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Peter DeRuvo

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    October 15, 2014

    Chef Peter DeRuvo is Back For An Italian-Style Celebration of Nose-To-Tail Eating

    When it comes to Italian chefs in Phoenix you can hardly ignore chef Peter DeRuvo. After all he's been associated with some of the top Italian restaurant in town including most recently, Devanti Enoteca, home of the most beloved focaccia di recco this town has ever known. The restaurant closed last ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014

    Il Capo Pizzeria in Scottsdale: Pizza by the Slice, Handmade Pasta

    The next time you go catch a flick at the Harkins Shea 14, you'll have a new dinner option besides the infamous Amy's Baking Company. Restaurant folks Angela and Mario Rana have brought handmade pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and other Italian specialities to the strip mall on the northwest corner of 74 ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    Late-Night Italian Restaurant Now Open in Old Town Scottsdale

    Italian cuisine (or some form of it) has once again made its way into the space at Goldwater Boulevard and Indian School Road in Old Town Scottsdale. Perhaps the third time will be a charm. See also: - Ex-Kai Chef Michael O'Dowd Opens Renegade by Mod in Scottsdale This Friday - New Breakfast Spot, ... More >>

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    May 21, 2013

    CLOSED: Davanti Enoteca in North Scottsdale

    The city of Scottsdale takes another punch to the restaurant-scene gut today -- and this one's a doozy: Davanti Enoteca has shuttered after just nine months. See also: - CLOSED: Indulge Burgers & More in Scottsdale - CLOSED: Cask 63 in North Scottsdale The fourth location of the Italian restaurant ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013
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    November 14, 2012

    What Valley Chef Deserves a Comedy Roast?

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com. Miss a question? Go here.Comedy roasts, first made popular by The Friars C ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    Here's the Menu for Davanti Enoteca's New Brunch & Bloody Mary Bar

    If you haven't been to Davanti Enoteca yet, or just need another reason to visit, here's two words to inspire: Brunch. Bloodys. See also: Davanti Enoteca: Believe the Buzz; It's Sensational See also: Pete DeRuvo Dishes On the Joys of Pasta The Italian restaurant headed up by chef Peter DeRuvo has ... More >>

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    October 5, 2012

    10 Best Things I Ate in September

    Oh, hey, hi there! September's officially in the books. Which means it's a perfect time to look back on all the great food I ate and share some of my favorites. There's a little of everything here -- new restaurants, reviewed restaurants, and places I've popped into just because. It's not a countdow ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Tastemaker No. 1

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    September 26, 2012

    Tastemaker No. 2

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    September 25, 2012
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    September 24, 2012

    4: Cathy Hayes

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    5: Stephen Jones

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    6: Francesca Bianco

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    September 18, 2012

    Davanti Enoteca: Believe the Buzz; It's Sensational

    When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>

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    September 18, 2012

    8: Bob McClendon

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    9: Eytan Zias

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    10: Joe Johnston

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    11: Chrysa Robertson

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012

    12: Dave Johnson

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    13: Michael Brown

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    14: Josh Hebert

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    15: Jim Cerreta Sr.

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    16: Bernie Kantak

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    17: Bryan Dooley

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    September 1, 2012

    Top Five Phoenix Food Stories of the Week

    Every week, there's a cornucopia of Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. It's kind of like those burgers at Old Town Whiskey; it just won't all fit in your mouth ... or in this ca ... More >>

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    August 31, 2012

    19: Eliot Wexler

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    20: Natalie Morris

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    21: Peter DeRuvo

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    Peter DeRuvo's Davanti Enoteca Now Open for Lunch (Plus, the Menu)

    See also: Chef Peter DeRuvo Shares What's in Store at Davanti Enoteca For those who missed the early August opening of Scottsdale's Davanti Enoteca, the newest home (and third location) of the Italian restaurant from Chicago-based Francesca's Restaurants Group (which also brought Mia Francesca to t ... More >>

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    July 30, 2012

    Chef Peter DeRuvo Shares What's in Store at Davanti Enoteca

    See also: Chef Peter DeRuvo to Head Kitchen at New Davanti Enoteca Early this summer we told you Chef Peter DeRuvo (of Sassi, then Prado and most recently Cuoco Pazzo) was getting ready to take on a new venture in Scottsdale. Well, the time is drawing near for Davanti Enoteca to open its doors to t ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    Renegade Canteen Picks Up Former DeRuvo Sous Chef as Its New Executive Chef

    Since chef Robert McGrath called it quits last October, things have been rather quiet at Renegade Canteen, the upscale restaurant in North Scottsdale -- until now. Owners John Rosso and Steven Goodhue have selected Donald Fawcett as the establishment's new executive chef. Originally from the Midwes ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Post-Peter DeRuvo, Montelucia Picks Up Michael Cairns as Executive Chef

    ​Since Peter DeRuvo left Prado, the Andalusian-inspired fine-dining spot at the Montelucia Resort & Spa, last September, the Paradise Valley luxury hotel has been looking for a new executive chef. Now, a little over four months later, they've got one. Chef Michael Cairns will head up all asp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Chef Peter DeRuvo Leaves Cuoco Pazzo

    After a little over four months at Cuoco Pazzo, the Italian restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale, chef Peter DeRuvo has left. Citing differences in the management and business operations of the restaurant with father/son owners and operators Mario Rana Sr. and Jr., who also owned Mad Chef Gastropub be ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Chef Peter DeRuvo Leaves Prado

