Best Authentic Arizona Restaurant Phoenix 2014

The Phoenix New Times dubbed Rancho Pinot the Best Authentic Restaurant Phoenix of 2014.

If the sheer lasting power of this restaurant doesn’t qualify it as a true Arizona gem, then we hardly know what else could.

Rancho Pinot continues to beguile us with its rustic Western décor, which includes cowboy paintings and other Arizona-themed accents.

Chef Chrysa Robertson continues to cook gourmet comfort food that pays homage to the seasons and local bounty. It’s like getting a taste of the entire state of Arizona all on one plate.

And the handful of dishes that have been on the menu for years have become classics to Valley diners, including Robertson’s ricotta gnocchi appetizer and famous Nonni’s Sunday Chicken.

Zagat Review

Food: 26 | Decor: 20 | Service: 24
Although it’s “hidden away” in a Scottsdale strip mall, this “neighborhood” “jewel” with “cowboy-chic” decor is a “real find” thanks to chef Chrysa Robertson (a “huge talent”), who lends an “Arizona accent” to her “sophisticated” New American “comfort food” by using “seasonal and locally grown” ingredients.