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About Fat Ox

Inspired by the rich culinary history of the Bue Grasso (fat ox) of Carrù Italy, fat Ox serves family style modern Italian creations from acclaimed local Chef Matt Carter.

fat Ox is a brand new 7,000 sq/ft restaurant featuring house made pastas, 100+ wines, and a full craft cocktail bar to make for a truly special experience.

6316 N Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253-5417
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Italian, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday; 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Friday & Saturday; 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm;

Cross Street:
Southwest corner of Scottsdale Rd and Lincoln Dr

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 307-6900

Website:
http://www.ilovefatox.com/

Parking Details:
Southwest corner of Scottsdale Rd and Lincoln Dr

Public Transit:
Parking is conveniently located in front of the building with overflow parking available behind. Don't feel like parking? Let one of our friendly valets do it for you!

Executive Chef:
Matt Carter

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Behind the sliding wooden doors imported from Italy, the 2,000 square-feet of indoor and outdoor private dining space can accommodate 50 seated guests inside and up to 100 utilizing both spaces for multi-purpose events like corporate and social gatherings.

Fat Ox Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (31)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Special Occasion (23)
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Fit for Foodies (21)
Romantic (20)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Bar Seating (16)
People Watching (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Business Meals (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Fun (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Authentic (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Local Ingredients (6)
Casual (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing, delicious salads and dinner overall was fantastic but the poor server was just spread too thin...he asked us twice for our drinks, said he would explain the specials and menus and never did and failed to engage our table at any level because ... he was run ragged- the guy did not stop once in two hours as he zig zagged between his tables- we frankly felt like a burden as he just could not keep up- maybe this won’t happen to anyone else or maybe this is the norm at this well done Italian hot spot!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

What an awesome experience/meal, the personable hosts and the talented Chef made for a memorable evening.
• TABLESIDE CAESAR SALAD
gem lettuce, white balsamic, anchovy, tomato crouton parmesan, basil, capers, evo
• SHORT RIB ALLA VACCINARA
Barolo agro dolce, celery, charred broccolini, raisin
• HOKKAIDO DIVER SCALLOPS*
rosso vin clams, cripsy brussels, sunchoke, pancetta, trumpet mushroom
Thank you Fat Ox, we'll definitely be back ❤️

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

They do a solid job. It’s upscale trattoria food with some nice touches. The pasta dishes are small so you can have one with yr entire. The wine list has some very nice values if you ask for guidance. Don’t leave until you’ve tried the Bombe Afogato. It’s da bomb!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Visiting from out of town and had a fabulous Valentine's Day Dinner! We are not usually fans of any limited or price fixe menus, but had an absolutely amazing meal. If they can turn out that level of quality on a super busy night, a normal night must be superb! We'll be back!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

We made reservations for Valentine's Day and we were pleasantly surprised. However a special request that was submitted was not fulfilled. The fixed menu was a little "outside the box" but very interesting. Service was just great.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

Was not told there would be an expensive pre fixed menu.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was great! I thought because it was Valentine's Day and they were super busy the service was going to suffer. The service was fantastic!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Our Services was great! However, the food had a salty taste and we were disappointed with our drinks from the bar... I sent back my Cosmo.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Food and service were great but a bit too loud for a business dinner.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great service, great food
All round great place to go!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 9, 2018

First time at Fat Ox. We loved it and so did our friends. Thank you!

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Bar Seating, Fun
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was very below average. Meatballs were served room temperature. Pasta dishes. All three were terrible. Would not return. Overpriced and not worth returning. Restaurant will likely be closed within the year.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Everything was outstanding. We loved the food and the service was impeccable. We will definitely be returning.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I was able to land a reservation for 5 people at 6:00 pm on a very busy Saturday. We had a very nice, spacious table and enjoyed sharing a variety of dishes and appetizers. It was very good across the board.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Awesome experience at Fat Ox. They really hooked it up for my birthday. Food was unique and tasty. Waiter was professional, nice and attentive. They took care of us and made it a special night. Manager was badass, one of the best dinners experiences I’ve had in quite some time. I’ll be back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We had just about every pasta and it was outstanding!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The restaurant was very loud, which caused a number people at group tables around us to feel they needed to speak even louder.

The food was good. Some of the dishes were pedestrian and some were amazing, so it evened out so to speak. My wagyu steak was excellent and extremely flavorful, but we waited an excessive amount of time for our entrees, the waiter saying that it was because my first steak was overcooked and needed to be redone.

