Old Town Scottsdale’s diverse culinary scene is one of the biggest perks of living in Scottsdale, AZ. It is one of the few places in the Valley where you can find classic American fare alongside an array of international cuisine.
Here’s a list of established eateries that have made Old Town Scottsdale such a worthwhile foodie destination.
Citizen Public House
7111 E 5th Avenue
Since 2011, Citizen Public House has been one of the trendiest and most distinguished restaurants in Scottsdale. Diners here are treated to delicious food, craft beverages, and amazing ambiance.
Their award-winning menu offers classic American food with a twist. See mac n’ cheese, meatloaf, and burgers made using inventive techniques and quality ingredients. You will not find comfort food like this anywhere else in town.
Grab some barrel-aged cocktails every night during Social Hour. Citizen Public House’s contemporary English pub concept gives a classy but homey atmosphere.
7125 E 5th Avenue #31
FnB is an acclaimed restaurant known for its locally sourced ingredients and exciting food pairings. The menu changes seasonally depending on what local farmers have in supply.
The restaurant is led by 2019 James Beard award winner for Best Chef of the SouthwestCharleenBadman. Her ability to create flavorful and inspired dishes is why critics and foodies keep coming back for more.
Front of House Manager and Beverage Director PavleMilic’s Arizona-only wine program (the first of its kind) complements the dishes exceptionally well. FnB’s wine program continues to evolve with its own wine label, Los Milics.
Since opening its doors in 2009, FnB has been featured in countless publications such as Food & Wine Magazine, the New York Times, Travel + Leisure Magazine, Forbes Magazine, and PhoenixMagazine.
Franco’s Italian Caffe
4327 North Scottsdale Road
Franco’s Italian Caffe brings the spirit of Tuscany to the heart of Scottsdale. This dining room exudes an elegant vibe but the delicious food is still the star of the show.
Owner and chef Franco Fazzuolihas been bringing traditional Italian cuisine to the Valley for decades. Order classic Florentine Italian dishes like the chicken contadina, fettucinetartufo, bistecafiorentina. No experience is complete without their trademark bruschetta and tuna bruschetta. Franco’s also offers gluten-free pasta options and an exemplary wine list.
3815 North Brown Avenue
The Mission specializes in modern Latin cuisine inspired by Spain, Mexico, Central America, and South America. Expect a lot of grilled dishes with bright and punchy flavors. Order their pork belly pibil with orange, pickled red onion, avocado cream, and banana habanero aioli—you will not regret it.
Their tableside guacamole is an instant crowd-pleaser because it is made right at your table. They also have home-made tortillas, sauces, and salsas. It is no surprise why The Mission is OpenTable’s 2018 Diner’s Choice Award winner.
4005 N Scottsdale Road
Sugar Bowl is a true Scottsdale institution. For over 60 years, they have been serving ice cream, shakes, floats, and everything in between. Enjoy your sweet treats as you revel in the nostalgic aura of this restaurant’s classic diner setting.
Order a classic root beer float with vanilla ice cream. If you are feeling adventurous, try their Spectacular Banana Bowl which has ice cream, fruit, nuts, syrup, and nine other fix-ins. They also have some savory items like sandwiches and salads on their extensive menu.
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