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“It is about time this location got a great restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ranked #278 of 1,239 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 5th Ave and Goldwater
Description: EVO is an Italian influenced restaurant and lounge. Comfy, cozy, sexy. Open for happy hour, dinner and late night dining until 1:30am. Fresh and unique.
Scottsdale, Arizona
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“It is about time this location got a great restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

While it will become obvious in the review, I like this place.

I actually ended up there twice last week. The location had gone through several restaurants in the past couple of years, but EVO looks like the real deal.

I first stopped in Sunday night for a light snack and a glass of wine. My friend and I shared the fried risotto balls served in a red sauce. It was outstanding. While they have a great bottle wine selection, everything you really need you can get at an incredible price from their "tap" wines. Yes, poured out of a tap just beer, but that did not diminish the quality or the presentation.

My second experience was last Friday at happy hour. They have a wonderful happy hour menu, and great beer and wine prices. I tried the happy hour peperoni pizza. I wouldn't say it was to die for, but it was way better than most. A few more peperoni slices would probably make it better, but for $7 it was a deal.

Sunday night was pretty quiet, which you would expect during August in Scottsdale. But, at happy hour on Friday the bar was full. The crowd was 30 to 40 ish, active and professional. It was a great experience.

There are lots of choices in Old Town Scottsdale, but Evo just jumped to the top of my list.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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EVO4175, Owner at Evo, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for visiting EVO and for the great review! We hope to serve you again soon!

Sincerely,
Nick Neuman
owner/operator, EVO
nickneuman@evoscottsdale.com
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