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.
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, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Virtu Honest Craft Ratings and Reviews
I loved the restaurant, but will say tha ...
I loved the restaurant, but will say that I am a pretty conservative diner when it comes to meats. The restaurant is pretty adventurous with meats. However, they absolutely accommodated me and my meal was delicious.
We were given a gift certificate to Virt ...
We were given a gift certificate to Virtu'. We opted to use it to celebrate Mom's birthday on July 14th. Our meal was fantastic. The Charred Octopus appetizer was to die for, the duck entree and our pomegranite granita dessert were delicious! Our server, Matt, was excellent...attentive, answered all our questions with food knowledge and grace, even brought us a sample of their red sauce base when I mentioned I couldn't find a good red sauce in Arizona and made a recommendation for us. We will definitely be going back to Virtu'!
Came here with my boyfriend upon seeing ...
Came here with my boyfriend upon seeing some great online reviews. Their online menu noted that their regular menu frequently changes weekly, and sometimes daily, due to what's available. That is very appealing to me as clearly their products are fresh and likely local.
Upon arrival, however, the menu was extremely limited compared to what the online menu indicated. I do not eat pork or red meat and it was pretty much impossible to find an item that didn't include either. Of course, if this isn't a problem for you, then you're in luck! (And I realize most peoples' diets are more flexible).
Before we even fully got to ordering (we asked for scallops and another item) the waitress suggested we get the octopus instead of the scallops, being that their known for it and it was our first time in. So, I realize I sound like a difficult patron, but I don't eat octopus either, and told her so (they're highly intelligent, blah blah - I'm an animal person). She stood firm and said we should try it.. and my loyalty lacking boyfriend decided to go with.
The food overall was fine. I ended up getting the scallop for dinner, which was fantastic. My boyfriend seemed to enjoy the octopus, and he got the ghocchi as well, which was tasty and filling.
The setting is very cozy. They have a gorgeous outside patio that I would have loved to enjoy, but 108o just isn't comfortable for that. I hear they have a delicious brunch, so I'll be back when the weather permits to give that a shot outside.
Oh, lest I forget! The "Ice Queen" cocktail is liquid deliciousness and HIGHLY recommended.
Nice little restaurant in downtown Scott ...
Nice little restaurant in downtown Scottsdale off main drag.
Service was very good . The indoor dining was way too noisy and table space very cramped.
Appetizers were small but very good. Main dishes okay. The beef for two was over spiced and too fatty with a pile of arugula next to it. The fish and scallop dishes were good.
Deserts were tasty.
Overall a nice experience but not near the top of the a Scottsdale dining scene.
the asparagus with duck egg, and grilled ...
the asparagus with duck egg, and grilled octopus dishes were absolutely orgasmic
fresh, flavorable, great local ingredients
service friendly, knowledgable and food centric
too bad too hot for the patio, but what a lovely spot for dining or drinks
will definitely be back
Thoughtful menu, creative cocktails, qua ...
Thoughtful menu, creative cocktails, quality ingredients, flavor-driven technique but not overly fussy--elegant comfort food with Italian food sensibilities and influences. Brunch is also treat experienced on a lovely patio.
The food is OUTSTANDING. I normally don' ...
The food is OUTSTANDING. I normally don't spend time writing reviews, however, this restaurant impressed me enough that 5 days after dining there, I have to provide a positive feedback for others to experience the same. The duck with peaches & blue cheese had my taste buds go wild in the best way possible. My daughter had the corn hen and my mother enjoyed the seafood dish. 3 out of 3 dishes deserve a 10 out of 10!
Service was great, along with the perfect wine recommendation for my duck. Definitely will remember this place and will go back when in Scottsdale!
Of the top five meals I've had in a life ...
Of the top five meals I've had in a lifetime of travel, two have been at Virtu! The octopus! The trout! The pork in pork in pork! From decadently rich to delicately light, a meal at Virtu is a memorable experience.
I simply cannot say enough good things a ...
