Awesome time for our anniversary!Sassi is a go to place for great authentic Italian dining. The facility is beautiful and is usually holding a wedding event every time we go. The Caprese salad is one of the best in town and DO NOT miss the Canoli for dessert. Their staff is attentive but not overbearing and is willing to give honest recommendations. We had an emergency at the end of our meal and the staff helped expedite our bill so we could rush home. We truly appreciate all they did to help and are looking forward to our next uninterrupted meal there.
Short and sweet...you need to go to Sassi for a great, relaxing wonderful Italian meal.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and ServiceWe annually make a trek out to Sassi to celebrate anniversaries. Tom waited on us out on the patio on a warm evening. Food was outstanding as was the service. No pressure to finish up and the whole staff knew it was our anniversary. I highly recommend it to anyone for any special occasion6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMNever a disappointmentThe food is always outstanding. We traditionally celebrate our wedding anniversary at Sassi's and have never been disappointed. The food is always freshly prepared and the ingredients are out of this world. We especially like the choice of the specials in addition to what's listed on the menu.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite restaurant inOur favorite restaurant in the greater Phoenix area. The service and food are wonderful. We have never been disappointed at Sassi. Whether we are entertaining friends or looking for a quiet dinner for two, Sassi is our first choice.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat eveningWe are new toScottsdale and were first time patrons of Sassi. It was a lovely evening - excellent food, drink and service with a very pleasant ambience. The grilled octopus was fun to try and especially tender and tasty. All food we tried was terrific. We will definitely come back.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMTuscany around the cornerSassi is a gem. Great food served with style in one of the most beautiful surroundings possible. It is like being in Tuscany but its only a mile from our place in Desert Highlands. We bring friends there to expose them to the dining experience. We especially like dining on the terrace during the nice weather, although the multiple dining rooms offer an intimate feel during the colder or rainy weather in the winter. You really need to try it.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is great. The wineThe food is great. The wine list is extensive. The service is fabulous. The ambiance is fantastic!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMYou pay for the ambience.You pay for the ambience. This place does not offer value for your money and the wine list is all Italian and doesn't offer chardonnay or anything even similar to it.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingFrom Salvatore's extraordinary service to the perfectly prepared four courses, Sassi did not miss. We paired dinner with a beautiful 2004 Bressan Schioppenttino that was great with our first courses, but was divine with the short rib and veal chop. There is not one aspect of this restaurant from setting, service and food that is less than superb.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect place to proposeI searched around for hours trying to find a place that would be romantic, quiet, and have the best decor as to set the mood. To say the least my expectations were long surpassed. The service was amazing, the food had to be the best I had ever had (lamb out of the three course meal was the best), and the setting was perfect! Plus my girlfriend said yes :)
5 Stars Sassi any day!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMagnificent dinner set in heaven.We were celebrating my 30th wedding anniversary week with good friends at this exquisite restaurant. From the moment we stepped in to the restaurant and were warmly greeted by the staff the evening was magical. Our waiter was attentive, helpful, and charming. It gets better. It was Phoenix Restaurant week. I ordered the eggplant cakes prepared and served in its own skillet--popping with flavor---high quality ingredients. The short ribs were soft and perfectly cooked. The spices were a perfect compliment to the meat. We were so full we could not eat the cannoli dessert. The pasta dish, meatballs, gnocchi, and scallops were the dishes ordered by others. Nothing was left on the plate and no room to eat dessert. Outstanding5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyableWe were visiting from England and recommended by my friend in Scottsdale. Fabulous food and good value for money a great place for a special occasion. Would definitely pay them another visit! Best wishes, Andrew Campbell-Bass5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDreamt abbout the gnocchi :)SASSI is wondeful. The restaurant is sprowling, many different rooms, views, and ambiances. This meant that the tables were spread out and I never felt like I was sitting "on top" of someone, like I have felt elsewhere. The food was delicious. The Gnocchi was by far the winner, my date had the half chicken, which was a tad dry, but came with the drippings to make up for it. They were out of two of the appatizers.. which was a bit of a bummer. But the my meal, the short ribs, was amazing.
Not a big drinker, but the berry mojito was a great way to start off the night. Our server was fantastic, very attentive but not overwhelmingly so.
