Arizona Italian restaurants: 6 top places around the state
Start with a cozy, 112-year-old house and fill it with the sensual smells of sauces bubbling on the stove and sausage sizzling in the pan, and you've got the perfect setting for a meal. And in downtown Kingman, no less. The walls are covered with Rat Pack and Mafia memorabilia, and that imagery is reflected in the menu names. Start with Dino's Calamari Steak, a large and exquisitely tender piece of seafood sautéed in olive oil and topped with tomato cream sauce. That same sauce covers the Penne Norcina Nitti, pasta tumbled with roasted bell peppers and spicy Italian sausage. All sauces are prepared fresh daily. Seafood, chicken, fork-tender steaks and an extensive wine list round out the menu.
by Roger Naylor - Mar. 8, 2011 03:22 PM
Special for The Arizona Republic
Our Tiramisu is now Ranked#10 in the Country By Heavenly Desserts
one of the Top 25 Best Restaurants in Arizona
Arizona Highways Magazine
A great restaurant
in Kingman, AZ
"This restaurant is definitely
worth a stop in Kingman, AZ, northwest corner of the state on US
40. The restaurant is in the historic
part of the town. The cuisine is Italian and steak, an odd combination
but the food is fantastic. I had three silver dollar sized filets
mignons topped with different cheeses and perfectly cooked to order.
My husband ordered a pasta which was superb from a varied list of
pastas. Excellent wine list and knowledgeable suggestions. A mom
and pop operation very out of the ordinary. Sympathique decor and comfortable
ambience. I'd go to Kingman to eat here!"
TripAdvisor.com Traveler Reviews
Voted #1 Tiramisu
in Tri-State Area & tied for First in AZ
It's sheer good fortune
that puts me in front of Mattina's
"As I take my first forkful of angel-hair pasta with baby clams
at Mattina's Ristorante Italiano, I'm thanking the gods... On any evening,
the intimate restaurant is packed, primarily with locals thrilled
to find a special of trout amandine or calamari steak in their
city. Other diners regularly make the two-hour drive from Las Vegas
for one of Mattina's "Capone" cuts,
a grilled 16-ounce New York strip steak. For me, it will be no
stretch to make the 3 1/2-hour trek from Phoenix just for the ravioli,
plump with shrimp, crab and mascarpone cheese in clam cream sauce."
Carey Sweet – The Republic
"Kingman: Heart of Old Route 66"
Voted Best Italian
Restaurant In Tri-State Area
Voted Awarded Triple-Diamond Platinum Award By AAA