We recently moved to Phoenix and were delighted to find this great little bistro just a short walk from our home. We've now visited several times and haven't been disappointed once. It's a family run restaurant that offers great service and great food. They have a really nice little wine bar, but we especially enjoy their Sunday brunches. They have some of the most amazing bacon, and this awesome tomato cream confit sauce that really makes for a fantastic omelette! On our last visit we enjoyed the patio seating and brought our backgammon set so we could enjoy a nice leisurely brunch and have some fun. Oh, and the mimosa's are great, too!
my boyfriend and i drove to phoenix last night to walk around and grab dinner. we had only been there a few times before, so instead of making reservations, we wanted to walk around and choose a place that looked popular. after checking out a few restaurants, we decided to dine at pizza italia. although we had to wait 25 minutes for a table for two, it was worth it. the ambiance of the restaurant was great--had a nyc vibe to it, and the food was tasty. i ordered the gnocchi. it was pillowy soft and had a great flavor. it was the perfect portion too. we will go back to this restaurant soon!
I love the thin crust pizza! With chicken, onions and tomatoes---um, YUM! And my husband always gets a calzone loaded with meats and cheeses. The restaurant is small and so there will be a wait on high traffic days, but you can order (or call ahead) for takeout. The bar is in the front entrance, with only 6 or 8 barstools, and right where people are waiting to be seated or get their takeout...so not really where you want to hang out for drinks, but the food is good and i would definitely recommend giving Spinatos a try.