According to Merriam-Webster, Al Fresco is defined as "taking place or located in the open air." In other words, restaurants that offer beautiful outdoor dining. We know you cannot beat Arizona's desert landscape.
"The popularity of these restaurants speaks to diners' desire for their culinary adventures to also include picturesque views, garden patios, urban vistas and overall just a bit of nature and open-air," said Caroline Potter, chief dining officer at OpenTable, in a prepared statement.
Look through the map to see the 21 Arizona restaurants listed.
Monarch (formerly Café Monarch), 6934 E. First Avenue, Scottsdale AZ 85251
Cress on Oak Creek at L'Auberge de Sedona, 301 L. L'Auberge Lane, Sedona AZ 86336
Culinary Dropout at The Yard, 5632 N. 7th Street, Phoenix AZ 85014
Different Pointe of View at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, 11111 N. 7th Street, Phoenix AZ 85020
El Chorro, 5550 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley AZ 85253
The House Brasserie, 6936 E. Main Street, Scottsdale AZ 85251
Lon's at The Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley AZ 85253
Mariposa - Latin Inspired Grill, 700 AZ-89A, Sedona, AZ 86336
Ocotillo, 3243 N. Third Street, Phoenix AZ 85012
Olive & Ivy Restaurant, 7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale AZ 85251
Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain, 6106 S. 32nd Street, Phoenix AZ 85042
Rita's Kitchen at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, 5402 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85253
Sassi, 10455 E. Pinnacle Peak Parkway, Scottsdale AZ 85255
Spiga Cucina Italiana, 7500 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale AZ 85255
Tommy Bahama Restaurant, 15205 N. Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale AZ 85254
Tonto Bar & Grill at Rancho Manana, 5736 E. Rancho Manana Blvd., Cave Creek AZ 85331
Virtu Honest Craft, 3701 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale AZ 85251
Vivace by Daniel Scordato, 6440 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson AZ 85718
Wildflower (Tucson), 7037 N. Oracle Road, Tucson AZ 85704
Zinc Bistro, 15034 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale AZ 85254