Oven + Vine fires up Italian and New Mexico flavors
A family-owned restaurant located in downtown Phoenix, Oven + Vine is firing up delicious Italian cuisine in a brick oven. The hidden gem has a comfortable atmosphere that calls out to everyone. Co-owner Michelle Bethge describes her menu as comfort food with a New Mexico flair.
“The recipes are mine. When I lived in New Mexico, we had a ranch outside of Las Vegas in a little town. The ladies there taught us how to get the Hatch green chilies, roast them and make green chili.”
“I think that the green chili pork with the au gratin is probably our signature dish. It’s like comfort food and the two just go together really well.”
The restaurant also serves traditional flatbreads, lasagna made from scratch, salads, sandwiches and southwestern ancho beef.
Their patio is a dim, lively atmosphere that caters to families, friends and even furry friends.
“Oven + Vine is more than just a restaurant, it’s an experience. We wanted it more of an experience where you come in and you get something that you don’t get anywhere else.”
Ron Carlston, a marketing manager, recommended the restaurant and says everything is his favorite dish.
“The braised beef is like simmered for days. It’s unbelievable how moist and how tender it is and you can get it spicy or not get it spicy.”
“The au gratin feels like they’ve been baked for six or seven hours. They’ve got so much cheese and they’re so flaky; it’s amazing.”
Guests dined in on housemade desserts as well including chocolate torte and a tiramisu that stay-at-home mom Laura Groth said was the best she has ever had.
“The bottom layer was absolutely soaked in espresso and it was light and creamy and each layer had so much flavor.”