Arizona Italian restaurants: 6 top places around the state
Voted #3

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.

Our Tiramisu is now Ranked #10 in the Country By Heavenly Desserts

Roger Naylor

Mar. 8, 2011 , The Arizona Republic

“Voted one of the Top 25 Best Restaurants in Arizona”

Arizona Highways Magazine

Voted #1 Tiramisu in Tri-State Area & tied for First in AZ

It’s the 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 treks from Phoenix just for the ravioli, plump with shrimp, crab and mascarpone cheese in clam cream sauce.”

Carey Sweet

“Kingman: Heart of Old Route 66”, The Republic

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 pasta. The excellent wine list and knowledgeable suggestions. A mom-and-pop operation very out of the ordinary. Sympathique decor and comfortable ambiance. I’d go to Kingman to eat here!”


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Voted #1 Tiramisu in Tri-State Area & tied for First in AZ

Voted Best Italian Restaurant In Tri-State Area

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