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DeFalco's Italian Grocery

Deli / Bodega and Italian Restaurant$$$$
85 Tips and reviews
  • Italian food
  • sandwiches
  • authentic
  • il purista
  • delis
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  • Wayne A.
    Wayne Anderson2 weeks ago
    Eggplant anyway
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin ThompsonFebruary 10
    Great pastas and sandwiches. Even if you're starving, half orders are still huge!
  • Joey M.
    Joey Mc MorrisDecember 2, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Stuffed shells & Caesar salad
  • Evie C.
    Evie CosciaNovember 11, 2016
    Unfortunately I walked in right behind 4 guys and there were another 4 in line so I decided to not eat there. But being that busy after 2pm on a work day must say something. I'll try again later.
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KrznarichSeptember 25, 2015
    Sandwiches! Meatball sub is ridic.
  • Gary B.
    Gary BeltramiAugust 30, 2015
    Authentic Italian deli. Best in the area. Not even close.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BooshAugust 2, 2015
    Cheese steak
  • Lizzie D.
    Lizzie DenhamJuly 24, 2015
    Fettuccine Alfredo best I've ever had!
  • Brian S.
    Brian StashJuly 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    My God!...everything!!
  • Chris S.
    Chris SJune 3, 2015
    Sauce was overseasoned, pasta was a bit overcooked. Bad garlic bread. This place has so much hype and praise so I will go back and try something else to see if it was a fluke. First trip was a letdown
  • Ebony M.
    The philly and sausage and beef is really good and they have so many tasty pasta salads to choose from.
  • jackie w.
    jackie weinholdMarch 25, 2015
    Chicken cheesesteak sandwich was delish!
  • Shawn P.
    Shawn PartridgeJanuary 6, 2015
    If DeFalco's ever delivers I'm done for
  • jillian s.
    jillian smithNovember 5, 2014
    Best place ever! This is real Italian food.
  • Tony R.
    Tony RamirezSeptember 23, 2014
    The arancini - a deep-fried rice ball with spinach - is a terrific Southern Italian treat. Pounce.
  • A.N
    A.NSeptember 22, 2014
    I like it, buying stuff that are imported from Italy ... They have fresh cheese also 😍
  • Abdul A.
    Abdul AldossarySeptember 9, 2014
    Get the stake and cheese sandwich.
  • Abdul A.
    Abdul AldossarySeptember 9, 2014
    Pastas and salads are so good.
  • Tony R.
    Tony RamirezSeptember 4, 2014
    The fettuccine alfredo is delicious (it's basically butter as a molten paste ) and so reminded me of Rome that I was immediately transported to the Pantheon. Try it with the chicken cutlet.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 3, 2014
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  • Tony R.
    Tony RamirezSeptember 2, 2014
    The fettuccine with Italian sausage is alarmingly phallic but nom! The marinara sauce is correct, without too much sugar. Also you get two slices of garlicky garlic bread.
  • Luz Adriana M.
    Luz Adriana MartinezAugust 27, 2014
    Any pizza any sandwich
  • Karol C.
    Karol ClarkAugust 8, 2014
    The cheesecake is incredible.
  • Tom W.
    Tom WeberJuly 16, 2014
    Worth the trip.
  • Aaron J.
    Aaron JohnsonMay 25, 2014
    So delicious! Come hungry though.
  • JJ B.
    JJ BrilesMay 18, 2014
    Best authentic Italian in Scottsdale
  • Janene W.
    Janene WileyMay 11, 2014
    Get dessert!
  • Zac F.
    Zac FoxxMarch 24, 2014
    Sausage and peppers sandwich!
  • Jason L.
    Jason LeeMarch 11, 2014
    If you eat at DeFalco's you might be a Pastafarian. Just saying.
  • Tony B.
    Tony BlaksleyFebruary 17, 2014
    Its really all good. Just get what you're in the mood for.
  • Brittany D.
    Brittany DelucaNovember 19, 2013
    One of the best local Italian places I've had! The gnocchi and side of meatball was delicious and more food than I could finish since you get a side of bread and salad with the whole meal. Delicious!
