7135 E. Camelback Road, Suite 195
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
NileGuide Expert tip:
Reservations are not accepted, so come earlier rather than later.
Olive & Ivy is somewhat hidden from view on the south side of the Scottsdale waterfront complex, but it's well worth seeking out. The menu is grounded in Mediterranean preparation and ingredients, and the results are impressive. Fresh, creative takes make for fun eating, as in the surprisingly delicious appetizer featuring Medjoul dates wrapped in bacon. The long wine list has something to complement anything on the menu, but for something new, try the sweat peach hibiscus margaritas, which are refreshing and unique. Part of the fun in dining here is the ambiance and design of the restaurant, which features a wall of windows that looks out onto a cozy patio.