My advice, go at 7:30/ 8pm so you can sit outside... The courtyard is lovely, dimly lit and romantic!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMHoneymoonCousins just got back from their honeymoon in Italy. In Rome and Venice they were a bit disappointed in the food. We took them to Sassi - and they loved it - ambience like Italy, but the food was better.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSASSI is SuperbConsistently great food prepared by a very innovative Chef and his team. Reminds us of the great Italian food we enjoyed whenever we visited Italy while we lived in Europe for 5 years. The restaurant itself reminds us of a great Italian farmhouse---whenever we are there we think of it as a great model for a private home. The servers work extremely well together as a team---they are there when you need them, but respect your privacy when not needed. We never feel rushed.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food quality andExcellent food quality and preparation, gorgeous facilities, and a patio with a view of Pinnacle Peak. In-House Bread is notable.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI dine here whenever I'm inI dine here whenever I'm in Scottsdale, usually more than once.
Beautiful location and setting, service is always spot on. Best caprese salad ever!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMJust LovelyThis is the go to place to take my Mom for special occasions. Relaxed vibe, outstanding food and a beautiful view. All that I can ask for in a restaurant.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSassi is our go-to place forSassi is our go-to place for special occasions. Their buffet is always well done, the service is first class and we always walk away feeling that we had a good time.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPERFECT DAYWe celebrate special occasions at Sassi because the food and ambiance never disappoint. Mother's Day was no exception. Everything was perfect!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial luncheonI took my daughter, grand daughter (4yrs old) and wife to Sassi's for Mother's day Buffet. We were all delighted with the open bright eating area we were given and the food was outstanding. Service was OK given the fact that they were really very busy. All in all, it was very enjoyable. One negative comment I have is that the automatically included 20% tip seems both excessive, given the expensive price for food and drinks, and denies the opportunity to provide a comment on the quality of the service.
My suggestion would be to eliminate the mandatory tip amount (%) and assign a percentage of the meal total to the tip. This would provide both an indication the the management of how the service was perceived by the customer.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLove sassi!Sassi is our annual tradition. We got married there 3 years ago and have gone for dinner every year since on or arround our anniversary. We try to make it in the fall too, as the menu changes throughout the seasons. It's an amazing place with a supremely romantic feel to it. I always love. My only complaint on this date was the food was a wee bit salty and while it tasted amazing still, I was really noticing it the next day in my hands and feet. :)5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!It took a while but Sassi has got it right! The food is wonderful! The eggplant appetizer and Kale salad are outstanding! David is a great waiter - ask for him!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful view, great foodWe've been to Sassi twice in our visits to Scottsdale and its a truly memorable experience. Romantic, perfect lighting, really nice menu and fantastic service. We'd highly recommend.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSassi is great sometimes.....I can understand people having a fantastic evening at Sassi with great ambiance, food, wine and beautiful outdoor views.
Our night was not like that - the weather was a beautiful 70 degree day in Scottsdale but Pinnacle Peak did not cooperate.
We had really bad winds and could not get them to put the fireplace on in time for us to feel good while we were eating.
The service was actually GREAT and the food was FANTASTIC but hard to enjoy when you are actually freezing.
I was happy when it was time to leave and get into our warm car. We should have had them movie everything inside.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!!!5-stars, this place was great. Love the "look and feel" of this place, great outdoor views as well. Food was amazing.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great AnniversaryWe celebrated our anniversary at Sassi's with an outdoor table for two that had an awesome view of Pinnacle Peak. The osso bucco was to die for. We split an antipasti and a primi and then had the osso. Everything was marvelous and our waiter Tom made the evening memorable.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall an excellent diningOverall an excellent dining experience. The wait staff was very helpful in making suggestions. Each course was expertly prepared and beautifully presented. And above all, delicious. Couldn't ask for a more beautiful setting to enjoy dinner5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely FacilityThe restaurant absolutely beautiful! The food was delicious with a couple notables. Their version of a caesar salad was truly tiny and 12 dollars - so that was almost a joke. The rest of the food was VERY good with homemade pastas. The meatball appetizer was a real hit as well.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSassi spring 2013 reviewI love the property and food. My major criticism is that when I request the outdoor terrace seating at 7:30 pm I am told that it is first come first serve which means getting there at 6 pm...which would be too early unless I am dining with my 80 year old parents.