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HNovember 18, 2013
    Great small Italian deli with fantastic hot and cold sandwiches. Usually go to get lunch but the store is filled with quality Italian products like Olive Oil, wine, and gelato.
  • Elizabeth D.
    Elizabeth DunneNovember 18, 2013
    Best deli in Arizona, hands down. The Il Purista will change your life.
  • Cliff S.
    Cliff SummerhillNovember 17, 2013
    This place may not be a "restaurant" but the food is fantastic and you get a ton!! It is fantastic Italian food!
  • Jeannette C.
    Jeannette CarterAugust 25, 2013
    Try the eggplant parmesan dinner you will love it!
  • Darcy C.
    Darcy CheeriosAugust 4, 2013
    The best way to eat on a Sunday night after a weekend of Hockey games is to head here for the eggplant parm sandwich
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RuizJuly 11, 2013
    Wow, have not had this good of a cannoli; outside of Ferraras in little Italy NY, in a long time.
  • Douglas P.
    Douglas PereraJuly 9, 2013
    Duvel Belgian Golden Ale: they have it here and it's very very good!!
  • Scott S.
    Scott SchultzJune 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Tip: Eat here. Everything's f@#*ing delicious.
  • Gabriel W.
    Gabriel WoofterJune 12, 2013
    Amazing wine selection. Can't go wrong. Forget about Grocery store wine. This is the place for good years and even better prices...
    Upvoted Oct 9
  • Adam B.
    Adam BantonMay 19, 2013
    Get some dessert. We did!
  • Alicia D.
    Alicia DMay 15, 2013
    Great food, terrible wait times....prepare to wait 25 min for a to go order
  • Vaska L.
    Vaska LeopardMay 8, 2013
    This place is the real deal. If you're craving Italian go here
  • Vince M.
    Vince MoserMay 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Cheesesteak Sandwich
  • 🇺🇸K G.
    🇺🇸K G🏂April 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Italian beef around!
  • Gabriel W.
    Gabriel WoofterApril 11, 2013
    Excellent place for a quick lunch. Authentic Italian groceries and fine wines from Spain and regions in Italy. Bottles go from 10- 100 plus$. A perfect place for those who enjoy a true touch of class.
    Upvoted Oct 9
  • The Dude
    The DudeFebruary 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the Calzone. Don't plan on finishing it there... It is huge but delicious. Don't tell me you've been to the best Italian deli without stopping here once.
  • Lauren J.
    Lauren JoyceFebruary 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Il Purista might be the best sandwich I've ever had.
  • Roger H.
    Roger HolmJanuary 29, 2013
    Be there at 10 when they open or maybe after the lunch rush. It is worth the change in your schedule.
  • Jane H.
    Jane HolmJanuary 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Reuben may be the best on the planet.
  • Liz C.
    Liz CampagnaJanuary 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    So delish. Was craving real authentic Italian food and this was perfect!
  • Sara H.
    Sara HDecember 18, 2012
    Cute spot for a little date night!
  • Brian F.
    Brian FanzoDecember 13, 2012
    Amazing Steak & Cheese... Never had anything bad before & would drive 40 miles for this steak and cheese!
  • Morgan S.
    Morgan SSeptember 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything in the menu is amazing!!!
  • Mike O.
    Mike OlsenAugust 10, 2012
    If you like meat wrapped in meat, get the chef salad
  • Hussy D.
    Hussy DeeMay 22, 2012
    Half sandwich portion is great for lunch. The coffee is quite nice when fresh.
  • Michael P.
    Michael PechacekApril 17, 2012
    I thought I was back on Long Island! A plethora of east coast Italian foods, deli items, pastas, pizza, rib eye cheese steaks, Boars Head lunch meats and so much more. 5/5 stars!
  • Johanna S.
    Johanna SperzagniMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best cheese steak..great gnocchi with white sauce. Baklava is so rich!¡ a favorite!
