Holiday Gatherings: Last-Minute Counts

by Mike Hunter


Olive & Ivy

Busy times make for focusing on all business. This is the time of year to thank staff and clients. Here are our picks for the immediate holiday or year-end thank-you party (big or small).

Olive & Ivy, Scottsdale

Located on the Waterfront in Scottsdale, this has become a great holiday destination this time of year. With holiday décor inside and out, this whole area is bustling. Serving modern Italian, it can offer immediacy for parties up to 20. The Stamp private dining room is elegant and is open for lunch or dinner. A delightful patio is reminiscent of the Mediterranean region, with the olive trees and Old World charm.
7135 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale
(480) 751-2200

Orange Sky at Talking Stick Resort

High atop Scottsdale on the 15th floor of the Talking Stick Resort, this memorable spot is all about the food and the view. It is a stunningly modern design with multiple bars and a dining room that features private booths, private dining rooms and outdoor ambiance for parties of 2 to 20. Dinner only.
9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale
(480) 850-8606

Buca di Beppo

Its East Coast-style Italian dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table, and the diverse menu will please just about everyone. Take the party to one of its locations or use its catering; it is ready for an immediate event and can accommodate both large and small parties.
4 Valley locations
Arrowhead, Chandler, Mesa & Scottsdale

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