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***** Pasto di Forno is rated 4.93103448275862 out of 5 stars, based on 29 reviews!

  • *****

    I've come here twice and got two different sandwiches and both were two of the best sandwiches I've ever eaten. The breadbowl for the soup is mindblowingly good

  • *****

    The food was great and filling! I shared the Italian, brisket & Havarti, and the Caprese Bruschetta. The potato chips were excellent.

  • *****

    Wife and I came here today for lunch randomly after seeing it on yelp. Small place but well decorated with friendly helping staff. Ordered a brisket and havarti panini, Italian and caprese bruschetta. Total came out to be about 35 bucks which at first seemed a bit pricey. The food however was amazing with fresh flavorful ingredients. Meals come with choice of soup salad or home baked potato chips (amazing). Highly recommend for your next lunch.

  • *****

    Ok, their bruschetta is absolutely delicious, it's not so thick that you can't bite through the bread. Fresh and tasty, more of a lunch place really. My daughter loved the cranberry chicken panini. I wish they had wine but, alas it was not to be.

  • *****

    I initially chanced into this little gem shortly after they opened. It's located in one of the oldest strip malls in Scottsdale (NW corner of Scottsdale & Shea). They didn't even have a sign up yet. I was having something done at another business in the same mall and had an hour to waste.

    Their food, presentation, service and very clean newly redecorated restaurant were all excellent. Sandwiches were warmed in a wood fired oven.

    I had their Brisket & Havarti Panini and it was the best Panini I've ever had, which is saying something because I love Panini. As I was ordering I mentioned my disappointment they didn't offer a "side" salad because I wanted one but not as a main course. I was told they just opened and their menu was at this point a "work-in-progress," but she felt a side salad was a good idea. They immediately added a wonderful tasting little side salad for me (for a very reasonable price). Their Panini came with what they call Chips and a Sauce (both homemade). The chips are made from red skin potatoes, deep fried (I think) and are thick. The sauce was outstanding; I wish I could purchase this in quantity to take home. The photos I'm attaching include this sandwich with its included sides and the added salad. I had their free "Lemon & Cucumber Water" that was available in a dispenser on the counter.

    I was really impressed.

    A couple weeks later I took a friend with me for my second visit. I was about to reorder exactly what I previously had but knew I needed to try something different. I ordered their Calabrese & Provolone Panini and it was just as good as my first selection. My friend had their Grilled Chicken Panini and raved about it (another Panini lover who happens to be from the Mediterranean region). This time we had our included side as a salad instead of the chips. I didn't take any photos, but should have. I will return soon and take more food pictures.

    I overheard the owner tell another customer they were a BYOB but you may want to double check that. They are a bit pricey but not for the high quality ingredients they serve.

    BTW, I knew nothing about this place when I initially walked in. I am not a friend or family member. I don't always give such a complementary review, as you'll see if you check out some of my other reviews.

  • *****

    Had a delicious veggie panini with side salad. The sandwhich was perfectly toasted and veggies were sauteed and seasoned with great flavor. The owner is young and friendly. I will for sure return!!

  • *****

    Seem to be still working out a few kinks (I.e it took about 25 minutes to get our and sandwich cup of soup and they had run out of the chips) but the food was really good and the owner was so friendly! Cute decor and a great little find! Would come back again for sure!

  • *****

    Thank you Groupon. This place is fabulous. I had the Italian and wifey had Havarti Prosciutto Panini. Both delicioso! Had Pear Gorgonzola salad, pears were ripe and the dressing was the perfect combo of sweet and tangy. Potato side soup was hot and excellent also, very comforting. We will be back.

  • *****

    Stopped by here a couple weeks ago with a buddy and was very impressed. Wonderful panini's and pizzas. Look forward to stopping by again soon.

  • *****

    Have been here a few times, their paninis are very delicious and the ingredients are great. Only setback to this place is that it is a little on the expensive side. The paninis will average at about $11-$12 before tax and comes with home made chips, a salad (i think), or a side of soup and drinks are around $4 non alcoholic so you'll be looking to spend up to $20 for your meal. Definitely fine with going to this place once in a while, they could really use more customers! They are located next to Abby's so you can get some nice pastries afterwards!

