Does Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Serve The Best Pizza In Tucson?

Grimaldi Pizzeria

Six of us ventured to mid-town to see if Grimaldi’s should be on our upcoming List of the 10 Best Pizzas In Tucson. Having read their website self-description, I was particularly interested in their oven. They claim that a “coal fired brick oven” gives their pizzas a “unique flavor and … Continue reading

Tavolino Ristorante Italiano: A Review.

Tavolino Restaurante Italiano: Tucson

Chef Massimo Tennino describes his Tavolino as “an inviting restaurant that feels like an Italian neighborhood trattoria. Tavolino specializes in simple, elegant food, including fresh salads, homemade pastas, succulent roast and grilled meats, rotisserie chicken and game, and luscious desserts. Tavolino brings Italy to life in Tucson.” Thus far, I have no argument with his self-description, but I will have to return a few more times and try some other dishes.

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Vivace – Fine Italian Dining: Guest Review

Vivace Italian Restaurant

Scott & Sheryl Reed are friends from Wisconsin who have stayed with Ms. Karen and me several times. Last year they dined at Vivace and thought the experience so exceptional they wanted to go again and this time write a review. With those I know to have discriminating tastes, I will occasionally invite them to […]

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Rosa’s Little Italy – Bisbee

Rosa's Little Italy, Bisbee

I have tried to dine at Rosa’s Little Italy, but circumstances didn’t allow me to make reservations. BIG MISTAKE! Rosa’s is only open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The place is packed. No reservation, no luck. I have yet to ask Bisbee locals for dining recommendations and not have them mention … Continue reading

Trattoria Pina

trattoria pina

I seldom go to an Italian restaurant the first time and not order lasagna. I love lasagna. And Trattoria Pena’s is as good as I have ever had.

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North

North at La Encantada

Generally, my criteria for dining recommendations includes ‘authenticity’, as in authentically Tucson. I’m gonna make an exception, ’cause North is that good. I almost never go to a shopping mall, but North is located at the far end of La Encantada, Tucson’s attempt to recreate Rodeo Drive.

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