Fat Ox

4.7
1960 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Inspired by the rich culinary history of the Bue Grasso (fat ox) Festival of Carrù Italy, Fat Ox serves modern interpretations of traditional Italian dishes from acclaimed local Chef /owner Matt Carter and Executive Chef Rochelle Daniel.

The sleek 7,000 sq/ft restaurant features house made pastas, slow-roasted meats and seafood, an international wine list and a full craft cocktail bar to make for a truly special experience.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1960 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKirinK
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful! The food was very good. The service could have been better with wait staff. She wasn't very attentive and had our individual foods come out at different times when we were not sharing. Overall great and we will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is excellent and we love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Came here with my wife and overall it’s a forgettable experience. Though services was good and ambience is great the food is subpar. Most of the food arrived cold, the steak (and the few potatoes ) was a disappointment. Salmon wasn’t cooked thoroughly and was raw in the middle. This place has potential to be great if they pay more attention to the food. I wouldn’t go back for the food, but the bar might a better experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was just okay my boy friend and I have had better meals. We try and pick a different restaurant to go to each weak cause I like trying new things. Our waiter stated the restaurant was family style and the plates are shareable, but when they came out it was just enough for one person. But we still shared. We ordered the shrimp cocktail and charcuterie board for an appetizer. For our first course we did the ROSSO CRESTE DI GALLO and for our second course we had the LINZ PRIME NEW YORK with a side of mushrooms. For dessert we did the tiramisu with a cappuccino for me and tea for boy friend. I don’t think we’ll be going back because it wasn’t the most memorable meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fat ox was amazing! From the knowledgeable server to the food to the ambiance and how they celebrated our anniversary. Everything was perfection!

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SandraL
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday
Everything was good- food, ambiance, noise level. We were escorted to an undesirable table, but staff changed that for us immediately. Service was great. All in all, a nice evening

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vipStephanieH
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the BEST Italian restaurant in the area. We loved the ambiance, our server, many delectable dishes, and the Ox ribeye. A must for anyone wanting the best. So delicious we are returning in 2 days!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The people are so friendly and the food is one of a kind! A must go - to - place!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

My wife and I went out for a meal for my birthday. The food was good but the server obviously did not care I sat there for 30 minutes with a drink finally left

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Emily
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Would have given this five stars because the food and ambiance were truly exceptional. However I had to take a star off because of the interactions with our waitress. My friend ordered a glass of wine and the waitress‘ response was “ oh yeah, the cheap one.“. I’m not sure if she meant to say this out loud but it made both my friend and I feel judged and pretty uncomfortable.

JD
vipJeffDeb
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. With an extensive wine list.

MB
MelanieB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delish but the service was exceptional. It started with our server placing a napkin on the floor for my tote bag to rest on. Small acts of kindness and care like that goes a long way. Our server then preceded to guide us in our menu choices and he was spot on. The restaurant is a bit noisy so not super easy to hold a conversation unless you sit close. It was a great experience though overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Service was excellent as were our cocktails. The food was average at best. My salmon was flavorless and served lukewarm. My partner’s pasta with duck sausage and mushrooms was mostly pasta, and also served lukewarm. The bread that was served to us with our cocktails was rock hard. Great ambience and service, but the food was a huge disappointment.

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vipdimsam
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Paolo was wonderful!! Food was excellent and everything was truly special.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was really phenomenal and she met our every need, all while handling a large group next to us. The food was incredible with perfect portions, the service was excellent, and the ambiance was really romantic for a anniversary dinner. We were very impressed with the attention to detail on flavors and food presentation. My husband had the swordfish and it was such a unique dish that we both LOVED! We’ll definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Ribeye and Veal Meatballs I’ve ever had! Amazing dinner. Polenta was incredible as well

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BrianS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Drinks made by professionals, very good, happy hour items are a great value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and wine recommendations. Anthony was our server and he was a 10! Loved the Cesare salad, stuffed handmade pasta and hazelnut and marscapone desert. Rivaled any restaurant I’ve been to in Chicago

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vipFoodie
Phoenix
96 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a favorite, great bar Staff, friendly servers, and tasty food. We really had a great visit this time, can definitely recommend!!

