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Tucson's Award Winning Italian


Exquisite Italian at the base of Ventana Canyon

(520) 577-1099Reservations

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Tucson's Award Winning Italian


Exquisite Italian at the base of Ventana Canyon

(520) 577-1099Reservations

Relax For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Piazza Gavi is ideal for all dining occasions. We have great choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

 

Since May of 1992, creator and chef, Gaetano (Gavi) Colaleo, has been tantalizing taste buds and satisfying healthy appetites with true Italian cooking, brought from his home of southern Italy. With one taste of any of the amazing meals he serves, you will come to know Gavi's passion for the art of cooking. Every dish is made to order, never pre-prepared or frozen, with only the freshest ingredients.

 

 

After remaining in the top Best Italian restaurants in Tucson for the past 15 years, Piazza Gavi Restaurant brings you this new web site with previews of our full menus, photos of some of our delicious offerings, seasonal specials and contact information, in the hopes of preparing you for an unforgettable visit. For your convenience, we are open seven days a week. Enjoy!

Breakfast

 

Lunch

 

Dinner

 

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Eat Together


For an Authentic Italian experience Here in Tucson; come in enjoy Italian cuisine, and walk away happy. 

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Eat Together


For an Authentic Italian experience Here in Tucson; come in enjoy Italian cuisine, and walk away happy. 

Nestled at the basin of Tucson's beautiful Catalina Foothills, located in Ventana Plaza, lies Piazza Gavi Restaurant.  Established in November of 1992, orignianlly located at Pantano and Broadway, we moved to our bigger location in November of 2004.  You are invited to enjoy Gavi's true Italian cooking as you experience casual dining in a romantic and comfortable atmosphere. Enjoy a cocktail, or a glass or bottle of one of our many wines as you pour over our extensive menu of pastas, pizzas, soups, salads, and more!  Both our taste and portions are generous, serving Gavi's signature dishes of some of your Tucson favorites such as our famous Calamari Spicy Crema, Chicken Formaggio, our most popular Stuffed Salmon, or a hand-tossed, gourmet pizza from our wood-fired oven. Don't forget about the amazing Specials including Canneloni Romana, Seafood Rosa, and Chicken Prosecco, among many others.  Many vegetarian and Gluten-free options are also available upon your request. Your kids are sure to enjoy our fantastic menu created just for them. There are many intimate indoor and outdoor seating options to suit your needs. Give us a call so we can help make your evening a memorable one. Take-out is always available. With advanced notice, we are happy to stay open late.  

 

Join us for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or for reading a book, enjoying our wireless internet or watching television in one of our two comfortable seating areas. While you are there, don't forget to look toward the kitchen for the specials board near the cooking line, which will include the latest creations compliments of Chef Gavi. With a full service cafe, cocktail bar, restaurant, wood burning pizza oven, beautiful outdoor patios, and occasional live opera and jazz entertainment, you truly can have it all at Piazza Gavi!

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The Kitchen


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The Kitchen


Chef Gavi

 

Gavi hails from Bari, Italy which is located in the southern part of Italy (in the heel of the boot).  He is passionate about his food and holds the highest standards when creating authentic dishes, giving his personal attention to every dish.  Often the dishes he creates come from a yearning for taste of home.  

Ingredients

At Piazza Gavi, our recipes are authentic Italian and to bring the taste of italy to you we only use organic pastas imported from Italy, fresh produce, high quality spices, and the finest of meats and seafood.  

Presentation

We are old school Italian so we have the mantra, "Go Big" for our portions, and "you come hungry, you leave with leftovers!"  Oh, and there is always room for dessert.