Twisted Italian

(623) 537-4000
Phoenix, 9940 W Happy Valley Pkwy #1080, Peoria, AZ 85383


All Day Menu
Lunch Menu
Daily Specials
Family Meal Deal
Happy Hour-Drinks
Happy Hour-Appetizers
Catering Menu

Located in the Northwest Valley at the intersection of Lake Pleasant and Happy Valley rd, Twisted Italian offers creative and delicious dishes, great wine, and friendly service at reasonable prices.  We have a offer a full bar, dine in or carry out, catering have a daily happy hour and lunch specials and are family friendly.


Twisted Italian was initially opened in 2011.  In June of 2015, ownership changed.   Although the restaurant name and several menu options remained the same, a new establishment was created with new management and several additional menu items.

“More Than Great Italian”

While the menu has several great classic Italian dishes on it, it is not limited to the usual items found on most Italian Restaurant Menus.  We also strive to bring our customers unique & delicious dishes typically not found in most Italian restaurants.   Such items include a variety of house made pierogis, an Italian Relleno, and a European Sea Bass (Branzino), to name a few.

Chicago Influence

The owners are transplants from Chicago’s Western Suburbs.  As a result, you will notice some Chicago influence in the menu and in the restaurant.  The menu includes a classic Chicago Italian Beef as well as a combo Beef Sausage, also a classic Chicago thin crust pizza (of course cut in squares!).   At the bar you can find a frosty can of Old Style Beer as well as a glass of wine.

The Specialties

While all our menu options truly are excellent, we feel a few stand out.

The Italian Beef – We believe this to be the best Chicago Italian Beef in Arizona and our customers have given us that feedback repeatedly.  We start with a great cut of beef which makes a difference.  We use Iowa Premium Angus Beef.   We then marinade it with secret Twisted ingredients.  It is then slow cooked and sliced ultra-thin.   You will not find a leaner, more tender beef.  It is served on a freshly cut toasted French Roll, loaded with your choice of peppers (sautéed sweet bell peppers, Hot or mild Giardiniera), melted Mozzarella & Provolone and a side of Au jus.    Bring it over the top by ordering the Combo sandwich which adds a jumbo Chicago Sausage to the beef sandwich.

King Cut Lasagna – Every Lasagna we make is made to order.   There is no pulling a portion out the pan that was made yesterday and microwaving it.  In fact, you will not find a microwave in our restaurant.   We offer a pork version (House Made Spicy Sausage Recipe), an angus beef version, a combo beef/sausage version, and a vegie version.   If you are looking for something different, let us know.   Upon request, we will be happy to accommodate if we can (ie  light on the ricotta, some pepperoni, Alfredo Sauce….).   Just let us know.    All using nothing but the best possible ingredients.

And the size of the dish – absolutely fit for a king!   The Biggest & the Best.

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Reviews about Twisted Italian

06.11.2023 16:34
Our server Carley, was quick and kind. The Antipasta was a great balance of greens, cheese and meats. The House King Lasagna was First Rate Italian at its best.
06.11.2023 16:34
The Italian beef is outstanding. It was the best I have ever had. The service was great. It had a nice atmosphere. I would drive the 1.5 hours just to come back here again.
06.11.2023 16:33
Cute family restaurant! Very attentive wait staff and delicous food! The bread is amazing!!! The host, Sadie, was so sweet and welcoming while we waited for our table.
06.11.2023 16:33
Great comfortable neighborhood place. We keep coming back because this is hands down THE BEST LASAGNA anywhere. Wait can be an issue, and mixology is a recurring issue (I'm sure no one here knows how to mix drinks) . Still highly recommend, it's a must
06.11.2023 16:33
Freaking delicious! For being a small restaurant, it was packed when we went and STILL had amazing service! Our server was very attentive, quick with any requests, and very friendly. The food was delicious, and we will absolutely be back!
06.11.2023 16:33
Really nice place for a bite to eat. Food is really good as well. A group waiting outside before opening tells me it's a really good place to eat.
06.11.2023 16:33
Very good experience yesterday for lunch. The waitress was very nice. The food was so delicious! I had a nice salad and eggplant parmesan that was fantastic. My daughter had lasagna and a salad or with strawberry and fruit on it... Very tasty. As for the atmosphere, personally, I do not like the televisions in a restaurant, so I won't give that a big rating, but everything else was wonderful. The lasagna we took home for my son-in-law was a generous portion and very delicious as was the lemon cake and tiramisu .. nice packaging
06.11.2023 16:33
They have delicious food, great service and prices are good as well
06.11.2023 16:32
The food excited our taste buds and was absolutely delicious. Sam was our waiter on 10/27/23 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. He was attentive, kind, and excited about the food he was serving. It's just a little place but cute and cozy. There is one thing I wish the management would consider is lowering the volume of the music. This is not a fast food place. It's dining. People should be able to hear each other talk. People were shouting to be heard over the music. I was disappointed the management did not pick up on that.
06.11.2023 16:32
This restaurant was fantastic as was the service. The place was packed and we were quickly acknowledged, sat, given menus , given incredible bread and the food was off the chart delicious!
06.11.2023 16:30
The food was wonderful. We had the Calamari appetizer which is unlike the standard frozen Calamari many restaurants have, it’s very tasty. We shared the Queen’s Cut Lasagna which was big enough for us, two women. It was excellent. Cheesy, the sausage had some spice but not over powering and the sauce was excellent. I gave it 4 stars because when we arrived the young hostess didn’t say hello and barely made eye contact. The rest of our service was great.


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