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Alberto Italian Restaurant

) #11 of 21 Restaurants in Carefree €€ - €€€ Italian, Pizza
7171 E Cave Creek Rd, Carefree, AZ 85331-8634
+1 480-488-5800
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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“linguine” (2 reviews)
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7171 E Cave Creek Rd, Carefree, AZ 85331-8634
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

A hidden jewel. Great food and service. Owner takes pride in his food and service. A Carefree icon. Everything is good and nice wine selection

Thank Eileen C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Cannot say too much about this eatery. We tried it when commuting from out of town to this area, over weekends. Food was okay, nothing outstanding. Never seem to be too busy, nor were they that friendly.

Thank _martinrsykes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Recently visited Alberto's with some friends for dinner. Upon arrival we were greeted by Alberto himself who is very friendly. The restaurant is very small and lacking ambiance but that's okay because you can tell it's a family owned restaurant and Alberto does his darndest...More

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Small little restaurant-greeted at the door by Alberto! Small, but comfortable....food was fabulous! Alberto was a chef in Beverly Hills for years prior to coming to Carefree...he has quite the resume of who he has cooked for!

Thank ND1st
Reviewed 11 March 2017

My husband wanted to try this place based on the ‘wood-burning oven’ sign so we stopped in recently for dinner. I’m not sure what they cook in the wood-fired oven because it wasn’t anything we had. Maybe the pizzas? We didn’t even know they had...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

In Cave Creek north of Scottsdale for over 15 years. Reservations a must on weekends during high season. Great menu and service. Nice wines list. Moderately priced and a great place to relax. Alberto personally will take good care of you !

Thank jra802015
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Quite an extensive menu for a small restaurant. Very charming. Owner will likely take your order. Many really good dishes. We have been here more than once and will return. Unhurried atmosphere reminiscent of little places we ate in Italy.

Thank BruceandCathy2014
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Alberto's is a small Italian restaurant that is run by a wonderful man called Alberto. He has always recommended excellent wines for us-- my husband likes white & I prefer red. We had a lovely linguine with mushrooms which we split but was enough for...More

Thank Rita M
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Pumpkin ravioli. So good Very personal service. Small but quiet. Wine selection and hard alcohol Baked risotto. Eggplant excellent

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 24 March 2016

2 of the 4 entrees ordered were VERY salty. Too salty. We had great expectations for this place and it was just not so. The prices are high and the portions are fairly small. The bread was delicious though. The dessert was good, not great....More

Thank ritametermaid2016
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7171 E Cave Creek Rd, Carefree, AZ 85331-8634
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Carefree
  • Phone Number: +1 480-488-5800
owned and operated by Alberto Liani, it is a small (11 table) restaurant in Carefree, Arizona (near the Boulders Resort). He formerly operated a restaurant in Beverly HIlls and it is one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever eaten in. he prepares all of his food (even the bread) from scratch. Telephone Number is 480-488-5800
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