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vipDAVIDK
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The Caesar salad was very good. The pasta dishes that we had were a bit deceiving. No real evidence of seafood or pork as the menu states. My pork pasta was good. My girlfriend sent hers back for being too salty. The server was gracious and removed my girlfriend's pasta from the bill and the kitchen sent out a complementary dessert, which was very delicious. We then ordered coffee. I must say, it was the best coffee that I have ever tasted. Also, the wine, Austin Hope Reserve Cabernet was incredible. Both of us are fans of Austin Hope.
We'll be coming back again, as I only live a quarter mile from the restaurant. Next time I'll try the Narragansett Scallops. I used to live in Narragansett, Rhode Island and miss the seafood.
We've found another favorite Scottsdale restaurant.

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vipDrdebsir
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Because this was a business dinner meeting, I had requested a quiet table. While we dined on a Thursday with less patrons than I had seen in prior visits, it was still noisy but better.
Food was good, as usual, our waiter was attentive and helpful. Did have to fend off waitstaff who kept wanting to clear the table even though we were still enjoying the food. So it seemed a little too pressured to leave despite open tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Rather pretentious. The food was mediocre. It was apparent this place is about show and status rather than dining. The waitstaff was great but the food was lackluster.

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EmilyM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love Fat Ox! Great food, service and atmosphere is one of the best in Scottsdale

DM
vipDelM
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food was exceptional. The restaurant seating was great. Parking was convenient and close. All in all it was a wonderful night out and an amazing dining experience.

JC
vipJohnC
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I have been a few times, this time was just showing a bit of an erosion in the service and food quality.

Good, not great.

Still a great experience but just a bit off.

JJ
vipJJWWPP
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Great food. Attentive service. Beautiful building and interior. We tried five different items and every one was spot on!! Highly recommend it!

ME
vipMrEli
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not exactly Italian, but a good meal with Italian influence. Staff is very accommodating

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vipBettyB
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and our server, Lindsay was gracious and attentive as always. Thoroughly enjoyed the Fat Ox experience!

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NiaW
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Will definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing! Went for the first time to celebrate my birthday and they exceeded my expectations!! Will definitely be returning in the future!

BM
BrittanyM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fat Ox was AMAZING!!! Our server was so attentive and literally suggested everything we ate, which he did an awesome job with. Definitely recommend. Portions were perfect

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vipJims
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Wonderful. Could not have asked for more.

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ChicagoDenise
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

dinner w friends. Service was over the top good. (pleasant surprise in this era of understaffed businesses due to COVID unemployment payments). Waitress was knowledgable, friendly, attentive.
food was outstanding. one of the best steaks (NY strip) that I have ever tasted. homemade pasta was excellent and prepared perfectly.
we shared Beef Tartare, Garganelli, Pappardelle, and the NY strip steak. I would order all again and again, but there are so many other menu items that I want to try.
The atmosphere was also great. vibrant, lively but not chaotically loud. We were able to carry on conversations with our indoor voices with no problems.

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AdolynK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious wonderful server delightful evening!

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Michael
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food were very good. The waitress was very helpful with explaining the menu. Each dish we got was amazing.

The restaurant was a little noisy but there were a couple of bachelor/bachelorette parties going on...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service, always great

JV
JayVee
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing in every way!!!!
We will go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first time coming and it was a great time. we went the suns were playing and we all cheered when they won. very chic place.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner and great service from Anthony

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Yummy food and great service

FAQs

Fat Ox is rated 4.7 stars by 1960 OpenTable diners.

Fat Ox does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.itson.me/widget/74-2002-fat-ox#/merchant/2002.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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