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Fat Ox

4.7
1585 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1585 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively atmosphere, people enjoying themselves. We sat at the bar and the lovely bartender Larry (in his Bolo tie) helped us navigate the menu full of delicious options as well as made us custom drinks! Ambiance was wonderful and we had a great time and enjoyed yummy food. 10/10 will be back!

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BETH
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fat Ox never disappoints- the food is amazing, the restaurant is cute and our server was great! We had friends in town and it was the perfect place to bring them for a nice dinner.

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Frenchie
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely be back! Wonderful service and great food.

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vipkathyr
Phoenix
69 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable food amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had specific reservation for outdoor seating. When we arrived, we were told that there is no space available for outdoor dining. Upon showing our reservation on our app that stated outdoor seating, the hostess said let me look. It’s just really interesting to me that all of a sudden from not have any outdoor space they have a spot that opened up. I think they were being a bit judgmental and honestly probably trying to keep a certain type of crowd in certain areas of restraint. It just shows how pretentious new hot spots can be!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Nicole, was THE worst server we have ever had. She was insensitive about the birthday boys brother not having his physical ID even though he was 21. She made numerous remarks to both the birthday guy who was turning 24 and his brother to quote on quote “GET IT OUT” and “next time remember your ID”, etc. We love fat ox, but she made the whole experience very uncomfortable, and was extremely rude. We would’ve loved to stay longer but the experience was terrible from the beginning. She even corrected us when we were telling her our order, saying things like “you mean the ribEYE”. She kept pulling food and drinks from our table even though we were clearly still eating/drinking.

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vipChristieN
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the restaurant is beautiful. The only thing is I wish the had more or better option for sides with you protein but everything else on the menu is outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Nice outdoor area, very comfortable and private. Felt safe and had excellent service and excellent food!

GL
GaryL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. Very pleasant outdoor seating

TC
TiffaniC
Omaha
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chrissy was amazing. She relayed the menu to perfection and gave awesome recommendations. It was a perfect date night and the ambiance was lovely.

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vipLoveFood
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My first stop in Scottsdale, & it was a pleasure. Food was great, staff were warm & inviting. Smaller menu which I like. It was very busy, but we were in and out in just under an hour. Will definitely be putting this on the top of my list for Scottsdale.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was completely outstanding, I LOVE my Ribeye, lentils & corn. The food was unique, delicious, and my girl & I will come back again!

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vipchiroaz
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience. Our server Lizette was awesome and Mark the GM is tremendous. The food was great but it is the service that makes an experience.

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BrittaniE
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun date night spot! Meatball and shrimp app was so good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Our first time. Looking forward to returning

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many people were not wearing masks approaching host stand and going to the restroom

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vipSusanV
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Birthday Dinner with a great friend. This was my first dinner out since COVID and social distancing and outdoor dining was crucial. We were given the perfect outdoor table away from others so I was very pleased. The server however was not as respectful of space and when she coughed simply said “that’s what the mask is for”. The service was uncomfortably rushed, pasta arrived before we even tasted the bread (which was delicious). All food was wonderful . I was aware that we had a time limit on the table: the reservation stated we had 2 hours. We essentially were rushed out in one hour and 48 minutes despite an empty patio. Fat Ox has been a favorite restaurant of mine and I will be back. My hope is that the service end is worked out soon.

JD
vipJaneD
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate dinner on the patio. It was a lovely experience, food was great, and our service was fabulous.

MA
MarcoA
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so kind. Also I left my credit card there for two days and they kept it for me and also required to show an ID before they would give it up. It was the best and I was traveling from out of the state so I would’ve been in trouble without it. Thank you so much for your great service

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vipRobertB
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Excellent Service

GL
GaryL
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice outdoor seating. The food and service were great, as usual. So glad they have reopened

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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vipatldiner90
Atlanta
59 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio to enjoy the re-opening of Fat Ox. What a fantastic evening! The service and food were impeccable!

We started with the charcuterie and cheese board -It was so tasty and there were so many things to choose from. The fresh home-made pasta is out of this world and a 100% must order. We finished with the scallops - and again, they were fantastic. They were perfectly cooked.

Such great memories and we will be back soon!

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vipalexascooking
Phoenix
43 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our dinner was wonderful and our service was great. They four of us shared meatballs, procsiutto, ceasar salad, cacio e pepe, paparadelle and the roasted chicken- Yes it was a ton of food. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because 1 of our 2 orders of cacio e pepe wasn't very good but the one the husbands were sharing was fantastic. All of the other food was delicious and we can't wait to go back. Don't underestimate the roasted chicken here. It is one of the best chicken dishes I've ever eaten and the presentation is unique.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So excited my favorite restaurant is back! Thanks Fat Ox for an incredible dining experience - per usual.

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RaymondG
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic great people thank you 😊 the food was great performance was perfect taste excellent, timely perfect experience you must try to see exactly 💯 experience is!!!!wow 👏..

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vipRaymonds
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine out a lot. Fat Ox is my favorite. Glad they are open again. Aggressive menu really delivers. Wait staff is amazing. Bartenders are the best.

Hoping happy hour returns

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food was exquisite!!!!

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vipSpagito
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve been here several times and never disappointed. The staff is so friendly and knowledgeable. Food is outstanding and the drinks are so tasty. Love this place!!!

RS
vipRobertS
Phoenix
136 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AS ALWAYS,THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AND OUR SERVER WAS VERY ATTENTIVE!

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SierraA
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great service and drinks! Super excited to have you all back open for business. Missed you!

JC
JohnC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fat Ox should be top of your list if you're in Scottsdale. Chef Matt Carter and team deliver a trip through Italy oft not seen, and rarely experienced in such strikingly chic digs. Top to bottom, Fat Ox delivers genuine hospitality, polished execution, and some of the very best food in town.

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TreG
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a wonderful first night in AZ!! Scott our server was so informative and we cannot wait to go back when they reopen. ‘11 Chianti Classico was out of control !!

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irving
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their Prime Ribeye is as good if not better than at all the top steak houses in Scottsdale.

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vipNYFan
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous food and the service at the bar was great!

JR
vipJoeR
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service as always engaging and above and beyond attentive for service. Great food and vibe. Clean high quality and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am from Denver and I always make sure to eat here when I’m in town. They remember me and my food allergies. The service is fantastic and the food is better than that!

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LisaH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the food and service. Hope to see them open in the fall!

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vipMichaelV
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

This was one of our most disappointing dining experiences of our recent memory. We have heard good things about Fat Ox from friends, and have wanted to dine there for quite a while. An opportunity finally arrived, the menu looked appealing, so we ventured in despite the COVID-19 dampener. The restaurant is very nice inside, and the bar is particularly appealing. We had the opportunity to sit and eat at the bar, and in hindsight, I regret not taking that option because the service we received in the dining room was poor. Our server stumbled through the menu like it was his first night, and the food runner nearly tossed our food on the table without clearing previous courses. It was like eating at a cheap diner. The food was also disappointing, and based on a price/value analysis it ranks low on our chart. We are not restaurant novices. We own a successful restaurant in California, and we dine out frequently. We did ate restaurant days before the it was scheduled to close for the remainder of summer, and the server shared that the restaurant was engaged in a lease issue with the landlord. Regardless, the experience dashed our expectations, and was a huge disappointment.

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ScottW
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and original and well worth the prices comparable to other fine restaurants in the area
So many wonderful tastes and textures

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Fat Ox is rated 4.7 stars by 1585 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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