Craft 64

by Mike Hunter

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Craft beer and modern Italian fare is a great way to not only describe this new Old Town Scottsdale hot spot, but a great way to entice patrons. Artisan wood-fired pizza is going to be the lunchtime crowd attraction, however. Quickly becoming known for offering more than 30 craft beers and a sommelier on staff offering up great wines, owners Josh Ivey (the resident sommelier), Roger Carpenter, Scott Hagen and James Swann are all well versed in the local beer scene and have created this establishment to impress even the most elite of aficionados.

The pizzas are a gift from heaven as they are crafted with the finest ingredients and wood-fired for that great crispy texture and spot-charred crust. Covered with zesty sauces and added ingredients, these make the perfect lunch item. The classic Margherita smothered in tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and basil leaves is so flavorful and light. The Spain is made with fresh mozzarella, La Mancha chorizo, Spanish almonds, cured olives and mild Harissa sauce. The Fico pizza is a true must that is topped with fresh mozzarella, buratta and Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses; truffle oil; arugula; and a sweet fig sauce. Other dishes that the restaurateurs are known for are the bruchettas, like the classic Tomato and Mozzarella, the Apple Brie and the Mascarpone and Fig all on a brushed Italian bread toasted to perfection each time.

Whether patrons start with the Charcuterie Board, enjoy a fresh-made salad with local produce or enjoy one of the pizzas described above, this comfortable, casual eatery beckons them to want to enjoy one of the craft beers on tap or take a noon-time break and have a glass of wine that will fully complement the meal. The service is a joy and the creative additions to the menu will mean that each visit offers the opportunity to enjoy something new.

Craft 64
6922 E. Main St., Scottsdale
(480) 946-0542

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