About Il Terrazzo - The Phoenician
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Savor nouveau Italian favorites in a family-friendly atmosphere; or enjoy a relaxing al fresco experience on the scenic patio. Select from a distinct yet assorted menu, highlighted by a hand-crafted bread service showcasing numerous artisan loaves, baked everyday on property.
Combine the contemporary with the traditional at Il Terrazzo’s Italian Market Sunday Brunch. Complete your table with a selection of premium beverages and spirits, from espresso to signature bellinis. The Phoenician’s award-winning wine program, features extraordinary vintages and boutique offerings from around the world with exceptional pairings available to accompany any dish.
American, Global, International, Contemporary Italian
Hours of Operation:
Sunday Italian Market Brunch 11am-2pm
Camelback Road and 64th Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Please call for details 480.423.2406
The Phoenician is known for its lavish parties and spectacular events for all social occasions. We can help you create a event that will be remembered for years to come.
For complimentary valet parking, follow the signs directing you to the Main Lobby entrance. Self-parking is also available in garage one located below the main building.
Valley Metro transit schedule for Route 50 provides drop offs at the Camelback Road entrance.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
From an intimate, candlelit dinner for two on Camelback Mountain; to the customized stylings of a celebratory gathering within the well-appointed salons of our award-winning restaurants, The Phoenician private dining experience is as diverse as it is inspired.
Il Terrazzo - The Phoenician Ratings and Reviews
We love it here. This time we stopped by ...
We love it here. This time we stopped by for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the flatbreads, soups and salads. Always a great meal. This time the service was off but that's not typical. Will definitely return. A favorite place of ours.
We had Christmas dinner special menu and ...
We had Christmas dinner special menu and would like to return for their regular menu. The service was very competent and friendly. The bathrooms were immaculately clean and supplied with thick towels. It is an elegant restaurant.
We are at this restaurant for Christmas ...
We are at this restaurant for Christmas Day dinner. My kids ordered the French onion soup. It was extremely oily. My husband and I got the scallop appetizer which wasn't very good either. The salmon main course was salty and overdone. Disappointing
I thought it was highly overpriced for a ...
I thought it was highly overpriced for a Holiday buffet. Plus they added a 20% tip to bill for service when everything was do it yourself. I can see adding a tip, but 20% is usually for some kind of service, not buffet. I guess because it was Christmas, they thought no one would complain.
Overall experience, just fair.....
The service was great, the waiter very a ...
The service was great, the waiter very accommodating. The room was pleasant and quiet. The food was presented well, but could be improved with better seasoning. Overall my friends and I enjoyed our yearly Christmas get together 🎄🎄😁
We came for brunch and it was delicious. ...
We came for brunch and it was delicious. Love the Phoenician. We sat outside which was quiet and relaxing. View of the pool was nice and the servers were friendly. They had a great selection to choose from for brunch and my Bloody Mary didn't disappoint.
Great location, decent to above average ...
Great location, decent to above average food for the price; service could be better considering the high-end nature of the Phoenician. Service issues - waiter somewhat inattentive. Restaurant wasn't busy so unsure why. His Assistant (water, bread, dipping sauce service guy) was sloppy. Dropped here and there, didn't care. But we'd eat here again for the location and good.
just wanted to try the restaurant again ...
just wanted to try the restaurant again after so many years; we used to have brunch there regularly with friends in the days that they still had a live band playing dance music during brunch. the menu then had many more items on it.
but this was just about what we liked, although it was rather quiet with so few people having brunch. we will be back occasionally and bring friends.
Unusually slow service for how empty the ...
Unusually slow service for how empty the restaurant was (off season and middle of day). After being promptly seated, we waited for what felt an incredibly long time for water (mind it's Phoenix in the middle of summer!) and our server did not acknowledge our addition to her section although she walked by our table multiple times to continue servicing the tables on both sides of us. By the time our server came, we were ready to order drinks and appetizers and we expressed this to her; however, she clearly wanted us on her timetable. She told us that she would take our drink and first course order AFTER our water arrived and proceeded to focus on the type of water our table would like and walked away. Another 17 minutes later, she returned and at that point we decided to order all courses at once for fear of further delays and impact to our afternoon plans. Thankfully service improved when food-runners/bussers or other staff brought out the food and helped clear plates. I was disappointed in the service as I selected Il Terrazzo based on past experience. I was ready and willing to order much more than we did to celebrate my Dad's birthday but quickly realized that we needed to just get out of there-[It is important to note that we arrived early to our reso bc our flight landed early and we double checked with the hostess that it was ok for us to be seated-we were happy to wait in bar if your restaurant wasn't ready but the hostess said everything was ready.]
The food was amazing! My husband and I a ...
The food was amazing! My husband and I are Arizona natives and it was on his bucket list to stay at the resort. Our dinner was the icing in the cake. The ambiance and service was top notch! Thank you for the excellent memory. A bucket list item we will not soon forget.
Mediocre overall, not worth the price
My favorite part about the meal was the main course. I ordered the seabass which was seared to perfection.
My least favorite part was the service. Our waiter was less than accommodating and didn't offer much information when I asked him questions. I asked about one drink I had seen online in which he said was no longer available. I asked if he had any recommendations and he said that everything on the menu is really sweet and it's just what the supervisor comes up with, not him. I thought he could possibly try to give me insight to a good beverage but instead it felt like he was telling me drinks weren't worth ordering and placed the blame on his manager.
