Virtu Honest Craft

4.8
1995 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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FP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was amazing. Great food and great cocktails. I would recommend for a special occasion such as an anniversary or birthday.

CL
Vancouver
59 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love Virtu Honest Craft. Menu is continually changing which is always fantastic. Craft cocktails are amazing. So much effort goes into the unique dishes and cocktails. Service is always fabulous. We ordered three courses and shared the entire meal. Of course we tried the tomahawk Steak, which was out of this world delicious. Done to perfection! The presentations are magnificent!

SG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a really cute restaurant tucked away in Old Town. We have the octopus for an app and the swordfish as our entree. Really delicious. Will be back.

HC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Awesome food and service and the ambience was outstanding too. Would highly recommend

AC
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Love the environment, evolving food options and great service.

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food and experience is out of the world.

DD
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My six friends and I had such a great time eating fabulous food and enjoying great service. Awesome place for brunch anytime but especially for a birthday celebration!

PM
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really nice, creative food, great service (even if waiters have to go in and out the restaurant to access the too many crumpled tables), noise level is absolutely a no-no: again too many tables in such a small place. Can’t wait to go back in winter and enjoy this place in the patio!

S
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful experience!

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Let me start by saying the restaurant’s patio is beautiful and the indoor is quaint. We were immediately greeted at the door and seated. The server asked if it was our first time and when we said yes he looked genuinely pleased and explained the concept and recommended a variety if menu items. He was so personable. He made a point to make us feel welcomed and comfortable. The food is absolutely amazing. Started off with The octopus, one of their signature dishes (I can see why). Plenty for two. The dinner was out of this world. So flavorful. I don’t think I will wait for a special occasion to try this place again. There’s a reason why it’s award winning.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place. Great service. Good wine. Lively atmosphere. Unusual and creative food- delicious!
A little bit too expensive... $36 for a dish with 3 scallops?
Still had a great time.

e
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, service and atmosphere as always. Pork chop and Polpo were fabulous. It's summer in Arizona and the restaurant was full so it was a little stuffy off and on.

BW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful afternoon celebrating a girlfriend’s birthday. The people are wonderful, professional and kind. All three dishes we tried were excellent. We did not expect a birthday dessert, and it was outstanding! Can’t wait to see what the dinner menu has in store!

CG
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible meal. Best octopus I’ve ever had, a family recipe from Calabria. Nathan was perfectly attentive and shared awesome stories/knowledge about the menu and chef. Cozy and comfortable ambience. Many thanks!

ZM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In a world of Sam Fox generics is nice to find a great boutique restaurant in Scottsdale

SJ
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiters (yes plural) and servers were fantastic. The treatment of their guests is outstanding. Brought a cloth napkin for my wife to set her purse on the floor. Food tastes were impressive. Our wedding anniversary well recognized. We were able to stay at our table as long as we liked. The only possible criticism is the tables were a bit close (but then again we chose to dine inside b/c of the outside temp was at 100+). Woud we go back again? Without a doubt, yes!

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an outstanding experience
I'm italian and I'm always picky and skeptical when I go to an italian restaurant. This was amazi gm The sfat was suowe nice and accommodating amd really professional. Me and my friend ramdomly found this place but we loved it. We ordered the polpi amd the pancetta as appetizers amd they were both really taste and well cooked. As entree we ordered a the garagnelli. The homade pasta was delizioso and the sauce was good balanced. We didn't try any desserts because we were really full. The wine list was perfect pairing with their menu. A big plus is the chef He's intalian from Calabria like me. I will Definitely come back furimg my next visit to Scottsdale

AD
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been wanting to go to Virtu for 3 years, however based on where we live it didn't work out before. We were celebrating our 20th anniversary and went. It was fantastic!! They also surprised us with complimentary champagne. Food was beyond excellent, service was really great! I highly recommend this place and cannot wait to return!

f
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for cocktails and dessert. Had a great time. Cocktails were delicious and the chocolate sticky toffee cake was incredible.

GF
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will definitely be going back. Drinks, Food, dessert were amazing. Some of the best I’ve ever had. Highly recommend!

JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and ambience

JB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time we arrived we were treated very professionally. We sat at the bar for dinner and both bar tenders were very friendly nd provided excellent service. The food was great. We had the Polpo appetizer and I had the duck for dinner and my wife had the scallops and they were both delicious. Thank you for a great experience.

OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is FANTASTIC!! So fresh and unique! I highly recommend this restaurant! Service was amazing as well!!

