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**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.
(Not Pinnacle Peak Road)
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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!
N Alma School Rd & Pinnacle Peak Parkway
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
We offer limited off premise catering by special arrangement. Call for details. 480-502-3335
Valet service is complimentary and available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.
Chef Chris Nicosia
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 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
We have had dinner at Sassi many times and it never fails to offer good food, wonderful ambiance, good wait staff, and is in a part of Scottsdale that has few select options for dining. We were devastated to hear that this restaurant will be closing next May to make way for a Senior living facility. It seems that this beautiful architectural masterpiece will be leveled to make way for more apartment style buildings. The loss of Sassi will be deeply felt by many of us who are repeat customers looking for a friendly, quiet and classy experience. Make a reservation and enjoy this business while it still exists.
We have been to Sassi several times and once again, for overall Experience; Atmosphere, Setting, Food, Service etc. etc. it just doesn't get any better than Sassi. Went for my wife's birthday with a total of 5 in our party and it was just wonderful. This high-end Italian lays out the menu by courses. We started out with the house-made warmed Olives, Eggplant Fritters, Meatballs in red sauce and one of the specialties of the house, Wood Grilled Octopus with Crispy Lentils and Candied Chilis. All were flavorful and satisfying. For the Primi we shared 3 plentiful homemade pasta dishes around the table. The Garganelli with Wild Boar Ragu, Safron Cavatelli with Pork Ragu, and Ricotta Gnocchi with Taleggio Cheese and Shaved Black Truffles. All were sublime! For main courses we had the Branzino, Flat Iron Steak and the Iberico Pork Chops. The Creamy Polenta that came with the pork chops was "other-worldly". Just crazy good!! For desert we had homemade Cannolis and Coffee Affogato (Ice-cream with Espresso poured over the top). A little sweet, a little bitter and little pick-me-up. The service was very attentive bordering on doting which was refreshing given the legions of high end restaurants these days that rush you along in order to turn tables. Sassi is a bit expensive depending on what wine you order but it's not shocking given the level of service and experience. Apparently the restaurant is closing in June of 2018 to make way for another project so get there in the next 6 months so you can experience Sassi in all it's glory. Unparalleled in this area of the country!! Really an treat!!
A somewhat hidden gem in North Scottsdale. Italian motif, but they have exceptional food that is not explicitly Italian cuisine. Server was attentive and very engaging. Food was exceptionally well-prepared and delicious. Room was romantic. What can I say, besides we'll be sorry to see this marvelous venue close next year.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!!!
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.
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!
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
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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