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Tesoro Ristorante Italiano

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11219 E Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85259-4069
+1 480-767-1990
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I will be back, for a small place it was really great. The pasta melted in my mouth, the seafood was fresh, and the breads were amazing.

1 Thank Eugene F
Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Looking for a place that is a hidden gem, go to Tesoro. Its a ten drive off scottsdale ave. A quaint place, friendly atmosphere. Its a family run business run by a mother daughter team. Greeted by mom while the daughter prepares delicious dishes. Their pasta was the lightest I've tasted in years, all homemade. The desserts were off the... More 

1 Thank jonathross
Toronto, Canada
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110 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

It is indeed small, quaint and family owned, so very friendly with food that tastes home made. We enjoyed our bruschetta, which was very garlic-y and good. We each had a different veal for our main course and each of us found it to be heavy and uninspired. The only other couple in the restaurant had returned after enjoying a... More 

Thank Julie N
Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Tesoro is a must visit in Scottsdale. The chef is an amazing young woman that does most of the cooking herself. Everything was absolute perfection from the bruschetta appetizer to the delicious Tiramisu we shared for dessert. It is an intimate setting perfect for a date or dinner with family or friends. The chef's mother was a delight to speak... More 

1 Thank Marthaindy
Scottsdale, Arizona
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72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

went there for my wife's birthday, food was very good and prices were reasonable. I mentioned it was a birthday dinner and thought they would do/offer something special. that did not happen so a little disappointed there. overall it was very good.

Thank johngv47
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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158 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This is a small family owned and operated Italian restaurant. The food and service were very good. There were lots of locals and there was a large family group celebrating a birthday. WE would definitely go back.

1 Thank travelsOK
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Chanced upon this place after a recent arrival to Scottsdale. This restaurant is located in a nondescript strip mall, not exactly inviting. But if you persevere, you'll be rewarded. This a teeny restaurant, only 12 tables. We went on a Sat night, with a reservation. It was full at 8, but much less so by 8:30, so you can gamble... More 

1 Thank glentown
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We are seasonal visitors to Scottsdale. Happened upon the place when it was owned by the family several years ago. Hated to see them sell because we thought no one could keep up their good food. But we were wrong. Still as good as it was under the previous owners. Very authentic Italian food. A very small place so it... More 

1 Thank MnRosie
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Went here on a date and it was awesome! You wouldn't think such a nice place would be in a strip mall. The food was awesome and you could tell everything was fresh. The desserts were amazing. Can't wait to go back! Very quaint little spot with good service and great food.

Thank Nickisimps
1 review
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This place is the real deal! Homemade pasta was amazing, creme brulee was awesome too. Servive was friendly and prompt and atmosphere was very nice. Cannot wait to come back

Thank Brandon M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11219 E Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85259-4069
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-767-1990

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?