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Posted: Monday, June 28, 2010 2:00 pm


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http://www.ahwatukee.com/article_a4d4c364-80ac-11df-8564-001cc4c03286.html"> American  |  http://www.ahwatukee.com/article_09b9dca6-80ad-11df-88e9-001cc4c03286.html">Asian  |  http://www.ahwatukee.com/article_7c7464b4-80ad-11df-be61-001cc4c03286.html">Bars  |  http://www.ahwatukee.com/article_3e7169c2-80a9-11df-a05d-001cc4c03286.html">Breakfast  |  http://www.ahwatukee.com/article_7e328722-80a8-11df-bfbf-001cc4c03286.html">Burgers  

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Arrivederci Trattoria

4221 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix

(480) 759-9292

Nouvelle Italian cuisine includes traditional dishes with a contemporary twist and served in a neighborhood restaurant setting. Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, 5-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


Bell’Italia Pizzeria

4909 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix

(480) 893-1233

Lunch and dinner include pastas such as lasagna, ravioli and manicotti in addition to its famous “East Coast-style” pizzas and calzones. Great desserts and homemade sangria are favorites for diners. Open 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.


Buca di Beppo

7111 W. Ray Road, Chandler

(480) 785-7272

Tasty southern Italian cuisine, family style, with huge portions for more than a solo effort. Open for dinner 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


Caffe Boa

5063 E. Elliot Road, Phoenix

(480) 893-3331

In a calm, romantic but hip atmosphere, this longtime Ahwatukee Foothills favorite serves up Italian, Mediterranean and even southwestern cuisine. Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and. Sunday.


Carrabba’s Italian Grill

1060 N. 54th St., Chandler

(480) 785-8586

This dinner-only Italian restaurant has been pleasing appetites for years and is counted as one of the most well known Italian eateries in the Valley. Open from 4 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, 3 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday.


Fired Up Grill

7131 W. Ray Road Suite 45, Chandler

(480) 940-4040

One of the most unique features of the restaurant is its "Tabletop Grill," in which guests seated on the patio can order 2-ounce portions of chicken, steak, shrimp and ahi tuna for $2 and peppers, asparagus, zucchini and pineapple for $1.50 and grill their own food right at the table.


Le Ragazze

1334 E. Chandler Blvd.

(480) 460-0013


The menu, described as being inspired by cuisines in Northern Italy, uses foods from Queen Creek Olive Oil, Four Peaks Brewery, Florence Farms Produce and others, including a small farm in the White Tank Mountains. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, from 4 p.m. to last call; Friday through Saturday, 3 p.m. to last call; and Sundays from noon to last call. 

Meatballz Italian Deli

7131 West Ray Road

(480) 961-5124

Meatballz boasts a diverse menu of traditional Italian dishes, homemade sauces, specialty cheeses, pastas, breads, sandwiches and salads. Open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Romano’s Macaroni Grill

5035 E. Ray Road, Phoenix

(480) 705-5661

Pasta, wood-fired pizza and more in this popular Italian restaurant. Don’t forget to try the tiramisu. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


Ruffino Italian Cuisine

4902 E. Warner Road, Phoenix

(480) 893-8544

Italian food in a classy atmosphere. Enjoy escargots, prosciutto, duck ravioli and plenty more. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday.


Va Bene Restaurant

4647 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix

(480) 706-4070

Family owned and operated. Va Bene serves Adriatic/Italian cuisine in hefty servings. Salads, soups, pizza or pasta are available as are 180 different types of domestic and imported wines. Open for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and dinner 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

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