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SASSI - Permanently Closed

4.5
4.5
2755 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
**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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • 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!

  • Phone number

    (480) 502-9095

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Chris Nicosia

  • Catering

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

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    North Scottsdale

  • Cross street

    N Alma School Rd & Pinnacle Peak Parkway

  • Parking details

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

  • 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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,755 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. l

    logicallocal

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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.
  2. R

    Rishi

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  3. RC

    RonC

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2018

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    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.
  4. KF

    KandFamily

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So sad they are closing. Terrific dining experience
  5. A

    Arthur

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2018

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Obvious restaurant was closing down
  6. DE

    DEbS

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    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.
  7. D

    Dale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous dining experience and so sad that shortly this culinary experience and master piece will no longer be available to the valley.
  8. DR

    DavidR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Italian food! Best in all of AZ! So sad that this restaurant will be closing for good soon.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful restaurant with the perfect atmosphere to enjoy the company of people around you. It will be missed.
  10. f

    fixn2

    Phoenix

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Sassi. It's unfortunate that it will be closing at the end of May. It's been one of our favorites.
  11. MT

    MrsT

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a shame they are closing. I hope Chef Christopher finds a great new fit, as we will follow him and wonderful menus.
  12. L

    Lormeyer

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  13. RA

    RAG2016

    Phoenix

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  14. DS

    DawnS

    Atlanta

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother's Day Brunch was fabulous!! Sassi is our favorite restaurant in Scottsdale. Great for special family celebrations.
  15. EI

    EricI

    Phoenix

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  16. h

    harrym

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    really a great restaurant sorry it is closing the end of June. GO NOW
  17. TS

    TomS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great restraunt, grounds, ambience. Staff and atmosphere were top notch. A must dine experience.
  18. BB

    BBoop

    Phoenix

    105 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    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.
  19. MG

    MrGai

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    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.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening! Beautiful views and sunset! Great food of course!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, we had a wonderful meal with friends in a wonderful surroundings.
  22. LL

    LLLL

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Sorry they are closing, one of our favourites. Will have to find somewhere else close by to go to
  23. KW

    KristalW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food great service and stunning views!! Great for weddings!! /beautiful location and well worth the trip!
  24. H

    Hobbs

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!!
  25. KF

    KathrynF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    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!
  26. R

    Reacsa

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. Sorry they are closing.
  27. PK

    PhyllisK

    Phoenix

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and variety. Too bad it is closing this month. It will be mussed.
  28. A

    Amir

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    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!
  29. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very delightful. Sorry to see it shutting down In May.
  30. JS

    JanetS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  31. R

    Rere

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Expensive drinks in the bar. Had their pork special. Salty. The restaurant is closing the end of May
  32. S

    Sheryll

    Phoenix

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  33. RB

    RichB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    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.
  34. SG

    ScottG

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    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? :)
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So sad this place is closing at the end of May! Got married here and came for our anniversary. Wish they would stay open!!!
  36. RC

    RCT825

    New York Area

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Such a shame that they are closing the end of May. Will miss all the terrific food, including the best tasting octopus anywhere..
  37. CH

    ChristopherH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere! Wonderful food and service!
  38. CL

    CLC2021

    Springfield

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  39. M

    Morrilh

    Fayetteville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ambience is always superb as is service and food. Outstanding view looking over valley.
  40. CR

    CriticalReviewers

    Phoenix

    195 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    195 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful, delicious, and gorgeous sunset views from the patio. Just so sad that Sassi will be closing next month!

FAQs

SASSI - Permanently Closed is rated 4.5 stars by 2755 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N Alma School Rd & Pinnacle Peak Parkway

  • Neighborhood

    North Scottsdale

  • 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!

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar, Organic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Chris Nicosia

  • 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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (480) 502-9095

  • Catering

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

  • 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

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