Rancho Pinot. The attention to quality here makes this one of the town's most lauded dining spots. The minimalist cowboy decor and almost secret-handshake location are forgotten upon the first bite of food and replaced with taste-bud heaven. The inventive menu changes daily, depending on what's fresh. If you're lucky, you'll get a crack at the flatiron steak with pancetta and chimichurri sauce, the handmade pasta with fennel and chicken meatballs, or chicken with
toasted polenta. Organic and locally grown and raised ingredients are used whenever possible, which is just another reason why you'll want to return as many times as possible. 6208 N. Scottsdale Rd., northwest of Trader Joe's in Lincoln Village Shops, Scottsdale, AZ, 85253. 480/367–8030. www.ranchopinot.com. No lunch. Closed Sun. Closed Mon. May–Oct.
6208 N. Scottsdale Rd., northwest of Trader Joe's in Lincoln Village Shops, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85253, United States