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Gianfranco by Darcy


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Written by E.J. Webber

03/2017


The tradition of innovative dining is always a delight for the aficionado of fine Italian cuisine, but the unveiling by a new owner at the fabulous Gianfranco by Darcy Ristorante landmark Italian Restaurant, truly continues the best of insanely delicious eating, drinking, and entertainment in the North Scottsdale area.


The building itself complements the ambiance of being nestled at the foot of rugged Pinnacle Peak with its rustic and simple elegant entry; an entry into the hot spot of the entire Scottsdale area. Darcy Plourde is the main man behind the “Cheers” bar atmosphere, where regulars gather before and after their delicious and authentic Italian fare. “We now have an outdoor patio and bar scene as well. Live music entertainment happens three nights a week and it is always dynamic and lively in here.”


Beyond the wood and glass entry door and stone front is a bar and a dining room that exudes an aura of hospitality. Double clothed tables in pale taupe and mustard are mated with wood-framed oval-backed dining chairs that are upholstered in fawn brown ultra-suede beautifully embellished with nail heads. Several strategically placed framed mirrors and European landscape oil paintings adorn the walls and are softly lit by ceiling cams and halogen lights.


Darcy took his business sense, entrepreneurship, and fine dining passion for the best in quality food and quality service to this one-of-a-kind, wildly successful and iconic Scottsdale restaurant. He has truly turned it into a vibrant “hot spot” where friends gather to savor the best and widest selection of wines, spirits, and lively entertainment. Featuring signature irresistible appetizers such as Calamari Fritti, Carpaccio, Prociuttos, and clam steamers followed by main courses composed of traditional veal cutlets, chicken, fish and a huge variety of pastas and risotto specials; gluten free penne or pasta is also available for dining selections.


One of the hottest reservations in town, the restaurant’s staff is topnotch, well trained and ready to accommodate your requests. Darcy’s not one to rest on his laurels and capping off a long list of credentials in entrepreneurship and opening businesses particularly in the food industry, he demands quality in products and service since taking over Gianfranco’s in August of last year. The restaurant’s well-earned buzz is due to the quality and ambiance, while the entertainment three nights a week with live music, has a following stretching across town. Talented singers and musicians are brought in to add pizzazz and energy - making Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays a pleasure to look forward to. Plus a daily Happy Hour from 4-6 with half off drinks and appetizers draw in a fine crowd. Gianfranco’s by Darcy offers an extensive liquor and beer selection, with both domestic and Italian varieties for your pleasure.


The whole thing comes together to create a mellow friendly ambiance, a home away from home feeling. The dress code is neat and casual and of course reservations are recommended especially on the weekends. The watershed moment comes not when you are handed the bill, but when you find yourself on Jomax Road heading to Gianfranco’s by Darcy again.


To book your office, holiday, wedding, birthday, anniversary, reunion or graduation event please call:


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Gianfranco's Dining Room is open Monday thru Sunday from 4:00 pm -10:00pm.


10434 E Jomax Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85262



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