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Alberto Italian Restaurant

7171 E Cave Creek Rd, Carefree, AZ 85331-8634
+1 480-488-5800
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good20%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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“pasta” (14 reviews)
“cakes” (2 reviews)
“house chianti” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
7171 E Cave Creek Rd, Carefree, AZ 85331-8634
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Alberto seems to try his best I do wish he would cook the meals. He is the front man and two girls do the rest out front. First time we tried he had the place full with some type of group outing and we were...More

Thank leeMorrisIllinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had passed this on our way our of town one morning , and decided to come back for dinner. . It's a small, neat little place in a strip mall, and we were not sure what to expect. Even though we had no reservation,...More

Thank wdlander
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Italian uber-hospitality built up our expectations (again), only to have them dashed by the meals (again). Pizza was undercooked (again); pasta was pretty good. Some people love this place, but for us it is simply average Italian food served in an uncomfortable, awkward environment.

1  Thank Robert R
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We visit Alberto every time we come to Carefree. The food is all homemade and Alberto always recommends the best wine to pair with your meal. Don't miss out on the best Italian in town. He treats you like family.

Thank gail092873
Reviewed 27 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 3 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 12 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 26 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
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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