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Nov 23, 2011 05:51 AM

New to Prescott Valley

Does anyone have any recommendations for the PV area? I like diversity! What rocks this area in dining and in nightlife? Thank you, new friends! Mer

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  1. Welcome to the Prescott area! I live in Prescott but do venture out to PV sometimes for some food. It's not the greatest area for food, but it's not a total wasteland either. Tara Thai II is decent for Thai food. I haven't been to Giovanni's Pizza in a couple of years, but last time I went the pizza was good--homemade and quality ingredients. Prescott has some places worth checking out. La Cucina de Durango on Montezuma is one of my favorites for a quick meal. I usually get a small burrito-- their carne asada is delicious. Bill's Pizza is on the courthouse square and has good pizza-- SUPER greasy but delicious nonetheless. If you are looking for diversity-- there is an Indian restaurant in Prescott (and is highly rated on TripAdvisor, for what it's worth) but it is NOT good. Extremely overpriced for what you get, and the quality is poor.

    Nightlife-- I can't really help you there! I've lived here for 5 years and am still trying to figure out where to go after 9 pm-- other than the bars on Whiskey Row.

    Anyway, I hope that helps a little. If you need any other help or ideas, let me know!

    Bill's Pizza
    107 S Cortez St, Prescott, AZ 86303

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    1. re: Sapa

      Thanks, Sapa! I appreciate the 411! How about the Taj Mahal and the Greek place on the corner? I went to a dance at the Taj Mahal and the people there seem to be the real (Indian) deal! And I have been 8 years without decent Greek food! Unless I make it! Are the bars on Whiskey Row worth a trip from PV to check out? Thank yopu my new friend! Love, Mer <3

      Taj Mahal
      1781 E State Route 69 Ste 33, Prescott, AZ 86301

      1. re: mer609

        Aaaaaah, I just wrote a reply, and accidentally erased it before sending it!! So I will paraphrase...

        Taj Mahal: Overpriced and not the best quality. But it's not as bad as India Palace in Sedona... I have been there about 3-4 times in the past year and each time I leave feeling really annoyed and sad. Inattentive service (we literally had to get up to ask for more bread... and then water... and then the check. Every time. .. not going back again. I don't recommend it and don't know how and why I end up there), bland food, and just a sad experience overall. I haven't been to Delhi Palace in years and years, but if it is by the same owners-- yikes. Phoenix is the closest place if you want to have decent Indian food.

        Go to Whiskey Row at least once to check it out. You may like it depending on what you are looking for. Coyote Joe's attracts a younger crowd. There is dancing at some of the bars on most nights-- again, depends on what you are looking for.

        Other places to check out: (all of which are in Prescott, sorry!! I'm just not that familiar with PV)

        -The Raven Cafe: nice selection of beer and wines. They serve food and use quality ingredients, but my experiences there have been very uneven. They are always really good for breakfast/brunch, however.
        -Olde World Bagels (in the Park Plaza on Goodwin Street)-- they make fresh boiled and baked bagels each morning. SO good.
        -Park Plaza Deli (inside the Park Plaza Liquor Store)-- really great sandwiches and burgers.
        -Papa's Italian Restaurant-- red sauce place. I like it better than Labruzzas.
        -Maya's Mexican Restaurant-- hole in the wall, BYOB. Everything is fresh and homemade.
        -Aloha Grill - Hawaiin hole in the wall. They have good lunch specials and yummy pulled pork. If you don't have dessert there, you can go a few doors down to Prescott Sweet Spot, a new bakery in town. They focus mainly on cupcakes. Good and fresh, I go into a sugar coma every time I eat one...

        I hope this helps and that you are settling in well!! If you have more questions, just ask! :)

        1. re: Sapa

          Sapa! You are my new best friend! LOL!
          Prescott, for me, is just another neighborhood in my new NV I was 25 miles from the nearest town, so no worries that you are not so familiar with PV, there doesn't seem to be much here with the exception of my immediate neighborhood (Robert Rd).
          A great bagel place is a SCORE for me! I am from the NYC metro area and would DIE for a bagel all the way like I get back home!
          Really would like to find some where to go dancing with the hubby.....his style are the dances at Taj Mahal but I would rather go for hip-hop or good old fashioned rock n'roll.....a compromise being Latin hip-hop! If we could find a cool club in a reasonable traveling distance that plays Latin hip-hop I could have my cake and eat him too! Oops! Fruedian slip! LOL! Even a recommendation for a club in Phoenix would go into my 'pklaces not to miss' file! Whiskey Row is on that list for right brother-in-law is a non imbiber and DD so I think I see a WR pub crawl in my future! Thanks, Sapa! Talk to you soon, k? You can find me as Marielena Suales on Facebook!

      2. re: Sapa

        I concur with Sapa regarding the Taj Mahal - a real disappointment. If you want great Indian food, it's worth the drive to Sedona for India Palace or Flagstaff for Delhi Palace (same owners).

      3. Pasquale's Place has the best Greek food that I have ever had the pleasure of eatting!

        A must try when in Prescott, AZ. I have lived in several big cities and have not found better

        Greek food anywhere. I love the Gyros they are the best and I love the pasta salad that comes on the side. As for the Italian food, I have tried the Lasagna and it was great! And if you like tiramis├╣ then you must try it, it is so delicious. A friend and I had a little thing going about who had the better tiramis├╣ Pasquale's or another restruant in the area. She finaly agreed that Pasquales was the best! Hope this helps you...Happy Eatting.

        Pasquale's Place
        148 N Montezuma St, Prescott, AZ 86301

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        1. re: allenym

          Thank you for your recommendations, allenym! I will be sure to try out both places! I'll bet the Italian place with the BYOW policy can be a real friendly place if you bring enough wine!

        2. This is another really good and authentic Italian Restaurants. It is the other tiramis├╣ restaurants I mentioned in the review of the Greek Restaurant. Really nice feature about this place is it is a bring you own wine restaurant, save on the bar tab. I love the Eggplant Parm and the Fettuccine Alfredo. And don't be suprised if the owner him self stops to see how you meal was. But get there early cause there is most likely going to be a wait, but well worth it!

          Labruzza's Italian Ristorante
          1480 W Iron Springs Rd, Prescott, AZ 86305

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          1. re: allenym

            Oh I love Labruzza's! Good solid red-sauce Italian joint.