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Feb 14, 2011 01:23 PM

Central Phoenix

I feel like I have tried almost all of the highly recommended restaurants in the greater Phoenix area (with the exception of Binkley's and Nobuo... soon!)

I live in Central Phoenix and love frequenting a lot of my favorite neighborhood places like The Tuck Shop, Barrio Cafe, Phoenix Public Market Cafe, NoCa, Fuego Bistro and Ticoz. What other restaurants in this area would you recommend? Any new places that you are looking forward to opening?

I'm disappointed with all of the big chain restaurants in the Biltmore area! Are there any local gems that I may have missed? I'm also really looking forward to the emergence of all of the food trucks downtown.

6920 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Fuego Bistro
713 E Palo Verde Dr Ste D, Phoenix, AZ 85014

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  1. I had lunch at Focaccia Fiorentina while serving jury duty and thought it was very good ... I think they only serve lunch though ...

    Focaccia Fiorentina
    112 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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    1. re: willyum

      I haven't heard of it - I will check it out. Thanks!

    2. The Parlor, St. Francis, and Maizies.

      1. cibo for lunch is good, i think they do a great job with their sandwiches (eggplant is my fav) and the house salad is excellent

        i like lgo pizza over cibo's but i am a sourdough crust fan

        1. Sens (Asian tapas) and Breadfruit (Jamaican), both downtown, are interesting and very good.

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