Celebrated as one of the top 20 “Best New Restaurants” in the U.S. by Esquire Magazine immediately upon opening in 2013, as well as nominated by the prestigious James Beard Foundation for “Best New Restaurant” in 2014, Virtù is Chef Gio Osso’s intimate, stylish gathering spot tucked inside Old Town Scottsdale’s charming Bespoke Inn bed and breakfast.
Chef Osso is a long-time Phoenix area favorite, having cooked in countless award-winning local kitchens before fulfilling his life-long dream of opening a restaurant of his own in 2013 with Virtu, where his ever-changing menu features a modern, global approach to his Mediterranean family roots.
At Virtù, the Machiavellian term for achieving excellence, expect a wandering, Mediterranean-inspired menu that changes almost weekly, sometimes daily, featuring handmade pastas, premium seasonal produce sourced from some of Arizona’s most celebrated farmers, superb seafood imported from the most notable fish markets in North America and southern Europe, as well as a seasonal cocktail program crafted with fresh-pressed juices and unique spirits. Chef Osso often refers to the food – and the vibe – of Virtu as a “beautifully composed symphony of sights, scents and tastes”.
About the Bespoke Inn: A beloved local treasure, the still-new Bespoke Inn features only four boutique guests rooms, each uniquely tailored with a different look, feel and style. Gio Osso’s Virtù restaurant is open to the public and is not limited to hotel guests. This intimate property combines the privacy and upscale amenities of a luxury resort with the personalized service of a bed and breakfast. Inn guests are treated to a daily gourmet breakfast, a glass of wine at check-in, the use of the lovely Pashley bicycles throughout their stay, as well as covered parking and WiFi – all included in the price of an overnight stay. Read more about Bespoke Inn, home to Virtù.
Personal Chef Dinner: Book the Bespoke Inn’s upstairs Signature Flat and treat yourself to a candle-lit dinner for two or invite up to nine of your closest friends to join you for dinner. Served at the Flat’s massive, handmade walnut farm table adorned with fresh flowers and lit with candles and a stunning chandelier, this exclusive experience promises to be a memorable evening. Virtù will oversee every detail, from custom menu planning, including wine pairings and dessert, to execution and service of each dish. Give us a call to select your date, let us know any special requests and we will create the perfect evening. Prix-Fixe, Four course dinner with wine pairings, $175/person; six course tasting menu, $195/person; eight course tasting menu, $220/person.