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Phoenix — By Heather Wright Schlichting on August 14, 2009 at 9:39 am
Filed under: Buckeye, DC Ranch, Food & Beverage, italian, old town, pizza, Scottsdale, wine

Local Pizzeria Opens New Locations

Grazie, the pizzeria and wine bar features over 100 imported wines from every region of Italy.  You can even purchase a bottle “to go.”

They’ve been in Old Town Scottsdale since 2001 and they’ve recently opened two locations in Verrado in Buckeye and Canyon Village at DC Ranch in North Scottsdale.

Pizzas range from $9 – $14 and even though my husband doesn’t share, you definitely can.  They are large enough for two.  Pasta dishes, salads and calzones round out the menu. 

Ever since I left Chicago, I never knew that I would miss tiramisu so much.  Now, I’m on a constant quest to find good tiramisu.  Grazie’s version is to me, the way tiramisu should be, complete with lady fingers, mascarpone and sprinkled with cocoa powder.

They also host wine events consisting of a five course meal paired with five wines.

And if learning to speak Italian is your passion, they offer a 10 class course for $19.50 per class.  They even include a glass of wine with the class, which is pretty much the only way I can learn.

I’ve been a customer since around 2002 and have always enjoyed the experience.  Besides, how can you not like a place where the wait staff wears shirts that say, “Friends don’t let friends drink white zinfandel.”


Grazie Restaurants

Grazie Old Town Scottsdale
6952 E. Main St., Scottsdale

Grazie Verrado
21051 W. Main St., Buckeye

Grazie Canyon Village at DC Ranch
18835 N. Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale

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