New Tradition at an Old Tempe Favorite

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Tempe’s Front Porch is a cool new place located in a tried and true Tempe, AZ favorite.  Operating as kind of a second establishment at the famous Monti’s La Casa Vieja Steakhouse, Tempe’s Front Porch looks to serve a younger, more hip crowd that is also a very big part of Tempe’s Mill Avenue District. The grand opening of the TFP was yesterday and people seem to love the concept and the new food and drink additions.

Old meets new at Tempe’s Front Porch:
While Monti’s has been serving steaks, burgers, seafood and their Roman bread for decades, a completely different dining and bar experience is found on Tempe’s Front Porch, the separate outdoor dining destination at the Casa Vieja. Outside on the porch you’ll find a much more contemporary and urban menu.  Try some Ahi Tuna Ceviche, Chorizo Deviled Eggs, Kobe Beef Sliders, bacon wrapped chorizo stuffed dates, short rib street tacos and more. They have a daily happy hour from 4-7pm with 5 for $5.00 food specials that are pretty tough to beat.

Like many of the watering holes along Mill Avenue, it’s pretty easy to find a cold beverage. At Tempe’s Front Porch, they have 13 different beers on tap, an extensive wine list, some great margaritas and specialty cocktails and a large whiskey menu that is pretty darn impressive.

Locals and tourists alike know Monti’s La Casa Vieja for it’s rich history, great food and completely unique atmosphere. While the unique dining experience has been around for decades, the Porch’s new urban dining and drinking experience are a welcome addition to the Mill Avenue crowd.

Tempe’s Front Porch is 2000 square feet of outdoor dining and bar space that seats up to 130 people, has table top seating along with large comfortable couches and chairs, multiple fire pits, a misting system, televisions and a nice view of Tempe Beach Park.  Monti’s and TFP have ample parking AND are located very close to the Mill Avenue light rail station, so it is convenient for anyone to get to.

Take a look at the photos in the slideshow above to see the space and the menus. Get more information and updates about Tempe’s Front Porch by checking them out at or by following them on Twitter at @TempePorch. They can also be reached at 480-967-7594 and are located at 100 S Mill Avenue in Tempe. ( at Rio Salado ) Just north of the Mill Avenue light rail station.


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Nick Bastian is a Tempe real estate agent specializing in the South East Valley and can be reached at 602-803-6425

Nick also writes a "hyper-local" blog about the communities, events, businesses and homes near light rail in Phoenix, Tempe and in Mesa.
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