The waiter comped us a desert after all that, which was very classy and appreciated. And no complaints there - the tiramisu was one of the best I’ve ever had and the homemade pistachio ice cream was super flavorful.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent Italian flavors and textures. Pricey meats but well prepared. Loud open floor plan without sound dampening materials. Service was fantastic.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Sexy vibes

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 1, 2018

A classic example of when "most popular" doesn't equal high quality food or service. Pasta was barely warm. Salmon was very under cooked. Waiter was not attentive.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I used to rate this place as one of the best in Scottsdale, but it has absolutely lost any chance of seeing me back there .....the service was beyond pathetic, Kathrine was actually very nice, but she paid no attention to the table, had 3 or 4 helpers who were clueless .....we ran out of wine 3-4 times, we asked for the pasta to be served before the main meal but they simply would not let that happen ....even after repeatedly asking them they still just threw the main meal on the table....then served more pasta afterwards ..... sad and disappointed as I truly used to enjoy this place.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great first time visit , all around. Will definitely be a favorite go to restaurant!

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great food and service! Really enjoyed the experience!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Food and service were both outstanding! All homemade pastas that went great with the stellar wine list!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Authentic
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food and service are great! Ambient noise is very high, difficult to even hear others at the table.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Our food was excellent, outstanding combinations of flavors and textures. Our server, Mary, was efficient, professional and provided a perfect balance of attention and privacy.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great restaurant with delicious food and drinks and amazing waiters. Their suggestions were perfect! Loved the table made Caesar salad. All of the pastas we tried were wonderful. And the swordfish and short ribs fantastic. Best teramisu we ever ate. We will definitely go back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Outstanding!! Best restaurant in Scottsdale.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Food was excellent. Loved the table side Caesar salad and the very large 35 oz wine glasses. Nice list of Italian wine. A little bit higher markup on the wines than most restaurants, but the experience was great. Our server was very enthusiastic about the food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Wonderful! The scallops are amazing! Avoid the mussels.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our dinner with friends was absolutely delicious! Don’t miss at least sharing one of the incredible homemade pasta dishes. I had the swordfish that was seasoned perfectly. My husband had the filet which he said cut like butter, our friends had the scallops and crispy skinned salmon. They raced about their choices. We each had a cocktail and then shared a bottle of wine which our waiter gracefully decanted for us. The negative was waiting 15 minutes for those cocktails after ordering them and the moderately high noise level. It’s not so bad that you cannot have conversations with your table mates but it is noticeable. We’ve gone here before and taken advantage of the happy hour menu that goes to 6:30pm. And we will definitely go back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Reservations /Hostess desk was a little snooty. Bar was fun and great service. Excellent dinner service. Food was quite good. Dessert was so so. Great ambiance. I would return.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 19, 2018

James was epic and his recommendations were spot on. From the mussels and squid ink pasta to the cocktails.

It could be a bit brighter inside.

Definitely be going back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Música muy alta, casi no podíamos conversar

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Everything from our greeting to end of the evening was just perfect. Our service provider was a delight, helpful, informative and just the right amount of attentiveness. If I recall correctly her name is Mary.
A special evening for my wife was carried very well. Thanks to the Fat Ox.

Tags: Spicy, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The food was excellent and the service was even better!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Very nice....the table side Cesare was excellent!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Overall, it was not a great experience, which is disappointing as it was our first time there. Despite making reservations well in advance, my party was seated at a "high-top" in the bar area, closest to the kitchen. I think the party could have been seated at a table in the dinning area, but no attempt was made by the host.

While our server was friendly, she and the "runners" were very pushy in clearing our plates as quickly as they could. It truly felt like they were trying to "turn the table" for the next customer. They repeatedly asked if plates could be removed about ever two minutes, it felt like. At one point, one member of the party was the only one left eating, making him feel like he was eating too slow as everyone else's plates had been cleared from the table.

In the end, the food was outstanding but overpriced. I was looking forward to my first trip to the restaurant after hearing good things, but I left disappointed. Probably won't be becoming back for dinner, but maybe for a drink at the bar.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This restaurant uses a repetitive beat soundtrack that just about drove me crazy. That alone would ensure I never return. The server was fairly overworked or distracted because she was not attentive, the wine we wanted was not available, and we had to send a dish back because it was raw. That amounts to three strikes, they're out. If you do decide to go, the truffle pasta was one bright star in our evening. The scallops, which take skill to prepare, were underwhelming.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 11, 2018

OUTSTANDING!!!! One of my new favorite places in Scottsdale!!

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