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Central Phoenix Restaurants

Base PizzeriaBase Pizzeria
111 reviews
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Pizzeria | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Great salads & pizza, easy parking but a bit noisy More

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Steak 44Steak 44
3224 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

We had a great experience. Josh is a great at serving us. Food was deleciouse, appetizers were awesome. Defenatly will be coming back soon. Thank you Steak 44 More

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The Capital Grille - PhoenixThe Capital Grille - Phoenix
1256 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Depends on the friend -- but anyone who was a fan of Charlie Lund's Marble Club or Beefeater's would be happy here. More

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

Great experience and large portions of great food. Fried green tomatoes and hush puppies...so good! More

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Rusconi's American KitchenRusconi's American Kitchen
2321 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Highly recommend! Everything was phenomenal from the food to the service! More

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The TavernThe Tavern
259 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The menu is unusual and offers delicious choices. We ordered warm lobster salad and scallop serviche. And had 2 glasses of Prosecco for a Valentine lunch. Adriana is a delightful server. More

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

Great service they treated us very well and would make sure we were doing well. Very joyful waiters and pleasant atmosphere. More

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North Italia – ArcadiaNorth Italia – Arcadia
1309 reviews
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

I met my life long friend there to catch up and we lingered for quite some time. Our server was outstanding and most accommodating. She provided us with exemplary service and let us visit for a long time. The food was amazing and her recommendations were spot on for us. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Very family friendly too, it was fun to watch the families with young children enjoying an evening out as well. Highlight was when Larry Fitzgerald was seated next to us! More

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The GladlyThe Gladly
1144 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The service was excellent and the food was the best! The chopped salad is unique and one of the best salads I ever had! More

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

Our server, Lisa, was very patient and helpful. My husband had the carnitas tacos which he loved, but the portion was small. I had a burrito bowl which was ok, not as flavorful as I had hoped. More

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True Food Kitchen - BiltmoreTrue Food Kitchen - Biltmore
514 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

We love True Food Kitchen. The food is fresh and tasty. I like that it offers vegetarian options. The service is great and the cozy outdoor patio is a lovely environment. More

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Tarbell'sTarbell's
1873 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Outstanding as always. Thank you for a great evening. More

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Giuseppe's on 28thGiuseppe's on 28th
54 reviews
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Loved everything about the place. Cindy our waitress was unforgettable. She is the best server around! Food excellent and generous. More

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

We went to Wright's for our anniversary. They treated us so kindly by offering us champagne, a small bruschetta, and dessert to celebrate. The ambiance was lovely and the quiet restaurant was wonderful for a nice conversation. More

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

Outstanding food and service. So good! We will be back. More

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

LOVE this place! The food is so good and the atmosphere is amazing. More

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Quiessence at The Farm at South MountainQuiessence at The Farm at South Mountain
1699 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

It was valentines. I love this restaurant. The food is always impeccable. Service is always impeccable. Ambiance is always impeccable. If you have the means, I highly recommend. More

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Beckett's TableBeckett's Table
2381 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Phoenix. Everything we ordered was delicious. I really love the pork chop More

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The Stockyards Restaurant & 1889 SaloonThe Stockyards Restaurant & 1889 Saloon
2075 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The restaurant is old school. Famous people have eaten there. The hostess was was very nice. Dan, the waiter knew before hand what you wanted. Bus boys excellent in filling our glass of water. Neat for special occasions. More

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The Henry - PhoenixThe Henry - Phoenix
2223 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

It's a Fox Restaurant and it is one of the better ones. Nice decor, very clean, the food was excellent. More

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

Amazing food! The Bronzino was so delish! More

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The Collins Small Batch KitchenThe Collins Small Batch Kitchen
263 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Great restaurant, wonderful menu, excellent staff and service. More

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Salty Sow - CactusSalty Sow - Cactus
1173 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Why do I have to write 50 characters? Just use the stars. I usually don’t write comments if this is a requirement. Just be happy you got the stars. More

