Five sprawlicious restaurants have been announced for the new City North development in northeast Phoenix:
For the most part, they seem pretty ho-hum, but I'm intrigued by the mention of Il Fornaio. I believe Il Fornaio had a location in Scottsdale during the late '90s Italian restaurant boom but left once the Atkins mania made pasta less popular and a lot of lesser Italian restaurants closed or transformed themselves into steakhouses. I think it occupied the space now inhabited by Roaring Fork.
Any reactions to the other names?