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“Have been twice and see no reason to stop going....”

Pesto's Pizza Pasta & Calzone
Ranked #46 of 657 Restaurants in Chandler
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mesa, Arizona
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Have been twice and see no reason to stop going....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

The nosh plate was great a little on the pricey side ($20). It was good for 2 people and it helped make the happy hour happier. On our First visit the girl had a Lemon Meringue she said "was A...... MAZING" (this it one of the highest ratings the girl can give.) Have enjoyed both trips. Sat once at the bar and once at a table by the bar. Both were good but a little cramped. On a Friday or Saturday you may either wait awhile or have to become very intimate with the peeps at the bar. Either way it is worth it.

  • Visited March 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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72 reviews
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“Quaint Local Wine Bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

A recent visit to Pesto's was truly a pleasure. It was a Friday night and bustling with people, yet we were able to find ample space to sit at the bar. We were only there to enjoy the wine, but the food that was being served around us, looked so delicious! To begin, they served us some water with a slice of cucumber in it (which I thought was different and refereshing!). There were finger snacks at the bar to enjoy while sipping our wine. They offered us many choices from their wine list in various price ranges. We will definitely be going back, but next time to enjoy the food!

  • Visited February 2013
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Phoenix, AZ
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Wine bar with good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

I used to be a regular at this restaurant because the food is that good and the menu that varied. (The antipasto salad is especially good as is the white pizza pie.) But they've redecorated with the emphasis more on the wine bar than the restaurant. The decor is lovely, but the high tables with high bar stools are very uncomfortable and there are only a few low tables with comfortable chairs. Take my advice and call in advance to reserve one of the good tables. Atmosphere can be a bit noisy too.

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Arizona
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“More upscale than it looks from the outside”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

I have been going here for years. Pesto's has remodeled and upgraded itself in the last couple years to a rather classy wine bar and restaurant. Displays of wine is the focus in both the bar and dining areas. It is one of those smaller places that hasn't been discovered by everyone yet, so you can be part of the secret. Great for dates or small groups/families.

I highly recommend their dinner salad and house (Italian) dressing as a starter. For a small diner salad it is loaded with just the right toppings and amount of dressing. Pizza and calzones are big here, but there are plenty of excellent entrees. Try the Pasta Greek for a taste of something you won't get a Olive Garden.

I won't give this place a 5 stars only because it is located in a non-descript strip mall, but its still a great place.

  • Visited July 2012
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Chandler, Arizona
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“CUTE local wine bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

Not a fancy place, but a great little local wine bar with an excellent selection and delicious casual food.

Visited May 2012
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