Exquisite dining at the Core

The votes are in, and while the website, Best Things Arizona, usually shows Tucson plenty of love, this time is a little different.

Only one Tucson restaurants made it on the website's list of the 15 best dining spots in the state, despite Tucson's up-and-coming dining scene.

Core Kitchen & Wine Bar at Marana's Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain has received numerous kudos over the years, most recently making it onto Wine Spectator's 2017 list.

Coming in at number one on Best Things' list, the website says Core "offers a top quality dining experience to customers who want a quiet evening of luxurious eating."

The views of the Arizona desert are in contrast with the restaurant's "pampering interiors" and the menu contains "outstanding dishes," according to Best Things Arizona.

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