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Va Bene

Ahwatukee Foothills
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4647 E Chandler Blvd Ste 1, Phoenix, AZ 85048-0424
(480) 706-4070
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Food, Great Staff Great Place!!

I was in Arizona this March and discovered through some people that there was a great little italian restaurant. I decided to check it out and was very pleasantly surprised. When I walked in I was greeted almost immediately and brought to a table. The waitress was lovely and I ordered a glass of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Theresa M
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Toronto, Canada
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Ahwatukee, Arizona, United States
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168 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The Phoenix metropolitan area has many excellent Italian restaurants and we have tried most. Still, perhaps a surprise to some, the overall best Italian restaurant is located in a small strip center along Chandler Boulevard in Ahwatukee. We have been dining at Va Bene Italian Restaurant Martini & Wine Bar for years. The main dining room is small especially compared... More 

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hilo
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Beautiful and pleasant restaurant but the food was not good.. Gnocchi were too salty and lacking any other taste. The fried calamari were too breaded, overdone and fat. The Pizza was not this and crispy and too much cheese on it. The risotto was ok and the wine was great. Maybe the regular chef is not in on a Monday

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Seattle, Washington
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

After having a number of really nice dinners at Va Bene, we arrived on a Thursday night in May to find a loud party on the patio. This was OK because it was hot so we sat inside near the bar. The bar denizens were also loud. Well, it's a bar. We ordered drinks and dinner. The service was exceptional... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I was in Arizona this March and discovered through some people that there was a great little italian restaurant. I decided to check it out and was very pleasantly surprised. When I walked in I was greeted almost immediately and brought to a table. The waitress was lovely and I ordered a glass of red wine. In the meantime I... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I like the vibe in Va Bene and I understand it is primarily a wine bar but with the popularity of craft beers these days, you would think they could add at least one tap. Their appetizers are always good but without getting a drink I really want, we don't tend to go there often.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My friend and I go out to lunch every Friday and always try new places we have never been, she had a groupon , so we came, the resturant is beautiful, our waiter was fantastic, the bread was warm and the seasoned butter was addicting, we ordered the pizza with with mushrooms and Italian sausage, I'm from Chicago and very... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My wife and I tried this place for the first time today. We eat lunch out every day and are always on the lookout for new places to try. I can begin by saying my wife, or "fussy eater" as I call her, said this is definitely worth a return visit. The staff was very warm and genuinely inviting. We... More 

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Collingwood, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

4 of us went for dinner - had some happy hour apps - bruschetta, grilled veg's and calamari. The latter was the best wig big portions. The martinis were like a flat soda, seemed watered down. Main courses - chicken with capers tomatoes and black olives quite nice- marguerita pizza was quite good, and the linguini seafood was very good.... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My friends & I come here often for happy hour, then stay to dance to live bands. The food never fails to impress. Favorites are the salad Va Bene, the melenzane (eggplant), & all of the pasta dishes. Food is served piping hot. Wait staff are very professional, although service can be erratic at times. Atmosphere is more upscale, so... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Felt like we were eating gangsta food. :-) Italian food next to a well stocked and secured gun shop. :-) But the Italian was wonderful! Flounder exquisite. Service good.

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Additional Information about Va Bene

Address: 4647 E Chandler Blvd Ste 1, Phoenix, AZ 85048-0424
Phone Number: (480) 706-4070
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Ahwatukee Foothills
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4647 E Chandler Blvd Ste 1, Phoenix, AZ 85048-0424
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Ahwatukee Foothills
  • Neighborhood: Ahwatukee Foothills
  • Phone Number: (480) 706-4070

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?