Anything good, at all, near Peoria AZ?
Based on very limited experience in that area, I would recommend Tutti Santi in the shopping area on the NW corner of 59th Ave and Utopia. It's above average Italian, for the area. Peoria is dominated by chains and more casual places. I have no complaint with Carolina's The food is great. But, you used the word "dining" in your request, and I assume you aren't looking to eat from a polystyrene carton. I've also had a good experience at La Piazza Al Forno, which is more casual than Tutti Santi. I would also like to give Haus Murphy another shot. Based solely on the food, Mi Comida is my favorite place in the area. It's a small, casual place that can require a little patience.
Haus Murphy's of Glendale
5739 W Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301
Mi Comida Restaurante Latino
4221 W Bell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85053
19420 N. 59th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85308
La Piazza Al Forno
5803 W Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301
9030 W Peoria Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345
In addition to John's great recs, I would add one of my favorite chef-owned steakhouses: Arrowhead Grill. We recently went to watch the game on Superbowl Sunday (free $25.99 prime Delmonico with purchase of a drink and side!) and had another excellent meal. Sat at the bar with great service from Phil. Shared the Kumamoto oysters and a new favorite appetizer - lamb chop fondue with rosemary and local Black Mesa Ranch goat cheese. Delmonicos were juicy and a perfect medium rare. Sides were a baked stuffed potato for E and cheesy shrimp and grits (so good) for me.
8280 West Union Hills Road, Glendale, AZ 85308