A pandemic is a tough time to open a new business, especially a restaurant. But that is not stopping S & V Urban Italian from achieving its goal of opening a second location.
Located on Shea Blvd just east of the 101, the local Italian restaurant has been a staple to central Scottsdale. S & V Urban Italian first opened its doors in spring 2011 and since has cornered the market for exceptional Urban Italian cuisine thanks to its old family recipes and casual, laid-back vibe.
When restaurants were forced to shut down earlier this year, it was especially scary for the S &V team, who had had plans to open a second location for more than a year. Thankfully, everything got pushed out and things kept moving forward while sustaining business at the original location.
The second location is now set to open this fall just a few miles north of the first. It will feature a large main dining area, an outdoor patio with views of McDowell Mountains and an inviting bar that flows from the inside to outside with adjustable garage doors. The restaurant will be open for lunch, happy hour and dinner seven days a week, serving the same delicious Italian dishes that S&V Urban Italian has been known for, for almost a decade.
“It’s been a crazy year so far, but we are excited to open another location,” says Sheena Gamache, the general manager. “We have been doing everything we can these past few months to still serve our guests authentic Italian eats and make them feel like family, whether that’s at our restaurants or in their own home.”
S &V Urban Italian is currently offering dine-in service and take out. The restaurant has implemented safety practices closely following the recommendations issued by the CDC and state authorities. These include enhanced sanitation procedures, limited capacity, face masks, curbside pickup and strict food safety guidelines.
In addition to the second location, the restaurant recently rolled out a new Family Meal Deal for $50–$55 that includes a pasta dish and salad for four. Guests can choose from a Caesar or Mista salad, and one of the pasta dishes Spaghetti & Meatballs, Fettuccine Alfredo (can add chicken or sausage for $10), Penne Vodka or Rigatoni Bolognese. Other great specials include S & V’s Pizza & Wine Oh My deal on Mondays from 3–9 p.m. that pairs a pizza and a bottle of wine for only $20 — for dine-in or take out. On Wednesdays from 3–9 p.m., guests can enjoy half off bottles of wine.
To its diverse wine selection and wood-fired brick oven pizzas, S & V offers seasonal dishes changed weekly.
9343 E Shea Blvd., Scottsdale
16580 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale
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Did You Know.
Arizona Restaurant Association Foundation Relief Fund: The Arizona Restaurant Association, through its 501(c)3 Education Foundation has formed a relief fund to activate immediate funding for Arizona restaurant workers. Donations accepted online.