Gio Osso is one of Arizona’s top chefs, having overseen several nationally recognized restaurants in the Valley. Originally from New Jersey with considerable time in Italy, Gio has called Arizona his home for over a decade and his year-old restaurant, Virtù was awarded as one of the top 20 “Best New Restaurants in America” by Esquire Magazine, as well as a semifinalist for the “Best New Restaurant” James Beard award. Virtù features contemporary cuisine inspired by Gio’s Mediterranean roots and global influences. The menu changes weekly, featuring house-made pastas, superb seafood, new Mediterranean creations and rustic favorites. Look to spring for his second restaurant, named for his son Nico.