When it comes to comfort food, few cuisines can compete with Italian. With heaping servings of carbs, cut with garlic and proteins, there’s no wonder as to why the culinary style stands as one of the most popular options not just around metro Phoenix, but around the country. There’s something satisfying about a plate of pasta with house-made sauce, or when a meatball has just the right blend of fat, protein, and seasoning. And yet, while there are several Italian restaurants around the Valley, one location that excels at producing Italian-inspired dishes has recently opened a second location.
Tucked away in Old Town Scottsdale, EVO specializes in a variety of Italian and Italian-inspired dishes. Whether you’re hungry for grilled octopus or want traditional pasta with vodka sauce, there’s something for everyone. Add on an extensive wine list and comfortable atmosphere, and it’s the perfect destination for a date night, anniversary, or birthday celebration.
EVO proved to be popular enough in Scottsdale’s Old Town that a second location has officially opened. Dubbed EVO North, the new restaurant not only maintains the same menu as the original restaurant, but with a larger footprint, the restaurant has also expanded what is included on the menu.
As for some of the entrees on the EVO North menu, guests will be able to select from a host of options, including Cioppino (shrimp, calamari, black mussels, tomato, fingerling potatoes, pomodoro, and charred lemon butter), Crispy Lasagna, Chicken Parmesan, Baked-Eggplant Parmesan, Lobster Gnocchi, Filet de Poivre (9 oz beef filet, pepper cream sauce, glazed carrot, and mashed potatoes), and the Mafia Burger (shaved prosciutto, balsamic onion, smoked mozzarella, spicy pepper, arugula, truffles, on a butter bun).
The pizza menu includes Old-World pepperoni, Margherita, Meatball Smoked Provolone, and Potato & Ricotta. As for pasta dishes, some of the available options include Chile Shrimp, Bolognese, Fennel Sausage, Di Mare Pasta (squid ink spaghetti pasta, shrimp, calamari, mussels, garlic, tomato, lemon butter, and herbs), and Traditional Chicken Alfredo. Most of the house sauces can also be orded as sides for dipping.
The new restaurant, also located in North Scottsdale, can be visited at 15507 North Scottsdale Road. The restaurant isn’t exactly clear as to its hours of operation (none are listed on any of its social platforms, nor its website), but dinner is served from 4 PM until 2 AM seven days a week (it does not appear the restaurant is open for lunch as only a dinner menu is available).