  • *****

    Yelp directed us here, and we are so glad it did. Amazing! They are such friendly people and their food is to die for! Meats melt in your mouth and the fresh Caeser salad is so refreshing. Minestrone soup is out of this world. Don't pass up the opportunity to eat here! Would have given 10 stars. Make sure to get the tiramisu, you will love it. Best we have ever had!!

  • *****

    Was out running errands with my boyfriend and our little one and looking for a place to pick up sandwiches from. Boy am I glad Yelp pointed us here! This place is easy to miss - it's at the end of the strip mall on Mercer Lane, just off Scottsdale & Shea. We only stopped to pick up but the ambiance was clean, re-done and a perfect spot to grab lunch. We used the "Order Pickup" button through Yelp and placed an order to grab on the way home. The convenience alone was reason enough for me to consider writing a review, but as soon as we got home and took a bite I knew I owed this place a rave write up! We got the grilled chicken panini and the prosciutto mozzarella panini and we're in total agreement: these were hands down the BEST paninis we've ever had. They each came with a side salad and the dressing that came with it was delicious! I'm not a salad person and I ate my entire salad because the dressing was that good. Our meals were the perfect portions for lunch and I can't wait to try this place again!

  • *****

    My 10yr old son and I happened to be in the area for a Legofest and we found this restaurant on YELP. Let me first begin by saying the owner and staff were the best. This is a family owned restaurant with high touch experience. They can adjust the meal for your taste as they did for my son. He can be picky but he absolutely loved Pasto di Forno. I had a panini and my sone had some Penni pasta. Both were excellent, made with fresh ingredients. You can tell, everything we had was made in their kitchen. That's the best way to describe it, fresh ingredient Italian food. They offered us a sample of their ministronni soup and it was the best I've tasted. I eat soup often, but rarely have ministronni. However, this was the best tasting I've had. To finish the meal we shared a tiramisu and it was excellent.
    Give this family owned restaurant a try and let them impress you.

  • *****

    I love little unassuming restaurants tucked away that pleasantly surprise me. This is one of them! First, let me start out by saying, I'm Italian. Born in Italy and believe me, I know Italian food. My husband and I moved out here from Chicago a little over 2 years ago, and we miss the great little Italian deli's and restaurants we were used to back home. We were running errands and found this restaurant on Yelp and decided to give it a try for lunch.

    Simple little place, mostly carryout, but definitely room for dining in. Small, family run business. After talking with them a bit, we learned they were not Italian, but Mexican. The chef, (the owner's father) has been a chef for many years and has been cooking Italian favorites for years. Sweet and gracious family and made you feel as if you were a guest in their home, and the food.............

    D E L I C I O U S - You won't be disappointed!!!

    We will be back! I'm hungry just thinking about it. :)

  • *****

    Found this place on yelp. Very pleased. Spoke with the owner, and she explained that they make everything on site. They bake the bread, make the sauce from scratch, etc.
    We had a prosciutto mozzarella panini, that comes with choice of sides. I chose a house salad. My husband had the lasagne, which came with garlic bread. Both were good size portions. Reasonable prices. Both were excellent.
    It's a long drive for us, (45 minutes) but worth it. We will be back

  • *****

    My family and I were visiting the Phoenix area and were craving a good panini and maybe some pasta. We wanted something local and after yelping a few places decided on Pasto di Forno. Boy, were we glad we did! The paninis were the best we have ever had and the baked ziti with homemade meat sauce was incredible. Served piping hot with garlic toast, it was maybe the best I've ever had. The flavors were perfect. It was so good that we decided we wanted it for dinner too! So we ordered 2 more portions to take home along with a crunchy Caesar salad.

    Ally (the co-owner) came to our table to see how everything was and she was so personable and nice and one could tell she was genuinely concerned that everything was to our liking.

    I would highly recommend Pasto di Forno! I am definitely going back next time I am in Scottsdale.

  • *****

    I ordered the prosciutto and mozzarella panini with a Caesar salad. I am originally a New Yorker and I'm very picky about good food. My panini was delicious. The salad and dressing was just the right amount and it seems the croutons are home made! Very tasty. I will be back with my boyfriend. I am curious to try a soup next time.

