The A-List appears on abc15.com the first Friday of every month. Each month we feature the Valley's Best in food and entertainment, voted solely by our ABC15 viewers on the ABC15 Arizona Facebook page.
The A-List appears on abc15.com the first Friday of every month. Each month we feature the Valley's Best in food and entertainment, voted solely by our ABC15 viewers on the ABC15 Arizona Facebook page .
#10 Marcellino Ristorante Marcellino Ristorante is located at 7114 E Stetson Drive in Old Town Scottsdale. They provide a beautiful classy interior with a delicious menu featuring authentic Italian dishes. Website: marcellinoristorante.com
#10 Marcellino Ristorante Tortelloni with Black Truffles: Tortelloni pasta with a filet mignon filling. Topped with seasonal Black Truffles.
#10 Marcellino Ristorante Santa Lucia: Squid ink-infused fettucine with a fresh tomato sauce. Then it's covered with clams, mussels, calamari and Maine lobster.
#9 Times Square Neighborhood Italian Restaurant Enjoy Italian-inspired subs, pizza and pasta dishes at Times Square Neighbohrood Italian Restaurant. Website: www.timessquareaz.com
#9 Times Square Neighborhood Italian Restaurant Fresh Clams: Eastern Clams served over Linguini with your choice of freshly prepared Red or White sauce.
#9 Times Square Neighborhood Italian Restaurant They have weekly specials, including a "Happy Hour" from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday. They also have a lot of seafood italian pasta dishes.
#8 Pasta Brioni Pasta Brioni is located at 4416 North Miller Road in Scottsdale. They have a loaded menu of Italian-inspired dishes. It's a flexible menu design which allows them to use the freshest seasonal ingredients. Try something new each visit.
#8 Pasta Brioni Spaghetti and meatballs: Spaghetti, topped with red sauce. Housemade veal, pork and beef meatballs.
#8 Pasta Brioni Penne Vodka: Penne pasta tossed with a Vodka tomato cream sauce. Option to add chicken and shrimp.
#7 Old Spaghetti Factory The Old Spaghetti Factory has two locations: One in Phoenix and Chandler. The firts restaurant opened in Portland, Oregon in 1969. Each restaurant features stained glass, antique decor and a trolley! Website: www.osf.com/
#7 Old Spaghetti Factory Spinach Cheese Ravioli meal: Tender pillows of pasta stuffed with spinach and two kinds of cheese. Topped with Marinara sauce. Served with bread, soup or salad, beverage and ice cream! Tasty!
#7 Old Spaghetti Factory Spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter: A toothsome treat for cheese lovers! It's the restaurant's signature and most popular dish.
#6 Babbo Italian Eatery Babbo Italian Eatery has six Arizona locations: Phoenix, Cave Creek, Surprise, Arrowhead, Tempe and Mesa. They pride themselves on high-quality ingredients for their Italian dishes and perfect atmosphere to enjoy with friends.
#6 Babbo Italian Eatery Try the new Pomodoro Tomato Pasta: Chopped Pomodora tomatoes, green onions, capera, lightly tosses in Extra Virgin olive oil and garlic. Served on linguine, topped with parmesan.
#6 Babbo Italian Eatery Also try the Alfredo Supremo, Pasta Rustico and Pasta Valducci! Don't forget the bread either.
#5 Ristorante Giuseppe Ristorante Giuseppe is located at 13610 N Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. They have been family-owned and operated since 1989. Specilaize in authentic Italian food. You can even bring your own wine (no corkage fee)!
#5 Ristorante Giuseppe Daily specialities: Alessandro special: Lemon chicken light breaded with lemon, butter and capers. Served with pasta on the side.
#5 Ristorante Giuseppe Ristorante Giuseppe's menu features salads, daily soups and a variety of pasta dishes, including spaghetti, capellini, mostaccioli, baked ziti, stuffed shells and ravioli. All served with homemade neopolitan-style tomato sauce.
#4 Cucina Tagliani Cucina Tagliani celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2013. They have two Valley in Peoria and Glendale. Enjoy zitt, lasagna, manicotti, seafood and other Italian entrees. Website: www.cucinatagliani.com
#4 Cucina Tagliani Shrimp Alfredo: Enjoy shrimp, fettuccini topped with Alfredo sauce. Make your own pasta creation, too!
#4 Cucina Tagliani Tomato Caprese salad: Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, oil, Balsamic syrup, salt and pepper. Refreshing!
#3 RigaTony's Italian Restaurant RigaTony's is located at 1850 East Warner in Tempe. They've been family owned since 1994. Enjoy weekly pasta specials, express lunch specials of all delicious Italian food. Website: www.rigatonys.com
#3 RigaTony's Italian Restaurant Garlic and Parmesan Crusted Chicken: Garlic and Parmesan-crusted chicken served with grilled shrimp. Served over capellini pasta, lemon butter sauce, red peppers, spinach and red onion.
#2 - Olive Garden Olive Garden has 10 Valley locations. The restaurant's genuine menu and atmosphere is inspired by Tuscany, Italy. They feature a variety of pasta dishes, unlimited breadsticks and soup. Website: www.olivegarden.com
#1 Oregano's Oregano's--home of "The Original Pizza Cookie"--has 13 Valley locations, including Phoenix Tempe, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. Website: www.oreganos.com
#1 Oregano's Big Rig Pasta (with chicken): A huge bowl of rigatoni pasta covered with tasty tomato chipotle cream sauce, chopped basil, diced tomatoes, Parmesan and seasoning. Option to add chicken, meatballs or chicken.
# 1- Oregano's Bollo Pasta (with meatballs): Delicious Angel Hair pasta topped with Oregano's homemade 'spicy' marinara sauce. Option to add sausage, meatballs or chicken.