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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Join Sassi for a romantic Valentine's Day multi-course dinner prepared by Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame "Chef of the Year 2017" award winner Chef Chris Nicosia. The 4-course dinner for two for is $169 per couple, applicable tax & and 20% gratuity added.

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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

4.6

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (75)
Romantic (64)
Scenic View (53)
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Good for Anniversaries (52)
Good for a Date (52)
Worth the Drive (51)
Great for Outdoor Dining (47)
Creative Cuisine (46)
Notable Wine List (37)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Quiet Conversation (36)
Authentic (35)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Cozy (25)
Good for Groups (25)
Business Meals (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Bar Seating (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Fun (9)
Seasonal (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Live Music (8)
Healthy (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Casual (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

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
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

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
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 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
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Always have a wonderful evening at Sassi...it will be greatly missed..such a beautiful venue.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Beautiful setting. Food is Ok, but is menu limited

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

What a gorgeous establishment and location! The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. The menu is full of wonderful choices, especially delicate pasta dishes. You must experience Sassi!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

My husband and I had never been to Sassi, however, we had heard positive things about it. So, we celebrated our anniversary there recently at a lovely table by the fireplace. It is truly a beautiful place - gorgeous finishes, warm atmosphere, terrific patio dining area, would be a fantastic wedding venue. While the food was very good, the menu is surprisingly limited...i.e. only six selections in starters, pastas/salad, and entree (didn't see any desserts listed, however, we were treated to a delicious cannoli to celebrate our anniversary). I chose the snapper and it was already sold out at 7:30 pm. My husband had the veal chop which he enjoyed. I ended up with the Branzino, also good. It was not a busy evening, even though it was Saturday night. Our server, who was delightful, said there were no reservations beyond 8 pm that night! This restaurant is closing in June, so if you have been wanting to try it, make your plans, but be aware of the limited menu.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Love this place!! Beautiful inside and out. Food is alwats good. Attentive service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Seated in separate dining area very lovely

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We frequently use Sassi for family celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries, etc. This time it was to celebrate the engagement of our niece and her fiancé who were visiting from Texas. When I placed the reservation I noted the celebration and its purpose. Unlike other times, no mention was made by the staff. Additionally, after being seated we were totally ignored by the wait staff for quite some time. Once our waitress arrived she was disinterested and rushed. Totally disappointing visit for our party of 6. What a let down from what we anticipated.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Once again, we had a wonderful evening. Great service(Simon) and delicious food

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

When we arrived for the 8:30pm seating (at 8:00pm), due to a lack of signage or direction from employees, we couldn't tell where to enter. It was as if Sassi didn't care to expend the effort to insure the customer service one would expect from a $400+ special event dinner for two. I must admit ... this initial impression soured the experience a bit. I enjoyed the quality of the food and the service, but the lack of presentation and information for the special NYE event made it seem almost like an afterthought or last-minute preparation

I discovered Sassi is closing its doors in 2018 ... perhaps this is why the famous Sassi attention to detail seemed ... a bit lacking?

Tags: People Watching, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Live Music
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The overall experience on NYE was horrendous. The service was non existent and the food was almost inedible. For $250/person I would have rather flushed the money down the toilet, stayed home and went to bed early. This was honestly one of the most disappointing meals I’ve ever eaten. If it wasn’t for the good company of friends we would have walked out.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always a gorgeous time. Great ambiance, wonderful Italian food. A must visit!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Outstanding food!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Chef Christopher and all the staff are outstanding, professional, knowledgeable and welcomed as neighborhood friends. Please keep this excellent restaurant here forever!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A wonderful dining experience. Lives up to its reputation.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Fantastic setting with special attention to every detail. Food was exceptional. Unfortunately the restaurant will be closing in May 2018 so go before it closes for a wonderful dining experience

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Unfortunately on our Second wedding anniversary this was not the best choice. The ambiance was amazing and that’s about it . The manager on that night came in and walked right past to ask another couple how there dinner was . Had she stopped I may have told her. My husband and I eat out a lot and really wanted a new special place . Sassi was not it . The waiter was lucky he even received a tip

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our experience was nothing short of SPECTACULAR !! Our waiter was SO professional and took care of our every need !!! My husband and I each had the same main entree of Iberico "Belloza" Pork Chop which was the BEST we have ever experienced !!! We also complemented the pork chop with a Capresse salad which was delicious as well !!! Our drinks from the bar came quickly and were DELICIOUS !!! The ambiance is unbelievable at this restaurant !!! Quiet, tucked away tables and a wonderful experience as a whole !!! Scottsdale is LUCKY to have this restaurant and we should be fighting/petitioning to keep Sassi open !!!! It is an entirely wonderful experiencing dining at this restaurant !!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Has a magical ambiance with a beautiful view. The grilled octopus apetizer and black bass branzino was two of the best. Also, service was spot on.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Always fantastic Italian food & great service at Sassi. Our first stop whenever we are vacationing in Scottsdale. I miss it when I’m back in New York City which is know for great Italian food - that says something wonderful about Sassi.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Beautiful location, but not that easy to find.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Went for 60th birthday. Amazing setting and wonderful food. Staff was perfect combo of attentive without being intrusive. Also knew menu and wine very well and made excellent recommendation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 17, 2017

One of the most beautiful and romantic restaurants that I have been lucky enough to enjoy. The food is heavenly, I highly recommend this for a special occasion. Unfortunately they will be closing this summer - so get in before it is gone.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

A beautiful restaurant with lovely ambiance and a creative menu! As out of state visitors, we make a point of eating dinner here during every one of our annual trips. Very sad to learn that it's closing in summer 2018, but look forward to following Executive Chef Chris Nicosia wherever he goes next!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This is the most beautiful restaurant in AZ and certainly one of the best in the country. It is a shame that it is closing at the end of May. If you haven't been there you shold go before it closes.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Wonderful waiter with great suggestions
We loved sharing our dishes and did not have enough room for the cannoli so we got it to go. It was a wonderful treat when we arrived home.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

Tricia was a great waitress. Food and atmosphere were outstanding

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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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vip
 (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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