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14 Phoenix Restaurants for Special Occasions at Home

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Phoenix-area restaurants are doing their part to curb the pandemic and help customers celebrate milestone birthdays, wedding showers, and graduations at home. Even though the novel coronavirus has disrupted in-person dining, restaurants adapted to the moment by pivoting to takeout and catering menus that can feed anywhere from two to 500 people. Those who want to socially distance and celebrate should consider supporting these 15 restaurants that offer takeout for special occasions.

A number of Phoenix restaurants have resumed dine-in service; the level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in the area, please visit Maricopa County’s COVID-19 website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Serrano's Mexican Food Restaurants

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Since 1979, Ernie and Eva Serrano have catered graduations, big birthday parties, showers, and other special occasions in their restaurant and for takeout. Chips, salsa, guacamole, tamales, enchiladas, beans, and rice are available in party trays or in half and full pans that can serve up to 60 or more people. For more information, take a look at the full takeout menu online.

Miracle Mile Deli

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Miracle Mile Deli offers a cold cut platter, cocktail sandwich buffet, a fruit and vegetable tray, and a dessert platter for $11 or $11.50 per person. Complement platters with sides like mac and cheese, potato salad, and coleslaw. Takeout is available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Check out all options on the catering menu.

Daily Dose Rio Salado

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Since 2012, Matt and JenLyn Long have been committed to providing comfort food like biscuits and gravy, Southwest hash, salads and wraps. The restaurant’s catering menu can be customized for up to 500 people. Don’t forget to order the spicy watermelon margarita or the bacon bloody mary. Call for takeout options 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

The Sicilian Butcher

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Chef Joey Maggiore of The Sicilian Butcher offers customers an at-home Italian dining experience with homemade meatballs, pastas, and well-curated charcuterie boards. The menu is brimming with other options, including eggplant parmigiana, French bread-style pizza, and customizable bruschetta boards. Check out The Sicilian Butcher on Instagram.

Maple & Ash

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A special anniversary or a milestone birthday calls for an upscale dining experience. Maple and Ash offers filet mignon, ribeye, yellowfin tuna, and beef tenderloin steak for its customers’ occasion takeout. Sides include hand cut fries, blistered shishito peppers, and Brussels sprouts dressed with maple bacon and pine nuts. End the meal with the restaurant’s staple chocolate cake or coconut cream pie. You may also consider the date-night-to-go special for $99, which includes two petite filets, fire-roasted asparagus, whipped and buttered potatoes, chocolate cake, and a bottle of red or white wine.

Nori Sushi & Asian Dining

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Sometimes aesthetics mean something when celebrating. Nori Sushi & Asian Dining offers a charming variety of bento boxes for $25, which include everything from sashimi, nigiri, steak, and salmon. A special sashimi bento box is $72 with seasonal sashimi, octopus sunomono, squid, traditional appetizers, and miso soup.

Ginger Monkey Gastropub

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Chef Alert Torrisi elevates Ginger Monkey Gastropub’s casual American food with interesting flavors and preparations, like prosciutto-topped basil deviled eggs and tangy jerked sirloin. Kids meals are also available for $7 or less.

POMO Pizzeria - Downtown Phoenix

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All locations of POMO Pizzeria serve takeout — and nothing says party like pizza. Choose from classic favorites like margherita pies and pizza topped with prosciutto, Gaeta olives, mushrooms, and zucchini. Complement your pizza with batched cocktails like lemon drops, mules, and watermelon-infused drinks that serve up to nine people. POMO’s Instagram feed will help you choose your favorite entree.

Chennai Chettinaad Palace

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Warm naan, coconut-infused vegetables, and tandoori chicken will leave your guests bellying up to the table for more. Chennai Chettinaad Palace offers more than 200 menu items for takeout that can be customized for large parties. Different-flavored lassis, samosas, curries, and Indian desserts are just a few of the dishes worth ordering from its full catering menu.

The Henry

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With a three-course menu priced at $44, The Henry’s fancy takeout will impress party guests. The first course includes a choice of chicken tortilla soup, asparagus caesar salad, or short rib potstickers, followed by the main course from a selection of salmon, Baja roasted chicken, braised short ribs, or grilled fish tacos. Dessert includes bread pudding, strawberry shortcake, or peanut butter molten cake. The order includes a glass of red or white wine.

Latin-inspired Vecina is offering their entire menu for takeout. The “large format” portion of the menu includes smoked half chicken, pork chops, and ribeye. Several salsas are available, as well as a kids menu that serves quesadillas and tacos. Vecina includes cocktails and wine as a part of their to-go menu.

Urban Margarita

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Locally owned Urban Margarita kept its kitchen open through the pandemic and has a special takeout menu for families. Pitchers of house margaritas to-go are $24, and family meals are priced at $49 — with options that include grilled fajitas, braised chicken or carnita enchiladas, or hatch green tamales. Don’t forget the black bean dip, queso, guacamole, and salsa to pair with your chips.

Postino Central

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Online ordering at Postino makes it easy to select bruschetta boards, grilled cheese sandwiches with dipping sauces, and paninis for a party of 10 or more at home. Locally brewed beer and bottled wine from Texas is also available to-go. For those who want their gathering to move with ease, pre-made lunch boxes are available for $12.50.