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Seasons 52 - PhoenixSeasons 52 - Phoenix
3588 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The food and Service was excellent! Happy hour was wonderful! The seasonal menu is perfect! More

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Wrigley Mansion - Geordie'sWrigley Mansion - Geordie's
1497 reviews
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French American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Their service is excellent and the food Was amazing! One of the best nights I’ve had in a while! Will def be coming back! More

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The MacintoshThe Macintosh
384 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Went for a coworker/friends birthday and it was great! More

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AvantiAvanti
1116 reviews
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Food, service and ambiance were superb!! As per usual, everything was truly outstanding!! More

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Chico MaloChico Malo
214 reviews
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Mexican | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The location and ambience are pretty cool. When I asked our server what he'd recommend (twice: once for drinks and then for food), he asked me what I was in the mood for: Sassy or not. Both times. ??? I'm looking for suggestions, pal - not my fortune. I had the chili colorado. The serving presentment was neat, using the stacked tortilla warmers. However the chili was like one big glob. There was nothing on it but meat and sauce: no color or anything. The taste was ok but forgettable. My friend had the chile relleno which was very tasty. HUGE. I get it that it's a mexican restaurant, but you need to have more of a wine selection - there are plenty of delicious Mexican wines! More

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

We went for Valentine’s Day because we wanted to keep it on the casual side, and the food was delicious ! Love the milkshakes too. The service was speedy and the waiter was nice. More

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The Covenant RestaurantThe Covenant Restaurant
85 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Valentines dinner...first time there and it did not disappoint. More

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

Edamame is the best! Good food, nice atmosphere, reasonable prices....great neighborhood spot! More

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GreekfestGreekfest
193 reviews
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Greek | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

You cannot go wrong here if you like Greek food. Everything is cooked to order and is delicious. More

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Tomaso's - PhoenixTomaso's - Phoenix
1082 reviews
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Wonderful surprise of food, atmosphere & service! It felt like we were in Italy! More

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Gertrude's - PhoenixGertrude's - Phoenix
2945 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Excellent service and super food. It was easy to get reservation. More

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

Had a great meal here on 2/13/19. Hotel was not busy but F & A's had a nice turnout. Service was very good and the meal excellent. I had Scottish salmon, cooked to perfection with an extra crispy skin - delicious! For dessert, an expresso martini, also excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant. The ambiance here is terrific. More

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KovoKovo
55 reviews
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Mediterranean | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Overall very pleasant experience. Will definitely fine there afain More

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

Absolutely lovely “high tea” experience! Kevin Doyle, tea sommelier, is an absolute gent who made us feel so special. We look forward to visiting again! More

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Bar PesceBar Pesce
713 reviews
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The food and cocktails were out of this world. A "foodies" paradise. More

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

Great food and great service. Highly recommend this restaurant to everyone. More

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

Loved all , was beautiful and very tasty , our server had a nice attentive attitude and a big smile with all the dishes . The extra bred was in fact croasones with all the butter and crunchy crust , extra without asking .Beautiful desert plate with our sampler plenty for 3 not one . Will be beck soon , nice place for a conversation and delightful food. More

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Lou's Bar and Grill - Papago Golf CourseLou's Bar and Grill - Papago Golf Course
16 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Employees are friendly, courteous and watchful. Dawn was cheerful and served our party of three well. The Ribs sauce is smokey sweet and the meat tender. The Salmon salad was crisp and the fish moist and flavorful. Drinks were made to order. The evening was chilly so live music was inside raising the noise level a bit, though not uncomfortable to have conversation. We changed our original table position due to the light intensity at sundown....shades might be a helpful idea. Overall, a super place to hang, drink and eat. More

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

Ok food. Had to order more sauce for pasta, very dry and meatless. Barkeep, Kim was awesome and served my table exceptionally well. Great drinks! More

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Arcadia TavernArcadia Tavern
4 reviews
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Sports Bar | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

We were from out of town, looking for a place to watch the NFL playoffs. This place scratched every itch - food was served hot and it was very good; great draft beer selection; great TVs - no bad seating; clean and comfortable seating; service was friendly and attentive; overall vibe was good, people having fun/friendly. Outside area looked nice, but too cold to explore in detail. Overall great place, we were very pleased. More

