I am new to Phoenix and live downtown. I am searching for a good Italian place in the central area and would appreciate any suggestions. I prefer ma and pa joints and enjoy a place that seems stuck in the 70's, but doesn't care. So ideally it would be a hole in the wall that that is reasonably priced. Also prefer a good bottle of Chianti so a decent, even if small, wine list would be a bonus. I am one of those foodies who DOES order spaghetti and considers your marinara the defining statement for your restaurant.
Ok, those are the guidelines. I will enjoy your discussion