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Visualize strolling into a stylish Airbnb in the Italian countryside and getting a Michelin-starred chef hanging out in the kitchen area. That’s the emotion I got when I sat down at Campo, a new community bistro owned by the award-successful Valley chef Alex Stratta.

The space seems to have taken a 180 from its previous thought, Stratta Kitchen, a limited-lived lunch cafe with vibrant, minimalist art gallery vibes. Now it really is a evening meal haunt with serious day-night possible. Antique landscape paintings in golden frames hang next to funky potted ferns, offering the cafe a classic Mediterranean glance that operates most effective in the dim, candlelit lighting of the night.

Alessandro “Alex” Stratta has tested out a assortment of concepts considering the fact that going back again to the Valley in 2016 after a ten years in Vegas where by he attained his places to eat two Michelin stars. The former Iron Chef and James Beard Award winner fronted kitchens at the Omni Scottsdale Vacation resort & Spa at Montelucia and the Arizona Biltmore. He also consulted with the Discovered:RE hotel before opening his second namesake restaurant Stratta in 2020 with Jeremy Pacheco of The Vig.

Judging from the wholesome weeknight group and the straightforward, approachable food I tasted during my initial visit, this new thought would seem like it could be a winning one particular. 

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What’s on the menu at Campo?

Previously in his career, Stratta designed a name for himself cooking French cuisine for renowned restaurateurs Alain Ducasse and Daniel Boulud. So it tends to make perception that his Mediterranean-style cooking draws from both equally French and Italian cuisines. Having said that, Campo’s menu falls firmly in the Italian camp with an eclectic mix of antipastos and pasta dishes that use contemporary durum wheat noodles from the community Sonoran Pasta Co.