Tomaso's - Phoenix

4.6
1153 reviews
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Tomaso's Phoenix located in the Camelback corridor, embraces the lifestyle of Italian dining. Voted best Italian Restaurant in the valley since 1977, Tomaso’s celebrates simplicity & quality of authentic Italian food & wine with humor & hospitality. Tomaso Maggiore follows the traditional Italian dining format, starting with an abundant assortment of antipasti, dinner then features primi courses of moderately sized fresh pastas & risottos before moving to selection of lighter vegetable, fish & meat main courses. Dolce completes the meal with house-made offerings, including Italian pastries & scoops of gelato, and an assortment of fresh seasonal berries.
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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Italian food with an old school ambiance.
Awesome service, too.
Great place to relax and eat with friends and family.

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Orlando
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gino greeted us and returned to visit during the meal, very good Our waiter originally from Chicago was knowledgeable and friendly. The ambiance is perfect, food wonderful and I recommend it highly

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l
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tomaso's ambiance and food are excellent and a wonderful change from all the very noisy restaurants in the Valley. Also, Tom is an outstanding waiter, our personal fave!

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B
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Main course was great. Apps were good. Dessert's were a disappointment.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food around

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JB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had reservation for 12 for a client. Great food, great service, The ravioli and chicken parmigiana were excellent.

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Phoenix
56 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all the way around. Best Italian in area. Service wonderful.

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Phoenix
80 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Generous Italian dining, dishes made from scratch. Try the lemon veal scaloppine, it’s to die for. Would return anytime.

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l
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Our waiter could have been more helpful with the drinks since they don’t have a menu. No one ever mention that they have 2 private rooms, our Room where they placed us and than the Nice private room. I will still go back there is no doubt but now I know I have options.

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RH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything exceeded expectations

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AG
Phoenix
53 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was an Easter Dinner celebration and the restaurant had a special menu with fixed price and ala carte choices. We all ordered ala carte although the fixed price at $50 per person was a bargain. Most of us wouldn’t manage to eat 3 courses. We were early arrivals and attention was excellent with the place mostly empty at 5:30 p.m.. Oscar, our waiter was very attentive and precise in his description of the menu and in taking drink and meal orders. The salads and pasta dishes were very good as was the veal scaloppine.
We are frequent diners so we can say the food doesn’t disappoint. Unfortunately, the last 2 times we’ve been to Tomaso’s they have had special menus so the pricing is about 20% higher. Understandable, but knowing I usually get the Ciopino with tagliatelle for $39 vs $48 is enough to steer me away from it until my next visit. By the time we left at 8:15 the place was full including the bar area and I had to seek out the check. Not a problem as one of my biggest gripes is getting pushed out of a restaurant as opposed to good places in Italy where you have the table for the night or are ready to leave.
All in all we highly recommend Tomaso’s if you want a fine Italian meal.

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PW
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tomaso’s is my “new” favorite for celebrating and date nights. It’s been around forever, but I finally admitted to myself that Tomaso’s is my go to place for Italian food and white linen service. It’s the perfect place to linger over delicious eats and engaging conversation. Don’t be in a rush, leisurely is the best pace to enjoy Tomaso’s. You’ll be glad you hung out for a while with the eager staff in the friendly atmosphere.

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DL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining here is always consistent. For son’s birthday we had a fantastic meal. Tom, our server is the best! Looking forward to our next visit!

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CG
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m from New York, my family owned an Italian restaurant. I’m Sicilian. This is by far the best Italian fine dining in all of Arizona,
Authentic dishes! You won’t find American Italian food here. If you know good Italian food you will welcome and celebrate Tomasos. The stuffed zucchini flowers was awesome. The veal so tender you could eat it with a fork.
Try and find Italian bread this good anywhere,

Aaron our waiters experience shows why customers are so satisfied. Tomaso is actually there, he cares, and checks on his patrons. This is an Italian/Sicilian experience like no other in Arizona! La Bella Vita!

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TL
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Food was amazing but they need to dim the lights (way too bright in the restaurant).

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LM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Amazing restaurant, great service, and delicious food!

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U
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Italian Food in the old country tradition. We look forward to going back. Tom Kirk

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B
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

We did not care for the entrees. The appetizer was great -esgargot But the chicken parmigiana was tough and my partner’s rosotto was tasteless although the sea bass was okay. The service was excellent

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RB
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Best Italian dish I have ever had. Service was great and the location is very convenient

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CS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing as always. Our server, Tom, was a little frenzied and forgot a few things we had to ask for more than once. He was very nice, but prefer the more calm energy we had with previous servers we've had in the past when visiting

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NS
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was phenomenal. I had the lobster and shrimp fra diavolo. Just the right amount of spice. The fried zucchini flowers stuffed with cheese as an appetizer were amazing. Can’t wait to return.

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DM
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my daughter. We all loved it and you made a special day even better

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k
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was a bit bland. Service was very slow & the noise level was too much!!!
On top of the kids, the loud conversations there was music playing.

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C
Phoenix
82 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite iconic restaurants in Phoenix. I am always surprised when people have not heard of it. Then again, maybe we fans want to keep it our own secret. Being a native New Yorker I think it is one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in town. The dishes are traditional, well-seasoned, and not just the run-of-the-mill lasagne and pizza. It has a good wine list as well. It is a small beautifully decorated place, so reservations are probably recommended.

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BH
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My comment to my wife and friends, "I wish they had this restaurant back in Cincinnati because I would eat there every week. The menu was awesome, the waiter (Tom) was the best waiter ever and I tipped him 25%. Don't miss this restaurant if you like great Italian food and Italian wines!!!
The only negative we experienced was the smell of the Lily flowers, they were very strong through out the restaurant. We just drank more wine and that took care of the smell.

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A
Phoenix
85 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tomasso is consistently excellent. Servers are uniformly pleasant and know their jobs. We always enjoy our meals there.
Ambiance is lovely, manager most considerate.
Shared artichoke and zucchini flower with aioli as a first and the Cesar salad and ravioli as a main plus breaded chicken.
Shared a tiramisu which is superb as well.
Portions are rather large
A definite treat.

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DW
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had never been to Tomaso's before and neither had our friends. We will be back!

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NY
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, my husband and I were so impressed with the waiters, ambiance, cleanliness, service, and of course the food, which was outstanding. We are already planning our next visit which will be very soon. Bravo to your staff and and Chef! I will be highly recommending Tomaso's to all our friends and family.

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R
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Average and over-rated

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r
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

declined to review. 50 character minimum is ridiculous and will cause most reviewers to click through xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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k
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is beautifully decorated. The wait staff is excellent. The food selection is fabulous! There are many seafood dishes, veal and pasta. We love them all!!

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R
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had another wonderful meal Tomaso’s. We’ve been there several times when we have been in Phoenix. We look forward to dinner there again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, amazing food, and an amazing time was had.

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MP
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Despite the fact that we were seated next to the bar in a high-traffic area, we had outstanding service and a nice evening. The meal was very good, if a little over-priced. I would like to go back and try something else, at a quieter table.

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D
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent

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EH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tomaso’s is a family favorite that holds tons of memories for us. This was a special evening with our children and they loved it!! The food was exceptional and the service was superb!! We will come back again and again.

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s
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with tasty Italian food. Good service and a nice environment. Not too noisy, light enough to see your dinner date. A good experience.

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R
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The live music is loud so we get the room in the back but it’s dead in there and empty so it’s boring. But if that’s your jam, the foods bomb!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was a bit cold, but was great overall

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SS
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance

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