By Michelle Talsma Everson
Photos Courtesy of Famiglia Modern Italian Trattoria

Let’s Dig In: a new modern Italian restaurant just opened its doors locally.

Famiglia Modern Italian Trattoria is located at 17025 N. Scottsdale Road, Ste. 140, in the space once occupied by Uncorked Wine Lounge & Eatery.

The restaurant is the newest offering by proprietor and sommelier Broc Chavez and Executive Chef Richard Rangel.

“We are intent on changing minds about the Italian dining experience with modernized recipes of true Italian cuisine in a casual fine dining atmosphere,” Broc says.

Brought together by their love of Italian food and wine, Broc and Richard, both born and raised in Arizona, created the restaurant, “As the modern day expression of their ‘Famiglia’ – that perfect marriage between food, wine and family,” Broc shares.

The Italian eatery features starters and salads alongside house-made pastas and signature entrees. Prices range from $14 for a pasta dish to $55 for an entrée, with most in the $20-$45 range.

On the restaurant’s Facebook page (@famigliascottsdale), patrons can follow along for ongoing deals and details on top dishes. Some exclusive dishes include: Halibut Saltimbocca, Spaghetti Amatriciana, Tagliatelle Bolognese Ragu, Chicken Milanesa, and more. In addition to Italian favorites, the restaurant showcases an extensive wine list.

Famiglia Modern Italian Trattoria is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday, and initial reviews on Yelp and popular foodie websites are promising. For those not comfortable eating indoors, the restaurant also offers take out.

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