Melody
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  • Review Count
    10
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    September 14, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 20, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.9
 
 
Melody's Reviews
 
LucaBella Fine Foods Philosophy:<br />Providing great food, using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients is our passion.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Find
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/18/2014
 2011
Dined on 12/18/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Visiting friends in LaVerne and we searched out this spot in Gledora which friends had recommended to them. Our waiter was PERFECT. Always available but not intrusive. I asked for a side substitution which occurred perfectly. A great risotto! The hangar steak was delish! Perfectly cooked. The beat salad was also great! Tried the Adelaida red from Paso. I love Oaso wines but not this one! Over, great experience!"
Dined on 12/18/2014
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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Already an iconic downtown Phoenix landmark, the bar at The Arrogant Butcher is one of the only places where sports fans and theater-goers can enjoy a burger and a beer next to some of Arizona’s top politicians. Behind the drawn curtains of the three private dining rooms, one may find bachelorettes toasting former freedoms, important legislation being discussed, or pre-concert parties warming up for the night’s big event. The Arrogant Butcher offers you the best of everything – seafood, steaks, draft beer, wine and cocktails, comfort food and good company. So if you’re looking for downtown’s only place to be seen, look no further than the corner of Jefferson and 1st.<br /><br />Look no further than the Arrogant Butcher.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Love my Salted Caramel Pudding!!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2011
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We live to hit Arogant Butcher before the Symphony or a DBacks game.
Good food. Always consistent!!"
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Carefree Bistro is modeled around fresh seasonal food.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Our New Neighborhood Fav!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/13/2014
 2011
Dined on 11/13/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Hey, Carefree, North Scottsdale folks... Here's a spot for you! Recently bought by a husband/wife team from SF. Every dish was perfect. We've been three times as had great food all three times. My Risotto, Yum! Our guest was raving about the quail. Another loved the spaghetti."
Dined on 11/13/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Serafina takes a very honest approach to Northern Italian food with only the highest quality ingredients. Serafina's Fabulous Pizza delights diners with a simplicity of recipe execution combined with creative and original Italian dishes.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Love The Food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/10/2014
 2011
Dined on 11/10/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Back again! Can't get enough of the Penne Vodka. One of my favorite dishes & absolutely my favorite spot in the USA to order it.
High Praise!
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Dined on 11/10/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Bar Americain is an American Brasserie featuring regional American food created by Bobby Flay.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Always Great
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/09/2014
 2011
Dined on 11/09/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Pumpkin Soup was unique & delicious. Everything else was great. Quiet enough to enjoy a terrific dinner with clients."
Dined on 11/09/2014
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Serafina takes a very honest approach to Northern Italian food with only the highest quality ingredients. Serafina's Fabulous Pizza delights diners with a simplicity of recipe execution combined with creative and original Italian dishes.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great Flavors!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2011
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We visit NYC yearly (for Broadway) & stumbled on Serafina last year. I went thru my old cc's to find them! GREAT pasta!! Good service. Their Vodka pasta is the best I ever tasted. My husband wolfed down his Lobster Ravioli then tried to steal mine. Started with nice crisp salads. My Malbec was corked but immediately whisked away & replaced. And, our charming bus boy was all over the service!"
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, fit for foodies
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At table1 we strive to provide an outstanding casual dining experience. Feel at home with our open kitchen and Woodstone oven serving up innovative, casual cuisine in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Gather in our contemporary, "wine-centric" bar area featuring a wide selection of beers and spirits and our signature state-of-art cruvinet wine preservation system. This unique system keeps wines cooled to the perfect temperature and allows us to offer an incredible selection of more than 20 quality wines by the glass. At table1, our menu features a selection that fits every dining need - enjoy a traditional dinner featuring specialties like our Diver Scallops with Crab Rangoons or even Kobe Beef Meatloaf , join us for a lunch of our Seared Mahi Tacos with a cup of Mushroom Brie Soup or a California Chicken Club, or consider even a simple light meal of appetizers like our Ahi Tuna Poki or Kobe Beef Sliders.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great Find!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/09/2014
 2011
Dined on 10/09/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We tried based on OT reviews. They had a GREAT jazz group playing. we could have sat there all night. Busy but we had great service. Casual but good food!"
Dined on 10/09/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find
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Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm<br />Please note we keep an ongoing waitlist at our restaurant. If you are unable to make a reservation at your preferred time please contact us at 480 437-1072. We would be happy to put you on our list. Reservations for patio seating are available by phone. Also, if experiencing technical difficulties while making your reservation please contact us directly.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Best in the Valley!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2011
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Amazing food! Amazing experience! Perfect wine pairing.
Privileged to experience a chef of this caliber.
"
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2011
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Our modern approach to fine dining offers the guest a list of daily ingredients, the diner crosses off any ingredients they do not like, and the kitchen prepares a seasonal menu, avoiding dislikes. This seasonal approach to dining creates an interactive experience for those guests who choose to sit at the counter. The Chef's counter surrounds the open kitchen. If you would like to book a counter reservation please make note of that when making your reservation. We can accommodate groups of 4 by using the corners of the counter<br /><br />If you do not see the time you wish to book available, please call the restaurant.<br /><br />**PLEASE NOTE** We will happily make considerations for your dietary restrictions with proper notice, so please note this when you make your reservation.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
A Miss
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2011
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Restaurant Week! We love trying new spots. Bad start. 10 mins early, seated 45 mins late. Had to call for directions. Inside. Cool urban buzz. Loud. We're directed to a bar where we sit and watch a frazzled bartender make drinks 5-10 mins before acknowledging us. Then, for the next 40 mins or so, we study the wine list. We moved here from Napa, I worked at a Sonoma winery and lived in Paso. We found only 4 wines on the list we knew. Dinner. We are handed a piece of paper by a rushed waiter whom we can barely hear. We are to tell the chef what we don't want. I heard "Surprise" a lot. The Food. We were neither surprised or delighted. Not one memorable or "wow" dish. No, we will not be back."
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2011
Special Features: hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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Already an iconic downtown Phoenix landmark, the bar at The Arrogant Butcher is one of the only places where sports fans and theater-goers can enjoy a burger and a beer next to some of Arizona’s top politicians. Behind the drawn curtains of the three private dining rooms, one may find bachelorettes toasting former freedoms, important legislation being discussed, or pre-concert parties warming up for the night’s big event. The Arrogant Butcher offers you the best of everything – seafood, steaks, draft beer, wine and cocktails, comfort food and good company. So if you’re looking for downtown’s only place to be seen, look no further than the corner of Jefferson and 1st.<br /><br />Look no further than the Arrogant Butcher.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Our Fav Downtown Spit
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2011
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Salted Caramel pudding ! Need I say more?! Our favorite downtown Phoenix spot before a game or after the Symphony. Consistently good food & service. Fun drink list. PS: I wish they did their special dishes every night!"
Dined on 9/12/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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