8930 E. Valley Road, Prescott Valley
Gabriella’s Ristorante is said by locals to be the “hidden gem” tucked away in Prescott Valley. Featuring homemade pasta and a variety of wines, this intimate, family-owned restaurant features the recipes of Chef Jim Cabral brilliantly led by head chef and son Cody.
Regulars rave about the homemade favorites such as the lasagna ala Bolognese, the chicken and veal entrees, and irresistible homemade creamy Italian dressing served over the bottomless family-style salad with focaccia bread. With locally featured 18-year-aged Balsamic and Tuscan Herb Olive Oil from Prescott Valley’s Rafter Eleven, guests will enjoy a welcoming ambiance and incredible meal sure to leave an impression.
With a variety of featured specials to try, remember to save room for homemade tiramisu, cannoli and other fine desserts. Whether you hope to enjoy a celebratory meal with a loved one or wish to escape on any weekday night, Gabriella’s is your new favorite local authentic Italian eatery.
129 ½ N. Cortez St., Prescott
Born out of a love for delicious food and fine wine, Papa’s Uptown has become the premiere location for Italian dining in Prescott. Papa’s has been a family-owned restaurant for more than 30 years. It offers the warmth and hospitality of the “Italian home” where everyone can be nourished by our families’ Italian recipes and traditions of yesterday.
Papa’s Uptown is nestled in the heart of Prescott and is reminiscent of Grandpa Benedetto’s restaurant and bar in Auburn, New York. It was a treasured place where families would gather to eat, drink and connect as laughter filled the air in a casual and fun atmosphere.
Enjoy the old-world Tuscan décor, the sounds of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, the delicious smells of home-cooked sauces, the taste of Grandma Benedetto’s minestrone soup, all with bright smiles, casual excellence and elegant service — a feast for the senses!
330 W. Gurley St., Prescott
Where Sicily meets New York City, Rosa’s Pizzeria is arguably one of the best and most celebrated restaurants in Prescott. After almost a decade of successful operation, local restauranteur Skyler Reeves of Vivili Hospitality Group took ownership of the restaurant in 2018 from Domenic and Rosa Anzelmo under the one condition that he carried on the Anzelmo’s legacy by not changing a thing.
The pizzeria pays homage to the family’s deep Mediterranean roots offering authentic, homemade Sicilian and Southern-Italian recipes along with traditional New York-style pizza. Complete with a full bar, the interior offers a warm and inviting atmosphere with rustic brick walls, buffalo-plaid tabletops and vintage art pieces.
A few favorite dishes include Rosa’s Specialty Chicken Martini served with asparagus, peas and a creamy white parmesan sauce, the Rigatoni Toscana loaded with homemade sausage, roasted onions and bell peppers and Grandma’s Pizza smothered with chunky pomodoro sauce, roasted garlic and topped with basil.
Text submitted by Gabriella’s Ristorante, Papa’s Uptown and Rosa’s Pizzeria