I am going to be in Phoenix for the Marathon on Sunday, the 17th. I am looking for recommendations for moderately priced Italian food/pasta on the evening of the 16th. I am thinking the normal spots (ie. Chains, oreganoes) will be crazy busy with all of the runners in town so I am thinking something off the beaten path would be nice.
I will probably be staying downtown, but possibly in Tempe.
Wow. I didn't think so many people still piled on the pasta after all the low-carb diet hysteria a few years ago. I'm pleasantly surprised.
Two of my favorites:
Aiello's -- Central Phoenix, not too far from Downtown
Caffe Boa -- Downtown Tempe
Marcellino is wonderful -- as mentioned in other threads -- but maybe a bit pricier than you're looking for.
7114 E. Stetson Dr. 85251, Old Town Scottsdale, AZ 85251
398 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281
5202 North Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012