  • *****

    I came here for lunch today and I'm so glad I did! The girl who greeted me and took my order was a delight and helped me decide on a sandwich, the spicy panini, which was AMAZING. So flavorful & perfect amount of each ingredient. When they brought me my order she apologized for the wait and included two mini cannoli for free which I thought was so sweet. The food wasn't fast but i definitely didn't have a problem waiting(which wasn't long at all imo) and wasn't upset at all as I could tell from looking around it was going to be worth the wait. Great food and great customer service, no reason to not go back!

  • *****

    Very delicious and satisfying! The service was fast and friendly. Highly recommend the brisket panini as well as the prosciutto panini.

  • *****

    Looking for a quick local lunch after we drove down from Sedona. Saw the good reviews on YELP so decided to check it out. Don't give up on finding this place! It's tucked away in the corner. I tried the prosciutto/ mozzarella panini. Watched it being prepared with love. Delicious crusty bread, meat, cheese, roasted tomato and red onion. I don't even like red onion but it was perfect in this sandwich! One of the owners offered us complimentary cucumber/lemon infused water. Keep the business coming for these folks- I don't think they'll disappoint!

  • *****

    My family and I had lunch here today! We ordered salads, and the turkey sandwiches. The food was amazing. We also tried the sorbets and had cappuccinos. This restaurant is a hidden gem. I highly recommend trying this place. Was pleased with everything and they had great customer service :)

  • *****

    New hidden gem with the best paninis,soups and salads. The place is clean and inviting, and the owners are fully committed to customer satisfaction.
    Definetly our new favorite restaurant! Can't wait to go back, make sure you tell your friends as they will not be disappointed.

  • *****

    Really good authentic Italian food..... beat service and the owners are very friendly. Open till late so that makes it even better. Would keep coming back and try different paninis.

  • *****

    This little place popped up today as "hot and new" on my yelp feed in my area. My husband and I decided to check it out. Wow. Delicious. Friendly owners were there to greet us! The place is super cute. Great decor. Hip and trendy furnishings. The food was wonderful. My husband order the red bean soup, and to our surprise it came in a freshly made bread bowl. It was soo good we devoured it. My panini was great. I had the spicy and it was perfect. The bread was fresh and homemade, the quality ingredients were certainly appreciated. We will be back for sure. Spread the word, this place was great!! Hope they stick around FOREVER!

  • *****

    Just had a wonderfully fresh and refreshing strawberry sorbet while waiting for my itallian sandwich to go order. Just awesome. The Italian sandwich equally awesome and fresh. Top notch ingrdients. The side sauce and pickled vegetables i enjoyed too. Oh, and it came with fresh potato chips. Great friendly service too. Place is small but it's bright, clean friendly place.
    Don't miss out..check it out

  • *****

    If you're looking for an AMAZING meal, you've got to try this place. I had the prosciutto sandwich, and it was hands down one of the best sandwiches I've EVER had. Everything is fresh and the ingredients are high quality. This spot is definitely the new hidden gem of Scottsdale. Their menu is a perfect size for salads, flat breads, and sandwiches. They even make their own strawberry sorbet. Get down here and try it!!!! This is our new go to place to eat.

  • *****

    This is by far the best little Italian restaurant I've been to. The food is beyond delicious and I was extremely happy with my Spicy Italian Flatbread I ordered. It was super flavorful and exceeded my expectations. This will definitely be one of my go to's and I 100% recommend this place to anyone. Apart from their delicious food, the service was wonderful. Super kind and genuine workers/owners. If you love gourmet Italian sandwiches, paninis, Flatbread, and salads; this is the place to go !

  • *****

    Best panini in Scottsdale!! Great prices. Great people. Great atmosphere. And it's BYOB what else can you ask for! Amazing food 5 out of 5 highly recommended place and it's open late!

  • *****

    I do not always wrote a review but today my husband and i came across this little restaurant and we were completely impressed!! We both ordered flatbreads, the margherita and the spicy italian and both were so Fresh and flavorful as well as crispy. The owners were so caring and even freshly brewed my husbAnd and I coffee. The coffee is great, good is amazing. Definitely coming back and I recommend.

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Family Owned and Operated

Authentic Italian Cuisine

Made From Scratch Kitchen

Fresh, Quality Ingredients

Dine-In & Take Out

Catering Available

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• Scottsdale, AZ

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Pasto di Forno

7116 E Mercer Ln.,
#101,
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Phone: (480) 470-0339

Email: pastodiforno@gmail.com

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