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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Teatro Pizzeria & Wine Bar

32409 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 107 (Ashler Hills Dr.) Send to Phone
Classic Neapolitan-style pizza, and spaghetti and meatballs partner with a wine bar.

Dinner nightly

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Teatro Pizzeria & Wine Bar Restaurant Review

: Good things come in small packages, as evidenced by the crowds hoping to score one of the eight seats at the bar, or at one of the eight tables in this north Scottsdale destination. The main draw is the Neapolitan-style pizza, produced under the care of chef Francesco Savinetti, who had been making pizzas for more than three decades in Rome before arriving in Arizona. The white, tile-clad wood-burning oven is an artistic centerpiece amid the colorfully painted, eclectic décor, yielding artisanal pies layered in combinations like imported pepperoni and porcini, or a heady mix of artichoke hearts, mozzarella, black olives, prosciutto cotto, mushrooms and extra-virgin olive oil. In proper style, pizzas boast thin crusts, bubble-charred at the edges and a bit soft in the middle --- and they call for a refreshing quaff of Italian wine, which the servers quickly deliver. The small kitchen sends out more --- calzones; overstuffed panini; farro salad scattered with feta, pine nuts, golden raisins, tomatoes and crème fraîche; and a platter of soul-satisfying spicy spaghetti with homemade beef, pork and veal meatballs. Desserts are made on-site, too, like the cannoli with a crisp shell that shatters over creamy sweet ricotta.


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