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Jun 12, 2009 11:00 PM

PHX BEST Cost-no-object ITALIAN

This city has more italian restaurants than you can shake a stick at...

any location near the phoenix metro area, cost no object. Where do you go?

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  1. Sassi or Pizzeria Bianco.

    1. Marcellino

      Marcellino Ristorante
      7114 E. Stetson Dr. 85251, Old Town Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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        1. re: silverbear

          OK, I am doing a third for Marcellino's. Do check on the dates that you wish, as Chef and Sima do spend much of the Summer in Italy.

          Have been unimpressed by Avanti, especially since they re-did the western location. Poor acoustic design and the food seems to have suffered.

          To date, have not been a fan of Christo's, though we've tried it a half-dozen times. Same on each visit - not up to the standards of Marcellino's. Same for Tutti Santi (16th St location only).


        2. Second Marcellino, especially the homemade pastas. A favorite is the Santa Lucia special - black-ink fettucine with lobster, mussels, clams and calamari.

          1. The Pasta course at Noca.