Restaurants in Phoenix
From casual taquerias to award-wining fine-dining rooms, Phoenix restaurants cater to a myriad of tastes. A trip to the Southwest wouldn't be complete without a little south-of-the-border flavor, available in spades at popular Phoenix restaurants such as the Barrio Cafe. Here, diners can enjoy guacamole made tableside, coffee sourced from Chiapas and more than 250 types of tequila.
Standout restaurants in Phoenix are also at home at many of the area's resorts. Famed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten operates J&G Steakhouse out of The Phoenician Hotel, offering expertly prepared steak, seafood and live jazz entertainment. Its neighbor, Il Terrazzo, also at The Phoenician, serves up Italian-American dishes sic has lasagna, beef carpaccio and minestrone. Plus, diners can dine al fresco on its desert-side patio.
Many of the best restaurants in Phoenix call its downtown area home. Visitors can find slices with a national reputation at Pizzeria Bianco in Heritage Square, all prepared with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients.
This chic yet informal burger joint (the design is heavy on stainless steel and glass) serves salads (the beet variety is particularly tasty) and sandwiches, but patrons really come for the cow.
Named the "Best Pizza in America" by Every Day with Rachael Ray, Pizzeria Bianco in downtown Phoenix’s Heritage Square turns out brick-oven gourmet pizzas behind a brick façade dominated by large windows, with “PIZZERIA BIANCO” in bold letters above them.
Try a "karmic colada" - soy, coconut, strawberries, and a heart-strengthening shot of gac fruit.
Founded in 2002, Phoenix's Barrio Cafe offers a taste of Mexico in both atmosphere and flavor. The menu is focused on southern Mexico cuisine, with a number of co-founder Silvana Salcido Esparza's own creations available.
Situated in a residential neighborhood near Camelback Mountain, Hermosa Inn’s flagship restaurant serves American-Southwest cuisine, using fresh herbs and produce from an on-site garden.
Located on the north side of town, Andreoli Italian Grocer is both an Italian restaurant and a store selling imported Italian specialty items. Chef, owner, and Italy native Giovanni Scorzo offers an authentic menu of Italian classic dishes using family recipes.
Noca, which stands for "north of Camelback," is helmed by acclaimed chef Chris Curtiss and owner Eliot Wexler. Despite its unassuming strip mall location, the restaurant has an inviting interior with chandeliers, an open kitchen, and closely packed tables that create a lively atmosphere.
From the menus on vintage metal clipboards to the cash register—which says, “You’re Pretty”—attention to detail is paramount at this sweet breakfast and lunch spot that opened in 2007.
Located in the open-air garden of Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix, True Food Kitchen serves “globally inspired cuisine” with an emphasis on freshness, health and flavor. True Food is a certified green restaurant where dishes are made with locally grown produce, and the menus are based on Dr.
Phoenix has many Mexican restaurants, but this one gets extra points for ambience, creativity, and affordability. It’s a neighborhood hangout, but instead of vinyl booths and plastic tables, it favors dark wood and Diego Rivera prints.