Chelsea's Kitchen

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Chelsea’s Kitchen quickly adapted a takeout menu to accommodate those who wanted to eat fresh tortillas, locally sourced entrees, and drink expertly made prickly pear margaritas. The salmon and ribeye speciality entrees are also available to-go. Don’t forget to add the red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting for any midnight food cravings. 

Serrano's Mexican Food Restaurants

Since 1979, Ernie and Eva Serrano have catered graduations, big birthday parties, showers, and other special occasions in their restaurant and for takeout. Chips, salsa, guacamole, tamales, enchiladas, beans, and rice are available in party trays or in half and full pans that can serve up to 60 or more people. For more information, take a look at the full takeout menu online.

Miracle Mile Deli

Miracle Mile Deli offers a cold cut platter, cocktail sandwich buffet, a fruit and vegetable tray, and a dessert platter for $11 or $11.50 per person. Complement platters with sides like mac and cheese, potato salad, and coleslaw. Takeout is available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Check out all options on the catering menu.

Daily Dose Rio Salado

Since 2012, Matt and JenLyn Long have been committed to providing comfort food like biscuits and gravy, Southwest hash, salads and wraps. The restaurant’s catering menu can be customized for up to 500 people. Don’t forget to order the spicy watermelon margarita or the bacon bloody mary. Call for takeout options 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

The Sicilian Butcher

Chef Joey Maggiore of The Sicilian Butcher offers customers an at-home Italian dining experience with homemade meatballs, pastas, and well-curated charcuterie boards. The menu is brimming with other options, including eggplant parmigiana, French bread-style pizza, and customizable bruschetta boards. Check out The Sicilian Butcher on Instagram.

Maple & Ash

A special anniversary or a milestone birthday calls for an upscale dining experience. Maple and Ash offers filet mignon, ribeye, yellowfin tuna, and beef tenderloin steak for its customers’ occasion takeout. Sides include hand cut fries, blistered shishito peppers, and Brussels sprouts dressed with maple bacon and pine nuts. End the meal with the restaurant’s staple chocolate cake or coconut cream pie. You may also consider the date-night-to-go special for $99, which includes two petite filets, fire-roasted asparagus, whipped and buttered potatoes, chocolate cake, and a bottle of red or white wine.

Nori Sushi & Asian Dining

Sometimes aesthetics mean something when celebrating. Nori Sushi & Asian Dining offers a charming variety of bento boxes for $25, which include everything from sashimi, nigiri, steak, and salmon. A special sashimi bento box is $72 with seasonal sashimi, octopus sunomono, squid, traditional appetizers, and miso soup.

Ginger Monkey Gastropub

Chef Alert Torrisi elevates Ginger Monkey Gastropub’s casual American food with interesting flavors and preparations, like prosciutto-topped basil deviled eggs and tangy jerked sirloin. Kids meals are also available for $7 or less.

POMO Pizzeria - Downtown Phoenix

All locations of POMO Pizzeria serve takeout — and nothing says party like pizza. Choose from classic favorites like margherita pies and pizza topped with prosciutto, Gaeta olives, mushrooms, and zucchini. Complement your pizza with batched cocktails like lemon drops, mules, and watermelon-infused drinks that serve up to nine people. POMO’s Instagram feed will help you choose your favorite entree.

Chennai Chettinaad Palace

Warm naan, coconut-infused vegetables, and tandoori chicken will leave your guests bellying up to the table for more. Chennai Chettinaad Palace offers more than 200 menu items for takeout that can be customized for large parties. Different-flavored lassis, samosas, curries, and Indian desserts are just a few of the dishes worth ordering from its full catering menu.

The Henry

With a three-course menu priced at $44, The Henry’s fancy takeout will impress party guests. The first course includes a choice of chicken tortilla soup, asparagus caesar salad, or short rib potstickers, followed by the main course from a selection of salmon, Baja roasted chicken, braised short ribs, or grilled fish tacos. Dessert includes bread pudding, strawberry shortcake, or peanut butter molten cake. The order includes a glass of red or white wine.

Vecina

Latin-inspired Vecina is offering their entire menu for takeout. The “large format” portion of the menu includes smoked half chicken, pork chops, and ribeye. Several salsas are available, as well as a kids menu that serves quesadillas and tacos. Vecina includes cocktails and wine as a part of their to-go menu.

Urban Margarita

Locally owned Urban Margarita kept its kitchen open through the pandemic and has a special takeout menu for families. Pitchers of house margaritas to-go are $24, and family meals are priced at $49 — with options that include grilled fajitas, braised chicken or carnita enchiladas, or hatch green tamales. Don’t forget the black bean dip, queso, guacamole, and salsa to pair with your chips.

Postino Central

Online ordering at Postino makes it easy to select bruschetta boards, grilled cheese sandwiches with dipping sauces, and paninis for a party of 10 or more at home. Locally brewed beer and bottled wine from Texas is also available to-go. For those who want their gathering to move with ease, pre-made lunch boxes are available for $12.50.

Chelsea's Kitchen

Chelsea’s Kitchen quickly adapted a takeout menu to accommodate those who wanted to eat fresh tortillas, locally sourced entrees, and drink expertly made prickly pear margaritas. The salmon and ribeye speciality entrees are also available to-go. Don’t forget to add the red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting for any midnight food cravings. 

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