  • Phoenix New Times
    Phoenix New TimesJanuary 27, 2012
    Best of Phoenix 2011 Winner: Best Corner Italian Restaurant! Rest assured, we're already plotting our next visit to DeFalco's, because everything on that menu is going to make us happy eaters. Read more
  • Cole O.
    Cole OppligerJanuary 13, 2012
    The chicken cheesesteak is the bomb! Definitely try it.
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa CorakOctober 29, 2011
    The il purista, what's not to love? Prosciutto, mozzarella, tomato, basil, roasted peppers, olive oil, balsamic
  • Danny M.
    Danny MoranOctober 21, 2011
    The canolis here are to die for! Don't leave without one. If you need some authentic Italian grocery items, fresh pasta or need to come here!
  • Cj G.
    Cj GOctober 8, 2011
    Closest thing I've come across that compares to Deli's back east. Hot pastrami is delicious!
  • BeerSnobbe
    BeerSnobbeAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Get the baguette for your sandwich roll, you'll never go back to sub rolls.
  • Brian G.
    Brian GregoryJuly 25, 2011
    Try the Egg & Pepperoni sandwich. No, really! Read more
  • Philippos
    PhilipposJuly 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They have pizza slices but don't advertise it. $5 minimum for credit/debit card transactions.
  • Nathan
    NathanApril 5, 2011
    Highly recommend the fettuccine alfredo with chicken. It's even better cold the next day. They give you the option of a whole or half order. Fresh ingredients and low prices!
  • Craig
    CraigApril 5, 2011
    The greatest Italian deli in maricopa county. Huge sandwiches that fill you up. Boarshead meat, Only the best. Be aware lunch time r their peak hours so if you go you may need to be ready for a wait.
  • Brian F.
    Brian FanzoMarch 19, 2011
    Best steak and cheese in Az!! Good pizza too!
  • Philippos
    PhilipposMarch 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Call in your order for both dine-in or take out orders. It gets busy and may take 20+ minutes to put your order in.
  • Zack
    ZackFebruary 27, 2011
    This place gets busy, so be ready to wait a little bit. The wait is worth it tho, the food is great
  • Andrea A.
    Andrea ArnoldFebruary 24, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    AMAZING. The white pizza, cheesesteak (chicken & beef), & deli sandwiches are great. I've never been disappointed. Expect to wait awhile sometimes, as this place gets busy! Well worth the wait though.
  • Youri L.
    Youri LitvineJanuary 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Somehow ordering is the equivalent of at least waiting 5 minutes before someone helps. Good food though.
    SMACKERJanuary 4, 2011
    Amazingly helpful! Will walk you through a whole recipe and box up all your ingredients for dinner!! Couldn't be more impressed!
  • donna
    donnaDecember 10, 2010
    Try the antipasto salad, fit for a football player's appetitie.
  • Max M.
    Max MautnerNovember 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a breaded chicken cutlet on a long roll with roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella and basil. DELICIOUS!!!
  • Joseph S.
    Joseph StiglicNovember 12, 2010
    The portobello special sandwich is amazing!
  • mike m.
    mike matykaOctober 28, 2010
    If you miss good east coast deli sandwiches and pizza this is the place. The best deli I have been to so far. Great hot and cold sandwiches and italian goodies. Steak and cheese, top 5 I have had and
  • Whitney R.
    Whitney RipleyOctober 23, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    No matter what sandwich you order make sure to get it on a crusty baguette and it'll be twice as delicious.
  • Lauren C.
    Lauren ColmanSeptember 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Pick up fresh pizza dough and basil to make delicious pie at home.
  • Philippos
    PhilipposSeptember 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The sandwiches are huge. Opt for a half and a side salad for $3 extra.
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GeissJuly 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    They have a Reuben, it's just not on the menu
  • The Brewstraveller
    The BrewstravellerJune 26, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The half is huge!
  • Nick G.
    Nick GortariJune 8, 2010
    I love the combo sandwhich.
  • Wes
    WesApril 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The sandwiches are excellent.
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