    ​After less than nine months at Prado, the Andalusian-inspired fine-dining spot at Paradise Valley's InterContinental Montelucia, chef de cuisine Peter DeRuvo has left. DeRuvo, who started at Prado in January a few months after leaving Sassi, the award-winning Italian restaurant at the foot o ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011
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    May 11, 2011

    Prado's "Head to Tail" Lamb Dinner and Cookie Dough on a Stick in Today's Eater's Digest

    Chocolate Covered Katie​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Lamb Dinner BRAINS!!!! Lamb brains that is. Friday, May 13th chef Peter DeRuvo serving up brains, tongue, tail and everything in between at the "Head to Tail" Lamb Dinner from 6-9 p.m. ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Prado's Peter DeRuvo Rolls Out Tapas Menu Today

    Carol BlonderPeter DeRuvo The best seat in this house is at the copper, wood and granite tapas bar facing Prado's wood-fired oven. The view is of chef de cuisine Peter DeRuvo and his "pickle master," Jay, working the oven, firing up the food, and finishing the plates. The chef says he is "having fu ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Now Open in Arcadia: Kitchen 56

    ​Kitchen 56 has just opened its doors this week after a major overhaul. The interior was redone, new management and staff are on board (Brittani West, formerly of Metro Brasserie, is the GM), and new chef Jonathan Stonis (who previously worked for Fox Restaurant Concepts' Olive & Ivy an ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    Prado Lauches New Tapas Menu with Sweetbreads, Tongue, and More

    Beef heart with pickled radish, arugula, and 20-year balsamic.​Prado's new chef de cuisine, Peter DeRuvo (formerly of Sassi), hasn't wasted any time in the kitchen since he came on board. First up among the things he's rolling out is a new tapas menu, available starting on Friday, February ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Peter DeRuvo Hired as Chef at Prado

    Chef Peter DeRuvo was invited to cook at New York's James Beard House while he was chef at Sassi. ​The off-the-record buzz about chef Peter DeRuvo taking over the chef de cuisine position at Prado is now confirmed news. He officially starts the job on Monday. DeRuvo seems lik ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    More on Vatra/Kitchen 56 Changes

    Kitchen 56 is the new name for a completely overhauled Vatra Grillhouse.​Bill DeGroot, the industry pro who was brought in to help revamp Arcadia's Vatra Grillhouse this past fall, confirms that he's still in the picture as a consultant for the new Kitchen 56, and that chef Peter DeRuvo has i ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    Vatra Grillhouse to Become Kitchen 56

    Vatra Grillhouse is now called Kitchen 56.​Will the third time be the charm for the restaurant at the southeast corner of Indian School and 56th Street? The recently renovated building, which used to be a garage, opened in August as Vatra Grillhouse, and, after getting a lukewarm response fro ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    Chef Peter DeRuvo Joins Vatra Grillhouse Revamp

    Chef Peter DeRuvo joins Vatra Grillhouse​Sometimes, you just have to push the reset button.Just four months after the debut of Vatra Grillhouse in Arcadia, the restaurant is set to become a much more high-profile presence in the dining scene with the hiring of former Sassi executive chef, Peter De ... More >>

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    August 17, 2010

    Photos: Chef Peter DeRuvo at James Beard House

    An invitation to cook at Manhattan's James Beard House -- home of the late, great chef and food writer -- is a special honor for the country's best chefs, and last month Sassi executive chef Peter DeRuvo had a rare opportunity to do just that. His July 21 dinner, titled, "Sassi's Italian Summe ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    Sassi's James Beard Dinner and Farewell Jimmy in Today's Eater's Digest

    www.thibeaultstable.com​Hungry for for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Sassi DiningTomorrow night put on your fancy pants for Sassi's James Beard House Preview Dinner in honor of the restaurant's executive chef Peter DeRuvo, who has earne ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Mother's Day Dining Guide: East Valley

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tracyhunter/ / CC BY 2.0​Being a mom is one tough job -- some say it's the toughest job there is -- and Mother's Day is the one day a year most moms truly feel appreciated. It's also the busiest restaurant holiday of the year, so now's not the ti ... More >>

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    December 15, 2009

    Chef Talk: Peter DeRuvo, Sassi

    ​Peter DeRuvo's come a long way since he started as executive chef at north Scottsdale's Sassi a couple years ago. Since he's been in the kitchen, the beautiful Italian restaurant has received the AAA Four Diamond award, a high honor indeed. Part of Sassi's appeal is its ever-changing menu ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Learn How to Cook Sassi-Style This Sunday

    Chef Peter DeRuvo​For novice cooks like ourselves, it's hard to imagine the intricate process of crafting a beautiful Italian meal like the ones north Scottsdale's Sassi has to offer. This Sunday, December 6, though, executive chef Peter DeRuvo lets us normal folk in on his cookin ... More >>

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    December 16, 2008

    Sassi Showcases New Winter Menu

    A big Italian feast sounds good any time of year, but somehow the chilly weather this time of year makes it so much easier to splurge on platters of prosciutto, luscious homemade pastas, and meats dressed up with pancetta or wild mushrooms or heady sauces. On that note, Sassi's executive ... More >>

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