First Taste

Nook: A Nice Place for a Pizza in Arcadia

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 items, and satisfying curiosities (yours and ours).

Restaurant: Nook Location: 3623 East Indian School Road Open: Over two weeks Eats: American, pizzas Price: $11 to $30 per person

Nook, the little pizzeria and American eatery from the former owners of Amaro Pizzeria & Vino Lounge in North Scottsdale, is the latest entry to pop up on the still-hot stretch of restaurant real estate on Indian School Road between 36th and 56th streets.

Tucked into Arcadia's Gaslight Square, the bustling strip mall at the corner of Indian School Road and 36th Street, the restaurant joins such notable spots as Crudo and Beckett's Table. But unlike its chef-driven neighbors, Nook seems to want to be just a nice neighborhood spot for pizza and perhaps a glass a wine. And if that's what you've come for, it is.

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Laura Hahnefeld
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