Virtu Honest Craft

4.8
1603 reviews
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$30 and under
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Modern European
Chef Gio Osso’s intimate gathering spot is tucked inside Old Town Scottsdale’s Bespoke Inn, where his menu features contemporary cuisine inspired by his Mediterranean roots and global influences. Simply dubbed "honest craft," Chef Gio's menu changes weekly, and is comprised of reliable and satisfying mainstays like homemade pastas, hearty meat dishes and superb seafood. Join us for lunch or dinner seven days a week or brunch on the weekends inside our cozy dining room for 30 guests, or enjoy a delightful Arizona evening on our beautifully lit patio.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Modern European, Contemporary American, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Daily 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(480) 946-3477
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Gio Osso
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Catering
Full-service catering is available; please call for information.
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Cross street
2nd St & Marshall Way
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Parking details
Street parking along Marshall Way is available, as well as evening parking at Scottsdale Artists' School across the street. Overnight parking is not permitted at the school, but is permissible along Marshall way.
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Public transit
Scottsdale's Loloma Station is just 50 yards north of Virtu.
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1603 People Are Saying
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J
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch and the French toast was the I’ve had. Waiter was excellent.

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DP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful eclectic menu. Everything was phenomenal. I had the scallops and my wife had the pork rib. Excellent service, and prompt service when we told them we had a concert to attend and only an hour for dinner.

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K
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had brunch with friends before attending the afternoon performance of Late Night Catechism: Christmas show at the Scottsdale Performance Center. We had the omelette, vegetable crepe and poached eggs. Everyone loved the food. The restaurant is intimate. The menu is creative and the food was delicious. We will be returning to do some outdoor dining, it looked so welcoming. Our server was attentive. Overall relaxing and enjoyable.

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EG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating at Virtu' is a culinary experience. The food is exceptional and so is the service making dining here an absolute foodie must. The interior dining area is small so it can get a bit noisy when full but the patio which is quaint and romantic offers a great option and also has plenty of heat lamps and throws to accommodate even on chilly evenings. The menu changes seasonally which allows the chef to use only the freshest ingredients available.

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JR
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way.

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

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TG
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood gem! The food is always fantastic and the service is impeccable

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AN
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and awesome service. Would definitely recommend this place to all my friends.

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E
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly delightful lunch, and practically perfect in every way (OK; no bartender present. but the mimosas were just right!!). We sat outdoors in their lovely sheltered patio, service was charming and struck exactly the right note, and the food - as always - was excellent. We love coming here!!

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M
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Virtu; this is some of the best food in Scottsdale. (The restaurant is lovely.)

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Very cool ambience, great service, interesting food at a hefty price tag, hungry when I left.

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DJ
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is tucked into a larger building. The environment is open and inviting. The inside is small, there is a lot of outdoor seating in a well done patio. There were ample heaters and fire pits to warm the chilly night.

The menu changes regularly. It is varied and everything looked wonderful. Our server was pleasant and informative. Her wine recommendation was spot on.

We had two shared appetizers a small pasta and non-shared main corses. We were told the portions were small, but we thought they were quite generous.

Everything was delightful. It was flavorful and cooked to perfection.

We had decadent deserts and cordials and called it a night.

The only thing is if dining like we did, be prepared for a generous tab. It was well worth it.

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined at Virtu many evenings and several brunches. Never have been disappointed. I always ask for Ivan as my waiter. He is always on top of the evening. Probably my favorite Scottsdale Restraunt for both a casual or special dinning experience.

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T
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Read all the good reviews and I would agree, great food and service. So nice to sit outside in November. To top it off they had our all time favorite deserts, Butterscotch pudding and sticky toffee pudding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service.

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V
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambience. Excellent food.

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OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such great ambience! The food was delicious and service was great. The sticky toffee cake and budino were AMAZING!

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Y
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Polenta and octopus were both excellent, as usual. Since it was after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, there weren't a lot of people at the restaurant - good for us but not so good for the restaurant. Great time to go as this is somewhat slow at this time. Food is always excellent at lunch and dinner.

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f
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The burrata appetizer and pasta with porcini mushrooms and chestnuts were excellent. The smoked duck entree was unique with complex flavors. Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. The indoor dining area is very noisy and plain. Wine prices are exorbitant.

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TM
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding from start to finish. Shared octopus, burrata,parpadelle pasta, and pesto pasta among four of us. We each had our own entrees. I had the pork rib-so tender, perfect temp. Duck and short ribs were also amazing. Service was great. Received complimentary champagne and a nice card for our anniversary. Don’t leave without having the sticky toffee pudding!

