Permanently Closed - SASSI

4.5
2754 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Romantic
  • Scenic View

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. **An OpenTable U.S. top 100 Romantic Restaurant!** Sassi is Scottsdale's nationally known destination for fine Italian dining, wine and special events. Located at the base of Pinnacle Peak. Sassi offers rustic, artisan style cuisine inspired by small towns in southern Italy. Sassi's villa style architecture, comfortable surroundings and rustic elegance are the perfect setting for a romantic dinner for two, or a company event or wedding for up to 300 guests. Dine in one of four main dining rooms or on the patio (weather permitting), or reserve the private wine cellar for up to 14.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Wine Bar, Organic
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Hours of operation
Open Tuesday - Saturday:
Restaurant opens for dinner at 5:30pm
Bar opens at 5:00pm

HAPPY HOUR IN THE LOUNGE 5-7 TUESDAY-THURSDAY!!!!
$2 OFF SELECT ANTIPASTI ITEMS, WINES BY THE GLASS
AND WELL BRAND COCKTAILS!


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Phone number
(480) 502-9095
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Chris Nicosia
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Private party facilities
SASSI makes events all the more memorable and meetings more successful. The comfortable elegance and stirring architecture create an exclusive environment making Sassi the perfect Scottsdale facility for corporate dinners, group meetings and small daytime gatherings.
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Private party contact
Vicky Magaña: (480) 502-3335
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Catering
We offer limited off premise catering by special arrangement. Call for details. 480-502-3335
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N Alma School Rd & Pinnacle Peak Parkway
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Parking details
Valet service is complimentary and available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.
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Entertainment
Join us Fridays and Saturdays in our lounge October-May for live entertainment!

Friday & Saturday Entertainment 6:30-9:30:
Rich Howard - Contemporary classics and Jazz
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was final night before Sassi closed for good. If the chef opens up another restaurant, we'll be there. This has always been our special occasion go-to spot. Food was fixed menu and very good. Service was also right on. I hope that the assisted living facility preserves the structures and ambience as much as possible. Fond farewell.

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R
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal at Sassi. Best of luck to Chef Chris and his future endeavors. This restaurant will go down as one of the best restaurants in Arizona.

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RC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We went there on the Fine Dining Card. The waiter, probably a bus boy, was poor. My bill was wrong and I finally paid it because the waiter couldn’t get it correct. After 3 times saying it was wrong, I overpaid by $25 but, I’d still be waiting for the correct bill.
I know they are going out of business due to property sale but, I would not go back based on the very poor service we had.

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KF
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So sad they are closing. Terrific dining experience

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A
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Obvious restaurant was closing down

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DE
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has been my favorite restaurant for over 10 years! I can't believe that it is closing and am very upset that it will be gone soon. The facility is of course absolutely beautiful. The service has always been very good and the food is always good with a unique spin on most dishes. I will miss sitting on the patio and watching the sun go down enjoying a great meal outside in one of my favorite spots in Arizona.

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D
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous dining experience and so sad that shortly this culinary experience and master piece will no longer be available to the valley.

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DR
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Italian food! Best in all of AZ! So sad that this restaurant will be closing for good soon.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful restaurant with the perfect atmosphere to enjoy the company of people around you. It will be missed.

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Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Sassi. It's unfortunate that it will be closing at the end of May. It's been one of our favorites.

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MT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a shame they are closing. I hope Chef Christopher finds a great new fit, as we will follow him and wonderful menus.

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L
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Sassi. Just moved to the area and heard they were closing, so we wanted to experience the food and ambiance. What a treat, sorry to see it close.

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RA
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third year in a row that we celebrated Mother's Day at Sassi. The brunch offered a number of menu items to please everyone. The staff was friendly and professional. Our only regret is that this wonderful restaurant will be closing soon. So, if you want a delightful meal in a beautiful environment get there before it closes.

