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  • Address:
    10455 E Pinnacle Peak Pkwy
    (Not Pinnacle Peak Road)
    Scottsdale, AZ 85255
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $31 to $50

SASSI Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sassi.biz
  • Email: Angelab@sassi.biz
  • Phone: (480) 502-9095
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Sunday: Restaurant opens for dinner at 5:30pm
    Bar opens at 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Organic, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Chris Nicosia
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer limited off premise catering by special arrangement. Call for details. 480-502-3335

  • Special Events & Promotions: NEW YEARS EVE ....preset menu
    $85 early seating
    $135 late seating
    menu available online
    reservation can be made online at www.sassi.biz

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N Alma School Rd
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet service is complimentary and available Friday and Saturday evenings. Private lot is also available.
A word from SASSI
Sassi is Scottsdale's nationally known destination for fine Italian dining, wine and special events. Located at the base of Pinnacle Peak. Sassi offers rustic, artisan style cuisine inspired by small towns in southern Italy. Sassi's villa style architecture, comfortable surroundings and rustic elegance are the perfect setting for a romantic dinner for two or a company event or wedding for up to 150 guests. Dine in one of four main dining rooms or on the patio (weather permitting), or reserve the private wine cellar for up to 14. Sassi features more than reasonably priced 150 wines from Italy and California to complement Sassi's flavorful cuisine. We purchase from numerous small farmers, Niman Ranch and other organic and natural farmers and producers. www.sassi.biz Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Reservations, so they called us by name. Courses are small, but tasty. On the expensive side."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I have been coming to Scottsdale for 30 years and I can't believe I have never been to Sassi. The food was spectacular, the restaurant was gorgeous, and the wait staff superb. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion. Best caprese salad I have ever had. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The dinner was a great disappointment. My entrée was over cooked with the meat being dry and the vegetables mushy. My spouse's entre was better but the vegetables had too much vinegar for her taste. The server was attentive but the entrée arrived before we had finished our salad. It felt rushed!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This place is perfection. From the building, decor, scene and to the food and wine, it doesn't get much better. We will certainly be back. We loooooved it. Thank you, Sassi staff for making this a great date night for a new mom and dad who needed a special night out."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We have been to Sassi many times over the past eight years and always leave looking forward to our next visit. Never had a bad drink, appetizer or entrée in our many visits. The ambience is unchallenged by any other place in the area. You will never go wrong with a visit to Sassi."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Old country charm, beautiful building, wonderful !! patio, serene landscaping , excellent service, outstanding food, just a great meal/evening/experience. worth the money. The Anniversary discount was a classy touch and we will be back every anniversary."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Poor service; really uninterested server who was very slow to check on whether we needed anything. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We always dine at Sassi when we're in Scottsdale/Phoenix. Outstanding food, service, and ambiance. They never disappoint."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Much to our surprise Sassi let us down this time. We informed our gusts from Iowa that Sassi was one of our favorite restaurants, All was going well until the main course was to be served. We notice the other tables that ordered after we submitted our order were receiving their main courses. When our meals arrived the waiter apologized for the delay stating there was a issue in the kitchen with our order. It appears our order was prepared but not delivered to our table. All the five items were cold. The waiter advised me the order of mushrooms would be hot and not to touch the serving tray. The tray was not even warm. We hope this was a one time incident?"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Perfect proportions served by a well-informed staff. The food was better than we expected and the setting was memorable, surrounded by beautiful views including a full moon"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We make a reservation every time we come to Scottsdale. This was the first time I made the reservation on line. So easy! And the personal call back to confirm was so welcomed. We always request outside dining, and have always managed to get a table there. However, I would not be disappointed if we were directed to one of the spectacular indoor options. There is no other dining experience that can compete with Sassi."