New Italian Restaurant from Ex-Corporate America Couple Opens in Gilbert

Zappone's Italian Bistro
Sal and Dina Zappone moved to Gilbert in 2007, took jobs in corporate America, and waited until the perfect opportunity came along to open a restaurant.

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It happened about two months ago, when the Zappones, who previously owned a restaurant in Utah before coming to the Valley, found a location in Gilbert, at 1652 North Higley Road (Higley and Rosemont Roads). Since then, there's been preparation, remodeling, and, finally, the opening of Zappone's Italian Bistro earlier this month.

Here's what diners can expect.

Dina and Sal Zappone.
At their counter service bistro, the Zappones will offer home made pizza and pasta made from family recipes and using many ingredients imported from Italy.

Pizzas come in 14" and 16" sizes and include the Enoz, made with with fennel sausage, caramelized onions, mozzarella, and marinara; the Funghi, with roasted crimini, caramelized onions, fontina cheese, and truffle oil; and the Calabrese, with soppressata, roasted peppers, ricotta, basil, marinara, and mozzarella.

Pasta dishes such as fettucini bolognese, Mama Rosa’'s Spaghetti & Meatballs, and Nina'’s Homemade Lasagna are also available.

Zappone's also offers Italian beer, wine, and cocktails.

Zappone's Italian Bistro
1652 North Higley Road, Gilbert
480- 218-2338

Monday through Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Happy Hour: Everyday from 3 to 6 p.m.

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Is this on Higley and Baseline? Higley and Rosemont Road would be inMesa? Their website is vague but lists the address as: 1652 N Higley Rd Ste 103Gilbert, AZ 85234-1605


@zgarcia To be located in Gilbert, it would have to be at Higley & Baseline. 1652 N Higley in Gilbert is not the same address as 1652 N Higley in Mesa.


@exit2lef exactly... The article lists it as "Higley and Rosemont Roads". Laura, fix the article to be Higley and Baseline... We carried out a pizza last night and it was solid... We're happy to have them in the neighborhood.


@directkick @zgarcia @exit2lef That's right, and the cross streets provided in the post above are for a Mesa address several miles north of Baseline Road and Banner Gateway. Mesa and Gilbert do not use a common set of street addresses, so 1652 N Higley indicates two distinct places, depending on which city or town is involved.


@zgarcia @exit2lef There is a notch in the the City Limit map that allows Gilbert to extend north to the US 60 on Higley. Banner Gateway has a Gilbert address.

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