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Cup Café offers an expansive menu and well presented food but the buck stops there.
Although there are highlights at Michelangelo's, expectations should be tempered.
Find kindred spirits and Peruvian delights downtown at Irene's.
Enjoy the jeweled skyline while feasting on the Latin American flavors at J Bar.
Tucson's Little Italy
Stopani's offers a chance to get your fill of marinara, hang with the locals and hear some Sinatra.
The Olive Tree offers delightful Greek cuisine and time to chat with friends.
A Touch of Elegance
Find 1930s style and grace at the Arizona Inn.
Artwork and movies create a new dimension at Galleri Café.
Fire It Up
The manly art of performance grilling finds a new showcase at Sakura West.
To Sup with the Gods
Athens on Fourth Avenue brings Greek delights down from Mount Olympus to Tucsonans.
Proud to be no-frills, El Corral steakhouse deserves its status as a Tucson tradition.
Out of the Fast Lane
Adventurous palates will be rewarded at Dao's Hunan.
Café Terra Cotta, a restaurant that once stood for culinary innovation, has become a mediocre parody of its own vision.
Just when you thought the holiday season had released you from its clutches, Valentine's Day comes steaming down the track.
Fresh is best at La Costa Brava, and the clinkers, predictably, start with frozen fish.
Nostalgia and mood bolster passable food at India Oven.
Sonora Bay will inspire fans of traditional fare to keep on driving.
Miss Saigon's menu offers promising choice, if only Tucson could appreciate it.
Little Pizza Heaven
Oregano's spices up the bistro scene.
At the Iron Grill, pile your plate with the wrath of Khan.
Ease into the Gallic café-bakery scene of Le Delice.
Diza stuffs her face with food for thought.
Even if you're not a fancy hotel guest, you can be pampered like one.
Ragazzi serves up fine fare.
At Le Bistro, relive the days when food snobs believed the only good cuisine was Gallic.
The season has come for winemaker dinners.
Mona Lisa's bread and desserts outweigh an inconsistent but promising menu.
Don't be shy; now is the time for oyster lovers to slurp those shells.
'Tis the season to be sad and lonely and eat dull food.
Cooking styles mingle in exotic Malaysian fare.
For the Birds
Don't bother even taking your pet pigeon for lunch at La Placita Cafe.
Windows of Opportunity
Restaurants plan a benefit for the families of food workers killed in the September 11 attack.
Chef Michael Veres makes Cibaria worth a pilgrimage to Oro Valley.
Cien Años provides a century's worth of Mexican-food miracles.
Alexander's is run by a ragtag band.
The Eclectic Café does breakfast royally.
Hot & Spicy keeps things good and simple.
Now is the time to harvest your share of the Willcox bounty.
Moon over the pizza pie at No Anchovies and Zachary's.
El Sabroso fulfills its promise of savory Mexican fare.
Mongelli's doesn't live up to its promise.
Feast on the Fly
Doug Levy makes takeout a high art.
Sweat It Out
Beat the heat, Cubano style.
Time Pho a Change
Vietnamese treasures await you at Three Sisters.
Miraflores' fare is variable, but it's always earthy and honest.
Dining in the Raw
Yuki's Sushi is the perfect antidote to summer heat.
To Elle and Back
Without leaving his kitchen, Richard Koby takes diners on a deluxe wine country tour.
Dining adventures at 8,000 feet.
On The Shoals
The Reef's fascinating fish tanks lure diners in like the call of a siren.
Cobalt's ethereal cool will ease your summertime blues.
Caffe Milano is home to Tucson's most successful panini.
Service is a little bumpy at Vivace's new St. Phillip's Plaza venue, but the food is fabulous.
Feel a sense of community at Bentley's, a classic coffeehouse that knows how to adapt.
The Lowest of Loews
Ventana Canyon boasts two fine restaurants--but the Canyon Café isn't one of them.
A stop at Saguaro Corners will throw you back to the '60s.
Reinventing Presidio once again.
Sullivan's is a pricey cattle call.
El Faro will lead you to the heart of Sonoran seafood.
Stop at Hoa Mai for homey Vietnamese fare.
The Low Down
La Placita's triad of eateries will take you places.
Cowboy Comfort Food
Rio Grill reinstates the friendliness of the Old West.
Beyond Bread is beyond belief.
Bringing Love to the Table
Four of Tucson's finest restaurants prepare Valentine's Day seductions.
Highway to Heaven
Poco and Mom's deserves to be its own destination on your map of fine eats.
An unexpected growth spurt has left Amereno's in an awkward stage.
An Epic Cure
Chef Coleman leaves no stone unturned on the road to unadulterated indulgence.
You Win Some, You Dim Sum
Gambling on this Chinese deli pays off.
Good Morning Americas
Pipian's wakes up the Old Pueblo with Latin American flavor.
Man Of The Cloth
High-concept cuisine at Linen.
Hot Off The Stove
What's cookin' in the holiday cookbook market.
Take a dip under the stars at Jerry's Lee Ho.
It's High Time
Follow the long and winding road to indulgence at Hacienda del Sol.
Is the sun setting on Trattoria Pina?
Body And Soul
The Sweet Potato Pie Lady satisfies hunger on more than one level.
Changes at Daniel's turn fine dining fabulous.
Café Pacific promises Asian cuisine with style.
Ethiopian cuisine changes the flavor of desert dining.
Fuego has kept the fire alive.
Through The Grapevine
The word on Southern Arizona vineyards is slowly leaking out.
Love In The Raw
Chef Jack Hahn adores sushi.
Pastiche needs to put the bits and pieces back together.
The Family Secret
Fiorito's cherished recipes make it a favorite.
A Native Speaker
Enjoy the language of jungle love with a beetnik at The Native Café.
There Goes The Neighborhood
The once-brilliant Barrio could stand some renewal.
What's In A Name?
Bliss' menu fails to induce an altered state of existence.
Local Urchin, Big Heart
Olive R. Twist serves up goodness against all odds.
Jolie is all dressed up and ready to roll.
Still In Bloom
Wildflower provides a bright spot in Tucson's culinary garden.