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DS
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother's Day Brunch was fabulous!! Sassi is our favorite restaurant in Scottsdale. Great for special family celebrations.

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EI
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sadly, this was the last brunch at Sassi as they are closing! This has been our favorite "special occasion" restaurant for the past number of years! Good luck to the staff, chef's and all the professionals that took great care of us during the enjoyable times we had there!

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h
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

really a great restaurant sorry it is closing the end of June. GO NOW

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TS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restraunt, grounds, ambience. Staff and atmosphere were top notch. A must dine experience.

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BB
Phoenix
57 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Came for one last visit to this restaurant which we have cherished. I’m afraid we found it a disappointment and we were sorry we came. Two ordered the Pork Steak which we confirmed at medium rare; however what we received was very heavily charred and medium well. I ordered their special of veal scaloppine and was unable to finish because it was way too salty. I mean REALLY salty. It was a very disappointing evening. But then what do you do they are closing so won’t be back.

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MG
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is closing and the menu, though good, reflected that; it will be missed. It is fine dining in a romantic setting with well-trained waitstaff. Prices are not out of line. It is a large restaurant with many medium/sized eating areas though it has a corporate management feeling. Our favorite dish, the Feather Steak, which we had ordered at prior visits, was overcooked. So sad, too bad. Bye bye.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening! Beautiful views and sunset! Great food of course!

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, we had a wonderful meal with friends in a wonderful surroundings.

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LL
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sorry they are closing, one of our favourites.
Will have to find somewhere else close by to go to

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KW
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food great service and stunning views!! Great for weddings!! /beautiful location and well worth the trip!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s been a good run with Chris at the helm. We will miss everything about Sassi. We are very sad to see you go!!

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KF
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a reservation for outside but the table we were sat at didn’t have a good view. We asked to be moved to an empty table but they were unable to accommodate us at the table we wanted. That table sat empty the entire time we were there. The food and server were great!

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R
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Sorry they are closing.

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PK
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and variety.

Too bad it is closing this month. It will be mussed.

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A
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I had been to Sassi many many times over the years and since it first opened. This time I took 2 guests and hoping to be impressed. The food (white pasta dish and Veal Chop) were very very average. First off they sat us at a big table, too big for 3 of us (despite prior reservation) and we had to scream to hear each other. The pasta dish was particularly poor in every way. The server was new (about 6 months on the job) and was not particularly helpful. The only thing good this time around was the wine and the view from outside. All in all very underwhelming!

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DC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delightful. Sorry to see it shutting down In May.

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and a favorite to many in Scottsdale. It is sad to see the restaurant close. If you would relocate the restaurant in the area, I'd gladly make the drive to dine again.

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R
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Expensive drinks in the bar. Had their pork special. Salty. The restaurant is closing the end of May

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S
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sassi is our favorite restaurant in North Scottsdale. We stopped in for dinner to say good bye since it will be closing the end of this month. Sassi, we’ll miss you! Well remember your get atmosphere, food and staff. We’ll miss you old friend!

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RB
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Absolutely a wonderful evening, great food, good wine and such a lovely setting for an anniversary evening. Too bad it will not be available come June. Hurry and enjoy while we still can.

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SG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Too bad they are closing... this spot is fantastic and the building is incredible. Knocking it down to build an assisted living business. Can you imagine? :)

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OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So sad this place is closing at the end of May! Got married here and came for our anniversary. Wish they would stay open!!!

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RC
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Such a shame that they are closing the end of May. Will miss all the terrific food, including the best tasting octopus anywhere..

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CH
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere! Wonderful food and service!

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c
Springfield
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lucky day, dinner at SASSI before the doors close at the end of May, 2018. Fabulous food, ambiance, sunset over Pinnacle Peak. Loved every minute.

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M
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ambience is always superb as is service and food. Outstanding view looking over valley.

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CR
Phoenix
155 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful, delicious, and gorgeous sunset views from the patio. Just so sad that Sassi will be closing next month!

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