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About Virtu Honest Craft
Chef Gio Osso’s intimate gathering spot is tucked inside Old Town Scottsdale’s Bespoke Inn, where his menu features contemporary cuisine inspired by his Mediterranean roots and global influences. Simply dubbed "honest craft," Chef Gio's menu changes weekly, and is comprised of reliable and satisfying mainstays like homemade pastas, hearty meat dishes and superb seafood. Join us for lunch or dinner seven days a week or brunch on the weekends inside our cozy dining room for 30 guests, or enjoy a delightful Arizona evening on our beautifully lit patio.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Modern European, Contemporary American, Contemporary Italian
Hours of Operation:
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
2nd St & Marshall Way
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Full-service catering is available; please call for information.
Street parking along Marshall Way is available, as well as evening parking at Scottsdale Artists' School across the street. Overnight parking is not permitted at the school, but is permissible along Marshall way.
Scottsdale's Loloma Station is just 50 yards north of Virt.
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Virtu Honest Craft Ratings and Reviews
Have been to Virtu several times. Probably our favorite Scottsdale restaurant. This time the experience was not quite as outstanding as usual due to some remodeling going on. (It was the summer season, so a pretty good time) No real fault of restaurant, but ambience was not as good as usual. Food and drinks were still very good, however.
The polpo (grilled octopus) is some of the best around. The burrata with crusty grilled bread is also a favorite of ours. This time I had the grilled swordfish in a thin tomato broth, which was perfectly light since we had already stuffed appertizers in our faces.
Cocktails are inventive and well balanced. I had their "Fortified Truth" made with Amaro, Irish Whiskey, Lemon, Grapefruit and other tasty ingredients. I'm not a whiskey drinker but was in the mood for something different, so I gave it a try. I loved it so much I ended up having 3.
Virtu has become a local favorite of mine to take friends. They're always pleased with a delicious dinner.
Had dinner for my husbands birthday. Wow.. what an amazing meal!!! Food, service and ambience was all perfect. Must try the octopus and toffee cake! I will be dreaming of them both. My husband said the lamb was the best he has ever had. The scallops were also amazing . Can't recommend this place enough. The cocktails were delicious and innovative. Will definitely be back! And thanks to Ivan for fantastic service and recommendations.
The food was excellent - lamb shank and scallops were our entrees. Great cocktails. We sat inside because of the extreme heat and the noise level was very high and tables close together.
Our waiter was knowledgeable but not very friendly and seemed to have a bit of an attitude.
We will return but definitely sit outside on the lovely patio when it's not so hot.
This is our 3rd or 4th time choosing Virtu over any other place to celebrate. This time it was to celebrate 40 years with my wife, partner, true north, my everything. We both love Virtu. This is a small intimate place. Quiet, so you can really be in the moment with the one you love. The service is attentive and yet not intrusive. The food is creative, and presented as a piece of art on your plate. When we first get our food we take a moment and just look at it. Then those first bites cause us to hold our breath for a moment and then breath a sigh of pure ecstasy. Yea, its really like that. Every bite is pure magic. And if you like your before, during, and after drinks, the staff are very knowledgeable, and the selections of wines, and craft drinks are amazing. You should try one of their craft drinks. And if the night weather is right their patio sits more people than the inside, and yet it is a beautiful setting that allows for an intimate experience. You need to try Virtu if you have not yet.
Visited on recommendation of other Open Table reviews & were not disappointed. Loverly combination of flavors and interesting menu. Lovely outside area to dine if weather permits (unfortunately it was 109 degrees when we visited so we dined inside). Burrata starter was excellent. Lamb and Pork rib were both fabulous. Very nice Tempranillo complimented food.
We were in Scottsdale on business and asked a friend for a dinner suggestion. She mentioned Virtu so we made a reservation through Open Table. We were looking forward to a nice evening at the end of a busy week. Unfortunately, things went badly once we got there.
The outside area was inviting but there was no hostess/host to be found. A couple sitting near the entrance pointed us to the inside part of the restaurant. The hostess was nowhere to be found. We waited about 5 minutes and then she appeared. No apologies, fine, it was warm and she wanted to stay inside. She found our reservation and then in a panic told us our table needed to be checked. Eventually she seated us in the front where there was no one around. It was like being relegated to the bad kids table. Forget about the fact that the table was covered with leaves. When we asked her for another table she said "there is no place else to seat you" which was patently not true.
So, about the food: at best average. Grilled octopus was reasonable but nothing special. Pork chop with peaches was serviceable but lacked any wow factor. Mu buccatini was oily and had minimal flavor despite the multitude of ingredients.
Service was competent. Some might find being referred to as "guys" at a James Beard award winning restaurant off putting but by this point we were done. Too much hype, not enough substance. Pity because we have to come back for business and would have liked to have found something besides steakhouses and Mexican restaurants for our dinners. The only reason I am giving a 2 star instead of a 1 star was that I feel sorry for the wait staff.
As usual, the service was outstanding. We both had excellent meals. The noise level in the restaurant continues to be an issue for me as it detracts from the experience. I also am very frustrated that the management is still not able to provide an up-to-date menu on their website. What you see on-line is not even close to what you are offered when you get there.
We were here during restaurant week and ordered off the special menu. The food was really good but not spectacular, especially for the price. I would go back there again though and stick with the regular menu as those items seemed to be more refined as we saw them pass our table going to other guests.
The restaurant is small and slightly cramped but has a somewhat cozy atmosphere (i.e. great if you want a small café setting but not ideal for a private conversation).
I selected this restaurant because of their Bistecca Tagliata dish (40oz Wagyu Tomahawk Ribeye steak). I love to cook and was looking for a unique experience. I found out when I ordered that the steak was prime, not Wagyu (disappointing given the price of $125). I showed the waiter the menu from Open Table. Her responded that it was a "sample" menu (as if they were not responsible for the menu listed on Open Table).
I realized about 5 minutes after ordering that the waiter did not ask us how we wanted our ribeye cooked. I followed up and was told they cook it to medium rare but could adjust. I said that was fine but I’m surprised the waiter didn’t address this when ordering (this seems to be a pretty big miss). The “insalata” was different than expected (I was expecting caprese but got an arugula salad).
I was surprised dinner did not include any bread or rolls (at this price, I expect all the bells and whistles). The complimentary dessert to celebrate my birthday was awesome (dark chocolate cake with scoop of French vanilla ice cream and chocolate/caramel drizzle).
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