He also pushed us to order. I wasn't ready to order everything at once and he kept blaming it on the kitchen that we had to decide then.
He barely checked on us after that. His helper Curtis was far more accommodating and sincere and I much would have rather given him a tip.
We also got an appetizer and desert with our meal which were alright.
Overall, I was disappointed in spending almost $100 for a mediocre meal and service. I wish I had gone somewhere else and don't intend on returning.
This was our second and last visit to Il ...
This was our second and last visit to Il Terrazzo. The first course of corn bisque was served tepid (not hot) and the crab contained pieces of shell. The second course of pork chop was dry and the hickory smoke was overpowering and lasted until the wee hours near dawn. The seabass was overcooked and dry with the sauce incompatible and unpleasant. We recently returned from our seventh trip to Italy, so we are very familiar with the regional cuisine. This meal at Il Terrazzo was definitely not Italian. The dessert of crème brulee was served with sweet rainbow cake (not the cookies on the menu) and would be better with a sprinkling of fresh seasonal berries. The service can be described by the following: no soup spoon provided with the soup course, no knife with the pork chop, and our server was no where to be found. We had to ask another server for the knife and spoon (thank you SARAH for your swift and polite response). The Phoenician and its guests, especially us, deserve better food and service.
Restaurant Week -- YUM!
We went during restaurant week and had a wonderful meal -- 3 courses: soup or salad (the corn bisque with crab in it was awesome!), entree (we all had sea bass and it, too, was awesome, too -- served with couscous) and dessert (tiramisu -- yummy). They also served a wonderful plate of 2 kinds of bread and a basil pistachio pesto. Service was excellent. We sat inside as it was kind of windy but we were still able to enjoy the view. I highly recommend this place for a special occasion. It's pricey but great fo a social occasion.
My wife and I revisited for Restaurant Week. Had a great dinner for a great price. And then I ordered a really nice Barolo. The wine list isn't what it used to be, but you can still find some very nice wines. The service was attentive but not over the top. All in all a very nice evening.
Best sea bass I have ever had! The pork chop was outstanding as well! Appetizers consisted of a corn bisque with crab salad (unusual and delicious) and compressed melon and pear (picked at its prime). For dessert we had the tiramisu (very good) and the lemon torta which was a bit on the dry side and not much lemon flavor.
The only negative was the service at the beginning. Twice they insisted on bringing us our appetizers before we had even received our cocktails. Both times we sent it back. However, service from then on was impeccable.
If you go there, be sure to get your ticket validated for free valet parking.
Nice lunch while visiting Phoenix/Scottsdale
The calamari was so surprising and good. It came with delicious frittered veggies and lemons which gave the dish an extra pop. The portions were generous and even though we shared dishes, they took the initiative to plate the half portions separately for us. So thoughtful!
NEVER ON SUNDAY BRUNCH!
The II Terrazzo is located at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Sunday Brunch gives a wide variety of tapia style dining. The service is excellent and offers a wonderful view into one of the rare gems of the resort high life. This is a classic brunch with a combination of breakfast and lunch style dining. The resort is undergoing a $100 million upgrade which will offer greater value for the customer. This meal is pricey for most Arizonans at $45.oo per person but is worth the total value of special experiences. The place makes the location and needs to capitalize on a classic live musical ensemble.
Always a sure bet with out-of-town business guests
I return to Il Terrazzo again and again when I want to impress out-of-town guests, whether these be executive at my own company, high-profile clients, or potential job candidates. Il Terrazzo never fails to deliver, in terms of quality of food, excellence of service, or ambience. A particular plus is the al fresco dining in style, which is especially impressive to guests who are traveling to Phoenix from seasonably colder parts of the country. The present menu may not be as adventurous as some past menus at Il Terrazzo, but the quality of the food and of its preparation is always of the highest order.
A great place to take out the love of your life
We arrived at 6:55 for our 7 PM reservation. We were seated by 710. Our service team was three people. The waitress knew the complicated specials off the top of her head no problem. We had the jalapeño Calamari, which was excellent, and then my wife had the spaghetti and meatballs, and I had the prawns with risotto. They were both terrific. We finished with the tiramisu, and it was to die for. Look, this place is pricey, and you are going to spend at least $50 a head including tip to eat here, and we were not even drinking, but the food and the service was excellent, and you definitely feel like you were in a very fancy place.
The service was horrible!
We ordered cocktails first. Before they arrived our waitress asked if we wanted to order. We said no rush but we gave her our appetizer / entree orders. Before we knew it our soups and salad arrived. We said where are our drinks ? She said bar was busy and no bartender so manager was making drinks. We could clearly see the bar. It was not busy nor was the restaurant for that matter. We said we thought we would have enjoyed drinks first! She said well do you want me to take the soup back and keep it warm til your drinks arrive?
By the way the manager brought our soup and salad and stood right between us asking which person got which. The best thing about the servic was the older gentleman who filled our water glasses. He was efficient and professional. Very shoddy service for a place like The Phonecian...for any place. The waitress was Zoe and the female manager as blonde. Won't be hurrying back anytime soon.
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