Tempe, located in the heart of Metropolitan Phoenix, offers an eclectic smorgasbord when it comes to pleasing your palate. In this college town, long influenced and inspired by local, regional, national and international tastes, Tempe visitors enjoy fast casual and fine dining of all types and styles. Juicy burgers, spicy Sichuan stir fry, Japanese sushi, Irish pub grub, ramen noodles, dessert crêpes, Mediterranean- or Southwestern-style cuisine, tofu for the vegetarian, handmade Mexican ice cream popsicles (in Spanish, paletas), an Ethiopian restaurant—dishes you wouldn’t expect in Arizona are right here in Tempe. Ready to tease your tastebuds now? Simply search our extensive list of Tempe restaurants below.
Mill Avenue District
40 E. University Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 967-8649
325 W. Elliot Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85284
Phone: (480) 777-3938
Home to Kilt Lifter and Hop Knot IPA, Arizona’s most awarded craft brewery is located in a turn of the century brick warehouse with an expansive menu and a climate controlled patio. Capacity: 420.
Winner of “Best in Chow” Pizza Wars Tempe on the Cooking Channel and voted “best pizza” by the Arizona Republic. “In Crust We Trust.” Nello’s has the town’s biggest and best salads with house tomato-based Italian dressing. This family owned bistro has been charming neighborhood customers with indoor and patio seating, pizza, pasta, sandwiches, heaping salads and desserts for 32 years. A (free) private banquet room “Casa de Lucca,” is great for holiday parties, rehearsal dinners, off-site business meetings, birthdays and graduations. Occasional wine and beer tastings tempt even the most sophisticated palates while daily happy hours keep em comin’ back for more since 1983.
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