June 2021 Restaurant Openings and Closings

Marilyn HawkesJuly 2, 2021
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Campo Italian Bistro & Bar | Photo courtesy Studio Alcott


810 Billiards & Bowling
810 Billiards & Bowling offers a full complement of entertainment as well as American pub grub and specialty cocktails, beer and wine. 3455 W. Frye Rd, Chandler, 480-576-2449, 810bowling.com

Barro’s Pizza
This popular Valley pizza restaurant has opened a new location at S. Idaho Road and Old West Highway in Apache Junction. 480-982-8900, barrospizza.com

Buono’s Pizza
Look for New York-style pizza with a long list of toppings by the slice or the pie. Buono’s also rustles up calzones, Stromboli, pasta dishes, subs and salads. 1464 E. Williams Field Rd., Gilbert, 480-899-1200, buonosgilbert.com

Campo Italian Bistro & Bar
James Beard award-winning chef Alex Stratta, along with chef Jeremy Pacheco, has transformed Stratta Kitchen into Campo Italian Bistro & Bar, a “field-to-farm” concept, centered on from-scratch pizzas and fresh pasta. 8260 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, 480-597-9195, campoitalian.com

Chesapeake Bay Seafood Bistro
Hard-shelled blue crabs and other seafood star at this new bistro in Ahwatukee. Flown in fresh, daily. 5033 E. Elliott Rd, Phoenix, 480-590-3065, chesapeakebaybistro.com

Desert Ridge Marketplace is home to Utah-based Cupbob, a restaurant specializing in Korean barbecue in a cup. 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, 602-727-7403, cupbob.com

Eat Up Drive In
The folks at Diego Pops have rolled out a new concept, Eat Up Drive In, where you can score hearty family meals, sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, kids’ meals and coffee for curbside pickup. They also have a small dining room. 4001 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-441-4750, eatupdrivein.com.

Koibito Poke
A fourth location of Koibito Poke at Gainey Village offers “boat to plate” fish with “premium” toppings. Chicken and tofu options available. 8877 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,  480-306-8440, koibitopoke.com

Macayo’s Mexican Restaurant
Macayo’s opens its eighth Valley location in the former Scottsdale Beer Co. location. 8608 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, 480-590-0658, macayo.com

Matcha Grove
A small café serving matcha-based drinks and gluten-free and refined sugar-free baked goods has opened in Gilbert. 81 S. McQueen Rd., Gilbert, 480-826-3013, matchagrove.com

Maui Hawaiian Grill
Look for Hawaiian chicken, beef seafood and pork dishes served with white rice and potato salad. 219 E. Baseline Rd., Tempe, 480-839-0375, mauihawaiiangrill.kwickmenu.com

Mr. Brews Taphouse
Wisconsin-based taphouse boasts up to 60 craft brews on tap and a slew of certified Hereford beef burgers and a full menu of brew pub favorites. 1113 S. Signal Butte Rd., Mesa, 480-408-0883, mesa.mrbrewstaphouse.com

Oregano’s Takeout Kitchen
Order your favorite Oregano’s pizza, wings, pasta, salads and sandwiches at this takeout only location. Lunch specials and catering available. 1705 W. University Dr., Tempe, 480-355-0265, oreganostakeoutkitchen.com

Pa’La Kitchen
Opened at the end of May, Pa’La Kitchen downtown features pizza, pasta and raw fish dishes with South American and Japanese influences. 132 E. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-368-3052, palakitchen.com

Salad and Go
The West Valley gets another Salad and Go outlet. 8268 W. Deer Valley Rd., Peoria, saladandgo.com

The Herb Box
The Herb Box recently moved from DC Ranch to the Shea and Scottsdale area, nearby its first location. Brunch, lunch and dinner. 7000 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, 480-289-2160, theherbbox.com

White Castle
If you’re craving White Castle, you can now get the square sliders and fries at the Tempe Food Court ghost kitchen. 1900 E. Fifth St., Tempe, tempefoodcourt.com


Grubstak, a concept that featured bowls built atop waffle fries, vegetables or lettuce, has closed in Chandler after two plus years.

After 25 years, Keegan’s Grill in Ahwatukee has called it quits due to COVID-19 and rising costs. The Phoenix and Chandler locations remain open.


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