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Burger Theory - Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Phoenix AirportBurger Theory - Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Phoenix Airport
8 reviews
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Burgers | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Very Good! Highly Recommended More

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The MARKET by Jennifer's RESTAURANT+BARThe MARKET by Jennifer's RESTAURANT+BAR
164 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

First time at this restaurant for brunch. A delightful experience. I had the Market Breakfast which was absolutely delicious and the perfect portion. On weekends they have a $15 Mimosa special as well that is perfect for a party of two or more. Our food server was very nice and attentive. She was engaging and made sure we had everything we needed. I was very pleased. Highly recommended. More

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

We enjoyed our visit! All the food was delicious, and our server was friendly and attentive. The space for the restaurant is beautiful. We would definitely come again. More

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

We had a large group of 11 people. Unfortunately seems the restaurant staff all called out the night of our reservation because there was only one waiter for the entire restaurant. We ended up spending 3 1/2 hrs mostly waiting for orders to be taken/delivered and lots of forgetting items ect. Despite the frustrating lack of service due to call outs the food was on point and they didn't mind our silly shenanigans while we waited. We arrived 20min early and they had tables reserved for us. Thoroughly fun birthday celebration. We will definitely be back. This was my second time visiting and my first experience was fast friendly service and amazing food. 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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Red Lobster - Phoenix - 28th Dr.Red Lobster - Phoenix - 28th Dr.
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Seafood | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Red Lobster welcomes you by offering PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant, so you can spend more time doing the things you love. Or, come enjoy a drink at our bar and a Tasting Plate while you wait. Red Lobster is the world's largest and most loved seafood restaurant company, offering high quality, freshly-prepared seafood, sourced in a way that is traceable, sustainable and responsible. We offer lunch and dinner daily, featuring classics like our Ultimate Feast®, Garlic Shrimp Scampi and Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, and feature limited time flavors and preparations during events like Lobsterfest®, Crabfest® and Endless Shrimp®. And, who can resist our famous warm and cheesy Cheddar Bay Biscuits®? To learn more visit www.redlobster.comMore

Central Phoenix Diners' Choice Winners

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

Great salads & pizza, easy parking but a bit noisy More

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Steak 44Steak 44
3224 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

We had a great experience. Josh is a great at serving us. Food was deleciouse, appetizers were awesome. Defenatly will be coming back soon. Thank you Steak 44 More

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

Great experience and large portions of great food. Fried green tomatoes and hush puppies...so good! More

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The Capital Grille - PhoenixThe Capital Grille - Phoenix
1256 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Depends on the friend -- but anyone who was a fan of Charlie Lund's Marble Club or Beefeater's would be happy here. More

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

Great service they treated us very well and would make sure we were doing well. Very joyful waiters and pleasant atmosphere. More

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Rusconi's American KitchenRusconi's American Kitchen
2321 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Highly recommend! Everything was phenomenal from the food to the service! More

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The TavernThe Tavern
259 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The menu is unusual and offers delicious choices. We ordered warm lobster salad and scallop serviche. And had 2 glasses of Prosecco for a Valentine lunch. Adriana is a delightful server. More

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The GladlyThe Gladly
1144 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The service was excellent and the food was the best! The chopped salad is unique and one of the best salads I ever had! More

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North Italia – ArcadiaNorth Italia – Arcadia
1309 reviews
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

I met my life long friend there to catch up and we lingered for quite some time. Our server was outstanding and most accommodating. She provided us with exemplary service and let us visit for a long time. The food was amazing and her recommendations were spot on for us. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Very family friendly too, it was fun to watch the families with young children enjoying an evening out as well. Highlight was when Larry Fitzgerald was seated next to us! More

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

Our server, Lisa, was very patient and helpful. My husband had the carnitas tacos which he loved, but the portion was small. I had a burrito bowl which was ok, not as flavorful as I had hoped. 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.