I suppose lots of folks have that little Italian spot they know about. I’m sure at least a dozen people have told you about their secret locale about how it is the best little Italian restaurant ever. And each time I’m sure you roll your eyes and say “sure,” knowing that you’ve heard it all before. Seriously, though, I know the best little Italian restaurant ever.
Riazzi’s Italian Garden is nestled in the older greenery of Tempe off Broadway and Mill. Opened in 1947, the building speaks to the establishment’s history before you even enter the restaurant. Vinery and an ancient tree create the romantic atmosphere one hopes to find at their own Italian spot.
The most important factor is the food. You have to know that no matter how many times you visit over the years, your Italian spot will not let you down with a less that superb dish when you’re relying on them for consistency in a world gone mad. Riazzi’s hasn’t let me down yet. Never once have they failed to delight guests when a good friend warrants the invite or when out for a quiet dinner at the end of a rough work week.
The menu at Riazzi’s focuses on classic dishes perfected. Their Fettuccine Riazzi provides the quintessential alfredo sauce to achieve my ultimate comfort food. They address each recipe individually to bring out its best. Quality is their theme and no further gimmick is required.
Each dinner begins with a basket of warm, fresh Italian bread. If you’re a fan of Caesar salads make sure to include it in your order. Riazzi’s is certain to please.
Feel free to be adventurous on the menu and be assured you will end up with something scrumptious. Try the Baked Sea Scallops in a delightful lemon butter sauce or Spinach Lasagne in a red cream sauce. Or be even braver and order your absolute favorite Italian classic… you know, the one your mother or grandmother might have made for you and served with bubbly cheese. You’ll be gratified.
For your next quiet dinner out, head to Riazzi’s Italian Garden in Tempe.