Martino's Opening Spring 2020!
Updated: Jun 5
There has been much anticipation among Mundsies over the opening of Martino's Italian Restaurant nestled in the pines of Munds Park. The idea of a new place to gather with friends, eat tasty Italian cuisine, and enjoy cocktails is a lot to look forward to—and the waiting is almost over!
Founder, Chef Thomas Ryan, enthusiastically describes Martino's as a destination restaurant—a mid-century experience in the pines of Munds Park that will be enjoyed not just by locals but by foodies and travelers from all over the state. Local businessman Bill Spain believed in the concept and went all in to help bring Chef Thomas's vision to our quaint town. They think after one visit, you will be a believer too.
Combine the culinary talents of Chef Thomas Ryan with the restaurant theme of the Rat Pack era, and you're all set to have a fantastic dining experience right in your own back yard! Just picture it, dining with friends in elegant mid-century decor, surrounded by the images and the smooth sounds of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and all the Rat Pack friends—how could this not be a recipe for a good time?!
No details were too small. Chef Thomas created intimate themed nooks within the restaurant. You can choose to dine upstairs in the "Ole Blue Eyes" room, the "Chef's Room," aka Dean Martin's hangout with its own fireplace; The Sammy Davis' Room with an antique piano built into the wall; and The Ziegfeld room with an accompanying outdoor patio garden. If you want to dine in the mountain air, you can enjoy yourself on the Copa Cabana Terraces. There are several romantic patios, including a tapas grill, live music, waterfalls, and a stream running through the gardens nicely accented with flowers. All sections, inside and out, were beautifully thought out, creating an experience you won't forget and will want to come back to.
The menu, artfully curated by Chef Thomas Ryan, will be seasonal with authentic Italian-American cuisine, made with all-natural ingredients some harvested right from the restaurant's own herb garden. All menu items are homemade, including the pasta, with the exception of some pastas imported directly from Italy. A preview of the menu choices include Chicken Marsala, Filet Mignon, Veal Picatta, Rack of Lamb, seafood, Oysters Rockefeller, and wood-fired pizza, to name a few of the divine and decadent dishes!
After dinner, you can swing over to the Rat Pack Lounge that displays an endless loop of 1960's vintage memories on a 3D wall feature, or stop by the Martini Bar to order your favorite concoction. Martino's will carry fine wines and cocktails of the time; Martinis, Manhattans, Old Fashioneds, Whiskey Sours, and Mint Juleps, to name a few. All carefully prepared by Martino's mixologists!
Want a private party? How about a wedding? No problem. There is a large outdoor stage and seating area that will comfortably accommodate a party up to 200. Further, select rooms can be reserved for private dinner parties or business functions.
Martino's promises to be an unforgettable experience and a unique attraction adding to the charm of Munds Park.
See you there, friends!
Martino's seating is intimate. To ensure you have a seat at the table, reservations are strongly encouraged.
Martino's Italian Restaraunt
17612 Fairway Drive
Munds Park, AZ 86017