Scottsdale PatiosWhile it’s sweltering now, pretty soon it’s going to be the perfect weather for being outside and enjoying the weather in the Phoenix area. Being able to sit outside and enjoy a nice day while eating great food is one of the best things to do especially with the fall coming up here in Phoenix. Here are some great options for patio dining in Phoenix:

The Farm at South Mountain: The farm reopens on September 7th. The Morning Glory Cafe provides fresh breakfast food ranging from omelets to granola and The Farm Kitchen provides picnic food. There is an on site organic farm so everything is fresh.

Oregano’s: This pizza joint’s patio is misted in the summertime and heated in the winter so it’s a great place to dine outside year round. Try the pizza cookie topped with ice cream.

Lon’s At The Hermosa:Located at the historic Hermosa Inn, Lon’s patio is surrounded by beautiful landscaping. Enjoy the shade of the trees while looking out onto the desert. The food is gourmet rustic American cuisine. It’s a great place for a date in the evening when the patio is candle lit.

Olive and Ivy: This restaurant’s cuisine is a blend of Mediterranean and contemporary fusion. The food is great but the best reason to come here is the atmosphere. Their patio is roomy and great for hanging out.

BLT Steak at the Camelback Inn: With three different patios and a great view of Camelback Mountain, this is a great place to dine outside. Come here to watch the sunset and eat a great meal.

While it’s still scorching outside during the day this time of the year, many of these places are great for outdoor evening dining. As it gets cooler, these places will be even greater destinations for lunch. When you’re planning a trip to your Phoenixvacation home, definitely incorporate an evening of patio dining.