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20825 N. Pima Rd. (Thompson Peak Pkwy.) Send to Phone
Chef Aaron May works his usual magic in this casual but chic Italian osteria.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily

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: Seemingly channeling chef Mario Batali, chef Aaron May now owns a half dozen restaurants in the Valley. May can take a simple concept and gussy it up so that people fall for otherwise ordinary pasta, panini and antipasti. The restaurant, inspired by Italy's car culture, is an elegant osteria that promotes uncomplicated, well-priced dishes and approachable wines. Diners turn out for antipasti such as mussels with olives and capers, or tuna carpaccio with blood oranges. Butternut squash ravioli with sage-accented brown butter and main plates, including sea bass with fennel and tomato or roasted rosemary chicken paired with white asparagus in a walnut sauce and baby artichokes, are other menu highlights. At lunch, grab a panini to go. (We’re partial to the bresaola, arugula and fresh cheese with lemon juice.) While it's not the most exciting panini we've eaten, it still hits the spot.


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