32: Giovanni Scorzo

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Photo courtesy of Andreoli
From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creatives on Jackalope Ranch.

Today: The man behind one of the most popular counters in town.

Tastemaker 32: Giovanni Scorzo

See also: Giovanni Scorzo Makes Sublime Trippa alla Fiorentina at Andreoli Italian Grocer

Giovanni Scorzo was born in Calabria and raised in Liguria Italy. In a previous life Scorzo was the chef and owner at several other white tablecloth Italian restaurants in Scottsdale (Lecabaffi), San Francisco and Santa Fe before he opened Andreoli (his mother's maiden name), a comfortable, casual osteria with about a dozen tables that feels like home. Serving authentic Italian dishes that Scorzo ate and cooked while growing up in Italy and a selection of Italian goods as well as house cured salumi, formaggi and bread and pastries made daily, Andreoli oozes authentic Italian flair.

I arrived in Phoenix with... desire.

If I was sitting down to dinner for six, my five dream dining companions would be... my family (wife, daughter, two sons and my dad in Italy).

One place everyone who comes to Phoenix must eat is... Andreoli.

One menu item this city could do without is... Meatlover's Italian sub sandwich.

My last meal in Phoenix would be... grilled calamari from Andreoli.

The Tastemakers so far:
100: Tracy Dempsey
99: Craig DeMarco
98: Lara Mulchay
97: M.J. Coe
96: Betty Alatorre de Hong
95: Eric Schaefer
94: Hanna Gabrielsson
93: Shinji Kurita
92: Silvana Salcido Esparza
91: Mike Pitt
90: Christina Barrueta
89: Christopher Gross
88: Jan Wichayanuparp and Helen Yung
87: DJ Fernandes
86: Cullen Campbell
85: Chris Lee
84. Gwen Ashley Walters
83: Tony Morales
82: Lylah Ledner
81: Andrea White
80: Lori Hashimoto
79. Mrs. White
78: Eugenia Theodosopolous
77: Lou & Lovey Borenstein
76: Anthony Patafio
75: Carl Seacat
74: Sacha Levine
73: Sharon Salomon
72: Johnny Chu
71: Susie Timm
70: Jason Silberschlag
69: Gina Miller
68: Cindy Gentry
67: Amy Binkley
66: Dave Anderson
65: Mark Tarbell
64: Marianne Belardi
63: Audrey Lasalle
62: Brandon Gauthier
61: Brad and Kat Moore
60: Denise Clayton
59: Nobuo Fukuda
58: Richie Moe
57: Robin Trick
56: Alberto Della Casa and Letizia de Lucia
55: Farah Khalid
54: Dave Andrea
53: Vincent Guerithault
52: Danielle Leoni
51: Stan Zawatski
50: Maya Dailey
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48: Lisa Reinhardt
47: Isam Saed
46: Greg Peterson
45: Marco Bianco
44: Mark Fratu
43: Wendell Crow
42. Barb Harris
41: Michael Perry
40: Jeff Kraus
39: Ryan Avery
38: Charleen Badman
37: Damon Brasch
36: Dwayne Allen
35: Jason Asher
34: Pamela Hamilton
33: Victoria Chavez

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Location Info

Andreoli Italian Grocer

8880 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant


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