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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 - 9:00 pm
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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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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Awesome Staff

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2015
Tom W
Phoenix, Arizona
Good for:
  • Business meetings
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Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Jayne T
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

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

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 

Thank jdog2855
Tempe, Arizona
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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 

Thank Globetrotters910
Phoenix, Arizona
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397 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
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 

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 

Thank mrlar13
Mesa, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 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 

Thank andycoe27
Gilbert, Arizona
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My mother in law considers Riazzi's a "tradition". Well the last 3 times we have eaten here we have vowed not to return. Tonight was the final straw. We had a reservation for 9 people at 6:30 pm. We were finally seated around 6:45. They hadn't even set up for us. Then we went and got our own menus because... More 

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Winnipeg MB Canada
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

Went here for both lunch and dinner and would give this restaurant an A+ The food is excellent well prepared an as authentic as Italy itself. The portions are very generous and the prices are extremely reasonable! Unlike the previous reviewer the service was extremely good being both attentive and courteous.

Thank xperiencedcanuck
Dacula, Georgia
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The bread and first glass of water was fast. After that........it fell apart. Server took order and said that it wouldn't take any longer than 20 min. It was about that long in getting our salads. Food arrived Luke warm, we were asked do you need anything else? I asked for refill on water, about 3/4 done my meal, I... More 

Thank Peggy A

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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
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?