Virtu Honest Craft

4.8
1776 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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Terrible waiter and accidentally left sunglasses and went back and they we’re stolen.

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P
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a remarkable Chef // Visited 6 times in 5 years on our trips to AZ // Flavors, combinations and creativity are one of a kind // Worth a detour and a trip // Fun and imaginative from pre- dinner cocktails through dessert // Wait staff is superb //

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JT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food & Service were excellent. Close proximity seating to other parties was less than ideal (wish we could have blocked out the detailed description of prostate surgeries shared by the two gentlemen seated next to us).

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RB
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Pasta was very tasty, but excessively salty!
Octopus delicious.
Next time we will specifically request less salt
Presentation impressive.

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Z
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ivan was excellent

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OT
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food, good service and a pleasant environment

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G
New England
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent seasonal food . Lovely patio seating and great service. Will definitely go back

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m
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has become my absolute favorite restaurant in Scottsdale/Phoenix. I've been to many incredible establishments and this blows them all away. The service is kind, friendly, and knowledgeable. The food is imaginative, fresh, and incredible well composed. The ambiance is authentic & beautiful. Hands down, the best restaurant.

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D
Los Angeles
94 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sons and I were here to celebrate a birthday. We had read about the restaurant but none of what we read did justice. From the moment we were greeted, the service and attention to detail was impeccable. However, the creativity and the quality of the food was what really won us over. With assistance from an excellent waiter, we were able to order a meal that will be remembered long after we left Scottsdale. Everything that we ate was creative, absolutely delicious. Must recommend the pasta ( one of the best I ever had) and the tomahawk steak. From beginning to end, this was a special evening. You absolutely want to try this restaurant. We will be back.

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CR
Denver
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was ok, the brunch crepe with ham didn't have much seasoning or flavor. Coffee was good and the breakfast sandwich with avocado pesto was nice. The outdoor seating area was comfortable and cozy.

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A
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, drinks and service. Would DEFINITELY recommend Virtu!

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B
Omaha
66 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A vacation find! So fabulous-fresh, local yeah but innovative! Truly special. On the list for out next trip!!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. The service was phenomenal and the food was equally as great. We have recommended it to friends already and hope to come back soon.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet table was good
Blankets a good idea

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IH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

We went for my sisters birthday. Waiter was rude and took forever with our drinks. It was not busy maybe 10 people there. We ended up leaving after we had our coffee and walked down the street to the daily dose. Way better experience there.

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Fargo
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful combination of flavors in the dishes. Menus changes every 5 weeks or so, but a constant is the octopus appetizer which is fantastic. Very small and tables are fairly close together but still enjoyable.

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A delightful place. We had brunch and sat outside. Love the small excellent menu. I fell like this place is my little secret to take out of town guests.

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Virtu, you never disappoint. Knowledgeable staff and a creative menu. Always a wonderful dining experience. Make sure you grab the octopus. It's a staple on their menu. The duck is also outstanding

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MW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful place. Had the burrata to start and the pork chop for an entree (I was sold not eh lamb chop, which is two days old fresh, but missed it by one order). My son had one of the pasta dishes. The cocktails here are amazing, truly a fantastic mixologist taking care of the experience at Virtu. I had an, "I bet you won't" and it was perfection.

We ate inside and it's intimate and quite loud. I'd recommend the owners consider putting some sound deadening foam under the seats and table tops to help, but on the flip side, it's alive and it kinda works.

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Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service is amazing! Food is very creative and delicious!!!

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KA
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

We love virtu and have been there quite a few times. Normally we would say it is the triple threat. 1) Creative food - beautifully presented 2) attentive knowledgable staff 3) on the most beautiful patio in Arizona. This visit, servicer was pleasant but a bit distant, presentation of entree on the plate was not up to your standards. As always, the flavors ruled the day. We will be back, but hope this less than virtu level experience was just a one time thing.

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SL
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great, high quality cuisine. Highly recommend!

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KB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not one thing I don't like about this place from the cocktails to the appetizers , entrees, and desserts. I always have a great dinner and dining experience.

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SF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Able to accommodate vegetarian/pescatarian requests. Desserts were fantastic.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding meal...

