Craving Italian food?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Phoenix, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill.
1. Bar Pesce
Topping the list is Bar Pesce. Located at 3603 E. Indian School Road, Suite B in Camelback East, it's the highest rated high-end Italian restaurant in Phoenix, boasting 4.5 stars out of 431 reviews on Yelp. Award-winning chef-owner Cullen Campbell offers a menu that gives traditional dishes and cocktails from across the globe a modern twist.
2. Mora Italian
Next up is Camelback East's Mora Italian, situated at 5651 N. Seventh St. With four stars out of 562 reviews on Yelp, the Italian restaurant and bar has proven to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge. Chef Scott Conant offers a seasonal dinner menu of modern Italian cuisine, including gourmet wood-fired pizzas.
3. La Torretta Ristorante
Paradise Valley's La Torretta Ristorante, located at 16640 N. Scottsdale Road, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the fancy Italian spot four stars out of 226 reviews. The menu features authentic Italian dishes, such as rigatoni, linguine, tortellini and lasagna, as well as several house specials.