My wife and I celebrated our anniversary with dinner at The Arizona Inn main dining room. I guess that we must fall into the category of Tusconans that Chef John P. doesn't think much of. We had a very enjoyable experience. The meal was all that we could have hoped for. The wait staff was very attentive without being smothering. The atmosphere was elegant.
The only negative that we encountered was something that could not be controlled. We dined on a Sunday evening and we were the only ones present. We felt as if we were on display. The positive aspect was that we had terrific service. The negative was that it was just too quiet. We were told by our waiter that the place was quite crowded just about a week ago during University of Arizona move in times.
The menu is pricey, but this is a fine special occasion place to dine.