Phoenix Mayor Declares September 29 “Tomaso’s Day”
Long-time Valley chef and restaurant commemorate 40 years in business
Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant, Phoenix’s iconic Italian dining destination, will celebrate its 40th anniversary starting on September 29. Proclaimed by the Mayor of Phoenix, on “Tomaso’s Day,” the restaurant will unveil its celebratory plans that will honor the anniversary with culinary throwbacks for an entire year.
Owner and Executive Chef Tomaso Maggiore of Maggiore Culinary Concepts opened Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant on September 10, 1977 at 3:59 p.m., marking as the first restaurant for Maggiore. Little has changed for Tomaso’s, it resides in the same location as when the concept debuted four decades ago on the Camelback Corridor and stays true to its white glove service as a fine dining restaurant and recipes, as Maggiore still makes homemade pasta and sauces in the Tomaso’s kitchen. As an acclaimed chef and restaurant in Phoenix, Maggiore has upheld his restaurant’s title of being the “Best Italian Restaurant in the Valley” and since 1977, Tomaso’s has survived every recession, served over 1.9 million locals and visitors, provided over 9,600 employment jobs in the hospitality industry and made over 292,000 meatballs.
“I am beyond excited that I was able to share my American dream and passion and turn it into such an iconic restaurant in the Valley with the help of endless supporters. I just wanted to simply provide authentic Italian cuisine so that Phoenix could experience and enjoy Italian cuisine that I was introduced to in my upbringing in Italy,” said Executive Chef Tomaso Maggiore. “’Tomaso’s Day’ is for every customer, employee, journalist, family member and friend who has supported Tomaso’s.”
On September 29, Mayor Greg Stanton and the City of Phoenix will pronounce “Tomaso’s Day” with a ribbon cutting ceremony and provide a brief speech to commend Tomaso Maggiore’s achievement. In celebration of the 40th anniversary, Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant will offer a selection of special dinner dishes from the original menu, along with the prices from 1977 that will be available every Monday, from September 29, 2016 to September 2017.
Authentic Italian dishes that will be offered include spaghetti and meatballs ($12), eggplant torte and butternut squash ravioli ($16), and medallion of veal tenderloin A la Sorrentina ($18).
“Chef Tomaso Maggiore has personally impacted the lives of so many people in a positive way with his great sense of humor, outstanding hospitality and the manner in which he treats every single one of his customers like he is welcoming them into this home—that is how he has maintained some of his most loyal customers since day one,” said Mayor Greg Stanton.
The restaurant is open for lunch, Monday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner, every Monday through Saturday, from 5 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 5:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant is located at 3225 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. For more information about Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant, please visit www.Tomasos.com or call (602) 956-0836 or for regular updates, visit the following social media networks: Instagram: @TomasosPhoenix Facebook: www.facebook.com/TomasosPhxAZ
About Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant
For 40 years, Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant has been a destination restaurant on the Camelback Corridor in the Central Phoenix/Biltmore area. As an Italian born and trained culinary expert, Chef Tomaso Maggiore’s passion is found in every customer visit and dish combining classic Sicilian and Northern Italian cuisine. Tomaso’s is a fine dining restaurant that offers lunch and dinner service as well as private party and event capabilities. For more information, please visit www.Tomasos.com.