I simply cannot say enough good things about this place, it is an absolute must! Their cocktails are creative, as well as their dishes. HIGHLY recommend the smoked duck if it's on the menu (love that they are seasonal and always mixing it up). The vibe is so quaint and comfortable. Can't wait to return!
Absolutely spectacular! Food, service, w ...
Absolutely spectacular! Food, service, wine menu, full bar, ambiance, everything was perfect!
We shared the charred octopus and the orata (italian fish) dishes and they were perfect. Both were perfectly cooked, with delectable embellishments. We absolutely cannot wait to go back! would love to try their brunch!!
In fairness (I am an investor in a resta ...
In fairness (I am an investor in a restaurant) I am more of a critic than the critics, and when time allows, I only eat in restaurants with outstanding reviews, some disappoint; Virtu did not. Server was young and needs to know the menu and beverage list better.
The menu was limited, but original. The only worry I would concern myself about is the variety of the menu items offered. The "signature" octopus was excellent, yet the presentation (cut up) was substantially different than pictured (whole) on the website. Our second dish was a shredded pork with pouched egg and polenta; excellent!!!
I would highly recommend Virtu...
We were celebrating my birthday and my w ...
We were celebrating my birthday and my wife made the arrangements for the evening. The food was very good, well presented and explained. I had the scallops, which were delicious. My wife had the orata fish, which she loved. We would happily go back again.
Husband posted review.....
Food was amazing. Be aware that the "Sma ...
Food was amazing. Be aware that the "Small Bites" starters are large! Grilled Octopus was fabulous and I hate octopus! Bar drinks are unusual and fabulous. Disappointed that the scallops were not made with the 5-way corn, but still delicious! Can't wait to go back!
This was our first visit to Virtu. The m ...
This was our first visit to Virtu. The manager Joshua was proactive about calling ahead to inform me of the patio reservation being during a time of the day that the outside temperature would still be almost unbearable. He accommodated us and took really good care of us.
Wesley was our server and he did a phenomenal job at walking us through menu and making wonderful recommendations. We ordered the scallops and duck; it was superb. I'm looking forward to trying the pork chop and chicken dishes on our next visit.
The ambiance was very romantic and set the tone for our date night. I highly recommend Virtu Honest Craft for those looking to spend some amazing quality time with a significant other or small group of friends. The food will not disappoint you! TRY THE DESSERTS! They were DELICIOUS!
Thank you for the amazing first time experience, we will be back and will be recommending your restaurant to family and friends.
This was our first visit here but it def ...
This was our first visit here but it definitely won't be our last. The service is excellent, the food was unbelievably fantastic and very unusual from what we are used to. While it is too pricey for us for everyday dining, it will definitely become one of our special occasion restaurant.
We had a disappointing dinner at Virtu l ...
We had a disappointing dinner at Virtu last week, but the cause was " restaurant week." We had booked long before Virtu announced they were taking part and the menu only came two days before our reservation--too late to change our plans. Unlike many restaurants, Virtu was only serving the restaurant week menu, plus a few "add ons". Since we had come for the octopus we paid to order it in addition to the $44 dinner. We did not find the included appetizers up to Virtu standards. THe burrata was especially disappointing. Among the main courses, the Orata was good, but the pasta dish and the steak were unimaginative. In addition, since my husband is a diabetic the dessert course ( all sweet) were also a waste for us. We may give Virtu another chance, but NEVER during restaurant week.
Four of us dined together during restaur ...
Four of us dined together during restaurant week. We ordered the octopus as an app and for entrees fish, the pasta and the flat iron steak. We all thoroughly enjoyed or meals and the drinks were also excellent. Would definitely recommend and will certainly return. The only off putting issue was the service. Our server was rather uppity, cold, and rushed. Perhaps due to it being restaurant week she was a bit stressed but, she really made us feel rather unwelcome. Hopefully this is not her typical disposition! In any case I'd been wanting to try the restaurant for some time but, for some reason kept forgetting to put in rotation, but, now that I have done so I will definitely return. Thanks for a great meal!
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