Wine-kissed seafood, gourmet pizzas, and pastas tossed with velvety cream sauces populate the red-and-white checkered tabletops at Nostalgi’a Cancione E Vino. To prepare satisfying meals, Chef Polo decorates pies with toppings such as artichoke hearts, caramelized onions, and sweet Italian sausage. His team also arranges salmon filets over beds of linguini and scampi sauce, layers mushrooms between spinach and sheets of lasagna pasta, and stuffs ravioli with soft morsels of lobster.
A wine list boasts more than 50 vintages hailing from California to Portugal. More elaborate libations include the Van Gogh espresso martini, which combines chocolate vodka and fresh espresso using the back end of a paintbrush.
Fiorella, the restaurant's namesake and owner, creates an original Italian-restaurant experience by combining family recipes and her own inventive Italian-American cuisine. Funghi ripieni, mushrooms stuffed with italian sausage and pesto and topped with white-wine tarragon cream sauce ($7), starts mouths watering like those of cartoon animals looking at other cartoon animals wearing mascara, while a gorgonzola, apple, and pecan salad ($8) comes through fresh and crispy. Traditional Italian options include chicken parmigiana ($16) and veal sautéed in a brandy-, porcini-mushroom, and memories-of-Old-World-Europe cream sauce ($19). The signature sandwich is the Furger, an italian burger served on fresh focaccia ($5); a perfect Italian-American marriage witnessed by a team of fries.
While freezer technology has helped prevent disease and saved humanity hours of burying food underground, it has also made it difficult to find an Italian restaurant that serves food born in an honest kitchen. Today's Groupon uncovers one of the few remaining with $25 worth of fresh Italian fine dining and drinks at Cucina Tagliani for $12—good at any of its three locations in Glendale, Avondale, and Peoria.
Arizona's hottest dining destination celebrates the tastes and energy of Italy's spirited city cafes. Tuscan Oven features amazing flavors, from pizzas to panini and pasta. The West Valley's best bartenders offer sinfully-delicious drinks and ice-cold beers from the old country and beyond.
As you settle in among the chic comforts and azure-and-saffron accent lights of BiCE Bistro's dining room, your esophageal alignment will inadvertently assimilate to the décor's clean lines, preparing your pipes for pairings aplenty. BiCE boasts an extensive wine and drink menu overflowing with sommelier-selected sips, specialty cocktails, and icy brews. Pair a glass of Italian white wine ($7–$11) with an order of tuna and salmon tartar served with avocado, red onion, tomato, and fresh basil ($15), or complement a fruity Tuscan Sunset cocktail (Campari, Amaretto Di Saronno, Beefeater, pineapple juice, and orange juice, $10) with an order of prosciutto di Parma con melone dolce (melon wrapped in prosciutto, $14). If you're overwhelmed by your options, BiCE's on-site sommelier will help you find your dish's sipping soulmate, and will also politely correct common wine-rookie errors such as mistakenly drinking a prosciutto caprese panini ($12).
Jo Jo's Pizza and Family Restaurant is located in Glendale, Arizona in the West Phoenix area and has served its popular pizza and other Italian dishes over the past 10 years to the region. Jo Jo's is known for making its own delicious homemade pizza dough and for delivering low priced and delicious New York style pizza that can be customized with over 20 different toppings. Other options available at the restaurant include calzones that include a blend of three different cheeses as well as customized toppings, strombolis, Philly cheese steak, and more. With a convenient and easy to find location in Glendale and a pleasant family dining setting, as well as rave reviews from former customers, you can't go wrong if you decide to spend a night out at Jo Jo's Pizza and Family Restaurant.