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Eggplant Parmigiana in Scottsdale or Phoenix?

hopegoode Oct 24, 2007 04:53 PM


Snowbirds returning - We enjoy eating in or taking it home. Loved Brioni's version but recently read that there are new owners there. Can anyone update us on the quality of that dish at Brioni's or elsewhere. Thanks, in advance, for your help.

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    hopegoode Nov 7, 2013 05:49 PM

    Was wondering if we could update this topic- any new recs?

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      krb Feb 21, 2011 07:18 AM

      I'm at the fairmont and am craving eggplant Parm. Can anyone update me on their latest favorite. Nearby would certainly be a plus. Have read good reviews for la toretta and also guiseppe's and would appreciate comments on those too. Thanks.

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      1. re: krb
        coastalgypsy Feb 21, 2011 11:14 AM

        It's not exactly in your neighborhood but DeFalco's Italian Deli on Scottsdale Rd. south of Thomas... BEST eggplant parm!!!! It's worth the drive!!

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        kmarg Nov 18, 2007 10:15 AM

        Also try Italian Grotto in Old Town Scottsdale, they do an eggplant and mushroom parm with marsala sauce in place of the marinara. Molto bene! I think this place is one of the more underated Italian spots in town.

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          hzp Oct 26, 2007 02:37 AM

          okay, seriously hidden gem here.... but the parmigiana at avanti (20th and thomas? somewhere around there) is seriously the best i've had. ever. in any state. better than what i ate in any restaurant italy. better than the homemade parmigiana my neighbor in rome made for me in her kitchen. its THAT good. can't say why, but it is SO worth the visit...

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            hohokam Oct 26, 2007 06:11 AM

            It's just a little east of there (28th St and Thomas).

            Avanti Restaurant-Distinction
            2728 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

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              ciaogal Nov 15, 2007 02:58 PM

              Just ate @ La Fontanella the other evening...their Eggplant Rollatini is amazing.....


              I keep forgetting about this restaurant...it is always a memorable meal!

              La Fontanella Italian Rstrnt
              4231 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

          2. azhotdish Oct 25, 2007 09:33 PM

            Call me crazy, but I like Slice of Sicily's. Classic red-sauce version, but very tasty.

            Slice of Sicily
            3724 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

            1. winedubar Oct 24, 2007 08:03 PM

              for me that'd be pino's pizza...mmmmmm tasty :D its a super casual neighborhood kind of place but really good

              1. ciaogal Oct 24, 2007 07:20 PM

                The chef from Brioni's is now @ Un Bacio...@ Gainey Ranch.
                I see a stuffed eggplant on their menu...but not an eggplant parmigiana....They are very accomodating....I am sure they could make it for you!

                Guido's @ Scottsdale @ Shea does a nice version as well as Nicks on 100th St and FLW Blvd.

                There is a new Restaurant @ Windmill Plaza called THE FIRM.....They also offer an eggplant Parmigiana....I haven't had an opportunity to try it yet...but have heard praise about their Italian specialties.....

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