Monti's La Casa Vieja (Tempe)
Mar 31, 2003
by Nick Coons
If you like Arizona
history, this restaurant is an absolute must! It's actually
the very first building ever built in Tempe, in fact, before the city was
even called "Tempe." It's been altered from it's original design, of course,
but some of the adobe walls and early flooring are still present and in
The State of Arizona comprises the extreme south-western portion of the United States. It is bounded on the north by Utah, on the east by New Mexico, on the south by Mexico, and on the west by California and Nevada.
For many years, this has been one of my all-time favorite
restaurants, so twisting my arm to dine there yet again for a review was
less than difficult. Monti's has some of the best steaks and ribs in the
valley, and complimentary Roman bread is reason enough to visit.
free to take a tour and absorb the history, but make sure your tour is
guided; it's easy to get lost in the various themed rooms.
only complaint would be the switch from Pepsi products to Coke products,
which if I recall correctly, actually took place a couple of years ago.
A switch back would be the icing on the cake.
Monti's is located
at One West Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe.
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