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MJ
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Enjoyed interesting layered flavors in a nice setting. The wine list was short on white burgundy but had a nice champagne instead.

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PN
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands-down one of the best restaurants in the Phoenix area. Been here three times and have never been disappointed. The menu changes frequently, so there are always new items to try. The restaurant itself is charming and unpretentious. Wait staff are amazing -- attentive, knowledgeable and helpful. Food is always cooked perfectly and dishes are put together with a sophistication that is hard to find in this town. Brought some out of town "foodies" here, and they all commented that they would come to Phoenix just to go back to Virtu.

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G
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best. Four of us went for brunch. We sampled from all and everyone agreed the flavors were a cut above average - way above. All the dishes were unique. The vegetable crepe may have been the standout with all the vegetables just perfectly prepared and integrated into a unique whole. The outside setting reminds me of a song in Europe and it's on a quiet street in Scottsdale. Just beautiful. Can't wait to go back for dinner!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve dined here a few times and every time the food is fantastic. Innovative, flavorful and unique. And the ambiance is super cute and chic with indoor and outdoor seating. My daughter said the brown butter French toast at brunch was the best she had ever had and that she doesn’t think she can eat any other French toast again.

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G
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fold was good. The service was amazing. Our server was very helpful and polite. He answered everything and knew his stuff. Would visit here again.

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RS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic. Great service. Great suggestions from our server. Great atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

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AS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner!!

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B
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my most favorite restaurant in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. The octopus is amazing,...actually, everything ordered was spectacular. The combination of flavors worked in every dish. The drinks are equally as good. Great service and a cozy atmosphere to-boot. You can’t go wrong here.

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DR
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant my new favorite great food great service nice setting

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W
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Had been to Virtu for dinner but went this time for a Sat brunch. The food is quite good but the waiter was off putting, like he could not be bothered....my friend and I were catching up so had lots to talk about. Clearly the waiter wanted us to leave, we arrived at 1pm and left by 2:30, but our waiter kept taking down the sun umbrella, (hint hint) which was pretty rude considering the shade was a good thing at
that time of a warm day....Good food, bad vibes.

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AS
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They made our Anniversary very special!!! The service was top notch with our waiter and all other staff wishing us a Happy Anniversary!!!

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AB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Virtu was lively and fun food. We loved our waiter and the other staff. Everyone worked so well together. We will be back!

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R
St. Louis
59 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unique menu that changes all the time. Food was very good and the outdoor area is so nice it was quiet and romantic. Much noisier inside but still nice. Chef uses fresh ingredients, food is pricy but worth it if you want some nice dining.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Discovered Virtu in 2017 when we were here on a business trip. We had dinner on a Monday night and came back again Tuesday night for more. We are in the area again, and had dinner at Virtu last night. The food, service, and down to earth atmosphere were as we remembered, but the food even surpassed our experience from our last visit (amazing swordfish collar!). We eat at restaurants all over the world, and Virtu is now on my “favorites” list. Thank you so much for all that y’all do to make dining out a pleasure. We both enjoy cooking at home (and grow most of our food), and only return to restaurants that can do as good or better than home.

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d
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my friend who's visiting to Virtu. She ordered the scallops and pork belly and loved each bite.

I let the bartender know that I'm temporarily on a restricted diet, so I was trying to figure out what I could order. He got info, talked to the chef, and came back with a suggestion on how they could modify the two wash ranch hen. I was ecstatic to be able to enjoy a good meal at my favorite restaurant.

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PH
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is spectacular, the service was impeccable and our overall experience was outstanding! If I lived in Scottsdale I would be making this a regular eating spot.

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MA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. Something for everyone. Will definitely visit again when I return.

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RM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the evening was great. Service, ambience, and the food was superb!!! Highly recommend.

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l
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

My wife and I were out for "date night" and have been here before. We had asparagus and burrata for appetizer. Both quite good. The dinner was scallops and dick. My wife had the scallops and I had the duck. The duck was on the low end of preparation. Knowing full well that there is a bit of fat on duck, I did not expect to have far more fat than duck. It was a bit disappointing. The preparation was supposed to be medium rare but was mostly rare and each bit was more fat than meat. I left the fat behind. My wife and I have been here before and it is my wife's "go to" place. Do not order the duck. The burrata with prosciutto is shown in the photo.

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NC
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Liked it better before the update after the fire. Tables are really close together which makes an intimate evening impossible. We sat on the side up front and looking at a wall does not create the greatest ambiance, but we did have a small dog with us and he was easily accommodated in this location. The food is still fabulous, but since I was with the VP of Harry Caray's in Chicago, I wanted this to be extra special and it truly was not. Oh well, will try for brunch some weekend!

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