The latest dining spot to come from Valley chef and restaurateur Tomaso Maggiore is now open at 6560 N. Scottsdale Road, in the same newly-built dining and retail complex as SumoMaya and Scramble. The restaurant and Italian marketplace is called Vivo! Ristorante and serves a menu of Italian cuisine inspired by Maggiore's travels around Italy.
In addition to lunch and dinner, Vivo! offers an array of Italian food products including wine by the bottle, dried pasta, and more.
Maggiore has opened 11 other restaurants in the Valley over the years and still owns his namesake restaurant, Tomaso's, located on 32nds Street and Camleback. For this latest concept he's teamed up with Elio Menta and Salvo Menta, brothers known for their extra virgin olive oil in Italy. All three spent months traveling in Italy in preparation for opening the new restaurant.
The result is a menu of appetizers, salads, pastas, and pizzas that are meant to bring authentic Italian flavors to the Valley. Maggiore is using ingredients such as Campari tomatoes, bufala mozzarella, and Prosciutto di Parma throughout the menu.
Vivo! will also offer a selection of wines by the glass and bottle from Italy, France and other top wine-producing regions. Happy hour will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Maggiore's son, Joey, also owns two restaurants in Scottsdale, Cuttlefish and Nortorious Burgers. Both are located at the Shops at Gainey Vilage.
Vivo! Ristorante 6560 North Scottsdale Road 480-699-9081 VivoAZ.com
Mon. - Sun.: 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
View the complete menu after the jump.
Appetizers & Mozzarella Bar
Burrata from Apulia $12 wood fire Campari roasted tomato, basil-pesto drizzle, crostini
Mozzarella Tasting $15 bufala | smoked mozzarella | burrata tomato-basil EVOO drizzle
Caprese $12 bufala mozzarella & beef steak tomatoes, fresh basil, EVOO
Fior di Latte, Mozzarella & Truffled Parma Ham $12 Castelvetrano olives & tomato bruschetta
Smoked Bufala Mozzarella $13 Prosciutto di Parma & crostini
Antipasto - Tagliere - Charcuterie Board $16 Prosciutto di Parma, soppressata, bresaola, finocchiona salami, Aurichi o provolone, Roman artichokes, Castelvetrano olives
Crudo Filet Mignon Carpaccio $9 with hazelnuts, hearts of palm, arugula, truffle-balsamic drizzle, parmigiano shavings
Bresaola Carpaccio $10 arugula, capers, lemon drizzle, grana
Frittura Mista di Calamari & Zucchini $11 fried calamari & zucchini in a specially prepared batter
Bruschetta Board for Sharing $10 Caprese: roma tomatoes, Bermuda onion, basil, mozzarella Caprino: figs, honey, goat cheese Crudo: mascarpone, gorgonzola, arugula, Prosciutto di Parma
Marinated Fresh Sardines $10 citrus marinated boneless sardines & roasted bell peppers
Lumache Escargot $11 white wine & roasted garlic butter
Salads & Soups
Arugula, Pear & Walnut Salad $7.5 candied walnuts + shavings of gorgonzola
Quinoa $8 crème fresche + cabbage + arugula + farro + feta + parmesan
Tuscan Kale $8 pine nuts + cherry tomatoes + pecorino + balsamic vinaigrette
Caesar $7.5 romaine + croutons + parmesean + housemade Caesar dressing
Vivo Salad $9 arugula, radicchio, polenta, blue cheese, San Daniele Prosciutto
Lobster Bisque $11 with diced lobster
Tuscan Legume & Farro $8 lentils, garbanzo, barley, vegetable stock
Homemade Signature Pasta
Vivo's Organic Ricotta, Spinach Ravioli $18 hazelnut-butter-truffle essence
Black Fettuccine, Langostino Lobster & Sea Scallops $22 tomato concasse. fresh herb-wine sauce
Butternut Squash & Ricotta Capellacci $17 brown butter, sage & parmigiano cheese shavings
Bucatini al Pomodoro e Basilico $16 organic fresh tomato-basil sauce, pecorino, mozzarella
Tagliatelle with Mushroom Ragu $19 roasted shallots, foraged mushrooms, shavings of ricotta salata
Paccheri "Rome 101" $18 roasted shallots, guanciale, fresh tomato concasse, pecorino
Gluten Free Pasta $18 toasted hazelnut, wild mushroom ragu, parmigiano
The Pizza Since flour is the first most important ingredient of a pizza dough, we are very particular about it. We use only Petra flour, made with the best stone-ground soft grains, supplied by Mulino S. Felice, a family-run mill in the province of Naples. Allowing pizza dough to mature slowly makes all the difference to its flavor and texture. We also only use San Marzano tomatoes and Fior di Latte mozzarella.
Quattro Carne $18 sausage + soppressata + parma cotto + guanciale + mozzarella + tomato + ricotta
Margherita $13 tomato + basil + bufala mozzarella
Biancacon Cotto Tartufato $15 taleggio cheese + mozzarella + truffle infused parma ham
Prosciutto & Fig $15 bufala mozzarella + baby arugula + fig-balsamic drizzle
Capricciosa $16 mozzarella + tomato + mushrooms + artichokes + olives + prosciutto cotto
Four Seasons 1$5 mozzarella + tomato + roasted red bell peppers + olives + caramelized onions + capers
Salsiccia $14 mozzarella + tomato + sausage + EVOO
Diavola $14 mozzarella + tomato + spicy salami + EVOO + basil
Tonno e Cipolle $15 mozzarella + tomato + tuna + onions + parmesan + EVOO
Bufalina $15 bufala mozzarella + tomato + cherry tomatoes + arugula + garlic + EVOO
Grilled Flat Iron Steak $24 arugula, tomato, red onion shavings, cucumber salad
Verlasso Salmon $26 pan seared, roman artichokes, lemon-wine sauce
Seafood Medley Papal Cioppino $28 prawns, clams, mussels, sea bass, scallops, tomato-wine sauce; linguine
Veal Medallion $25 choice of: Marsala | Piccata
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