Cowboy Ciao
7133 E Stetson Dr.
SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85251
6th Avenue and Stetson Drive
In Downtown Scottsdale, Arizona

Telephone.
(480) 946-3111
Fax.
(480) WINE - 055
Website. www.cowboyciao.com

Email.  info@cowboyciao.com


Cowboy Ciao features modern American food with global influences (principally the cuisines of Italy, Mexico and the American Southwest), full of flavor and balanced to accompany their unique wine selections, available by the bottle, glass and tasting flight.
 

A unique and wonderful restaurant. Mediterranean eclectic cuisine in an American southwest setting. Excellent wine list that matches the food perfectly. And most of all, it is a fun place.
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GOURMET MAGAZINE:
"A sense of fun makes an entertainment event out of this unique restaurant."
ARIZONA TRENDS:
"Cowboy Ciao has made some of the greatest strides in the culinary industry."
DONN REISEN: (vice president, Ridge Vineyards)
"Stunning - the food, wine list, crew, the whole package. Obviously a labor of love."
PHOENIX MAGAZINE:
"Lots of reasons to like Cowboy Ciao; it has a talent for not taking itself too seriously."
WINE SPECTATOR:
'97, '98, '99, 2000, 2001 Awards of Excellence for a superior wine program with global influence
RAY SIGNORELLO SR: (owner/winemaker, Signorello Winery, Napa)
"This is the finest pairing of food and wine I've ever experienced."

 


Dinner Menu

SALADS

The Stetson chopped................... 12   "I love that chopped salad so much I put  it on my screen saver!” 
(actual guest quote)

Ciao mixed greens.........6
choice of dressings:  smoked tomato, pesto buttermilk, mustard vinaigrette

Big Biceps Salad...............  9
(homage to Popeye and Octopi).......... fresh spinach and cooked octopus, served chilled, tossed with celery, red onion, gorgonzola, lemon juice, Tipico Bunosapore olive oil

if you have an anchor tattoo........ 5

PASTA & PUDDING

Ciao chili gratin ........... 9        
with elk, beef loin and white beans, cheddar cheese and smoked gouda

Exotic Mushroom Pan Fry .......... 12
smaller version of our signature dish

Crab Enchiladas............. 13
Dungeness crab with papaya salsa and cumin enchilada sauce

“I have to tell you, I can’t find the words ... I feel like I just had a massage” (actual guest quote)

 

 BIG PLATES 
  some with starch, some with vegetables, most with both

Exotic Mushroom Pan Fry ........ 20
cremini, button and oyster mushrooms in ancho cream over double-cooked polenta with grilled portabellini, avocado, tomato and cotija cheese ... our signature dish

Short Ribs with Dried Cherry BBQ sauce ..........26
with pecan grits

Elk Strip Loin .......................... 33
grilled medium-rare, with hazelnut pesto, mushroom risotto, cabernet demi-glace

Mediterranean Eggplant ...................... 22
stuffed with mixed mushrooms, onions, peppers and pearl cous cous; served with roasted garlic-tomato ragout and sauteed rapini with olive oil and pine nuts

Coriander-Seared Tuna ................. 24
fresh Ahi tuna pan-seared rare, served  with sweet pea sauce, crispy soba noodles and daikon radish slaw (with leeks, red bells, rice wine vinegar and sesame oil)

Grilled Flat Iron Steak ................ 25
cabernet/roast garlic marinade, morel demi-glace, blue cheese mashed potatoes

The Osso Buco Burger .... 16
seasoned beef stuffed with braised veal...we almost called this the TKO burger 'cause it's a knockout!

Grilled Filet Mignon.................29
aioli, roasted red bell pepper coulis and fried sun dried tomato polenta

Stuffed Pork Rib Chop ............... 24
stuffed with Shropshire blue cheese, grill seared and oven finished; served with ancho bread pudding, apple jus,  raisin-fig compote

Pan-Seared salmon ...................  26
in corn broth with smashed sweet peas, roast corn salsa &

“That mushroom dish is so good, I want to take my clothes off and roll in it!”
(actual guest quote)

DESSERT

Warm Bread Pudding
(the original)
...............6    

Peach cobbler........... 5

Bernie’s Banana Split...... 5 

The Imperial Brownie..... 7

Mexican Chocolate Pot de Creme
with chipotle cream  ........ 7

SOUP

"Can I cancel my dinner order and get 3 more bowls of this soup?"
(actual guest quote)

TM Soup 6.00
(truly memorable, or transcendental meditation - causing, your choice)

GRAZING

(appetizers, smaller meals, big bites, sharing encouraged)

Hoppy Ahi Tuna ........................ 13
seared rare with ground hops & chammomile, served with curried chow-chow, mango soy

Buffalo Carpaccio..................... 11
rolled in a cumin-espresso dry rub, seared, with red onion-honey marmalade and chevre

Foie gras torchon .................... 12
coriander-poached, balsamic glaze, served with dried apricot compote, challah croutons

Rock Shrimp Bruschetta.............12
on crostini, with warm garlic-tomato ragout 

Miso fried squid............................. 13
with fresh pineapple salsa

Quesadilla del Dia ..................... 9

Not Exactly "Ham & Cheese" .......9
prosciutto di San Daniele, Roma tomatoes, burrata (fresh mozzarella with curd, sort of), grilled asparagus, more an antipasto deluxe

Bruschetta Tradizionale ..................... 5

Sweet Chile Prawns........ 10
with pan-Asian slaw & spicy orange nage

"I have to tell you, I can't find the words... I feel like I just had a massage"
-Actual Guest Quote