Seeking eggplant parmigiana in Scottsdale/Phoenix
Another past eggplant parmigiana post I remembered chimed in on: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/453837
If the eggplant parm at Amarone is the same as at PAM, it might not be what you expect (assuming you expect a traditional Italian-American version) although I would bet money it is a healthier preparation. The eggplant is cut thick and not breaded or fried; there's not a lot of cheese. It almost seemed as if slow cooked confit style, under olive oil. Hubby didn't care for it. The Macedonian guys at Mo's Pizza made decent, inexpensive EP, but sadly they're closed shop. Manhattan Pizza (7th & Bethany/Missouri) interesting one, but also less traditional, less breading, some vinegary touch as well as ricotta cheese. We prefer the sandwich over the dinner; used to regularly go there specifically to pick up 2 of them, but the service is just too surly, even for takeout at the counter. Don't feel good patronizing unwelcoming business owners and even less so consuming food prepared by unhappy people.
I am a big eggplant parmigiana fan as well, although I'd only refer to it as "healthy" in comparison to alfredo sauce....
Believe it or not, my favorite is Maggiano's. I know, I know. Lambaste me because it's a chain. But the eggplant parm is great.
Another good option is Guiseppe, located on the SW corner of Scottsdale Rd and Thunderbird.
Finally, I would give Parmigiano's a shot....their lasagna was fantastic and I think they would make a mean eggplant parm as well. It's located on Pima and Pinnacle Peak, in the same center as Mastro's.
I'm excited to hear if anyone else has any good suggestions....thanks for posting.