Surprisingly, the filet mignon — at $35, the most expensive item on the menu — was a miss. The tender, mocha-rubbed cut was delicious at first bite, but the experience flat-lined. It wasn't bad, by any means, but it certainly did not have the same cravable qualities Osso's other dishes seem to effortlessly carry. Understandably, it'd be silly not to have an excellent cut of beef on the menu for less adventurous diners, but if you want to experience the height of Virtù's capabilities, this definitely is not the main course to get.

Finishing up at Virtù, you'll find a hard decision on the dessert menu. You can pick spiced chai panna cotta or creamy, lightly tangy mascarpone ice cream, or you can go for the gusto after a lavish meal and get the dark, rich, and fudgy chocolate torte with peanut butter mousse, a treat so smooth and creamy, you'll wish you could order it by the bowlful.

The true success of Virtù comes from Osso's ability to create dishes that are a pleasure to just chew and chew — each bite bringing a new appreciation for the simple, perfect preparation and the flavor pairings he puts in each dish.

The truffled steak tartare is served with a porcini crema, crispy capers, a quail egg, and grilled naan.
Evie Carpenter
The truffled steak tartare is served with a porcini crema, crispy capers, a quail egg, and grilled naan.
Truffled steak tartare
Evie Carpenter
Truffled steak tartare
The pan-seared scallops are served with butternut squash, bacon and caramelized onion, and a white chocolate beurre blanc.
Evie Carpenter
The pan-seared scallops are served with butternut squash, bacon and caramelized onion, and a white chocolate beurre blanc.
The squid ink linguine is served with cherry tomatoes, white wine, charred octopus, and linguica.
Evie Carpenter
The squid ink linguine is served with cherry tomatoes, white wine, charred octopus, and linguica.
The patio at Virtu is small but charming.
Evie Carpenter
The patio at Virtu is small but charming.
Virtu's interior is simple, clean, and full of light.
Evie Carpenter
Virtu's interior is simple, clean, and full of light.

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Virtu Honest Craft

3701 N. Marshall Way, Bespoke Inn
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Category: Restaurant > Dessert

Region: Central Scottsdale

Details

Virtù Honest Craft 3701 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale 480-946-3477 www.virtuscottsdale.com Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily (brunch) and 5 to 10 p.m. daily (dinner) Burrata: $13 Grilled octopus: $15 Seared ahi tuna: $29 Duck breast: $26

Not one dish, even from the dessert list, would be done justice by saying it melts in your mouth. Rather, you have to take each component apart in a visceral, exciting way. That, combined with the fusion of authentic Spanish, Italian, and other Mediterranean methods and flavors, makes for a dining experience so unique to the Valley that you'll want to explore the menu over and over again.

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