Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.42mi
  2. Distance: 0.66mi
  3. Distance: 1.99mi
  4. Distance: 2.00mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.42mi
  2. Distance: 0.66mi
  3. Distance: 1.99mi
  4. Distance: 2.00mi

About SASSI

**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.

10455 E Pinnacle Peak Pkwy
(Not Pinnacle Peak Road)
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Wine Bar, Organic

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!


Cross Street:
N Alma School Rd & Pinnacle Peak Parkway

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 502-9095

Website:
http://www.sassi.biz/

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

Catering:
We offer limited off premise catering by special arrangement. Call for details. 480-502-3335

Parking Details:
Valet service is complimentary and available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.

Executive Chef:
Chef Chris Nicosia

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.

Private Party Contact:
Vicky Magaña: (480) 502-3335

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

SASSI Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.9

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (73)
Romantic (61)
Good for Anniversaries (56)
See All
Good for a Date (55)
Scenic View (51)
Worth the Drive (45)
Great for Outdoor Dining (41)
Creative Cuisine (40)
Notable Wine List (40)
Authentic (37)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Good for Groups (28)
Cozy (26)
Business Meals (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Local Ingredients (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Fun (9)
Seasonal (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Casual (5)
Healthy (5)
Live Music (5)
People Watching (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
Sort by
S
2597 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined a day ago

Tom was really friendly and helpful. Food was really good. Visiting friends, one of whom is Italian and cooks traditional food was very impressed. Sad to see the restaurant closing.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 2 days ago

It was fine. Not quite fine dining, but fine.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value1

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We went for Valentine's Day. The menu was amazing. We found the cuisine over the top. Disappointed that this landmark, favorite restaurant will close. Keep us posted where the chef/staff will relocate. Thank you, Stephen Plunkett!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 3 days ago

the main dish was so salty we could not eat it. They offered to replace it but it was very disappointing.

Tags: Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service4
value3

vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentines evening dinner. Fantastic!! Great service from our waiter to the support staff. Excellent food! Expensive, but worth every dollar!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Overall very classy and elegant, all the meals from Apps to Dessert were outstanding...Service was impeccable

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

A wonderful Valentine’s meal with my wonderful husband!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding! Food, ambiance, service.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined 4 days ago

The best Italian restaurant in the state of Arizona. Too bad they are closing at the end of May.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I went to Sassi for my Birthday dinner and it was wonderful. We loved the octopus appetizer, the pastas were delicious, as was the duck. Romantic, beautiful ambiance and delicious food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value3

vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 6 days ago

The setting was nice, but the menu and food was too unique for us. We shared the pork chop, which they recommended as the best we would ever taste, and while it was good, it was nowhere close to the best we have ever had. Overall, the ambiance was nice, but far too expensive for food that was too "special" and food selections that did not even sound appetizing.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service4
value2

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Beautiful restaurant
Great location
Disappointing food
Linguini & clams very bland
Pasta bolonese also bland and not appetizing at all
All Italian wine list
Will still miss it once they sell property

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service4
value2

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We live all the way in Mesa, it is worth our drive. Love it every time.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tapas
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Both the food and service we're outstanding; it was a bit difficult to find the location and the rest was a wedding party using the entry courtyard, which was Abit confusing. BUT, once we got into Sassi, the experience was wonderful. We dined early, and we're pleased with the quiet window side table. The food was amazing; we shared an antipasto, shared a pasta primi, then had our own entree's. Everything was fantastic.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

All we can say is we are sorry that SASSI will close and not open in another location.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The location sets the mood. Love the duck pate "jar". Friendly service, unusual menu choices.
Please notify me if the owner, after closing Sassi, sets up somewhere else. The venue is
the BEST.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This is a most beautiful resteraunt with kind and attentive staff from the front desk to the servers. Prompt service and very helpful in understanding the menu. Food beautifully prepped hot and superb taste. Wine list excellent and reasonable. A pity it will be all over in May. What a loss of such fine staff from the kitchen and outward.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Disabled Access
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Very delicious appetizers and entrees. It was our guest birthday. They treated her to two fabulous cannoli with Buon Cumpleanos written on plate in chocolate ! Courteous and professional servers. We are very sad they will be closing permanently anfter 15 years !!!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Vegan, Fun, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Always love dining at Sassi. We will upset when they close.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

great food, great service, great atmosphere. a 10 all around.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This place met all expectations. Food and service were phenomenal and the restaurant was beautiful. It felt like we were transported to Italy.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on February 4, 2018

This was by far the best Italian food I have ever had at a restaurant! A great wine list Spectacular views outside cozy and romantic dining inside. We were told they are closing at the end of May. What a shame! We are from Wisconsin and are definitely considering flying back out for a weekend just to eat there again before they close.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fabulous meal. We are from the East coast and have enjoyed many five star restaurants. This chef created one of the finest meals we have ever eaten!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Took our friend visiting from Illinois. Her first time and our third time. Have to eat outside and enjoy the awesome view. Staff is wonderful and very customer focused. Our waiter was outstanding. Thanks!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food and service. Great ambience. Great location. We are sad that this restaurant plans to close soon due to owner's retirement. We will certainly miss this very fine restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food here is excellent along with the service. The view of pinnacle peak is a lovely backdrop to a wonderful meal!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We love Sassi and can't believe that you soon will not be with us. We had our 50th wedding anniversary celebration at Sassi and went back a few nights ago with family to celebrate 53. The facility and the menu are wonderful and will be missed . We will return at least one more time before you depart. Thanks for the memories! Don

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great food & service! Too bad the restaurant is closing in a few months.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food, wine , and service. Beautiful ambiance inside and out.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Two year anniversary beautiful table excellent service and extra perks that made it special

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Sassi is one of the 3 best restaurants in Arizona. It is by far the most beautiful one. It has several different rooms, all with there own special charm. The view from the outdoor terrace is spectacular in the evening. The chef is a master chef. It is a shame that it is closing to make way for a retirement home.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The veal chop is outrageous!

All the food is great. Service was great. It’s quiet and very beautiful. A bit of a drive but worth it.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Going to miss this restaurant! Hoping it stays open....

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I happened to look at the check and saw my Manhattan was $21.00. That’s nuts!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value2

vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Too bad this facility is being torn down for an assisted living facility this summer. It is one of North Scottsdale’s finest restaurants. Wonderful setting, servers know their menus, regular rotations on the menu. Must try before they close.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The food here is always fantastic and this time the service was superb as well. We are sure going
To miss having amazing food in the neighborhood and homemade pasta when this place closes. What a tremendous loss to the area

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 18, 2018

This was our first visit. We were celebrating a birthday this week and enjoyed an incredible dinner with excellent service. We are looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Beautiful location and facility but closing in the Summer. We were glad to have gone

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I have been to Sassi more times than I can count and it gets better every time. It is so sad this wonderful place only has 5 months left before it closes. We are going to miss you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value4

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great place for fine dining. The pork chop was exquisite. The ambiance was excellent. Sorry to see Sassi close this year

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.