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Fat Ox

4.7
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1573 Reviews
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$50 and over
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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 1573 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Our first time. Looking forward to returning

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vipSusanV
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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vipJaneD
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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

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GaryL
1 review
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
1 review
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
134 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
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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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!

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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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vipMaxcimillionA
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Treated us so well. Would come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Larry was amazing! :)

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LibbyD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous in every wai

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Sandrew
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Arizona restaurant week and Fat Ox had a very nice menu. It was also my 65th birthday and with limited choices of things to do, we decided to try the Fat Ox. I’m glad we did.

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ErinE
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is unbelievable! Excellent wine, as well. Service was great - very attentive. This place is perfect for a date or a smaller group. It's pricey, so save it for a special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is unbelievable and the service always over the top. The pastas are great for sharing and the Caesar Salad is always fantastic.

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DanielB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Apparently we were sent to the ‘old person room’. We were one of two couples in isolation while the front of the house seating was vibrant and felt like a restaurant. Not what we expected.

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AmyG
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! We will be back !

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DavidP
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The service was absolutely terrible! we went in to celebrate our friends birthday the servers were standing around just chitchatting ...we waited forever we ended up asking for a check after we had our first glass of wine and we left because we had such a poor service !we will never return to this establishment again !they comped our wine even after we complain the manager never even had the decency to come over and talk to us horrible experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was incredible and very knowledgeable. The food was so unique and served beautifully, and everything was delicious!

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Mena
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute spot the decor was modern yet comfortable. Our server was so sweet and happy to explain everything and the food omg. I got the pasta and scallops both were so delicious. I will definitely be coming back to try more

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, friendly yet efficient service. Definitely a “go to” place!

FAQs

Fat Ox is rated 4.7 stars by 1573 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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