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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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Sassi & Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame "Chef of the Year" winner Chef Chris Nicosia will be hosting an early cocktail reception with 4-course dinner, $85/person. Followed by a later 5-course dinner, complete with live music, dancing, party favors and a Champagne toast $149/person! Plus tax & gratuity

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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
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.9

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (71)
Special Occasion (71)
Scenic View (54)
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Worth the Drive (53)
Great for Outdoor Dining (52)
Good for a Date (52)
Good for Anniversaries (51)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Quiet Conversation (36)
Authentic (35)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Notable Wine List (31)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Cozy (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Business Meals (17)
Local Ingredients (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Fun (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Seasonal (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Healthy (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Live Music (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Casual (4)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined a day ago

One of our favorite places...beautiful venue and the food is delicious. The chef is very inventive and puts a different twist on the food. Love rhe new items on the menu. So sorry that Sassi will be closing...it will be missed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and wonderful venue. Sorry to hear that it’s closing.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

This is one of those special AZ places. It is so beautiful you must eat there before it closes this summer!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food service and beautiful decor Too bad the restaurant will close in May

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

Tricia was a great waitress. Food and atmosphere were outstanding

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

awesome restaurant n food is phenomenal! Sorry it's closing in May!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service, the decor was lovely and very festive. Our meals were wonderful!
Thank you Lori and staff for a great evening!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 6, 2017

One of the most beautiful restaurants I’ve ever seen. Makes you feel like you’re dining in Europe. Will be sad to see it close in May.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

First time at Sassi last weekend. Great atmosphere - perfect for a romantic dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

A beautiful setting and food is always amazing. If you can’t go to Italy...go to Sassi

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We love dining at Sassi. Love the ambiance and the food. Great place to relax and enjoy a meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Awesome experience. Joseph are waiter was great. Took a shot on the octopus and it was as advertised. Sad to hear they are closing next year. Will have to come back before then.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Retirement dinner

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We wanted to celebrate our 39th anniversary and knew Sassi would be a good restaurant for that. We were greeted with complimentary Prosecco since we were celebrating. As it was our first time, the staff was very helpful with menu selections. We also spent time with their sommelier and she recommended good wines for our food choices. The food and presentation were excellent. Based on so many reviews, we tried the octopus and were pleasantly surprised how delicious and tender it was. It's accompaniments were perfectly seasoned arugula and hot spicy peppers. The salad with goat cheese was light and deliciously dressed. For entrees my husband ordered the wagyu beef. He said he would return and order it again. I had the pork chop that was served on a bed of polenta and dressed up with pesto. It was delicious. The spiced small fruit was the perfect compliment. For dessert we were given a complimentary order of delicious cannolis and we also ordered the Italian cookies. The cookies were fresh and crisp and the perfect compliment to my espresso and my husband's cappuccino.

I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who may be celebrating or simply want a fabulous restaurant experience. If you go, take the time to DINE in one of Arizona's finest.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Beautiful grounds and good food! Great for special occasions and group get togethers!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Phenomenal experience. We brought our two children and they accommodated us, made our kids feel welcome. The food was out of sight and the ambiance was lovely! A new favourite!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Wonderful. Ate outside on patio of this beautiful restaurant. Food consistently good. Service outstanding.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food and ambience were lovely. I would definitely go back, but, apparently, they will be closing their doors at the end of spring. So go NOW!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Order the eggplant appetizer; avoid the duck! Lobster is wonderful.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Chef Chris prepares incredible food in the best atmosphere ever.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

1st time and we will be back. Food and service was first rate. Great Italian and try the pork chops...it was outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Was here for birthday celebration with another couple. Sat on one of the many patio locations. While such a large restaurant, it feels intimate and cozy. Ambiance and food one of the best in all of Scottsdale.

Tags: Live Music, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 18, 2017

knowledgeable staff and great food choices unique combinations

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Exceptional as always!!! Love it here! We go here every time we are in town! Zane was awesome and servers are always spot on!
Favs are octopus, meatballs, and veal chop! Would love a life time supply! Missed the Del Dotto/Sassi Sangiovese!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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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vip
 (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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