Cielo Debuts Today at Mondrian Scottsdale

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​It's official.

Cielo, the brand-new Italian restaurant at Mondrian Scottsdale, opens tonight at 6 p.m. It replaces three-year-old Asia de Cuba, which served its last dinner there on Saturday.

Executive chef Donald Lemperle remains in charge in the kitchen, and as it turns out, Italian food is his forte.

At the tender age of 16, Lemperle started cooking at his father's Italian restaurant, Genentoni's, in Staten Island, New York. He went on to launch Fiamma Trattoria in New York and Fiamma Osteria in Las Vegas, as well as the Fiamma that preceded Asia de Cuba in Scottsdale.

Cielo's menu features handmade pastas such as braised oxtail tortelli with tomato sugo and parmesan crema, wood-fired pizzas, a variety of antipasti, and several entrees featuring seafood, chicken, and steak. Prices run from $8 to $28. There's also an extensive selection of specialty cocktails.

Read on for the full menu:

ANTIPASTI

 

INSALATA MISTA

CHOPPED SALAD WITH CUCUMBER, OLIVE, RADISH, GORGONZOLA, ROMAINE, FRISSE, RADICCHIO

RED WINE VER JUS AND EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

8

 

INSALATA DI RUCOLA

ARUGULA, SHAVED FENNEL, GRANNY SMITH APPLE, PECORINO,

CIDER & MESQUITE HONEY VINAGRETTE

9

 

ANGURIA & PROSCIUTTO

WATERMELON, PROSCIUTTO DI PARMA, CHILI OIL

9

 

CAPRESE

BUFFALO MOZZARELLA HEIRLOOM TOMATOES AND MICRO BASIL

12

 

MEZZELUNE FRITTE

CRABMEAT & NDUJA CALABRIAN SAUSAGE

12

 

POLPETTINE SICILIANE

RAISINS, PINOLI NUTS, POMODORO SAUCE, BAKED RICOTTA SALATA

10

 

ANTIPASTO DELLA CASA

ARTESAN SALAMI, CAPOCOLLO, DUCK LIVER  CROSTINO

12

 

 

PRIMI PIATTI

 

PAPPARDELLE ALLA BOLOGNESE

SAUSAGE & BEEF RAGU, HOMEMADE RICOTTA CHEESE

14

 

RAVIOLI DELLA CASA

HOMEMADE THREE CHEESE RAVIOLI AND BASIL BRODO

15

 

SPAGHETTI CON LE VONGOLE

BABY CLAMS, SMOKED BACON, JALAPENO AND SPRING ONIONS

17

 

CONCHIGLIE AL PARMIGIANO

SHELLS WITH PARMESAN CREAM, GUANCIALE, LEEKS, PECORINO AND RADICCHIO

16

 

TORTELLI DI MANZO

HOMEMADE BRAISED OXTAIL TORTELLI, TOMATO SUGO AND PARMESAN CREMA

17

 

BUCATINI CON SALSICCIA

SWEET FENNEL SAUSAGE AND BROCCOLI RABE

16

 

SECONDI

 

 

SALMONE AL BASILICO

BASIL MARINATED WILD SALMON WITH SUNDRIED TOMATO AND HOMEMADE FUSSILI PASTA

24

 

 

CAPESANTE ALLE ARANCE ROSSE

JUMBO SEA SCALLOPS WITH BLOOD ORANGE AND FENNEL CAPONATA

26

 

 

 

POLLO AL MATTONE

WOOD FIRED ROASTED FREE RANCH ORGANIC CHICKEN WITH SEMOLINA GNOCCHI, SWEET GARLIC SAUCE

21

 

 

 

PETTO DI POLLO CROCCANTE

CRISPY ORGANIC CHICKEN BREAST, BUFFALO MOZZARELLA, SPAGHETTI, ORGANIC CHERRY TOMATOES

19

 

 

BISTECCA

NEW YORK STRIP STEAK, GORGONZOLA MASHED POTATOES, BARBERA HORSRADISH SUGO

28

 

 

CHEF'S FEATURE OF THE DAY

PLEASE ASK YOUR SERVER

 

 

 

WOOD FIRED PIZZA

 

 

MARGHERITA

HOMEMADE MOZZARELLA, SAN MARZANO TOMATOES, BASIL

12

 

SALAME

BACCALONE SALAMI, WOOD ROASTED PEPPERS, TUSCAN OLIVES

14

 

FUNGHI

WILD MUSHROOM, WHITE TRUFFLE ESSENCE

14

 

 

HOMEMADE ROSEMARY GARLIC FOCACCIA

 WITH WHIPPED RICOTTA CHEESE AND SERVED WARM WITH OLIVE OIL

5

 


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1 comments
Katie
Katie

A total disappointment. We went last night and were looking forward to enjoying Cielo for restaurant week. The wait staff was pretentious and the food was horrible. I'll be happy when they find a good fit here. Scottsdale doesn't need ostentatious - quaint and charming would have a longer life, here in old town.

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