Virtu Honest Craft

4.8
1954 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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RH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Creative and beautifully executed preparations, delivered by knowledgeable, professional, and attentive servers.

Outstanding experience.

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JP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden, unique and very tasty menu.

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OT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place is amazing. The food, drinks, SERVICE, ambiance.

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

This restaurant has a lot of creativity going on. The team seems to work really well together, all very attentive. Every bite was truly amazing and complex.

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CL
Vancouver
49 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming, intimate space with indoor and outdoor seating. We sat inside as we dined in the summer months. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable and helpful with both wine and menu selections. Understandably, It is not an extension menu. Every item has a unique touch and ingredients. We chose three delicious items to share. It was plenty of food as we are somewhat light eaters. Our selections included the very tender octopus, the very flavorful veal meatballs with pasta and the out of this world duck breast. We chose a New Zealand white wine, but only because we felt like something refreshing. A nice red blend would have stood up well to our meal. And of course we had to try the boudino dessert. Will definitely return. One last note....my friend tried a fantastic mezcal cocktail that had quite a kick. So delicious!

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NF
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We're locals and chose to stay at the Bespoke Inn 2 nights to celebrate my husband's birthday. We enjoyed dinner one night and brunch the next. This will be our new go to breakfast place, especially when we have guests in town!

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EW
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place great value great service

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DS
Phoenix
70 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
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
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants! Great for a romantic evening out. The food is always phenomenal!

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NF
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place lives up to all the hype. The ambiance, the food and the service was perfect!

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r
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointing dinner
Food was ok, service was slow. I ordered smoked duck, which consisted of three small slices of duck, with a thin layer of fat that had not been rendered properly. The flavor of the meat was ok, but the layer of fat really ruined the dish. Doesn't the chef know that a bit of heat at the end will create an incredibly tasting crispy skin? The duck was served on a large mound of figs, which were so sweet they tasted like candy. A couple of bites were ok, but the sweetness got old quickly. There was nothing else on the plate, no starch or vege.

My wife had scallops, which she thought were ok, but once again the sauce was cloying. Our waiter must have been busy with other tables, because we sat for long periods between first and second and third courses.

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s
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

Pros: excellent server. Nice food presentation. Octopus very tender ( but overly seasoned). Scallops were very good but broth was over salted. Mashed potatoes under pork chop were very good with exceptional sauce. Outdoor dining area is beautiful. Cons: very noisy inside, almost distracting. Tables seemed crammed into existing space. My chair was constantly being bumped. Food overly salted and overly seasoned in general. Pork chop looked great but was tough.

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l
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
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
13 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
3 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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P
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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