Eat Local in Scottsdale

Last Updated October 13, 2014
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Think of us as your trusted source for local dining in and around Scottsdale.  Assuming you share our palate and our pocket book, these dining dens are sure to deliver on taste and authenticity.

Andreoli's Italian Grocer

Why We Love It: If you want a real piece of old-school Italy, you come to this place. The paninis and insalatas are an excellent lunch option but the entrees will bring you back to Italy. The grocery store is an...
|8880 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale , AZ, us

Atlas Bistro B.Y.O.B.

Why We Love It: The menu is ever changing so there is always something different—and creative—at this farm-to-fork restaurant. Owner Todd Sawyer takes the best from local farms and dairies and transforms it into...
|2515 north scottsdale road, scottsdale, AZ, us
|480.990.2433 (chef)


Why We Love It: This very elegant restaurant and bar is best known for its galettes, half-pound sirloin burgers and sandwiches (there’s a whole page of the menu dedicated to just the chicken sandwich). AZ88 also...
|7353 E Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale, AZ, us

Citizen Public House

Why We Love It: Four words: Bacon Fat Heirloom Popcorn. We could leave it at that but that would be doing this great restaurant a disservice. Crispy chicken gizzards, belly pork chops, porcini-rubbed filet mignon......
|7111 E 5th Ave, Scottsdale, AZ, us

Cowboy Ciao

Why We Love It: Get ready for the crazy wine list of over 1800 selections and an even crazier menu featuring everything from tiger prawns to pastrami short ribs to mango lassi panna cotta. Cowboy Ciao is great food...
|7133 East Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ, us

El Panzon y Frida - CLOSED

Why We Love It: Seasonal international cuisine with a twist in an eclectic atmosphere at this Scottsdale newcomer.
|7323 E. Shoeman Ln., Scottsdale, AZ, us


Why We Love It: Flo’s chef makes a trip across Asia every year to discover new dishes and flavors. The result? A menu that has both Laotian and Chinese chicken wraps, your choice of Singapore,Teriyaki or Thai...
|15027 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ, us


Why We Love It: Produce is king in Chef Charleen Badman’s kitchen. Not only do vegetables get the same attention as meat, they are almost treated like it. Beets get a dousing of vadouvan (similar to a curry),...
|5th Ave. + Craftsman Ct., Scottsdale, AZ, us

The Greene House Restaurant

Why We Love It: The Californian-style menu is loaded with light fare—tuna tartare tacos, many different salads and lots of seafood—which is fine by us because that just leaves more room for the warm cinnamon &...
| 15024 N Scottsdale Road Suite #100 , Scottsdale, AZ, us

The Herb Box

Why We Love It: This former catering company prides itself in “Innovative world creations.” Both locations offer interesting takes on market salads, flatbreads and enchiladas for lunch and dinner—with the most...
|20707 N Pima Rd, Suites 140-145, Scottsdale, AZ, us
|7134 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, AZ, us

J&G Steakhouse

Why We Love It: In case you didn’t know, the letters stand for Jean-Georges. We are talking premium steakhouse classics here—filet mignons, rib eyes, porterhouses, lobster and swordfish all simply prepared on the...
|6000 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale , AZ, us

Kazimierz World Wine Bar

Why We Love It: This wine cave is a great place to grab a bottle and some small bites—though you can make an entire meal of said small bites. There are over 2000 bottles to choose from and there’s a good...
|7137 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ, us

Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles

Why We Love It: Larry “Lolo” White spent a lot time in his grandmother’s restaurant’s kitchen perfecting his fried chicken and waffles. The reward? A mini soul-food chain that has earned the following of...
|1220 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ, us
|3133 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ, us
|366 N GIlbert Road, Gilbert, AZ, us

Los Sombreros Cafe & Cantina

Why We Love It: Azucena Tovar has been bringing us the tastes of her hometown, San Miguel de Allende, for 15 years. There are tacos, but the main attractions here are the entrees: Alcaparrado (baby back ribs and...
|2534 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ, us

Rancho Pinot

Why We Love It: Chef Chrysa Robertson’s uncomplicated yet satisfying menu is based on seasonal, locally grown products and has earned her many accolades. It changes regularly but you can always expect the freshest...
|6208 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ, us


Why We Love It: You’ll think you stepped foot in a rustic Italian villa at the base of Pinnacle Peak. Steeped in the traditions of Southern Italy, Sassi offers handmade pastas, artisan cheeses and salume, the...
|10455 E. Pinnacle Peak Parkway, Scottsdale , AZ, us


Why We Love It: Virtu is considered by many as one of the top restaurants in the US. Chef Gio Osso offers contemporary cuisine inspired by his Mediterranean roots. Pork rillette is topped with pickled shimeji...
|Bespoke Inn, Scottsdale, AZ, us

Wildflower Bread Company

Why We Love It: With 13 locations, this local chain is an easy place to grab a healthy breakfast or sandwiches, salads and pastas for lunch. The fresh artisan bread is baked daily—with no additives or preservatives...
|Visit website for locations, us

Zinc Bistro

Why We Love It: Chef Matt Carter has a deep respect for classic French food. His food reflects that—red wine braised pork belly, moules, trays of cheese and charcuterie, platters of Fruits de Mer––and his...
|Kierland Commons, Scottsdale , AZ, us

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho

Why We Love It: The Mad Men-meets-Jetsons décor makes Zuzu the perfect place for a cocktail and a bite. The chic restaurant’s modern, seasonal take on American comfort food is demonstrated for breakfast, lunch and...
|Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale, AZ, us
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