Meatballs are best served on a warm bed of spaghetti or with ample topspin and grunts of exertion when aimed at an opponent. Score delicious points with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian cuisine at Trattoria Arrivederci in Ahwatukee.
Using fresh ingredients without any preservatives, Trattoria Arrivederci's owner and chef Max plates up a menu of healthy nouvelle Italian appetizers, pasta, and entrees. Unlike its deep-fried brethren, the calamari in umido lounges lightly in a white-wine-and-clam broth with just a touch of tomato ($9), and the mushroom martini arrives straight up topped with olive tapenade and goat cheese on a crostini coaster ($11). Main meals include the vitello gorgonzola, featuring veal scaloppini in creamy cheese with pasta ($19), and the cannelloni di carne, which rolls beef in sheets of pasta, blankets it in tomato cream sauce, and tucks it all under a cozy mozzarella comforter ($15).
A traditional restaurant with a bar and lounge, Trattoria Arrivederci also boasts an extensive wine list, with libations available by the glass, bottle, or 10-gallon hat.
The dishes that emerge from the kitchen at Arrivederci Ahwatukee are a little different than those of its Italian-restaurant brethren. That's because the eatery specializes in a cooking style they've dubbed "nouvelle Italian cuisine." Striking a balance between healthy foods and hearty, traditional flavors, the restaurant's signature brand of southern Italian fare results in a menu of dishes characterized by loads of vegetables and fresh, preservative-free ingredients. This blend of the healthy and artisan travels well and has led to several restaurants spread throughout the southwest where chefs still craft homemade pastas and sauces, pouring saffron cream over hand-rolled gnocchi or Bolognese sauce over rival chefs. Crowds often gather outside the main dining room in the lounge, where a full bar offers daily happy-hour specials.
4221 E Chandler Blvd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85048Get Directions