With the cool Fall weather blowing into Phoenix, I was craving comfort food, and by comfort food I mean the BEST pasta in town. Clearly, I headed over to Tomaso’s located in the Camelback Corridor in Central Phoenix since 1977. The rich history contributes to the restaurant’s ambiance combining the perfect blend of old world romance meets authentic Italian hospitality.
We started our meal with one of the best bites of pasta (and food in general) I’ve ever had- the ricotta egg yolk ravioli. The delicate pasta pillow filled with a savory blend of creamy cheese and egg deserves an award. Special thanks to Tomaso for taking me into the kitchen to see how this little treasure is made! If the green hued ravioli I just mentioned happens to be on the specialty menu while you’re visiting Tomasos, do yourself a favor and order it!
The second course consisted of a homemade linguine topped with a simple not-too-heavy white sauce combining high quality butter, cheese, and pepper. Simple and perfectly executed. Good luck recreating this anywhere because the quality of authentic Italian products used by Tomaso is what makes this dish so special. Even though I was celebrating National Pasta Day when I visited, I couldn’t skip the seared steak over risotto. Even the pickiest steak eater will enjoy this Italian spin on a classic cut of meat. If you know me, I always save room for dessert. I highly recommend the cheesecake stuffed strawberry with chocolate pearls!
As an Italian born and trained culinary expert, Chef Tomaso Maggiore’s mission has always been to address customs that are historically Italian but have taken on their own identity in America by recognizing the centuries old relationship that America has with Italy and the vibrant Italian-American culture here. His menu is passionately crafted and his staff continues to serve fine Italian food, steaks, and wine at lunch and dinner time. They even have a gorgeous special events room if you’re looking for a truly magical location to host your guests for anything from a dinner party to a wedding!
For more info and to see the delicious menu click HERE