Have you ever looked at the dining options in Phoenix? There's more to choose from than you could possibly imagine, but that's great for you, because you get to take your pick at some fabulous restaurants and dig in to some of the best dishes you've ever had. Need some suggestions? Here are five restaurants worth visiting in Phoenix


The restaurant has been open for more than 60 years, and with good reason. Durant's is a steakhouse known for incredible food, great service, and a beautiful atmosphere. It's where you go when you want to impress someone special, get dressed up more than usual, and look at your date in a way that reminds you of why you chose each other in the first place. Durant's has an extensive wine list, and while the menu is relatively limited, there's something for everyone. They're open 7 days a week, with lunch and dinner served during the week and only dinner on the weekends.

The Arrogant Butcher

Located in the downtown area of Phoenix, The Arrogant Butcher serves up American-style food with a twist. The don't just slap food on the plate and call it a day, they actually care about what goes onto the dish, and the fact that they won “Best Dessert” in 2012 by Best of Downtown Phoenix for their Salted Caramel Pudding should be an indication. The Arrogant Butcher also has an inexpensive Happy Hour from 3-6 on Monday through Saturday. Whether you want a beer, glass of wine, or a bottle of champagne, they have a long list of drinks to choose from.


Don't make the mistake of thinking that Cibo is just another pizzeria. They pride themselves on making mouth-watering dishes with the unmistakable flair of incredible Italian cooking. They have an extensive wine menu with a few beer selections mixed in for good measure. Whether you want a Diavola pizza for dinner or a Nutella crepe for dessert, you won't be disappointed. There are many reviews from past guests at Cibo who deem their pizza not only the best in Phoenix, but also in Arizona.

Pizzeria Bianco

It may seem counterproductive to put two pizzerias on the same list of best places to eat at in Phoenix, but a little friendly pizza competition on your taste buds can't hurt. Pizzeria Bianco has been open more than 25 years, and what was once a small pizzeria in the back of a grocery store has now expanded to become one of the best restaurants in town. They have several types of pizza as well as a slew of other dishes, but many past guests especially rave about the Sonny Boy, which is a pizza that consists of tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, gaeta olives, and salami.

T. Cook's Restaurant

This classy restaurant is yet another wonderful pick for a date night that will make any romantic blush. T. Cook's Restaurant has excellent dishes, a great wine selection, and live music several times a week. They don't have a huge menu, but past guests gush about how good the food is, and say that despite the somewhat expensive prices, it's worth every penny. The ambiance isn't so bad either. Head over and check it out for yourself. T. Cook's Restaurant is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The aforementioned are just some of the excellent dining options in Phoenix, but there are plenty more to visit where you'll have a wonderful experience you won't soon forget.