Arizona’s Uncle Sal’s Italian Restaurant & Bar earns DiRoNA Award

Uncle Sal's Italian Restaurant and BarSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (CitizenWire) — Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA) has awarded local restaurant Uncle Sal’s Italian Restaurant & Bar with its prestigious Achievement of Distinction in Dining in the Legendary Landmark category. Uncle Sal’s is only the second restaurant in DiRoNA history to be recognized in this category. Uncle Sal’s Italian Restaurant & Bar has received numerous awards, including the Wine spectator Award of Excellence in 2010, BBB Accreditation in 2010, and local achievements such as Best Neighborhood Italian in both 2008 and 2009 and has been featured on Biography Channel, History Channel and HBO for its unique and colorful history.

Acclaimed restaurateur Robert Molinari, spokesperson for the Molinari family; owners of Uncle Sal’s Italian Restaurant & Bar said, “Our establishment is not one that can support multi-million dollar interiors or exteriors. But it is one that supports a passion for the industry from open till close. We have been extremely fortunate even in these tough economic times to have the unwavering support of our community and customers; they’re like family. Service to our local community whenever we can identify with or are called upon to assist is the true driver of our continued success. It’s a true privilege to be recognized by a prestigious organization like DiRoNA for our humble contributions to our community and the restaurant industry as a whole. My incredible family and dedicated staff are truly honored by this award.”

“We are pleased to welcome Uncle Sal’s Italian Restaurant & Bar as a Legendary Landmark member,” said Jeff Allen, DiRoNA’s Executive Director. “This is a very important honor. We recognize that there are many facets to exceptional dining, and this establishment represents a unique experience that fits well within our exclusive family of distinguished establishments.”

About Uncle Sal’s Italian Restaurant & Bar:

Uncle Sal’s Italian Restaurant & Bar is styled as “Old World” traditional Italian has been in business twenty-two years. The menu offers selections including fresh seafood; aged hand cut steaks, and the highest quality veal. The decor boasts all natural pine along with hues of green and tan for the floor and seat coverings in a design, which has been kept in step with the original form as much as possible. More information can be found at .

About Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA):

DiRoNA, an independent, nonprofit organization, was established in 1990 to recognize and promote excellence in dining across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Utilizing a rigorous and anonymous inspection process, DiRoNA scrutinizes every aspect of the dining experience, including food, service, and decor. Establishments found to demonstrate excellence on all levels are awarded the prestigious DiRoNA Achievement of Distinction in Dining. To date, fewer than 800 restaurants have received this highly regarded recognition. More information can be found at .

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