The Best Places to Eat in Phoenix & Scottsdale

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In this dining guide, you’ll find the best places to eat and drink in Phoenix & Scottsdale, Arizona, from artisanal pizza and authentic Italian to beautiful tasting menus and inventive cocktails to indulge in. Enjoy, and don’t forget to tell them The Scout Guide sent you!


Benedict’s Cafe & Benedict’s Catering (5555 East Bell Road Suite 6, Scottsdale). Benedict’s stands out as one of Scottsdale’s and Phoenix’s premier corporate and private catering and event planning companies. Known for a commitment to providing award-winning service, inviting presentations, and detailed event planning, Benedict’s is a true TSG favorite. Instagram

Bagelfeld’s (2940 East Thomas Road, Phoenix). Bringing the authentic taste of NYC to the heart of Phoenix, owner Charlie proudly introduces Brooklyn-style bagels to the valley. Instagram

Essence Bakery & Cafe(3830 East Indian School Road, Phoenix). Essence Bakery Café features an array of savory meals and exquisite pastries. Each pastry and dessert is made from scratch, featuring organic flour, seasonal fruits, and decadent chocolate. Instagram


Arcadia Farms Cafe (7014 East 1st Avenue, Scottsdale). Arcadia Farms has blossomed into a cherished destination, offering a delightful blend of a “ladies who lunch” boutique café, a gourmet marketplace, a private dining venue, and a full-service catering company. Inspired by Parisian charm, the café serves an array of delicious salads, crepes, treats, and more. Instagram

Glai Baan (2333 East Osborn Road, Phoenix). Glai Baan, which translates to “far from home,” is a family-run restaurant in a charming ivy-clad building on Osborn Road. Specializing in the cuisine of northeastern Thailand, particularly the Isan region, Glai Baan offers an authentic taste of Thai flavors and culture. Instagram

La Grande Orange (4410 North 40th Street, Phoenix). La Grande Orange, affectionately known as LGO, is more than just a restaurant—it’s a curated general store offering a delightful array of goods. Whether you’re stopping in for dine-in or to-go breakfast, enjoying a cup of coffee, grabbing lunch or dinner, or browsing for wine, dried goods, pastries, or clever gifts, LGO has something for everyone. Recently reviewed by social media personality Dave Portnoy, LGO continues to capture the hearts of locals and visitors alike. Instagram

Pane Bianco (4404 North Central Avenue, Phoenix). Pane Bianco, often hailed as the best sandwich shop in Phoenix, is Chris Bianco’s Italian eatery known for its artisanal sandwiches, fresh salads, and flavorful pizzas served in a cozy atmosphere. Instagram

Tacos Chiwas (1028 East Indian School Road, Phoenix). Taco Chiwas is a beloved family-owned restaurant specializing in authentic Chihuahua-style cuisine. Instagram


Tarbell’s and Tarbell’s Tavern (3213 East Camelback Road, Phoenix). Iron Chef winner Mark Tarbell opened his namesake restaurant in 1994. Renowned for its exceptional “new-American” cuisine, inventive cocktails, and exquisite wine selection, it has become synonymous with culinary excellence. Instagram

Valentine / Bar 1912 (4130 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix). Valentine and Bar 1912, located in a converted former laundromat, are dedicated to showcasing the rich food traditions of the Southwest. Chef Hawks skillfully blends his Korean roots with Southwest cuisine, resulting in a creatively delicious culinary fusion. Instagram

Binkley’s (2320 East Osborn Road, Phoenix). Blinkley’s aim is to craft an exceptional, inviting, and unforgettable dining venture. Through twelve meticulously curated courses, Blinkley showcases a dedication to sourcing and serving the finest seasonal ingredients. Instagram

Bacanora (1301 Northwest Grand Avenue Unit 1, Phoenix). Located in downtown Phoenix, chef Rene Andrade brings the flavors of wood-fired Sonoran cuisine to life. Each dish is carefully prepared over an open flame, promising an authentic taste of the region. Instagram

Christopher’s at Wrigley Mansion (2501 East Telawa Trail, Phoenix). For those in search of breathtaking views and an unforgettable culinary journey, this is the ideal destination. Led by James Beard award-winning chef Christopher Gross, the restaurant promises an extraordinary dining experience. Treat yourself to an eight-course chef’s tasting menu. Instagram

Pizzeria Bianco (623 East Adams Street, Phoenix). Located in Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix, award-winning chef Chris Bianco brings you world-class pizza since 1987. Instagram

Renata’s Hearth (2400 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix). The signature restaurant at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel captivates guests with its Latin-inspired cuisine. The menu celebrates the elements of smoke and fire, offering innovative dishes and drinks that captivates the senses. Instagram

Sotisse (1025 North 2nd Street, Phoenix). The menu draws inspiration from the lively café and brasserie culture of Parisian streets, as well as the comforting home-style cooking of the French countryside. Through a curated selection of dishes, they pay homage to timeless French classics. Instagram

Théa (4360 East Camelback Road, Phoenix). Guests are treated to breathtaking panoramic views of Camelback Mountain, providing a stunning backdrop of mesmerizing sunsets. As you soak in the beauty of the surroundings, immerse yourself in the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean, meticulously crafted cocktails in hand. Instagram

Tratto (1505 East Van Buren, Phoenix). Tratto highlights the beauty and simplicity of many Italian dishes while still incorporating the freshness of the food the Southwest has to offer. Instagram

Businesses in bold are The Scout Guide Phoenix & Scottsdale members.

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