Visitors who make their way to Arizona want to take advantage of the warm and dry climate for some fun and exciting outdoor dining. Many of the restaurants in Scottsdale and Sedona offer outdoor dining so you can do just that. Take a look at the best outdoor dining in Scottsdale and Sedona in the summer:

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Scottsdale Summer Outdoor Dining

Olive & Ivy

Outdoor dining is always at its best when it has plenty to see around you. Olive & Ivy offers just that and so much more inside the Scottsdale Waterfront. This local favorite restaurant serves up delicious Californian and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine inside a stylish setting. The outdoor dining area is what most locals come for as the bustling Waterfront is full of people exploring the area. The menu never skips out on flavor and offers elegant dishes that look just as good as they taste. Enjoy a glass of sangria as the sun slowly sets overhead. Or try out Olive & Ivy on the weekend for morning brunch. You will find your own personal French Riviera when you dine with Olive & Ivy here in Scottsdale.

Craft 64

There is no better combination than craft beer and pizza so make sure to visit Craft 64 here in Scottsdale. This local venue is known for the extended selection of craft beers with 64 beers to choose from to be exact! Their selection includes their own personal beers crafted for their locations around the Valley. The Scottsdale location is the original spot and is also known for its incredible pizza. The wood fire oven bakes your pizza to perfection so you can enjoy it on their spacious outdoor patio. There is plenty of shade with the outdoor umbrellas to hide you from the summer sun. Additional items on the menu also include salads, bruschetta, cocktails, and so much more.

Café Monarch

For outdoor fine dining, there is no place more special than Café Monarch. This local restaurant is known for its chandelier-lit interior space and New American cuisine. The outdoor dining area will have you feeling like you are on the patio of a private Italian villa. This local favorite is located in Old Town Scottsdale and has a sommelier to help you find the perfect wine for dinner. The five-star cuisine will be something that you have never tasted before. Make sure to look up reservations well in advance for this fine dining experience. We recommend checking out our Paradise Valley vacation rentals to help round out your fine dining journey.

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Sedona Summer Outdoor Dining

Hideaway House

If you have ever wanted to feel like you are dining outdoors inside of a treehouse you have to make a stop by Hideaway House. This Sedona restaurant is a relaxed eatery that focuses on pizza, pasta, and sandwiches. You will have direct views of a scenic creek as you enjoy your outdoor meal. The covered patios make it easy to hide from the direct sunlight while still enjoying the beautiful weather Sedona is known for. For tasty Italian food and beautiful views of the Red Rocks, you simply cannot beat Hideaway House.

Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill

There are plenty of spots around Sedona where you can find fine dining including Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill. This upscale restaurant features South American-inspired cuisine that is paired perfectly with the stunning views of the Red Rocks from their outdoor patio. Many of the ingredients for the entrees are grown from the restaurant garden located on the property. All organic vegetables are obtained directly from Arizona while the beef and seafood come from the best purveyors in the industry. Booking a reservation well in advance is highly encouraged for one of the finest upscale restaurants in Sedona.

Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen

Some restaurants go all out with the incredible décor while others keep it minimal with low-key space. This is how you can describe local favorite Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen. The no-fuss design lets you focus on the delicious food that includes a variety of Neapolitan pizzas and authentic Italian dishes. The wood fire oven bakes each dish including pizza and lasagna to perfection. While you may not have any sweeping views of the valley you will have plenty of room on their outdoor patio. Each item on the menu is made from scratch to ensure a tasty bite. Do not skip out on a visit to Gerardo’s Italian Kitchen this summer.

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Your Time to Book Scottsdale or Sedona

Now that you know where to find the best meals outdoors in Scottsdale and Sedona you can start planning for your summer getaway. Our Sedona AZ vacation rentals offer luxury features and amenities for the most comfortable stay in the city. Make sure to book these properties in advance as they are sure to go quickly for the summer!