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2700 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ | Directions 8528233.399991 -111.939887
Since 1947, the Riazzi family has been serving homemade Italian food to valley residents and visitors. The menu over the years has changed somewhat, but all the dishes still have that quality that only the Riazzi family can give. Food prepared by hand, with years of care and experience, make this casual dining experience one to put at the top of your list.
We decided to visit riazzi's with some friends for the first time. well for the 3 of them. I on the other hand had eaten and enjoyed riazzi's when I was younger. We used to eat at the Van Buren location. my family and I had moved out of state so when I moved back here with my own family and saw it was still in business I knew I had to check it out. the decor is a bit outdated but that doesn't take away from the delicious food that did not disappoint. all four of us were satisfied with our choices. I was happy and relieved that they still deliver wonderful dishes and the staff was great! will be coming back for sure.
Chicken Valastano - tortelloni- house salad w/ Italian vinegarette- meat rav w/ meat sauce ... All Great & very Yummy!!!!
The food is out of this world and coming from someone who had an italian restaurant that was 25 years old, that says something. The atmosphere reminded my husband and I of what we would imagine the Sinatra erea would be like. Our hosts gave us a booth in the corner which was very romantic. For appetizers we had the calamari and steamed clams. They were both a meal in themselves and the calamari wasn't the rings you usually get that make you think you are getting alot when in reality your not. They were sliced, breaded and put in a basket. The clams were small and succulent, not the kind you have to keep chewing and then have to spit out because you'll never going to break them down in order to swallow. Dipping the crusty but soft in the center Italian bread it the buttery sauces was yummy. We ordered the Chicken Valastano which was prepared to perfection. The chicken was tender and not dried out. They were stuffed with cheeses that melted in your mouth. The marsala sauce made you want to drink it. My husband order a brandy manhatten up and although he has had very good manhatten's in his life time, his comment was that this was the best he has ever had. If your looking for old world, I suggest this place.
Really authentic Italian cooking with ""Mama"" in the kitchen. Family run, the food is some of the best ""homemade"" Italian food in town. Very reasonable prices and cooking that done by Southern Italy make this a special, yet verycasual place to have a great dinner.
Very nice and reasonably priced Italian restaurant. Fried calamari was delicious - not your typical rings, and offered with 3 sauces to dip - marinara, cocktail and tartar. Choice of soup or salad with dinner - I chose the Minnestrone and it was very very good. The waiter was very nice - did not make us feel rushed. Prices really surprised me at how reasonable they are. Would definitely re-vist.
My grandma liked the eggplant parmisan (a full inch of fried eggplant, the best in the valley for sure. I ate half because she couldn't finish it.)
I love the manacotti. Seriously, when are you ever going to make this at home? -For lunch it's $7.95 with a decent sized salad and a full side of spaghetti. Everything comes with free baguette and butter.
We all enjoyed the ambience, food, wine and service. Everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed the appetizers of mussels and then their entree. Not one of us had room for dessert . The service was friendly and professional with a fresh basket of bread and butter delivered to our table before it was needed. Would highly recommend dining here to anyone and will dine here again when back in Tempe, Az.
This place is shamelessly affordable and has a great atmosphere, for business, family or friends.
The spaghetti and meatballs and the meatball sand which are hands down my favorite items on the menu. I LOVE their meatballs. I would say they are the best I have ever tasted outside the east coast. I prefer their marinara sauce over their meat sauce which I find flavorless. I have had several of the other entrees but they are not as good.
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