Easter Brunch Roundup

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Cibo -- This downtown pizza spot recently began serving weekend brunch, and we can't say enough good things about it. The restaurant will be open for brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Easter Sunday. Menu favorites include the Fritatta Melfitana with Shreiner's sausage and bacon and the Contadino sandwich with scrambled eggs, spinach, and ricotta and mozzarella cheeses. 602-441-2697

El Chorro Lodge -- Menu highlights of this Easter brunch include honey-baked ham with dried cherry glaze, green chile chicken enchiladas, slow-roasted turkey with cranberry mayo, and New York strip steak with horseradish cream. There will also be a dessert station with seven options, including lavender chocolate-dipped strawberries and Easter cupcakes. Served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. brunch is $49 for adults and $16 for children ages 4-12. 480-948-5170

The Farm at South Mountain -- An extensive buffet will be served from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with freshly baked pastries, fresh salads, farm-style scrambled eggs, pecan honey glazed French toast, country potatoes, and more. Baked goods and candy round out the offering, including carrot cupcakes, pecan diamonds, and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Brunch is $45.95 for adults, $16.95 for children 8-12, and $8 for children 3-7. Reservations are required. 480-471-5224

Frank & Albert's at The Biltmore -- Priced at $19 for adults and $10 for children, a breakfast buffet is available from 7 to 11 a.m. featuring Arizona comfort foods and American classics prepared with local ingredients. A three-course, pre-fixe Easter menu is also available for lunch and dinner at $55 for adults and $29 for children; the full menu is here. 602-381-7632

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