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HT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here. First time was without our wives. As we sat there last year we agreed that we had to come back, and, we had to have our wives with us. As our reservation night got closer and closer I started getting nervous thinking I had “over sold” this place... When we pulled up to the curb and our wives saw the beautiful entry I knew we were in for a great night!

Started with the best Manhattans ever and the night just got better and better! Food, service, cocktails,wine, whatever we ordered was spot on! I wish we lived closer to this place but it will be a guaranteed visit every time we come to town for spring training. ( My wife wants to come back to Scottsdale in the fall just to eat here!)

Enough of the over sell here... if you are looking for a special place, and willing to spend a few extra bucks per person, you will definitely get what you pay for here! I honestly think this place is in my top “1” places to eat. Thanks Virtu for an amazing dinning experience! Cheers!!

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MM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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M
San Francisco
127 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dining experience with the burrata appetizer, then savory scallops and caramel pudding dessert. Charming romantic patio. Receiving exceptional
attentive and knowledgeable service from friendly server, Hunter. Beautiful presentation, plating of food.
Have been coming here for their wonderful creative brunch. This was my first time for dinner. Will definitely return when I visit Scottsdale again.

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G
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner here. A random choice as neither of us had ever been but the reviews sold us. Outstanding service from Matteo (sp?) although everyone was perfectly attentive. We shared the octopus even though i was not enthusiastic. Now, I will dream about it. We shared the lemon pasta which was also very good. We each ordered the pork chop done medium rare. Milne was a bit too rare as compared to my friend’s and I asked for it to be cooked just a bit more. I was presented with a whole new chop perfectly prepared. I was chagrined that I couldn’t eat it all!
My friend talked me into the decadent chocolate dessert and it was superb.

I only wish the seating was a little more spacious. The two of us were seated just inside the entry and most dinners passed directly behind me during the evening.

I have already recommended this to friends coming to the area shortly. This would be a lovely choice for a romantic dinner or special occasion as others noted. I hope to return perhaps many times like the couple who were seated right next to us.

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

Virtu continues to be one of the finest restaurants in the valley. Food is delicious and Hunter our waitress was outstanding.

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Des Moines
31 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Virtu is amazing! Everything we ordered was fabulous! Polpo was so delicious; we could have ordered more. The scallops were fantastic and the Orato was equally fascinating. Presentations are works of art. Save room for dessert which does not disappoint! Going back tomorrow for brunch!

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G
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

With the demise of the legendary Copwboy Ciao, Viirtu Honest Craft may have become the best combination of a creative restaurant with really nice ambiance, relaxed vibe, and no people yelling and screaming "look at me". Maybe, because, it hasn't yet been discovered by the dopes yet. The dishes we have had were perfectionistic, flavorful, and pretty. The people are nice. Go there immediately, unless you are on a budget.

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C
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch/lunch experience with great food, wine, and outdoor seating.

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F
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great brunch location. Good variety of outstanding options. Patio dining was wonderful. Service was very friendly and attentive. One suggestion, better variety of brunch drink options.

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

Nice birthday celebration

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DA
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great enclosed patio with lots of cushy seating and cozy fire tables. Staff was very accommodating when we showed up 30 minutes early for our reservation. Food was Five-Star and specialty cocktails were delicious. Best octopus appetizer you'll ever have! Dessert and coffee were the only areas that let me down ... the chocolate cake was over the top -- too sweet for me, and the coffee was served almost cold. Even so, I would absolutely recommend Virtu as a "don't miss" spot in Old Town Scottsdale.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Waiter was a little snooty and the bartender

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J
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from Atlanta and absolutely enjoyed our time at Virtu. The food was amazing and service was great. We had the burrata starter, lamb shank and lemon pasta. It was all phenomenal. The lamb was so tender and cooked perfectly. We ordered the chocolate and toffee dessert but our waiter surprised us with the toffee pudding. Both were to die for! Will definitely recommend Virtù to anyone traveling to Scottsdale area.

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K
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is one of our favorite restaurants. However, the other evening, my husband’s duck was a bit chewy in spots while parts of it were very good. Our salad was superb. My scallop entree was good. Overall, it was an off night.

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DE
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

As a native of Arizona, I'm so happy that we have world-class restaurants like Virtu. Adds to much value to our neighborhood as well. I live less than two miles from the restaurant and never dined there. Now I'm a loyalist.

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