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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
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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!!!!
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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

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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Details
Tue - Sat 5:30PM - 5:45PM

Private Dining

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.

SASSI Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (70)
Special Occasion (66)
Worth the Drive (51)
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Good for a Date (49)
Scenic View (49)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Great for Outdoor Dining (44)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Authentic (31)
Notable Wine List (26)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Cozy (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Business Meals (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Bar Seating (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Fun (8)
Healthy (8)
Seasonal (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Live Music (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Casual (5)
People Watching (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Little Rock)·Dined 5 days ago

Very good food and wine list. Main waitress was excellent. Remainder of staff average. Beautiful place!

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·Dined 5 days ago

It was great for a special occasion had a lot of fun food was awesome and so was the staff. Can't wait to go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

Sassi has a lovely facility. It is charming and romantic. The menu could be expanded. I found a limited number of entree choices that I could order. Our meal was delicious. The bread that is served is fabulous and the drinks we had in the bar, were excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful experience at one of Scottsdale best restaurants! Every course was fantastic!

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

WE WERE AT SASSI FOR THE VETERANS DAY DINNER. HOW WONDERFUL THAT SASSI TREATS THE LOCAL VETS WITH A FREE MEAL THAT IS EXCELLENT. EVEN WHEN ITS NOT VETERANS DAY, SASSI IS A WONDERFUL PLACE.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Scenic View, Healthy, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

We have eaten here many times over the years. Did not disappoint. Should have eaten outside but everything was delicious.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Great service, friendly atmosphere. Wonderful food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, matched with great food and outstanding service

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

As always, a great meal. The atmosphere, food, and wait staff were terrific. We will miss Sassi when it closes next year.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Sassi was recommended by several of our friends, and though it is pretty close to our home, we had never dined there before. For our anniversary this year, we decided to give it a try, and it was well worth it. We had an early reservation, so there were not many other diners when we arrived, but that give us the pick of the patio for our table. We also got to experience the sunset, which made the experience even better. The service was outstanding, the atmosphere divine, and the food was delicious. What more can one ask for? Highly recommended for a special occasion, or just a quite night out.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 6, 2017

One word will sum it all. AMAZING!

Ambiance, service and particularly the food flavors were amazing!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The ambiance of the Tuscan style villa was warm and inviting. The servers were friendly and very attentive. The food and desert was beyond our expectations. SASSI will continue to be on our list of restaurants we will visit on future trips to the area.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

One of a kind and most beautiful setting in the Valley with fabulous food!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great place to eat with great food and service. Highly recommend!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great restaurant that is unfortunately, closing soon. But I was there for opening night and again, last week and plenty of times in between. It is a very nice spot for dates, romance, pretty scenery if you dine outside. The food is good but in my humble opinion, over priced considering the quality. In other words, these prices should give you exceptional dinners and I think most diners would conclude these meals are good but pretty ordinary. Same with the drinks. Two glasses of house wines was over $40.00

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great service, amazing atmosphere, fire pit open covered patio, very relaxing. Food super authentic and delicious. Not one complaint, would return in a heartbeat, great place for any occasion

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent location and you will impress the crowd you take. Be prepared to drop $100 per head.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Again, this restaurant constantly provides superior food, ambience and service! We had some out of town guests to dinner to celebrate her birthday and the entire experience exceeded all of our expectations. Tom, our waiter is energetic with a deep understanding of the menu.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My parents were visiting from Canada and we wanted a nice local restaurant with a good atmosphere. SASSI is truly an experience. The property is gorgeous, the food is amazing, and the staff are very friendly. I would highly recommend this spot while in Scottsdale. Joseph our waiter was super helpful and accommodated our requests. What a great place!!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

One of the best ambiance for restaurant. Food excellent.

Tags: Live Music, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Authentic, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our birthdays were very special at Sassi. It’s a beautiful setting, service is great, and the food is delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on November 1, 2017

A truly beautiful restaurant with good food and service. I felt like I was in a small village in Italy.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Tasting Menu
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Just a beautiful location, and outstanding food! A rare experience, not to be missed.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food and service
Patio dining very enjoyable experience
Server , Tom, very passionate when describing various dishes

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 (México)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Incredible facility with awesome ambiance. Great wine list

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Sassi used to be a very favorite of ours. But the last 2 times have been very different. I made my reservations for 6 people the last 3 times way in advance. I asked for a particular room the first 2 times & a a patio table the second time. Both women on the phone assured me they would place the 6 of us in those areas. All 3 times we arrived & they told me we were being seated elsewhere. Very frustrating! This last time the food was mediocre. My husband couldn’t even cut his pork chop. Our waitress was not trained. Asked me if I wanted my appetizer served with my entree or first. ?? The management needs to train the wait staff as well as the hostess station. Very very disappointed. It will be a long time until we return, if ever.

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 23, 2017

From the moment you approach the restaurant, you know you are entering a very special place. The ambience, decor and architectural layout are extremely well thought through and inviting. The service was quite professional yet relaxed and comfortable. The menu offered a variety of options for every palette. Each dish was a symphony of presentation and flavors. We are already planning a return visit ...and we live in Chicago!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We are so sad that Sassi's is closing... we enjoy dining there

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We received excellent service and the food was great. Menu is a little limited but still very good. The biggest complain of the entire group was that it was way too dark. Even young eyes had difficulty seeing the 8 font menu descriptions. I think a little more light would be better

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Traditional clean Italian in spectacular setting. The meatballs reminded me of my grandmothers meatball soup. The Manila clam appetizer was,exceptional. Portions are huge so order wisely. One primi ( pasta) and one secundi to share are ample.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our server, Simon, was absolutely excellent. Very professional and efficient, but friendly and helpful at the same time. My friend was unfamiliar with the menu, and felt a little intimidated. He helped her with the choices and put her at ease immediately. The food and the atmosphere were amazing which helped as well. The evening, a birthday celebration was a complete success. Thank you to Simon, Jocelyn, and the rest of the Sassi staff for a terrific meal and a great experience.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere and delicious food. Too bad it is closing

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 (London)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Joseph was very professional excellent service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Everything was great except for the service. While the waiter was engaging, the service was extremely slow.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Simply one of the best Italian dinners we’ve ever had! Outstanding food and service in a beautiful setting. Highly recommended!

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Wow. It was a drive from downtown Scottsdale to get there, but worth every minute. Everything we had exceeded expectations, from the barrel-aged Negroni to the to-die-for meatballs, to the pastas and sides. And the service and ambiance matched the quality of the food. We're even thinking of a special trip back to have one more meal before they (unfortunately) close in June.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My wife and I had a phenomenal dining experience at Sassi a couple months ago so we brought her sister for a special birthday treat this last weekend. We wanted to share what we thought was a special place that is planning on closing next year. The good news is, after this last visit, we won’t miss the place. I don’t want to go on about the shortfalls, because maybe it was just a combination of running out of specials, substituting poor wine, slow service and overseasoned seafood, but we left feeling quite different than our previous experience. Bye Sassi.

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 15, 2017

If interested.... don’t delay. The property has been sold and next year this fantastic restaurant will be replaced by an assisted living facility. So disappointing.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I reserved with Open Table several days earlier requesting a table outside with a view to celebrate my wife's birthday. We were directed to the last table outside next to the swinging kitchen door and a spotlight shining right in my eyes. After an awkward moment, we requested another table. They directed us to the the outside side corner, again by a waiter station. The food special was so-so (we go there often and we know the can do better). Even though, I noted Birthday on the reservation, they made no recognition of the fact. They need to get their customer appreciation in order

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

A very nice dining experience. Will be soooo sorry to see them go in the spring.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Cozy, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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