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Leccabaffi in Scottsdale- Is it still special?

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hopegoode Nov 24, 2007 09:11 AM

Heard that there were changes there. I favored the veal bolognese sauce and am not sure if the preparation has changed. Can anyone update me on this? Thanks for your help!

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    claree Nov 25, 2007 01:48 AM

    The menu is pretty much the same, but without the daily specials insert from a few years ago when Giovanni still owned it. We have been going for 6+ years and have noticed a lack of consistency in food quality. It is currently open, but in the process of a total remodel to become a supper club with live music, etc. The new owner bought the jewelry store space next door and one room wil be bar/tapas/music room and the other the restaurant.

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      hopegoode Nov 25, 2007 09:03 AM

      Would anyone know what happened toMichael Lapore, the past chef?

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        ciaogal Nov 25, 2007 09:22 AM

        According to LeCabaffi's new Lounge website....Michael is still @ the helm
        http://www.khanicole.com/

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        mikeharris Nov 26, 2007 01:25 PM

        I actually can't wait for them to open up the newer parts! I've noticed a similar lack of consistency in regards to the food quality, it's kinda bipolar. When it's bad, it's bad, when it's good, though, it's really good!

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          arizonagirl Nov 29, 2007 01:52 PM

          I got an email today that the new area will be open this weekend.

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            ciaogal Dec 6, 2007 04:43 PM

            Leccabaffi's is currently expanding, remodeling and changing our name !!

            In the coming weeks, Chef/Owner, Michael Lepore will unveil, ''Voce'' Ristorante & Lounge including, a brand new dining room (serving the same award winning Leccabaffi menu and food) along with a live music lounge, hosted by the Valley's internationally recognized vocalist, Khani Cole.

            Voce' Ristorante' & Lounge, a fresh new look and sound --serving quality in the Leccabaffi tradition.

            LECCABAFFI SPECIALS

            Antipasti

            Marinated and grilled Calamari. -$14

            Caprese Salad - $16
            Fresh buffalo mozzarella with roma tomatoes and basil.

            Black Mussels - $14
            Sauted with garlic, extra virgin olive oil, pinot grigio, and black pepper.

            Homemade meatballs - $8
            Served over a bed of mashed potatoes.

            Fresh Figs - $12
            Stuffed with gorgonzola and wrapped in proscutto

            Le Pietanze

            Fettuccini Lobster - $32
            Fresh lobster sauted with garlic,extra virgin olive oil, pinot grigio and light tomato sauce.

            Fresh Halibut - $32
            Topped with thinly sliced potatoes,lemon and onions baked in our wood fired oven served with roasted potatoes and mixed organic vegetables.

            Pesce Misto $38
            Swordfish, scallops, shrimp, calamari and sea bass baked in our wood fired oven served with roasted potatoes and mixed organic vegetables.

            Chicken Parmigiano -$22
            Served with roasted potatoes and mixed vegetables.

            Risotto - $29
            Served with sauted shrimp and clams with a light saffron sauce.

            Fresh swordfish - $32
            Sauted with garlic, extra virgin olive oil, pinot grigio, light tomato and rapini served with roasted potatoes and mixed organic vegetables.

            Bistecca alla Fiorentina - $45
            Porter house steak baked in our wood fired oven with rosemary, thyme and sage served with roasted potatoes and mixed organic vegetables.

            Fresh Skate - $32
            Sauted and topped with chopped tomatoes, capers, black
            olives and onions served with roasted potatoes and mixed organic vegetables.

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