Add these buzzy newcomers to your to-dine list. Santé Etta Cala
Nico Doniele and Nick Neuman strive to prove that healthy dining shouldn’t mean sitting in a hole-in-the-wall furnished with artifacts from the ’70s. Virtuous vegetables, amped up with global ingredients, are given vampy looks here.
15507 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Bright, airy Etta – rustic sib to high-end Maple & Ash – specializes in wood-fired comfort food with trendy touches: meatballs, bubbling shrimp with ginger and chiles, thin-crust pizza and wood-fried chicken with potato purée. All pretty mainstream, all pretty good.
15301 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Executive chef Peter McQuaid turns out light, sophisticated fare inspired by the Mediterranean traditions of Greece, Spain, Italy and Morocco.
7501 E. Camelback Rd.
This article first appeared in the 2023 City Guide, published by PHOENIX magazine in November 2022.
Add these buzzy newcomers to your to-dine list.