The Maggiore Group and Chef Joey Concepts to Debut The Italiano This Summer

The Maggiore Group and Chef Joey Concepts to Debut The Italiano This Summer


The Italiano Maggiore Group

Scottsdale, Ariz. (May 20, 2024) The Italianos are coming, the Italianos are coming! The Maggiore Group, the restaurant powerhouse group behind several of the Valley’s most popular concepts, is excited to announce its newest masterpiece, The Italiano. Lead by Chef Joey Maggiore, The Italiano located at 90th Street and Shea Blvd. in Scottsdale will be the group’s sixth concept introduced to the Valley’s award-winning dining scene.

“This is going to be our best concept yet! We’re drawing inspiration from every corner of Italy to blend age-old traditions with innovative approaches,” says Joey Maggiore, chef and co-founder of The Maggiore Group and Chef Joey Concepts. “We can’t wait for you to experience our family’s heritage in a new and familiar way.”

With a reputation of bringing over-the-top concepts with unique menu items to the Valley dining scene, The Italiano will continue The Maggiore Groups’ dedication to providing one-of-a-kind culinary experiences. The Italiano will exude an ambiance of casual elegance, blending warmth with sophistication, while offering authentic Italian dishes that transport you to the very heart of culinary tradition in Italy. The menu will feature the flavors of old-school red sauce Italian cuisine with a Chef Joey touch. Interactive tableside experiences will include an antipasto cart where guests can curate their own plate with over 30 different items. There will also be a must-try Limoncello cocktail cart and a Zabaione dessert cart.

The new 7,543 square foot restaurant greets its guests with a charming entry and picturesque doorway. Adorned with limestone and olive trees throughout, the restaurant will feature traditional seating as well as an indoor patio creating an al fresco dining experience that is unmatched. Designed by the creative eye of Cristina Maggiore, The Italiano will elevate the dining experience with the addition of a private dining room with an immersive art installation that pays homage to Chef Joey’s late father’s iconic restaurant, Tomaso’s. Additional design elements include a sky-painted ceiling for guests to sip and unwind under a color-changing canvas that reflects the rising and setting of the sun.

The Italiano will soon be hiring for dozens of positions including servers, bartenders, food runners, bussers, expeditors, hosts, line cooks and dishwashers. The Maggiore Group will put out an official announcement this summer for hiring event information.

The Italiano, located at 9301 E. Shea Blvd. in Scottdale, will be open daily for lunch, happy hour and dinner. For more information and opening updates, visit and follow along on social at @TheItalianoTrattoria. Buon Appetito!