Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS Digestif

7114 E. Stetson Dr. (Scottsdale Rd.) Send to Phone
Another Peter Kasperski hot-spot, with seasonal Cal-Italian cuisine.

Cuisine
Open
Lunch & Dinner daily
Features

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS Digestif Restaurant Review

: This Cal-Ital hot-spot from the Peter Kasperski crew (Cowboy Ciao, Kazmirez Wine Bar) showcases chef Payton Curry’s California wine country training. That means lots of seasonal ingredients, locally grown when possible, and many staples (like pasta) made in-house daily. Ever-changing highlights might include crostata with eggplant caponata, house-pulled mozzarella and torn basil; crispy duck breast with potato gratin, turnips and lingonberry-game jus; bruschettone with meatballs, stewed onions, Parmigiano, arugula and crunchy baguette; or dreamy rich cannelloni with braised short ribs, Tuscan kale and the surprising punch of horseradish cream and Fernet drizzle. Desserts are by pastry chef Tracy Dempsey, like Queen Creek Olive Mill vanilla olive oil cake with warm berry-pepper sauce, roseberry sorbetto and rose sabayon. Though the custom coffee machine on the bar cost almost as much as a small car, the setting is casual, with indie rock cranking and employees dressed in their own, favorite rock ‘n’ roll T-shirts.



AMERICA'S TOP RESTAURANTS

Discover the best female chefs, top pizzerias and stellar seafood restaurants with GAYOT's Top 10 lists of the best restaurants in America.