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Old Town Cottonwood

Located in the "Heart of the Verde Valley Wine Country". An easy trip from Phoenix—only an hour and a half drive. Old Town is known for its Main Street with over 60 businesses that attract visitors and support local residents.

Street Scene

  • 5 Wine & Spirit Tasting Rooms
  • 13 Cafes and Restaurants
  • 9 Antique Stores
  • 5 Galleries
  • 3 Hotels
  • Shops and Boutiques
  • Historic Tours
  • Nature Trails and the Verde River
  • Live Performances at the Old Town Center for the Arts

Old Town Aerial - (C) Susie Beach
Aerial view of Old Town - (C) Susie Beach

Featured Business -
Pizzeria Bocce

Pizzeria Bocce

Chef Michelle says, “There’s a piece of me in every one of our restaurants but Bocce is straight from my heart. I grew up in the family deli business on the east coast and I traveled back to the very roots of our family in Naples, Italy to become certified in the art of pizza by Verace Pizza Napoletana, VPN. It all starts with the bread, and our pizza is made with Caputo Flour imported from Italy. We make the crust the traditional way, no twirling, every crust is hand kneaded into just the right consistency before it gets fresh toppings and bakes in a wood burning stove the way it has been done in Naples, the birthplace of pizza, for over 300 years.”

Mon through Fri from 4pm - 10pm
Saturday from Noon - 10pm
Sunday from Noon - 4pm

Pizzeria Bocce*
1060 N. Main St.
928 202-3597
BocceCottonwood.com

 

Cottonwood is "A Culinary Hot Spot"!

Great food

Great article in the Arizona Republic

Roger Naylor, a local travel and entertainment writer, has written an article talking about dining in Cottonwood featuring several local restaurants becoming known for their fine fare.

"Cottonwood has grown into a destination for wine lovers. Tasting rooms line Main Street in Old Town, housed in Prohibition-era buildings and fronted by covered sidewalks. So it’s not surprising that terrific restaurants have sprung up as well."
[Read the whole article here]

More Fun Things To Do

"This is Cottonwood" - Video

The recent AZ Culture event held in Old Town resulted in this promotional video for Cottonwood. Take a look and see local businesses featured along with the other points of interest in the area.

This four and a half minute video can be shared on YouTube with your friends...

Watch the video

Coming Events

Verde Valley Fair – April 29 to May 3
Free Annual Easter Egg Hunt – April 4
Brian Mickelsen Race - April 18
Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival – April 23 to 26
Verde Valley SciTech Festival –
March 21 to 29
Annual Bike to Work Week – May 11 to 15
Ride of Silence – May 20
Tilted Earth Festival - June 19 & 20
Fantastic Family Fourth of July – July 4
Farmer’s Market Jamboree – July 9 to Oct. 1
Thunder Valley Rally – Sept. 18 to 20
27th Annual Verde River Day – Sept. 26
Fall Carnival – Oct. 31
Walkin’ on Main / Zeke Taylor
BBQ – Nov. 14
59th Annual Cottonwood Christmas Parade/Chocolate Walk – Dec. 5

Horses in Old Town - (C) Susie Beach
Horses in Old Town - (C) Susie Beach

Walkin on Main

Some art at Walkin' On Main

TVR - (C) Susie Beach
Thunder Valley Rally Cycles - (C) Susie Beach