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Amarsi Ristorante

12152 North Rancho Vistoso Boulevard, Oro Valley, AZ 85755
(520) 297-9491
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Ranked #13 of 41 restaurants in Oro Valley
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Flagstaff
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We dined at Amarsi's with two other members of our family and enjoyed wonderful Italian quisine as well as excellent service. Whether is was lamb sausage, sauteed salmon, lobster ravioli or the trout special, it was all perfectly prepared and presented. Desserts included tiramisu, spimone, canelone (sp?) and the special of the day. They were delicious and the portions were... More

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Arizona
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144 reviews 144 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We dined at this Italian restaurant 3 times a couple years ago while it appeared they were struggling with start-up issues. A Group-on offer enticed us to return and we were glad we did. it was a Tuesday evening, so the crowd was light. The owner/manager greeted us warmly and sat us at a lovely table near the window. We... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Excellent Italian restaurant with a diverse menu. Service was excellent and each course was prepared very well. Creme Brûlée was among the best I have ever had.Would not miss this restaurant if visiting the area again.

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Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the Tucson area. Not only is the food great, but the staff treats you like family when you are there. They have special dinners once a month that celebrate the cuisine of other countries that are simply superb! Daily specials are always well prepared and food is plentiful. We love Amarsi

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Tucson, Arizona
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37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My wife and I dined here on Saturday night, had not been here in a long time, think I remember why now. We started with a salad that was good tasting but light on Gargonzola, walnuts and roasted peppers, lots of Argula. My wife had the calamari which seemed like it was in the freezer to long. Breading falling off... More

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Oro Valley, Arizona
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Horrible owner/manager! We took some friend to get a pizza on e Saturday night.We sat at a table top in bar area so we could talk over dinner.When ordering a Pizza (mind you that is $28 a pizza) the owner told us on Friday and Saturday nights we would have to sit at bar and eat...which makes it impossible for... More

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The wait for an Italian restaurant in our area was worth it. The food is excellent, personnel are wonderful and cheerful. A good selection of wine is of benefit too. Hard to find superlatives for their pizza.

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Chicago, IL USA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We enjoyed the restaurant. The portions of the lasagna(about 2 lbs) and the cioppino were large. The drinks were good and the prices were excellent. Our server was very good. All around good family owned restaurant.

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Oro Valley, Arizona, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Once was enough. They said they don't use canola, the crappiest oil on the market. http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400093/Choosing-Canola-Oil.html On the phone they said they used olive oil. But when you get there, it's a blend of canola oil. So the menu shrank substantially. I ordered the Caprese....essentially tomato slices with home made mozzarella - balsamic vinegar and "extra virgin olive oil." It... More

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Puget Sound, WA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

We had a take out pizza from Amarsi so we could have dinner while we watched the Gonzaga basketball game. It was superb. Very European in the tasty cheese and toppings. We'd go back in a second.

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