9 Best New Restaurants of 2012 in Greater Phoenix

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Laura Hahnefeld
Crepe Bar
From an award-winning food truck to a Tempe storefront, chef Jeff Kraus' crepes are nothing short of scrumptious works of culinary artistry. Loaded with quality ingredients, and masterfully prepared, sweet and savory creations include the Papa K (more or less the crepe version of a ham and cheese hoagie) and the Nutella, strawberry, and torched banana sensation called the First Time. Bonus: Expertly crafted coffees.

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Laura Hahnefeld
Dolce Vita Italiana
With a penchant for top-notch ingredients and a way of turning the simple into the sublime, it's no wonder why this new Italian grocery and deli in east Mesa is so exceptional. Courtesy of Walter and Marti Bergamaschi, owners of the adjoining Gelato Dolce Vita, classic, Northern Italian-based dishes can be had from a small menu or snagged from the specials board. Bonus: Imported cheeses and cured meats from the deli counter.

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Laura Hahnefeld
Pig & Pickle
This new Scottsdale restaurant from culinary duo Keenan Bosworth and Joshua Riesner (formerly of Scottsdale's top-notch BYOB Atlas Bistro) has come right out of the gate with a first-rate comfort-food-meets-gourmet menu of globally accented fare with seasonal touches. Don't miss pork shoulder tostadas topped with kimchi, luscious braised duck leg, and a dessert called the Elvis worthy of The King's praise. Bonus: Late-night eats until 1 a.m.

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Location Info

The House

6936 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Crudo

3603 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Trattoria Bianco

4743 N. 20th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Davanti Enoteca - CLOSED

6316 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Federal Pizza

5210 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Crepe Bar

7520 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Dolce Vita Italian Grocer

5251 E. Brown Rd, Mesa, AZ

Category: General

Pig & Pickle

2922 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant


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7 comments
saint473
saint473

Dave Johnson is NOT the wine director at davanti enoteca. check your facts

seecamp32
seecamp32

Mia Francesca...check it out Laura

Chow Bella
Chow Bella

Thank you, Barb -- always enjoy your comments!

Barb Walters Harris
Barb Walters Harris

couldn't agree more about Crudo...so delicious. Really like our new neighbors Crepe Bar. Thanks for the list so we have something to work through in 2013!

laura.hahnefeld
laura.hahnefeld

@saint473 Hi saint473. You may want to read the post again. I didn't say Johnson was the wine director. He is, in fact, a long-time sommelier and assistant general manager at the restaurant. I have updated the post to further clarify. Thanks for reading.

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