Fat Ox

4.7
1907 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 1907 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
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLibby
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner, we asked for a quiet spot and we got one, service was fantastic. I live nearby and am thrilled we tried it!

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LaurieS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Careful attention to dietary needs without sacrificing quality or taste. Everything was delicious and perfect. This was our second visit and we will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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Wonderful
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fat Ox has been on my list of restaurants to try for over a year. It was even better than I had anticipated.

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Cathyng
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server, Holly, was excellent and wonderful.
The food was creative and delicious.
The ambiance was ordinary.
It is very expensive for what we got.
We ordered the $68 20oz ribeye cut in 6 pieces. We only ate 2 pieces and asked to have the remaining boxed up. It never came back and we didn’t remember until we were home.

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vipMichelleN
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lively Saturday night at fat ox. Packed bar and restaurant. As crowded as it was bartender was very aware of customers and excellent at multitasking. Prosecco was offered to customers waiting for a table. Service was good. It was expected though that we order everything at once so server gave us a little time to that figure out. Food was very good. Overall a good experience in regards to food and service

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vipJudy
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this restaurant. We sat at a high top table in the bar area and our server Brittany was outstanding!! We will be back soon. Amazing food!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Good food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service from Ben and his team. We sat outside which doesn't have any cooling mist. Other than unrelenting heat the noise was less than expected. And meal was impeccable. Generous portions and cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded our expectations for a wonderful evening with friends. Will recommend this to any of our friends who visit Scottsdale!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great !

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vipBellevueBob
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly outstanding restaurant on every level. The menu is inventive. The service attentive and the atmosphere is lively. The only criticism I could make is that the music is fairly loud and somewhat "techno" (not my taste). We each had an appetizer/salad, pasta a dessert. Skipped the "main course" and we felt satisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was ok, nothing memorable. We got the $55 sunset 3 course menu, with oxtail and scallop. Service is good and our server was attentive. Cocktail was subpar I think I can do better. Our neighboring guests order the same 3 course dinner and they couldn’t finish most of the food. For the price, I had higher expectations. We would try something else around the area next time and won’t be coming back to this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of the best meals we’ve had in AZ. Thank you Ashley, Shelby, and Bryan for the hospitality. We’ll be back very soon!

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Emily
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried Fat Ox for my husband’s birthday and it is honestly the best mea l we ever had. We are dying to go back and try more! Good food, service, and atmosphere!!

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vipMarkB
Phoenix
81 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We felt the prices for your food is high versed other choices in the area, our waiter seemed very indifferent with us when we didn’t buy a bottle of wine. We ate at Ocean 44 the night before and had an awesome engaged waiter and our bill was less! Not coming back.

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Stjreview
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

It was super loud almost club like- didn’t quite expect t that. Our food was pretty in presentation- super bland in flavor. Pretty disappointing. Wine list was awesome though. The restaurant itself is pretty but with the other amazing options in Scottsdale we won’t be coming back unfortunately.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Visiting here from the PNW. Had to make reservations, as it is restaurant week and a holiday weekend. We were sat on the front patio. Which was great for us who never see sun or hot weather... Others might disagree. But I was perfectly comfortable.

Hospitable. Welcoming. No masks. Totally different than what we are used to in Washington. In fact, I saw only one staff member wearing one, and maybe 6 other guests as they meandered in. It is certainly very different here. It was clean though.

Service. Good. Attentive, but not over bearing. Wine. $50 for the bottle we got. Italian wine, so I'm not complaining. I ordered the fish, and a side of polenta. Polenta, 200% 10 stars. I would eat it every day. Fish, solid 4 stars. I'm from the Seattle area, so fish really has to wow me. The whipped ricotta we shared, hubs said 4 stars, I said 5, I like cheese, and the flavor profile was so unique. I'd eat it all day... He ordered half a chicken and lentils (instead of polenta) and the pasta that had huckleberry in it... I'm GF but had a few nibbles of that pasta. Homemade, Al dente, flavors were rich and satisfying. Chicken with the caramel onion was bright, and rich. Lentils were flavorful. I loved them, as did he.

Ambiance was great. Good music, nice decorations.

Solid 4 for us.

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Emma
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what an incredible meal! Came for Arizona Restaurant Week. Mark the sommelier was very knowledgeable, and helped us choose a fantastic bottle of wine to pair with our meal. Great ambiance, food, and hospitality. Can't wait to return!

