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7133 E Stetson Dr, Ste 1, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-3229 (Downtown Scottsdale)
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Ranked #105 of 1,033 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary, Eclectic, International
Neighborhood: Downtown Scottsdale
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 6th Avenue, just South of Cameback
Transit: The Downtown Scottsdale Trolley is a free service which runs all day and makes frequent stops throughout all the downtown neighborhoods, as well as several Scottsdale and Paradise Valley resorts
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Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have eaten at Cowboy Ciao several times and the food is always good but this was our first wine dinner there. Unlike most wine dinners this was a challenge between the owner and a master sommelier Emmanuel Kemiji. We were presented with 2 wines with each delicious course and asked which wine went better with the food. Only after... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We had a great meal don't miss the Stetson salad (no lettuce) and the Buffalo Carpaccio follow that up with the Beef Short Rib and mexican style bread pudding.....WoW Ciao!

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Food and service was good but food was not equal to prices being charged. I had the shortribs which were very good but my potatoes were lukewarm and the brussel sprouts had a slightly old taste. My dining partner didn't like anything on his plate and found all the portions on the menu too large. Wine was excellent. Generally, found... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Everything, including our wonderfully helpful and knowledgeable waiter, was perfect. The Cowboy Ciao salad is freakily delicious. Scallops were the biggest I've seen, with incredible flavour. Fantastic wine menu. Ask for seat window. To the untrained, my partner may look fed-up, but that is actually his happy, slightly tipsy face.

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Porter, Texas
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I had eaten here previously and had high expectations and they were met. On a business dinner and two of us ordered the Allen Brothers 16 ounce strip steak. For starters we had the nut encrusted sauteed sea scallops and they were outstanding. Then we had the famous Cowboy Ciao salad and the dressing was simply outstanding. Then came the... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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87 reviews 87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Four of us dined here and each was very satisfied with the food and wine selections. Go to their website to review the menu options - not enough space to discuss the details. Suffice it to say that everything was creatively prepared and beautifully presented. Cooked to order and very tasty. Wine was great and four of us went through... More 

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St. John's, Newfoundland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I love this restaurant and I have always tried something different on each visit and have never come away disappointed. The place is eclectic, with a great vibe and busy atmosphere. The service is quite good and the people are all very helpful and friendly. Very enjoyable. We found free parking nearby in a lot just down the street diagonally... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The chopped salad has been a favourite of mine for years and every time you go back, it never lets you down. I am vegi so to be honest - you really need 2 to fill you up. Oh what a dilemma!

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Cowboy Ciao is a great place to go if you're looking for creativity and variety in a nice dinner. Everything on the menu seemed completely original - you can tell the chef has a great time coming up with the menu. The wine list is (as it acknowledges) nearly hilarious in it's scope, possibly the most impressive I've ever seen.... More 

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Surprise, AZ
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111 reviews 111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I wish this place was closer to us! I read the reviews, which said we shouldn't miss the Stetson salad. So the four of us split it for an appetizer -- OMG! Next time I may just get that! (Have it with the smoked salmon.) All of us LOVED our meals. There is a wine list that is crazy-long --... More 

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Additional Information about Cowboy Ciao

Address: 7133 E Stetson Dr, Ste 1, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-3229
Phone Number: 480-946-3111
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale>  > Downtown Scottsdale
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Contemporary, Eclectic, International

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