Virtu Honest Craft

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1944 reviews
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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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EW
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place great value great service

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DS
Phoenix
70 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Virtu Honest Craft is one of the best restaurants in Arizona. It offers true creativity. We had scorpion fish from Australia. How often do you see that? Everything was superbly prepared and the service was excellent. Very highly recommended!

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l
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a vegan meal especially prepared for us by the chef. It was delicious.

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N
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

I really wanted to love this place, but I was disappointed with the food. The octopus and the wine selection were amazing. However, the veal pasta was weirdly sour. The sauce tasted like vinegar. The duck and beans were under cook.

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LS
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was friendly, accommodating and very knowledgeable about their ever-changing menu and wine offerings. All their recommendations were amazingly delicious. Wish we lived in Scottsdale so we could eat here often.

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LB
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here several times for dinner, and just tried brunch. It's a winner! Virtu is still one of the best restaurants in Scottsdale.

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CM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Depending on what time of year you go to Virtu seating is either better indoor or outdoor. While the indoor is nice, with the coming of the heat the doors are closed and the restaurant can become quite loud (surprisingly so). The outdoor seating is the more desirable and competes reasonably with Cafe Monarch in terms of charm and elegance. It is without question the preferred seating if the weather permits. The food is always excellent and like Cafe Monarch and Sel, Napa Valley comes to mind. Portions are small and European, flavors and creativity are large. Service was excellent from our waiter (or is it "server"?). Like the aforementioned restaurants you are not going here to get a bargain. You are paying for the culinary experience. It is pricey with a meal for two with a modest wine in the $150-$200 range. Will I go there again. Absolutely and I have! If more of these sorts of restaurants pop up in Old Town it will become not only an arts destination but a culinary one.

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RS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh and innovative cuisine, very intimate and beautiful setting and rotating menu seasonally. Couldn't ask for better!

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JS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute perfect place for a romantic dinner date! The Ambiance cannot be beat. Our server was extremely knowledgeable of the menu and very friendly. The food was amazing! Roast duck had incredible depth of taste (smoky and earthy), the bream was cooked perfectly, the octopus appetizer was amazing, not to mention all the various delicious sides items and sauces that get served with each plate. The dessert menu looked insanely good, although on this particular night me and my date elected to walk around Old Town looking for an ice cream instead. We will definitely try some dessert options next time we visit Virtu!

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e
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific meal.

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P
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently exceptional in all aspects. A very creative menu, with high quality ingredients, very well executed and with fantastic hospitality.

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E
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely private restaurant tucked away from the tourist traps. Beautifully prepared dishes without coming across too fussy. Very good value. We will be back!

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C
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date night or out with friends. Intimate enough if your single and want a night out alone!

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BW
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adorable little place with outstanding cuisine and service! Crespella and grilled octopus for brunch was delicious and unique. The attention to detail, and locally sourced ingredients was much appreciated. Can’t wait to go back!

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DB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, incredible food and a wonderful atmosphere. Will be back for sure.

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CC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious cuisine, attentive and friendly service, and really funny quotes in the menu. Definitely a memorable dining experience I would highly recommend for a date night or a friends’ night out.

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Romantic location with a short menu of complex and incredible imaginative dishes.

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RB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in PHX as far as i can see. service was excellent and the food superb

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e
Phoenix
49 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food not as good during restaurant week vs. last time we were there. Perhaps it was because last time was a weekday (less busy) and this time was a sunday eve??? Pork chop very tasty, but over cooked. Same for duck. Sea Bream was excellent. Octopus terrific as was polenta.

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MN
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Beautiful restaurant. Impeccable service.

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JF
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome patio, phenomenal food and great value! Also loved the wine list

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AO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect.

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B
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

My husband and I went for my birthday. We did not know it was restaurant week. While the food was very good and the setting was beautiful, our server was not at all friendly. He seemed annoyed with everyone at his tables. Due to the lack of service we received, we likely will not return.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely fantastic as were the cocktails !