And then even the tables inside with view are taken. The other rooms are nice but dark and lacking the atmosphere which is possible at Sassi. The staff is young and not that concerned about my interests in seating choice. I have been there many times but probably wont go back until I can book the table I desire. Up the road at Four Seasons I can still book a table of choice at prime time with similar view.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGO!We LOVE this place, from the moment you walk in, through dining, drinking, and leaving the place is first class.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacularI decided to take the 35 minute drive up to N Scottsdale (Troon for all practical purposes) because of all the positive reviews. They were absolutely correct. Great views, beautiful atmosphere, wonderful helpful staff and of course great food. The only negative was they were out of the beer that night I really wanted (Anchor Porter). I would have compted me another beer for not having my first choice, but I guess that's just me. Especially, when there is such a small selection of beers on the menu. Small beer list...you'd better at least make sure you have it on hand. This restaurant is pricey, be ready to spend at least a Franklin for two people.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food. Waiter wasFantastic food. Waiter was more interested in hearing himself talk plus he was not attentive.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways appreciate the specialAlways appreciate the special attention to my dietary issues, chef creating custom items I can eat. Thank you!!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe stuffed squash blossomsThe stuffed squash blossoms are to die for. Chef Chris Nicosia takes full advantage of locally grown and sourced food. It truly is a beautiful restaurant with fabulous views.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in ScottsdaleMy favorite restaurant in Scottsdale and I have been to all of the good ones. It is truly romantic, has great food and the finest service of any restaurant I have ever been to. I could go there every day.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual, our meal at SassiAs usual, our meal at Sassi was amazing. From the ambience to the food and service, it was a perfect way to spending my husband's birthday.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always have a great mealWe always have a great meal here. It's expensive - or at least, you can make it expensive. We tend to have a couple glasses of wine, an appetizer, a first course/shared, and a main course. Sometimes even dessert. The service is superb, and the food was outstanding. I had the tuna - something I order often. This was about as good as it gets. I would not hesitate to anyone looking for a special evening out - looking to entertain, or to have a nice meal. It doesn't have to be expensive - if you can afford it once in a while, its a wonderful evening for fine dining.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGrilled octopus, yummy!Patio dinning with a view, great food, good wine, even glutton free choices. Perfect Friday night dinner.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time visitors. Outstanding,First time visitors. Outstanding, sets a new standard for ambiance and food quality.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways appreciate the willingnessAlways appreciate the willingness of the staff and the chef to work with my dietary issues and restrictions. Make the dining experience here great!! Thank you......4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe seasonal crowd is startingThe seasonal crowd is starting to die down and this is a wonderful place to go for dinner. Chef appears to freshen his menu and deliver a high quality product. Will be back4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMA very special placeWe had this place recommended by friends, especially for the sunset views, so arrived early for a pre dinner drink to take advantage of them. Unfortunately, we were seated in an outdoor bar area for this where there were no views, so we missed the sunset! The remainder of the evening more than made up for our initial disappointment though with great food and service. We chose to sit inside and the decor is lovely - ideal for a romantic meal. Fairy lights festoon the outside areas enhancing the already beautiful setting. We hope to return next week and try an outside table this time. Well done guys - a beautiful place to be proud of.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have not been to SassiWe have not been to Sassi for brunch. Don't know if they have a brunch. But will be willing to try.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSassi is one of the most beautifulSassi is one of the most beautiful restaurants in the valley. Service was efficient and professional. Our party agreed that the squash blossom appetizer and the farro salad were outstanding. In fact, with one glaring exception, all of the food was outstanding. Lamb osso bucco was especially flavorful and the cocoa papperdelle with pork ragu was one of the best pasta dishes I've ever eaten.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMbest of the bestsassi is a restaurant that is a must ive been to excellent places but this place wow wow wow surpasses them all and im talking about everything -food service ambience atmosphere im so so happy i found you sassi!!!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Dining in the DesertThe service was fantastic. Our server helped us a lot with the menu.
The food was excellent. The portions served both my wife and I.
It was a bit pricey, but considering the service and the excellent food, it was worth it. We will definitely be dining at Sassi's again.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother amazing meal at Sassi.Another amazing meal at Sassi. All of our dishes were great and our server was attentive and happy to walk us through any questions. Nice and varied wine list. Some of the top picks were the mussels, fabulous mozzarella, short ribs, lamb shank and the tuna. We really enjoy Sassi.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect this timeI have been to Sassi on one other occasion, and although I found the food just ok on my last visit, this time it was stellar. The sky was clear, stars were out, view incredible, and the waiter was great. I loved the heirloom tomatoes and mozzarella , and the octopus salad was excellent and different. It is expensive, but when they get it all right, I don't mind.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our anniversaryWe celebrated our anniversary with dinner on the patio and it was very enjoyable. We always enjoy our experience at your restaurant.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AM