Fat Ox

4.5
882 reviews
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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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Specials

Apertivo Hour (Italian for Happy Hour)

Enjoy specially-priced signature cocktails and international wines in the bar from 4:30-6:30 pm or sample our house-made pastas for $9.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 10, 2018

Ends: December 11, 2117

Availability: Daily 4:30PM-6:30PM

What 882 People Are Saying
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MC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Visiting Phoenix from Canada and decided Fax Ox would be our final meal. So worth the wait! But if we hadn’t waited we would have visited again! See you next time

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L
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous dinner at the bar with Christopher.

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant! The food was terrific. It's Italian food with a twist, not your typical more traditional type of Italian fare. Wish it was closer to where we live but we'll definitely be returning.

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CK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding. We had a great time trying the different foods. Everything was very tasty. We had a great experience.

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Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were greeted and promptly seated at our table. The waiter was knowledgable and professional. WE had the salmon and short ribs which had a beautiful combination of flavors. While we had one small issue it was dealt with in a gracious, professional manner and we will certainly return to this restaurant

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Austin
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fat Ox didn't disappoint. We had a little extra sample of several house favorites added to our order by the management. This made sure we didn't miss out on the best of the best here. The service was friendly, genuine and always available - never an empty glass or plate waiting too long at the table. The food was really stellar. The pistachio ricotta and veal meatballs were the perfect starter. We followed that with a pasta course of daily tortellini and the ziti with speck. The secondi was the osso bucco, along with the intensely flavorful lentils and the cauliflower dusted with spices. All of this was washed down with a very nice 2015 Barbera d'Alba, and capped with the pannacotta and a little nutella gelato for dessert. Highly recommend the Fat Ox!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Solid food at a reasonable price (considering the type of restaurant). Waitress tended to be off talking to a table near ours for what I think was a bit too much but not so much that it made my experience worse. It took longer than Id like to get the check as a result.

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JM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was delicious, however, the service from our waiter was terrible. We waited over an hour to get our food, waiting half an hour to get a piece of bread and so many other things that were very uncommon in high established restaurants. It’s unfortunate as it was highly recommended from a friend of mine. Perhaps the waiter left a bad taste in our mouths, however, perhaps if we had a different waiter, our evening would be different.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really good!!! The ambiance was great, the service was good, there was a nice selection of food to choose from.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Valentines date night. Food is very overrated. This is the 2 Nd and last time I would go here. For the price you would expect amazing food and service. The food would have been better at Olive Garden and the service is better at Chickfila.

I would not recommend Fat Ox to anyone. Go to Mora Italian or save your money and get takeout.

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DM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

It was just okay.....extremely high price for average types of food. Should of gone to Elements.

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tables too close each other. Not even enough space for waiter to stand in between tables.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I booked our romantic valentines dinner over a month in advance. I even called prior to the day to ensure we’d have a nice table in the main restaurant. When we arrived we were told we’d have to sit at a community high top table. I told them I refuse. They then found us a table in the back of the restaurant which had the ambiance of a Chilies. The table was small, the food was gross. When I got to the bottom of my wine glass and found debris from god knows what the waiter snidely apologized. The lack of fine dining service was realized when the check was delivered with gratuity already added.

My wife and I have dined at this restaurant many times and it has been our favorite since they opened. We’ve referred many friends and business associates there. This will be the last time we ever go back.

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j
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were amazing from start to finish! We enjoyed the special Valentine’s menu and started with the Caesar salad made at our table. Micheal, our server, was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. For our second course we enjoyed the cavatelli a crab and shrimp dish that was so good, we could have made a whole meal out of it. For the main course we had filetto that was so tender you barely need a knife to cut it. The potatoes that came as the side dish were crisp and delicious. We decided on the tiramisu for dessert that had dark chocolate and was so good! Brent Rumph, the manager, stopped by to insure we enjoyed our dining experience at the end of our meal. We’ve already told most of our friends to try this restaurant!!!!

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Valentine’s Day. Overall, the experience was great. The only criticism pertain to the wine. We selected a Nero D’Avola Luxus riserva Sambuca di Sicilia 2006. The bottle was too chilled and the wine was a bit off and oxidized. It should have been decanted.

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SC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, innovative and interesting. Best chicken ever!