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A
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In my opinion, this is some of the best food in Scottsdale.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience. We sat outside on a nice 80 degree evening and that was the best.
Waiter and other staff were great. Every item we ordered was fantastic. I recommend you go for sure! We will go again.

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JB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG....I have no words to describe this dining experience other than exceptional! This is a rare opportunity to enjoy exceptionally crafted flavors and meticulously prepared foods. Unbelievable culinary experience and I am a more complete person for having participated. I did not know this was a bucket list meal....but it was! I will never be the same!!! Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Virtu Honest Craft if you really enjoy fine dinning. Thank you, thank you and thank you!!!!!

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AZ
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals during Arizona Restaurant Week were wonderful! The veal with black garlic was the favorite but the smoked duck with grilled peaches was also great. We tried the butterscotch dessert and the chocolate sticky pudding with salted caramel gelato and both were fabulous! Our server, Kelsey, is a treasure! We'll definitely be back!

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KT
South Dakota
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing experience. Have already made another reservation.

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j
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, exceptional service!! Chef Gio 👌👌👌👌👌 One of my favorites for sure!!!

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R
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Gio never disappoints! The food, ambience and service at Virtu remind me of European dining. It would be easy to forget that we are in Scottsdale because the feel is more old world. All of our dishes were excellent, but the Sticky Toffee cake with Salted Caramel ice cream was other worldly!

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RS
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing May evening. Restaurant week and dining outdoors.

Service was amazing and so was the food and ambiance. Completely forgot they were taping video for a feature on Chef.

We keep coming back here ALL THE TIME!

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AO
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Ambiance and service were as expected. Ordered a vodka soda but was given tonic. The server quickly fixed the error. The polenta was unremarkable. The veal was cooked to medium as recommended by the chef but was rather dry and the farinata was flavorless. The Polpo was tender but very salty, but the sauce was good. The Italian coffee was absolutely delicious as was the sticky toffee chocolate cake. I would recommend going for desert, but the first two courses were unimpressive.

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SS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This dinner at Virtu was one of the better meals I've had in a long time. We went for Restaurant Week ($44 for a three-course meal) and it was really a remarkable experience. At the recommendation of our server, we started with the grilled octopus with chickpeas and Calabrian chile butter. Awesome! It was not part of the Restaurant Week menu, but it was an excellent addition and it is a must-try dish. Then, we continued with a couple of starters off the special menu -- a swordfish skewer and a polenta dish -- both of which were fabulous. For dinner, we had the roasted duck dish (with charred peaches, etc.) and the sea bass dish (which came with sunchokes, chorizo, etc) and, again, they were both amazing. Finally, the desserts.....oh, the desserts. We had the butterscotch pudding and the chocolate cake. Tough to say which was better, but they were both fantastic. And, on top of the food, I will say the service was exceptional. The servers at Virtu clearly grasp the concept of service and we had a number of different employees who were happy to help clear plates, bring new plates, explain the various dishes, and take drink orders. Stellar service all the way around. We'll be back!

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L
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service! Would go again, however food was a little lackluster.

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RD
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent; service and pacing less so. I did not realize it was Restaurant Week when I reserved, so maybe that impacted the experience, but that translated into limited menu options and very rushed service. Our appetizer arrived before the cocktails we ordered several minutes before, and that plate was no sooner finished when the next course appeared. 4 courses were served and hastily eaten in just over an hour-not the fine dining experience expected. But rushed as it was, each plate was a winner, so if the service gets some tuning, the food is worth a visit.

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s
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing dinner all around. Thank you Matt fit great service and the food was delicious!

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LS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful celebration of our 16th Anniversary at Virtu. We enjoyed the unique food, beautiful presentation and our waiter Nathan was attentive and helpful on dinner choices.

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LB
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are great. This is a perfect place for a casual night out or a special occasion. One of our favorite spots to eat.

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IW
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was excellent and the place is very nice.

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