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“Food Poisoning”
Review of Medizona - CLOSED

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Price range: US$25 - US$40
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Local cuisine
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Philadelphia, PA
1 review
“Food Poisoning”
Reviewed 15 February 2008

Unfortunately we did not make it to the entree on Valentine's Day because after waiting for two hours, (they were unusually busy) my husband was struck with food poisoning from either the appetizer or salad. He has been throwing up since and twenty-four hours later, our vacation is taking place in our hotel room. Hopefully for the restaurant this is a freak incident, but we certainly will not return to find out.

Thank Mila90
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English first
Santa Barbara
2 reviews
“Most attentive service We've ever had.”
Reviewed 21 January 2008

I found this restaurant in a AAA guide to Phoenix/Scottsdale. We wanted to try something uniquely local. Boy did they deliver!
The food was incredible. We had rabbit w/ bhaklava and scallops in a pastry with apple cream sauce, and those were just the appetizers. The blending of southwestern and mediterranian cuisine worked seamlessly. I've never had anything like it. The service was impeccable. A member of our party could not have wheat nor dairy and the server and kitchen went out of their way to accomodate her. The prices were very reasonable. We had 2 appetizers, gazpacho, 2 entrees and a glass of wine among us. The bill was 91 bucks. I HIGHLY recommend this place. Looks like the owner is clearly working to ensure a satisfying dining experience.

Thank laughhearty
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back east
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Surprise highlight”
Reviewed 9 January 2008

While visiting family in the Phoenix area, we planned an afternoon and evening in Scottsdale to shop and have dinner in Old Scottsdale. We found a wonderful little gem, Medizona, tucked away on 4th street, not far from the art galleries and jewelry stores of the old part of town. What a delight! The management was gracious, the staff attentive and very pleasant, and the food fantastic. The eclectic menu delivered on all the dishes our party selected. We sampled the rabbit, fig and pine nuts baklava and the eggplant tacos with lamb, arugula and cheese appetizers, two of the restaurant's specialties. They were delicious, and served beautifully. Our dinners arrived just at the right time, and were prepared perfectly (lamb that was tender and seasoned well). The wine list offered an impressive choice of well-rated wines at fair prices. We also enjoyed some after dinner drinks and coffees in the lounge, located across a quaint "alley" from the dining room. We talked with the hosts, and learned that the restaurant is re-inventing itself, which explains the work still going on for the decor, which should improve as they complete renovations.

Thank cip2
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fun evening”
Reviewed 6 January 2008

My wife and I visited Scottsdale from Phiadelphia. We like to experiment with different types of cuisine and Medizona is the type of place we enjoy, entirely unpretentious but with special attention made by service staff and kitchen for a memorable evening.

We tried the tenderloin and the lamb chops: both were prepared as we requested and served promptly. The wine list was better than expected.

The menu is way better than the decor, but the surroundings are tidy and eclectic.

1 Thank polarbear1967
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Medizona Restaurant Scottsdale, AZ-Horrendous”
Reviewed 1 January 2008

We visited this restaurant on 12/30/07. The service, food quality, the ambience, the attention to detail was absolutely non-existent. We complained to the server repeatedly and the manager without any results except: " I'm sorry about that". DO NOT GO HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank saisson
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Jimmythewah, Owner at Medizona, responded to this review, 8 January 2008
I was at the restaraunt the night this party attended from Chicago. What we are doing at Medizona is revolution in Scottsdale dining. Our main dining room is still serving the award winning food it has for the last nine years. Next door in our new eclectic wine lounge, where we are hosting nightly events to bring together new art, music and ideas. On the 30th it was our first of such events. I will be the first admit and take full responsibility for things flying a little out of control. No excuses. I want each one of my guests to have a wonderful, memorable experience. I am truly sorry that you did not have the experience you were expecting.
We had not staffed the kitchen appropriately for the rush we encountered and we kicked up the music at 8pm which proved to be too much for the dining crowd across the hall. When trying new things sometimes you stumble. Lessons learned adjustments made. We addressed the kitchen staffing issues and the music in lounge is now starting at 10pm.
Medizona is a unique dining experience. Please join us and come see for yourself, we will take good care of you.
Coma, Beba, Sea Feliz


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