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Dinner suggestions near The Four Seasons?

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Hi everyone - planning a trip for Memorial Day Weekend and would love some restaurant suggestions!

We are staying at The Four Seasons Scottsdale but don't mind driving to some great dinner spots - we are renting a car and are familiar with the area. One night we'll definitely be going to Cowboy Ciao but would love some recommendations for the other nights!

We're interested in:
- delicious Italian
- tapas
- a good steakhouse
- anywhere with a nice patio

Thanks in advance for all your help!

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  1. One of the better Italian restaurants right by Troon North is Sassi. Further away is Crudo, which I think is very good, but can be inconsistent at times.

    1. Love FS in Scottsdale...we almost booked Memorial Day as well..can get really busy but it will be hot and fun.

      Love Lon's at the Hermosa..great patio dining..Duran'ts downtown, Binkleys, Bourbon Steak at the Fairmont for happy hour..

      1. ITalian - Davanti Enoteca for creative, Northern cuisine, Marcellino for more pasta oriented dishes in Old Scottsdale
        Tapas - nothing comes to mind, avoid Papas tapas Fritas though, maybe Pepin
        Steaks - Bourbon is good as BC says, but I like Mastros better and its close to you
        Best up that way is right across the road at Greasewood Flats, though it is overrun with tourists. try

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        1. re: kmarg

          Would you recommend Marcellinos for a business dinner? How would you compare it to Avanti's?

          1. re: Megdean

            I like both, Avanti is pretty dated decor wise, but the food is pretty good and much more affordable. If you're out for a big impression, Marcellino is great, but can be expensive.

        2. I love Durant's too (was there this past Friday for dinner), but one of my favorite steakhouses is right in your hotel - Talavera. I'm a huge fan of Chef Mel Mecinas. It also has patio dining and gorgeous views.

          http://www.talaverarestaurant.com/

          Veal porterhouse with lobster béarnaise: