Located in the Northwest Valley at the intersection of Lake Pleasant and Happy Valley rd., Twisted Italian offers fine Italian Dining in a casual yet modern and vibrant atmosphere. You can expect to find creative and delicious dishes, great wine, friendly service and at reasonable prices. Twisted Italian offers a full bar, dine in or carry-out options, and is family friendly.
Twisted Italian was established in 2010 and changed ownership in 2015. It continues to be an independent restaurant that is locally owned and operated. The new ownership is committed to continuing to bring you all the great food you have come to love along with some new ones we hope you will enjoy just as much.
In November 2015, we launched a new menu that includes all of the great Twisted Italian Classics along with several new dishes that push the “Twisted” component of Twisted Italian to a new level and add some additional options for our customers.
A few of our key new dishes include:
“Italian Relleno with Fried Ravioli” – A Roasted Poblano Pepper stuffed with house made Italian sausage, provolone & mozzarella cheeses, marinara, bell peppers, and Italian spices. The pepper is then topped with diced fresh tomatoes, red onions, basil, a tomato cream sauce and of course more melted cheese. This dish is quickly becoming a house favorite and definitely will take you on a detour to flavortown!
“House Made Pierogies” – That’s right, house made pierogies in an Italian restaurant! Not as crazy as you may think as some extensive research has indicated that perhaps the pierogi may be related to the ravioli. (Please don’t make us explain). We believe these pierogis are the best in Phoenix but you can decide for yourself. Current options include the classic cheese and onion, Spicy peppers and potato cheese, and of course the meatball pierogi which pulls it all together and keeps us legal from an Italian perspective. In future months, we plan to offer a “pierogi” of the month option as well.
“Chicago Italian Beef” – As the new owners are Chicago transplants, a quality Chicago Beef was a requirement. Comes loaded with all key components; a large portion of top quality beef seasoned and fully trimmed (no fat or chewy pieces here!), melted provolone and mozzarella cheese, a top of the line fresh French roll, hot Marconi Giardiniera or house roasted sweet peppers, and of course Au Jus the way you like (ie we won’t look at you like you have 3 heads if you ask for it to be SOAKED). We feel this beef competes very well with the couple of top beef locations in the valley (and no need for westsiders to drive to Scottsdale).
“Wine Bites” – As our wine list continues to grow, we have added an appetizer just for our wine fans. It is a tray that includes a large variety of cured meats, olives, cheeses, fruits, and nuts for nibbling on while you enjoy your wine. The components of the tray will change regularly which should keep it interesting. Don’t forgot, Wednesday is Wine Down Wednesday at Twisted with half off bottled wine. Bottles starting at just $10. A great opportunity to try some great wine at a reasonable price.
Other notable new dishes include Pork Chop Marsala, a family style salad, an antipasta salad loaded with Italian meats, Shrimp Scampi, an ultra thin cracker crust 16in pizza (including an Italian Beef Pizza), Chicken Pesto Sandwich, and a Spinach Artichoke dip.
Stop on by, we would love to see you!