everyone on the menu. More

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

Good location and quality. More

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

Excellent service, great food, nice ambiance for an intimate dinner. More

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CrudoCrudo
655 reviews
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Have always loved Crudo, but this was the first experience dining in the bar. The food was exceptional, as it is on almost every dish on every visit. The service in the bar, although both friendly and knowledgeable, did not reach the same level of attention you receive in the restaurant. But overall, it was a fabulous experience, with incredibly delicious and inventive food. More

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AvantiAvanti
958 reviews
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Excellent experience. Food, service, and ambiance were great More

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

The food was amazing. Definitely great for not only staying at the resort but also for a nice place to stop in and dine. The service is ok kind of slow and not real personable servers. More

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Chico MaloChico Malo
78 reviews
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Mexican | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Food was good and very interesting ambiance. Nice location to all different venues. Waitress was great and service was fast More

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GreekfestGreekfest
169 reviews
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Greek | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

As always, outstanding in every way, food service, ambience. More people need to know about it! More

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Marigold MaisonMarigold Maison
230 reviews
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Indian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The server was a little slow in greeted us, however their food always makes up for it. More

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

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

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Burger TheoryBurger Theory
3 reviews
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Burgers | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

I am on a restricted diet and just wanted a burger and veggies, no bread. The meal was delivered just as I had ordered it. THANK YOU! More

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

Heather C. was our server and she was very patient and attentive. She made sure all orders were complete and kept us "hydrated" without being asked. Enjoyed the food and the service. (We sat outside and had to do a bit of musical chairs because the seats did not appear clean.) More

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Omaha Steakhouse - PhoenixOmaha Steakhouse - Phoenix
123 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

Kitchen 56Kitchen 56
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Kitchen 56 remains a unique and charming neighborhood spot — a friendly, often bustling, always casual, place to enjoy icy cold brews, delicious comfort foodie meals off the oak and pecan wood fires, wines by the glass or bottle, and smarty pants cocktails. Toss in some artistry by local musicians with some exceptional food and retro cool charm and you have your spot. Love + Local = Kitchen 56.More

Central Phoenix Diners' Choice Winners

Central Phoenix's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Steak 44Steak 44
2157 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Outstanding experience from the greeting at hostess to our departure. The team worked so well to make our experience relaxed and enjoyable. Their menu knowledge and personalities are unmatched. The food and beverages were perfect...everything was amazing! More

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Base PizzeriaBase Pizzeria
81 reviews
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Pizzeria | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The service was not up to our previous visits. We came to celebrate my wife’s birthday and it was as if it was just another Friday night out. Disappointing that no one recognized her special day. More

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Rusconi's American KitchenRusconi's American Kitchen
1775 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Rusconi's is a friendly neighborhood restaurant with great food. More

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The Capital Grille - PhoenixThe Capital Grille - Phoenix
1002 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Celebrate graduating More

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The TavernThe Tavern
146 reviews
$$$$
American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Great ability to match wine with food from the Wine Store to the Tavern. Great food & service! More

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North Italia – ArcadiaNorth Italia – Arcadia
1016 reviews
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

North has a great atmosphere. We have eaten at this restaurant in different locations. The food is always good. More

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RokerijRokerij
566 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

It was out valentine dinner. We had two appetizers and drinks and could not eat dinner - too full. Lovely place with very goos service More

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

PCG great - as usual. The green chili pork and cornbread stack appetizers were fabulous. Our server was a gem. Don't ever take the green chili pork off the menu. Ribs were as usual - fabulous More

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

Most excellent New Mexican cuisine outside of Santa Fe! Great drinks, fun atmosphere and delicious spicy food - we come here whenever we are in town. More

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

This restaurant was recommended by a local. We are out-of-towners and we loved the food and the service was excellent. Friendly atmosphere we will be back. 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.