Fat Ox

4.6
745 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary Italian
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 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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Italian, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

SUMMER HOURS: Memorial Day through end of August
Tuesday-Thursday 5-9 pm; Friday & Saturday 5-10 pm
Closed Sunday/Monday
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Phone number
(480) 307-6900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Matt Carter
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Southwest corner of Scottsdale Rd and Lincoln Dr
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Parking details
There is ample parking in front of the building with convenient access off both Scottsdale Road and Lincoln Drive.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Skip the stress this holiday season and let Fat Ox treat you to a chef-crafted, Italian feast on Thanksgiving. Enjoy an irresistible four course prix fixe menu for only $75++ ADULTS $25++ CHILDREN AGES 5-12 (three courses). Make your reservation then sit back and sip a hand-crafted cocktail.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 745 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent . I thought the prices were very reasonable for the quality

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San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was truly terrible. So slow no quality checks. As a second course we ordered the lasagna I asked for some fresh basil on the side as well as salt, it came when we had about 2 bites left- to add insult to injury the lasagna came out barely warm as we were starving, and no one came by to do a quality check we started eating it. When the basil and salt finally arrived we let the server know that it had come out cold- to which she replied “oh sorry” and walked away. The rest of the evening didn’t improve with slow drink times and little attention. Dissatisfied to say the least

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JS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Over priced and under portioned.
They are too busy trying to push alcohol in my opinion.
Very disappointing as a friend recommended it.

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Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time and was as good as the first visit. Great waiter, service and the food was fantastic. Classy casual vibe to the place, gotta try it.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What a gem! Delicious modern Italian food in a warm setting, great for celebrating!

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FM
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been coming here for a year and 1) it’s the best service in Arizona 2) some of the best pasta in phx 3) staff drinks and great atmosphere. Highly recommend

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EK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

So fortunate that they had a special truffle menu! 💕

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We absolutely adored the staff and our waiter but the food was mediocre at best. Much better dining experiences available in AZ.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner and loved the service and personal service.
Would highly recommend to anyone.

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SS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh my. How amazing our experience was. Amazing food, superb service and memorable- I’m going to hold my 50th birthday here!!

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MZ
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance is always amazing. It’s pricey, but completely worth it.

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is fantastic. Quality ingredients, creative dishes.

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed our food. My cocktail was interesting and tasty. Our waiter was outstanding. We got there early so the noise level wasn't to bad. It could be noisy later in the evening.

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant. It calls itself "Modern Italian". Prides itself on making a 25-layer lasagna. Two in our party ordered it. One returned it after one bite, I ate it, but did not enjoy it. I guess to make it 25-layers one has to use minimal meat. Caesars salad was outstanding. Two in our party shared a basic pasta and enjoyed it. The Italian menu is minimal, lacks soup and the few main dishes don't sound inviting. On the other hand there is an extensive steak menu. As the facility is truly beautiful and the service is outstanding, it is my hope that the Italian menu improves so we can return to it and recommend it to others. It would also make sense for the restaurant to decide if it wants to remain "Modern Italian" or become a steak house.

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CK
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great food. The atmosphere was fun and vibrant. Will definitely come back (there are so many items on the menu that we have yet to explore) and have already recommended to friends.

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K
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fat Ox was the perfect place for a special occasion dinner. A group of 9 was visiting from out of town for a bachelorette. We sat at a beautiful high top table and they comped a bottle for us upon arrival. Our server was AMAZING and made paying the bill super easy. The food was delicious as were the cocktails.

The only negative I would say was the other diners as they were some creepy older men from several tables who approached and would not really leave well enough alone.

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BA
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Dinner was lovey and AJ our server was wonderful.

They only negative was that we felt a bit rushed and the food came out too quickly. We would have liked to have been able to relax a bit between courses, especially because it was not a full house.

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Phoenix
60 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were warned by friends that this restaurant was small portions and high prices.We did not find it so. The protions were adequate,sharing a lasagna and swordfish portion the latter being the size presented at most upsacale restaurants. We were satisfied and did not have to doggie bag home!The service was that of the best restaurants,table cleared of crumbs immediately,water filled regularly, food presented promptly and preparations were delicious. We will be back.

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L
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So much fun! Food was delicious...service was great ! A totally great experience ...definitely going back next week!!

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Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fabulous dinner! We've gone twice in the past month because we always have a great evening ....filled with great cocktails, shared plates, and a trendy vibe. Definitely recommend!

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J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 4

Unhappy with the quality of food, poorly prepared.

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r
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch service. A.J our waiter was spectacular: knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating and fun. The food was super and the suggested wine pairings off the charts. Best ceasar salad ever. Pasta and tiramisu to die for. Spectacular all around!

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L
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat in the romantic back dining room.Fine dining with delicious and innovative food. Matt Carter does a fine job The Caesar salad made at the tableside is a gem.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most amazing meal in Scottsdale!

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BB
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have always had a great experience when coming to the Fat Ox but Friday night was even better. We were seated on the patio and waited on by a team of servers (they use the team approach at this restaurant and it works!) consisting of Lindsay and Cantenn and they knocked it out of the park! Lindsay did the Caesar salad, adding anchovies on the side for me, and Cantenn provided the wine selection and menu suggestions. He is interested in restaurant management and it shows. Knowledgeable and affable!! The dinner suggestions were perfect but I really have to rave about the linguine. You wonder how linguine could even be that good but to the chefs credit it was incredibly unique and worth the return just for that. The sauce had a discrete crunchiness to it that is hard to explain but was a homerun. It’s right down the street from where we live and honestly, we left wondering why we don’t go back more often!!! Great job everyone!!!

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k
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to go when in Scottsdale.

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Phoenix
118 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The ambiance is quite appealing and the service is thoughtful and professional. Unfortunately the noise level is distracting and uncomfortable. I suggest you opt for an outside table.

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PC
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional. Very unique and creative menu. A bit pricey but worth it.

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R
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate a birthday. Everything we got was amazing but the filet stood out as our favorite. We also got the tomahawk and fried cauliflower. We also tried a few cocktails. We had a beautiful and the best tiramisu I’ve ever had on the house for the birthday that was presented beautifully. Will return for other special occasions as it is a pricier dinner.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Next level service - the food is delicious, but the service is impeccable. I will go back, and I'll tell everyone I know about this place. From the Maitre' D' to the Hostess, the Bartender, the Wait Staff - everyone was professional, but approachable. Fine Italian dining without pretense. Matt Carter has to put this diamond on top of his already impressive list of establishments - what a team!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service in a nice room. We shared 5 courses and everything was really tasty.

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LC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and the food was superb! Great atmosphere as well.

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LT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just loved everything about our evening there
It was perfect
My guest Said it was the best restaurant they’ve eaten in in Scottsdale I agree

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent kitchen fronted by a very professional yet friendly staff.

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LC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Beautiful place but in my opinion not worth the price compared to the competition! Small portions.... just ok.

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S
London
37 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fat Ox is always delicious, authentic Italian with a twist! Perfect service with patience and knowledge

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RL
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My expectations were higher than the tomahawk pork I ordered. The noise level was high.

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

2nd visit to Fat Ox. Food was very good-wine selection the same-but the service both times was horrible

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LH
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food - good service - even met some new friends!

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JC
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are so happy we decided to try the Fat Ox on our recent trip to Scottsdale Az. The presentation and the service was really spectacular! Loved the flavors and the attention to detail. All four of us ordered different items and we all enjoyed them all. Can't wait to visit them again.

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