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "As always, the meal and service, coupled with the ambiance make Sassi a favorite. We had visitors who had been to Sassi a few years ago, who remembered it and wanted to return. Outstanding service and an unparalleled view are reason enough to return! The Nutela Budino was sublime...grilled octopus and Branzino were stand-outs."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Once again, we had a wonderful meal at SASSI. It was a perfect evening to sit outside. Our waiter was slightly hyper but knew his stuff. One of our dishes came out wrong, but was immediatlely fixed and we all ate together. We love this place and wish we lived closer!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Sassi dining experience is always consistent and spot on the specials are outrageuos. The other day we have the soft shell crab appetizer and it was perfect just the right balance of heat. Perhaps the best i've ever had. The other special we had was the lingunie with seafoord and they made it gluten free! Delish."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Beautiful Restaraunt, a bit out of the way but worth the drive"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The best dinner was had in Scottsdale. If we were here longer, we'd go back again. The best octopus we have ever. So tender. So good, we ordered another appetizer. Sicilian eggplant cakes were very good. Branzino also very good. Dessert of Nutella Budino was out of this world The view anytime during the day would be impressive, but it is spectacular at sundown. Service is excellent. Prices are high, but no more than most other high-end Scottsdale restaurants. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal, in a wonderful restaurant with wonderful service and view."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Everything was pretty good...the fish was excellent...the ribs were a bit too vinegary, the black pasta stuffed with lobster wasn't good....perhaps it's an acquired taste. Warm olive appies are so-so. The eggplant appie was superb and is something vegetarians would love as a meal with a salad. Desserts are pricey and not worth it. Good coffee. Atmosphere was superb and would go there more for the ambiance rather than the food. Makes you feel like you're in a Mediterranean villa."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Sassi is my favorite restaurant. To put that in prospective, I live in the land of restaurants and Sassi is a 10. I love the food, the ambience and the service. I think it's suitable for most any occasion - a light evening dinner at the bar, a more formal romantic dinner with my husband and a gathering of friends for dinner in the library room. My mission is to have a birthday party in the wine tasting room!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We had another great experience at Sassi this past weekend, Taylor, the hostess remembered us and we really like that. We dined outdoors and Tony was our server. I had grilled octopus and my husband had grilled eggplant in a tasty red sauce for our appetizer. Both were delicious. I ordered the homemade cavatelli with pork ragu and my husband had the ahi tuna special. Everything was so fresh and our server was attentive, but not a hovercraft. We passed on dessert, but will return for their fabulous Easter brunch."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "First time dining at Sassi and we had a great experience! Beautiful location and waiter was super helpful in explaining details of menu items and making choices. We took his recommendations and were very pleased. All in all great evening!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Took my parents as a special treat and we treated exceptionally. Our waiter was very enthusiastic and was able to make excellent recommendations and answered all of our questions. The food was divine! Perfect evening."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We celebrated a birthday dinner and everything was perfect"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Sassi was a wonderful surprise, we throughly enjoyed everything about this restaurant.Service, atmosphere and food were all AWESOME!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Consistently outstanding whether for a large group or dining just for two. Well worth the drive from the West Valley!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Waiter was loud and said the same thing over and over to each table...sold the same dishes. He was awful. Made the entire experience awful."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I went here after searching for a restaurant that was open on a Sunday night. I was celebrating an anniversary so the gave us some free champagne and some dessert."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We have dines at Sassi about half a dozen times over the past two years, and every experience has been very good. We find it one of the best restaurants in the North Phoenix area."