By: The Food Hunter
Located in Old Town Scottsdale Evo is a relatively new restaurant that focuses on giving customers what they want; a place to recharge their soul with good tasting food. Unwind and relax with friends in either the main dining room, bar/lounge or outdoor patio. Wherever you choose you will be treated to the fine Italian influenced cuisine of Chef Jeff Caswell.
Pastas and pizza doughs are made from scratch and fresh/local produce are used in both the meals and to enhance the beverages. All of these little details that make dining at Evo something special.
During my recent visit I had the opportunity to sample several of the dishes on Evo's menu. My favorite and probably the favorite of our entire group was the Evo Salad; flash fried then baked brussel sprouts and kale mixed with pears, pancetta and chevre is the perfect combination of flavors.
The crispy pork belly appetizer with fregola, white bean puree and a quail egg was also quite good.
We also tried the bruschetta of grilled beef and asparagus; with just a hint of truffle oil.
The homemade pasta, in a fresh cherry tomato sauce was light and refreshing. We added a side of meatballs which wasn't necessary but was a nice addition.
I really enjoyed the roasted chicken with grilled radicchio, cherry tomatoes and fingerling potatoes.
Dessert was a dark chocolate tart, sprinkled with sea salt on a bed of marshmallow creme with a side of nutella. Need I say more.
Evo gets a thumbs up in my book for both food and customer service...stop in and see for yourself they are open till 2am every night!
4175 North Goldwater Boulevard Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (480) 265-9814