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“Lacksidasical - staff - impressive unique Pizza”

Rare Earth Coffee and Wine Bar
Ranked #16 of 19 Coffee & Tea in Scottsdale
Price range: US$30 - US$30
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Troon North
Cross street: E Dynamite Rd.
Description: Rare Earth offers the finest thin-crust pizza in Scottsdale. Beautiful views of the McDowell Mountains, a friendly staff and an enjoyable boutique-style wine list makes this a fantastic and comfortable experience for everyone. Monday every bottle of wine is half off all day. Enjoy Happy Hour every day from 4pm to 6pm. Check our website for entertainment, beer tasting and wine tasting events. You may also host your private event, big or small including fundraisers at Rare Earth. We look forward to meeting you.
Black Diamond, Washington, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lacksidasical - staff - impressive unique Pizza”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

We visited early on a happy hour Friday. Light customers and staff was not attentive. For a wine "bar" we expected some assistance on the wine options. With the light customers this could of been a great experience, instead it was like a cool reception :( Pizza was unique and very thin crust. The men loved the steak and blue cheese pizza. Girls had the popey a spinach bacon combination Very small pizza for the price. Appetizer size. We did use a groupon so for our test night and we had a group of four. We MAY be back. If the staff can step up this could be a nice place for locals to visit.

  • Visited September 2013
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Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good food, great location, overpriced”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

The venue is perfect, an upper deck patio with nice views. The occasional live music is perfect, not too loud, doesn't drown out conversation. The staff is friendly and prompt. The salads are tasty and well-made and the pizzas reminiscent of the lavosh cracker crust pizzas you used to be able to get at The Grapevine in Old Town Scottsdale: crispy thin with quality ingredients. The only problem here is the pricing: salads and pizzas are really inexpensive food. Some people wouldn't, but I consider the pizzas individual size. So if a couple came for 2 salads and 2 pizzas, WITHOUT wine (but then it is a pizza and WINE bar, right?) you'd already be looking at almost $50. We went for Happy Hour on half price wine night, so had a bottle of our favorite Zin, 2 pizzas, and shared a salad and our bill was $60. Really, that's all we would pay at any time for this exact meal. It's pizza and lettuce, not grass-fed beef and truffles. And the reason we would pay that much is because of the venue. We will definitely be back, unless they take away Happy Hour!

  • Visited September 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great, relaxing neighborhood place w great food & wine!”
Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

I've been here several times and every time I remember how much I like it. The food always delivers without being overpriced. Great wine list. Friendly waitstaff - sitting on the patio is great. Live music is such a plus. Have to go there more often!

  • Visited September 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Wine Cafe”
Reviewed 13 September 2013 via mobile

Went for lunch.
Had a pretzle appetizer, not great.
The thin crust pizza is very good.
The wine list is limited. I saw Crane Lake as an option, a very inexpensive wine. Server was helpful & generous and allowed 2 tastes. We found a Malbec that tasted good, bought a bottle &never saw it before.
This is a nice wine cafe, a local gem, do not pass it up. It is worth a try.

  • Visited September 2013
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Morristown, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Great Find with Fresh Happy Hour Specials & Live Music”
Reviewed 14 July 2013

We have been here a couple of times & been impressed each time. The one evening we got to experience some action filled live music that made for a fun evening. Another time was for happy hour & I look forward to returning for their fresh pizzas. The servers & bartenders all seem friendly & to enjoy their work. Great find that we will return to!

  • Visited April 2013
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