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Sassi is a lovely restaurant. It appeared to us that they prefer to cater to large groups. There were just four of us dining the evening we were there. The menu for us was very brief although the wine list was very extensive...pages!. An appetizer ordered of artichokes etc. had the hearts of the artichokes removed leaving only the leaves! Odd! Dinner was fine but not 5 star. The halibut ordered was fine but not outstanding as the chef's specialty of the evening. The service we were given was excellent. Again, we think they specialize in large groups....events, receptions etc. We would recommend but with that caveat."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We are from Chicago and have some wonderful Italian restaurants, but we were pleasantly impressed with Sassi. The dining rooms were beautiful and comfortable. Our service was excellent, and the food was delicious. 4 of us shared 2 appetizers, 1 salad, 2 pasta dishes, and 3 entrees, and it was perfect. The drinks were well made, the Italian wine selection was great, and the desserts were also good. It is definitely a place we will return to when we visit each year."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Highly recommended and surpassed all our expectations Great food experience from appetizers to mains Wait staff and management couldn't have been more attentive to our needs. Venue was absolutely beautiful"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Went to Sassi while on vacation with our teenage son. Food, ambience, service - - -all fabulous. Waiter was delightful and attentive. He guided us to several house specialties that we all enjoyed tremendously. Just wish this restaurant were closer to us than a 6 hour plane flight! We will visit on our next trip to Phoenix."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Sassi is always a wonderful food, wine, service and ambience experience. Thanks to Chris the chef, Steven the GM, and Taylor who greets us and the many restaurant and bar staff who make our time with family and friends memorable. Caprese salad, eggplant cakes, octopus, mussels and the gnocchi pillows are just a few of our favourite things."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "great 4 sp.occasions. Small menu is at their bar w/outdoor seating. Desert landscape w/ orange trees, the outdoor patio's faces Troon Mtn & Pinnacle Pl.Outdoors makes for intimate dining.V. good wine list, generous & fair Italian & CA selections, we liked the Arneis & Babaresco wine by the glass & carafe choice. The chef's Italian menu selections were great. Generous app. eggplant cakes tasty, marinara a tad sweet but delish, excel. roasted beet salad.Entrees: Ravioli Nieri fabulous, lobster&leek w/ great citrus flavor, squid pasta was best.Cavatelli meat ragu was also a very good choice. Dessert peanut b. & vanilla gelato were great & flavorful w/delish coffee. This is a great restaurant. Kudos to all at Sassi!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "just outstanding in every way. everything was perfectly cooked, seasoned and presented."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We are from San Diego and asked friends in Phoenix where to go for a special occasion. They recommended Sassi. What a wonderful evening! Every restaurant employee was solicitous and friendly. We were seated in a nice corner of one of the well appointed dining areas. Even though the restaurant was relatively full, the noise level was acceptable for quiet conversation. Our waiter, Todd, was exceptional. He led us through the menu providing suggestions and answering questions. The meal was staged in four parts, Italian style. The timing of the course delivery was perfect and the food was fantastic. There seemed to be no rush to get the table turned over. We highly recommend this to anyone."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "SASSI was a surprisingly pleasant Italian restaurant outside of Scottsdale, AZ. The menu was full of options. I tried the grilled octopus as a first course and was pleasantly surprised. I've ordered octopus before but have never had it as tender as they presented. Fabulous! Everyone was happy with the meals they ordered."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Food was fabulous. Staff was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the dining experience thoroughly!We have introduced new guests 3 times in the past month, all of whom raved about the food, service and ambiance of Sassis."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Tried to seat us in empty dining area when there were better tables in a more suitable dining area. Service was verrrrry slow. Pasta was overcooked - mushy and doughy. Perfect Manhattan did not have any bourbon in it - bartender forgot alcohol. Branzino was excellent. Great setting and atmosphere. Have eaten here more than a half dozen times, and this was very disappointing - expected a lot more."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Nice ambience but food and service were lacking. Very limited menu. Service was not knowledgable of food preparation or wine availability. Wine list is very pricey. Would not recommend."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Amazing setting, interesting choices for courses, well-timed service. Both the scallops and the halibut were outstanding! We splurged and capped dinner off with the hazelnut nutella pudding served in a mason jar with a brownie lid - clever presentation and absolutely delicious! Best meal we have had during our stay in Phoenix! Thank you, SASSI, for such a memorable evening! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014