Since 2007 Classic Cooking Academy in North Scottsdale has offered professional and recreational cooking classes on everything from pastry to pizza. Now the school's director, chef Pascal Dionot, and his wife, Donna, have expanded their culinary ventures to open a restaurant that focuses on wood fired pizzas.
Called La Pizzetta, the restaurant is located at 10411 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Road in Scottsdale. The 1,500-square-foot eatery opened its doors in early April and offers a variety of salads, starters, and pizzas. Pizzas, however, are the stars of the menu, and are made with imported Italian flour in a Valoriani pizza oven that was also made in Italy.
Pascal Dionot brings more than 30 years of hotel and restaurant management experience to the new venture. His resume includes executive chef positions at several top Washington D.C. restaurants including the historic Hay-Adams Hotel. Donna manages the business side with a background as an accountant
La Pizzetta is open for pick-up or dine-in Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 1 to 9 p.m.
10411 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Road, Scottsdale
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You can view the restaurant's menu below:
Classic Caesar Salad $7.00Romaine, Parmesan Cheese, Garlic Croutons, Caesar Dressing.
Composed Salad $8.50Mixed Greens, Gorgonzola, Caramelized Pecans, Pears, Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Caprese Salad $8.50Grape Tomatoes, Fresh Bocconcini Mozzarella Tossed with Pesto, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Basil.
Grilled Eggplant $8.50Stuffed with Roasted Red Peppers, Spinach, Goat Cheese, Chopped Tomatoes.
Fire-Roasted Broccolini $8.50Burrata and Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Fire-Roasted Brussels Sprouts $7.50*Asiago Cheese, Lemon Oil, Fried Egg.
Fire-Roasted Cauliflower $7.50Garlic, Parmesan, Espelette Pepper, Parsley, Bread Crumbs, Hardboiled Egg.
Margherita $9.50Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Basil.
Capricciosa $13.50Tomato Sauce, Artichokes, Kalamata Olives, Prosciutto, Mozzarella.
Messina $10.50Tomato Sauce, Sliced Roasted Eggplant, Caramelized Onions, Olives, Asiago Cheese.
Alla Salsiccia $10.75Tomato Sauce, Sausages, Mozzarella.
Michelangelo $10.50Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, Pepperoni.
Quattro Formaggi $11.50Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Fontina, Asiago, Parmigiano.
Pizza Bianca $11.50*Bechamel Sauce, Cheese, Pancetta, Egg.
Walnut $11.50Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Topped with Arugula and Walnuts.
*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness.
Please note that food quality is extremely important to us, and wood-fired pizzas are best eaten fresh out of the oven. For take-out orders, your pizza will be fired as soon as you arrive. It takes less than 2 minutes to cook in our 900 degree oven.
Grilled Pineapple $7.50Orange Sauce, Cracked Black Pepper, Vanilla Ice Cream.
Nutella Crepe $7.50Nutella, Sliced Banana, Chocolate Sauce.
Lemon Ricotta Crepe $7.50Lemon Curd, Ricotta Cheese, Blueberries.
Affogato $6.00Espresso, Vanilla Ice Cream.