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“Deceiving Exterior” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rancho Pinot Grill

Rancho Pinot Grill
6208 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253-5422 (South Scottsdale)
(480) 367-8030
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Ranked #48 of 1,023 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Contemporary
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: South Scottsdale
Cross street: Lincoln Dr.
Description: Rancho Pinot is a friendly, locally-loved "neighborhood" restaurant, featuring the best of the season from our local suppliers. Chef owned and operated for the past 17 years...we strive to make you feel welcomed and comfortable in our retro western-inspired dining room. Our cooking is simply satisfying and delicious...no fluff, no gimmicks...just homemade goodness for the worldly palate. Open kitchen, mesquite-fired grill, homemade ice creams & sorbets, artisan cocktails, wine cellar, wine-on-tap, draft beer.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Deceiving Exterior”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Located in a shopping center, with a Walgreens in one direction and a grocery store (I think) in another direction, you wouldn't expect to score as good of a meal as we actually did. Visiting Scottsdale from Michigan, we tried this place for the first time. Casual, yet stylish, interior. Engaging server. Wife had salad, I started with soup. I had the handmade pasta dish (with sausage, vegetables, etc.), and it was dynamite. Can't recall my wife's exact entree, but she loved it. Excellent dining experience.

Visited February 2012
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Rochester, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“What a gem!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

By far and away the best meal I have had in the Phoenix area. Finding a style to describe its imaginative food is hard to do. It is imaginative, creative and outstandingly delicious. Unlike many restaurants whose menu list incomprehensible lists if ingredients, Rancho Pinot makes creative use of the basics, with special treats thrown in. Not to be miss are the Olive Oil Cake, the Gnocchi, and the creamed soup offering. The service matched the outstanding quality of the food. Our server could not have been more helpful or engaging making the evening perfect. I cannot recommend a restaurant more highly.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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nj
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“The Best in Phoenix”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

Rancho Pinot is consistently the best restaurant in Phoenix......wonderfully quiet seating;
excellent local sourced menu; superbly flavored and prepared items; excellent wine selection; reasonably priced; ALWAYS great! Don't miss it.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Really fresh Southwestern food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

Some of the best SW dishes that I have had. The crispy chicken was crazy good as was the sea bass. Great atmosphere and the place was hopping even on a weeknight during shoulder season.

Visited December 2011
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Cincinnati
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98 reviews 98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Interesting Menu Outstanding Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

My wife and I joined friends for dinner at the Rancho Pinot Grill recently and it was wonderful. The menu contains small plates as well as regular sized entrees and a mix of sides that was very interesting. This small chef owned restaurant has outstanding waitpersons and an excellent wine selection.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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