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MH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were on the patio So the noise was not an issue. We had a wonderful meal. The experience was great

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LL
Phoenix
85 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous creative pasta love this place. A little crazy in a Saturday but we went on a Sunday night and it was more enjoyable just a bit quieter
Also like sitting in bar area will be back

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was delicious and our server was so knowledgeable and the experience will be one that I will recommend to all my friends. We are already an avid fan of Zinc which we dine regularly. My birthday is coming up March 10 and I would love to have this as a present. The server was the one that made our meal memorable. I was so amazed st the simplicity of the dishes and how delicious. You get a A plus from us.
Fay fields
And Brian Briggs , md

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Overall I thought the food was good but service was poor. There were 3 people waiting on us and I guess each thought the other was checking on our table. Thumbs down on the tam approach. The service was extremely slow. We waited at least 30 min between appetizer and main course with no one checking on our drink order. I would have ordered more wine but never got a waiter to come over. What a list of revenue for the restaurant.
We just moved here and have been trying all the local restaurants and we wouldn’t come back. There are too many great restaurants I. The area and the food isn’t good enough to ignore poor service.

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D
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always ! Brought friends here who had never been for a pre-valentines dinner. They had a great dining experience .

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MD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome food.. very busy place so it was loud and main course took a while to arrive but the food quality is worth the wait.

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food and a first class dining experience. Can't wait to go back.

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f
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perhaps the Best Restaurant in Scottsdale! Always good, consistently excellent service, I could literally eat here every day. Great for special occasions or big parties. Only issue: They're closed on Monday! smile.
Be sure to have the Ceasar Salad prepared table side, the mussels and lots of the house-made bread. The Porterhouse for 2 or more is amazing, as are the short ribs and Salmon.

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SF
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

good vibe but the food is just not very good, they mussels are in a thick sauce, the short rib was overcooked.

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MK
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed the food. Felt the ambiance was a bit loud and perhaps we were sitting too close to the bar. We did have a good time and the waiter (Jacob) was very knowledgeable and we followed his recommendations which were all delicious.

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Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food selections and wine/cocktail choices!
Our server Johnny had a strong knowledge of the history of the food choices available and was “spot on” for his recommendations!
We will be coming back soon!

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JV
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We loved the service and atmosphere. My wife had the pasta which she really liked, but my Osso Bucco was tough and dry. For the money I would have expected more . We still would go back, but it was definitely pricey.

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JK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant one of the better meals I have had lately.

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ML
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Great pasta! This is a very loud, high energy place where you are rushed in and out. Pasta dishes were excellent and best we have had in years! However, staff needs more training in how to deal with experienced diners. When purchasing a high end bottle of wine, decanting is great, but stop trying to top off the glass every few minutes. Rushing or just not aware that wine needs to open up in the wine glasses, which by the way, are way too large. Table-side Cesar has way too much dressing and they use pickled anchovies - yuck! Servers admit the very loud music makes it hard for them to hear customers orders or questions. Way too many better places in Paradise Valley to eat with great atmosphere.

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JS
Fargo
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience of service and delicious dining.

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TA
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Food was delicious, best pasta in town. Overall just delightful.

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A
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this restaurant! Great food, ambiance and service. Not inexpensive, but a good value.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary and we had an incredible experience. The food was superb and the service was phenomenal. We will definitely be back!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fax Ox went above and beyond to make sure that we had an amazing dining experience. Our server Tory was exceptional and even worked with the chef to personalize our meal beyond our expectations. Excellent service, taste and attention to detail. Wow!! We will be back.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very loud party at a four top seated next to our table.

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R
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time to this restaurant- food, service and atmosphere are outstanding

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and good service. Centrally located in south Scottsdale. Definitely somewhere to go if you’re looking for good quality Italian food in AZ.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute hit. The restaurant is beautiful. The menu is creative. The food was the best we have had in Scottsdale !!! The servers were incredible !!! Top notch experience !

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I was visiting Arizona and found Fat Ox after reading some reviews online. Aside from requesting outdoor seating and being given indoor, it was a great experience. The pasta is all made in house and their menu features some unique items. The portions were a little small but the food was fresh, presented well, and had nice taste. The service was top notch as well.

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