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Riazzi's Italian Garden

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2700 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282
(480) 731-9464
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Riazzi's - Neighborhood Gem

This beautiful little restaurant on the corner of Mill Ave and Alameda, a location where you would not expect a restaurant to be, has been providing excellent Italian Food for many, many years now. Enter through a lovely little courtyard, shaded by a massive tree that is a treasure unto itself... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
19Hammer67
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Tempe, Arizona
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Tempe, Arizona
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This beautiful little restaurant on the corner of Mill Ave and Alameda, a location where you would not expect a restaurant to be, has been providing excellent Italian Food for many, many years now. Enter through a lovely little courtyard, shaded by a massive tree that is a treasure unto itself, and enter into this lovely little building. You will... More 

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leawood, kansas
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220 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good food. Average service. Popular locally, long standing family restaurant. Pasta awesome. Recommend.

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Thank colesloough
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

I like Riazzis. It is an old time classic restaurant and for that I give it a high rating. The food is competently prepared but not outstanding. It IS a cool restaurant nonetheless.

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Thank rhsmith85282
Phoenix, Arizona
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

The staff was great, all that reviews talk about. The food was good, but the food was not that hot, either in temp or taste. We left filled up, but not overwhelmed with the tastes or drinks. My eggplant parm was a generous portion, but not extraordinary in taste. The expresso after dinner was hot, but a little bitter. We... More 

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Thank Jayne T
Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

We have been here many times over the past 20 years. The staff are exceptional and the portion size and prices are very fair.

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Thank Tom W
Corvallis, Oregon
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Stumbled upon this place and will definitely be back for our next visit. We happened to arrive rather early (4:30 p.m.) and so were a little concerned when we were the only patrons there. But, more people began to trickle in. Our food was delicious and satisfying, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was very comforting. It was quiet... More 

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Thank jdog2855
Tempe, Arizona
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We went to Riazzi's last night for our anniversary dinner and it was wonderful as always. Shortly after being seated in a comfortable padded booth in the bar, the server brought a basket of piping hot bread with several pats of butter, and the feasting began. Traditional Italian music alternated with classic oldies from the 50s as we enjoyed our... More 

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Thank Globetrotters910
Phoenix, Arizona
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402 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I'm afraid I can't give this place a decent rating based on the overall taste and selection of foods for lunch. Many items have been crossed off the menu which is never a good sign. The server seemed very disinterested in her job. When we asked for iced tea to drink I asked her if they had Splenda...she said she'd... More 

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Thank Arizonafoodguy
Poway, CA
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117 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Beginning with a recommendation from a bartender at the hotel I stay at I have been to Riazzi's several times now. Really like the seafood diavola ... spicy with good amount of mussels, shrimp and scallops. Did not care for the veal dish I had one night. Another seafood dish of just scallops and pasta was so so. Meatball dish... More 

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Thank mrlar13
Mesa, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

If you are looking for cutting edge cuisine, chic ambiance and decor, trendy people etc., this is not the place for you. If you are interested in absolutely excellent Italian food (the kind you received once in a great while from a home cooked meal from an Italian friend of the family), go! You'll return often. Facts: Family run for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2700 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: (480) 731-9464

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?