Tempe Category

Anyone who is familiar with the area knows that Oregano’s is a valley-wide treasure.  If you can handle the wait which greatly varies given the day, time and specific location, you’ll definitely love the food. The atmosphere is one of a small, casual, intimate diner set in the 40s and 50s.  Unfortunately the music is […]

Classic Italian Pizza

In: Tempe

Appearances aren’t everything! Classic Italian Pizza is tucked away in a not-so-appealing strip mall located on Basline and Rural roads in Tempe.  While the outside may make you want to turn and run, the inside will blow you away. Inside it is warm and quaint with a small bar and a brick oven for cooking […]

Maria, Maria La Catina

In: Tempe

Disclaimer: I am sucker for good margaritas and Mexican food. Ah, Maria, Maria, how I do love thee. Well, I think I have died and gone to heaven with our latest Talking Dish reviewed restaurant, Maria, Maria. Located in the Tempe Marketplace, the restaurant serves what I would call a variety of Cuban-infused Mexican dishes. […]

Z Tejas

In: Scottsdale, Tempe

Z Tejas serves southwestern style cuisine which seems to be contemporary cross between American and Mexican, but without the traditional Mexican feel. The food is really quite good for a quasi-chain restaurant, with multiple locations and a consistent menu from location to location. I got the diabalo chicken pasta, which is about 1 grilled chicken […]

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