TW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Service seemed to come with an air of arrogance. No hurry to get to the table. The menu was almost completely unreadable. Menu descriptions didn't tell (most readers) what they were ordering. Way trying to hard to be fancy. Just say what it is. Menu was also quite limited; I believe it was 5 small plates and 5 entrees.
Wine menu was very good. This they have right. Plenty to choose from at all price ranges.
Thank goodness we could drink wine.

I
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group has been to Virtu several times and we’ve never been disappointed. The staff is very helpful, but not intrusive. The food is creative and tasty!

MO
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You must come here for the polpo (octopus)! I didn't like octopus before I tried Virtu's, and now I've converted a friend too. Great wine list, absolutely delectable food, beautifully plated. You won't leave here feeling heavy; the food is light, fresh and nourishing. Will be back next time I am in Scottsdale.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The octopus is as outstanding as they claim. Unfortunately we had a server with too much attitude which was an immediate turn off and we decided to leave after the first course.

SH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could give more than 5 stars, I would!!! The restaurant is quaint and pleasing. The staff were AMAZING. Very attentive and made us feel special. And the food was outstanding. We had the duck and the scallops. So good. I will most definitely be back. 🙂

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

We absolutely love this restaurant! The food is outstanding.

LL
Phoenix
100 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

First time going server was awesome and explained the menu well. This is a limited menu that changes often
While our appetizer was great. Octopus 🐙 and a buratta
We were not as excited about enrtre. The scallops while cooked well was more about this version. My pasta needed 3 more minutes of cooking in water it had to much of a chew and the sauce made the whole dish taste Dryed out
I was expecting better. That said I would definitely go back and try something different. There were many dishes we saw go buy that looked great they are very creative with flavor profiles and a play with texture of food great for foodies. Overall a B+

FM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, the meal was perfect. My sisters and I shared our evening with our excellent server, Hunter, who was personable and knowledgeable. She made excellent recommendations which improved our dining experience. We enjoyed several cocktails, two of the small bites plates, a pasta intermezzo, and we each selected a different entree. All of the cocktails were just as described, lovely to look at and even more delicious to drink. The burrata was outstanding, but the real star was the asparagus with duck egg and pancetta. I understand the menu changes frequently, but I'd be remiss if I didn't at least describe the duck breast. There were so many thoughtfully designed elements on the plate that were perfectly executed. One bite with every component on the plate was one of the best bites I've ever had. The ambiance was wonderful. We sat outside on a lovely patio. Because we were outdoors in July, there were few other guests dining, so it was very quiet. It was a freakishly cool evening which enabled us to dine al fresco. I imagine the interior was a bit louder. But the food and drink invite people to be joyful. As refined as the meal felt, we were also very comfortable in what appeared to be an otherwise laid-back environment. I plan to return often.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, presentation, ambiance and service in the classic European bistro style (including very modest portions) - perfect for a date-night or to impress, but this should really be listed on OpenTable as at least a 3-Dollar Sign ($$$) venue, as no entree is below $30 (and in fact, one, a tomahawk rib-eye, was $140, and a special that night was a 2-lb. swordfish steak at $175). Just need to classify this place accordingly, so you know what you’re getting in to beforehand.

DB
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We eat out a fair bit and have been here several times before but everything we ate this particular night was just perfection. The octopus was great as usual. It was the pancetta with watermelon that was the standout. Its a shame it is only on the menu briefly. I would come back for that alone. Our pasta dish was also outstanding. Totally unique lemon based sauce with perfect veal meatballs. The burrata was also incredibly good.

Our waiter had great feedback as were weighing our options and the service was flawless.

Cannot wait to come back.

J
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s our new favorite restaurant in the valley. Amazing. They have a smaller menu than most places, but every dish was superbly executed. We were a party of 2, had two craft cocktails, a bottle of wine, an appetizer, and three entrees, one entree was served as a second course for us, ciocolatini cake and port. The octopus was the best I have ever had. The duck was amazing, and I never order a duck entree. My friend had it and I tasted it, amazing and no oiliness and weird gamy flavor that happens in duck. The scallops were phenomenal. The pasta with meatballs was a savory masterpiece. To finish, the chocolate cake with salted caramel was delicious. The ambience is wonderful; it’s small and quaint like eating at a restaurant in Europe. I will be back soon for my birthday dinner.

b
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The avocado toast and fresh calamari on another level. Hats off to the chef and the service was amazing to match!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Other than sitting outside in the heat, the dinner was fantastic! Octopus was delicious and so was our entree. Ivan, our server, was fun, professional, attentive, and knowledgeable. He gave a great wine suggestion. Will be going back

BW
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was exceptional. He took time and explained the different dishes and also the beverages on the menu. The food was exceptional as well! We will definitely go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and fun and lovely and tasty

RH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

Outstanding experience.

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