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vipMarkB
Tucson
61 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They make their own pasta and cooked it al dente which was great. Extensive wine selection. Service was good. Will definitely return if we are craving Italian pasta in the area. Pistachio ice cream was done well and tasted like the ones in Bronte. Only drawback was their version of tiramisu made with nuts. Big no no for Italian food purists.

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Brianl
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the good fortune to return to Fat Ox a week after attending for Restaurant Week to try other items on their menu. After advising them beforehand that it was our anniversary they promptly congratulated us when we walked in (a nice touch I thought) and showed us to our table. As always the food and ambiance were excellent, (it is much quieter and relaxing outside) and the waiter Paolo was very attentive. Service was prompt, glasses of water were always filled and everything was delicious. They even brought out an anniversary desert to celebrate our special occasion, so a special thank you for the kind gesture. Overall, a wonderful experience and one I highly recommend!

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curth
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was restaurant week and we have been here before. Amazing and delicious options and delicious food and fantastic service. Rachael was the best. She gave amazing service and was personable and fun. KEEP HER!!!!

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vipPattiinsurprise
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Fat Ox with one other couple to celebrate anniversaries. As it happens, it was during restaurant week and so we chose to dine from that menu. We thought the menu was very well rounded with some thing for everyone. Our waiter was extremely efficient, he spaced our courses out perfectly. Very good wine list by the glass and the bottle. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion. When you first walk in, the bar area was totally full and very energetic vibe, I’m assuming it was happy hour and the patrons were totally enjoying the experience. We will return to this restaurant.

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RichardC
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal form Fat Ox. This was our first date night out since the pandemic, and it was AZ Restaurant Week. Also the first day over 100º (at restaurant location) for us this year. Arrived at 5 PM, the bar was packed and lively. The food was fantastic, and our server Rachel, was top notch. I also had the Mediterranean Cocktail... I'll have to try an make that at home now! By the time we left around 7 PM, the restaurant was full. I'm so happy that this restaurant made it through this past 18 months! Looking forward to our next visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food and service were good but the hostess forgot about our table outside and let us wait for an hour

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Superb restaurant, great ambiance, excellent bar choices and the food was divine. Check-in was great and the server knowledgeable and attentive without being overly so. Menu had a lot of choice, and there were many choices I could have made - next time!

Only comment is that the food server was not as skilled as I expected for a high end restaurant. Did not take away from overall enjoyment, but did not match the quality of everything else. Easily coached.

Highly recommend for any special occasion.

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vipShermanC
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Extremely overpriced and service was pathetic

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JulianaL
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been wanting to Fat ox for a long time, glad I finally did! Will be coming a lot now

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vipMatt
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Great service and phenomenal food. Will definitely be back!

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Abby
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Arizona Restaurant Week as a way to try out new restaurants. The food was amazing and a great value for the specialty price. Our waiter was great and had a good wine recommendation. Overall was a great experience and we plan on going back.

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vipJTFoodie
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a fabulous evening out with extraordinary food. We were seated on the patio and it was such a wonderful evening. Our waitress was charming and provided excellent service throughout our meal. Always a warm greeting and it is our favorite restaurant in town.

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vipMichaelT
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad my wife convinced me to finally try this place. The atmosphere was great. The food was on point. Our server Joel was awesome. He GETS IT and knows how to interact with guests. We will definitely be back.

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Tanya
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great experience. The ambiance is very welcoming and charming. Amazing food and service. Staff are extremely pleasant, attentive and make great recommendations.

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vipScott
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We’ve been here before for happy hour and wanted to try dinner. We had dinner during Restaurant Week. We loved the ambience and the service was very good. The food was hit or miss. The steak was chewy and grisly - I think it was sirloin. The chicken was decent. The desserts were not very tasty. Overall, we don’t think we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at the Ox and this is one of my new favorite go to places! Great service, cool interior, and the food was outstanding! Love this place!

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BrittaniS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, service and food. I will definitely be coming back here.

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Diaz
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant week menu, very good selections.
Our waitress was amazing! Very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Will definitely come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating an occasion and we decided to try Fat Ox for the evening. Everything was exceptional from the service, food, drinks and atmosphere. We will definitely be back for the next special occasion!

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RyanL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victoria was our server and she was awesome! Super attentive, very informative and 10/10 would recommend. The food was incredible, the drinks were delicious and I would 1000% go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food

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Fat Ox is rated 4.7 stars by 1907 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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