**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 150 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.
Italian, Wine Bar, Organic
Hours of Operation:
Open Tuesday - Sunday:
Restaurant opens for dinner at 5:30pm
Bar opens at 5:00pm
***Patio sections usually fill up by 6:00***
***We will be closed on Sundays from June 1-September 30***
HAPPY HOUR IN THE BAR TUESDAY-THURSDAY 5-7
$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 for live entertainment!
Friday Entertainment 6:30-9:30:
Renee Patrick and Judy Roberts - Soulful Jazz
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 and Saturday evenings.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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
Found Sassi and will return with friends.
Maureen made us so comfortable us attention. We talked Christopher, the chef, who made us feel pampered and appreciated. There was a wedding going on and scenery makes one understand why they have 150+ wedding a year
Lovely setting in beautiful facility in ...
Lovely setting in beautiful facility in the mountains, tastefully prepared , nice presentation. We will be back:)
Executive Chef Chris Nicosia has really ...
Executive Chef Chris Nicosia has really kicked the food up a notch at Sassi. We've been eating here for over 10 years when our son was a line cook here. The restaurant is a gem we ate in the library, our favorite room inside. Outside, try to time your meal for sunset, which give a truly spectacular view of Pinnacle Peak. The octopus appetizer is a must have. The main courses have enough variety to satisfy anyone. Many delicious gluten free options for me. The wine list has a good selection from moderate to very expensive, with good selections by the glass. Our server, Tony, was highly professional, with good recommendations. Attentive without being on top of us. We never felt rushed. Highly recommended.
I loved the soft shell crabs!!! So hard ...
I loved the soft shell crabs!!! So hard to find . Impeccable service and lo ely view as always
Our favorite restaurant in Scottsdale.
The food is amazing , always. The service and wait staff are well trained and professional, they are knowledgable and generous with recommendations etc. We are going to Sassi again on Saturday, our last night in Scottsdale for this trip, and we both chose to go to Sassi.
A very special way to celebrate Mother's ...
A very special way to celebrate Mother's Day. The food was really excellent, especially the beef tenderloin and porchetta! Loved the cheese selection. The seafood was a very nice addition. We enjoyed a nice quiet corner in the dining room where we two could easily talk and hear each other. The tables being set up in multiple separate rooms makes the seating more private and controls the noise of other diners very well. This was our second time celebrating Mother's Day here and we will do it again.
Outdoor dining was fantastic because our ...
Outdoor dining was fantastic because our friend w/hearing problem could hear our dinner conversation.
Caprese salad and beet salad were both d ...
Caprese salad and beet salad were both delicious and could be easily shared. Gayles chicken in skillet was citrusy and cooked perfectly. The lobster tarragon risotto was filled with lobster and flavor. We enjoyed the fact that each dish had fresh herbs.
Although Open Table credited me the dini ...
Although Open Table credited me the dining points, Sassi marked me as not filling my reservation, which we did. Dinner and ambience was fantastic though, and service was good.
Hello Italian Dining
First time and it was worth every dollar. Food was excellent and cooked to perfection. Service was impeccable. They were their when you needed them but we could still talk privately. Will be back. Next time reserving a table on the patio for the views.
Sassi is consistently good. It is a bit pricey but the quality of the food is great.
Beautiful, classy, romantic, tasty!
Couldn't ask for more. A very special place. A bit pricey but worth every bit of it. It's hard to find places this lovely and intimate. The food was creative and delicious. The service superb.
Lovely intimate location. Gorgeous patio ...
Lovely intimate location. Gorgeous patio dining!b super service & super food. Loved it!
Romantic atmosphere, excellent service a ...
Romantic atmosphere, excellent service and delicious food.
Outstanding service in a beautiful locat ...
Outstanding service in a beautiful location!
Great Meal, Great Place
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Sassi. We had the extra benefit of sitting outside and being able to watch a garden wedding taking place. The food was excellent. The presentation was lovely. Altogether a great meal!
Great food and ambiance. I recommend it ...
Great food and ambiance. I recommend it for a romantic dinner
What a beautiful setting! If weather pe ...
What a beautiful setting! If weather permits reserve patio seating-so romantic. Food is amazing. Had some of the best bruschetta and squash blossoms. Red Snapper was perfect. Wine cellar is deep and unique. Able to purchase the wonderful prosecco I enjoyed.
Very poor all around.
Very poor all around.
Sassi - best Italian and very best patio dining
There are a lot of Italian dining options in Scottsdale but none as special and delicious as Sassi. The menu is more northern Italian and includes items not commonly found (be aware, however, the "commercial" Italian offerings are not on the menu, eg pizza). Everything is fresh and delicious. Service is impeccable. A fabulous feature is the beautiful patio dining, unexpectedly intimate yet offering a magnificent view of Pinnacle Peak. Highly recommended!
The food was good but extremely salty. I had the veal chop with shaved truffles, but it had a pure salt rub. The restaurant was kind enough to make me another one. It was very good. My wife had the gnocchi. It was good but nothing special. The warm olives are very good. The restaurant is beautiful inside, but it is quite expensive. All in all a good meal, not great.
Disapointing dinner on the terrace
Setting is breathtaking. Terrace is beautiful but the have led spotlights trained on the table creating way too much light for such a romantic setting. Food was undercooked and service, though efficient, was snooty. Second visit but left feeling like we should have celebrated elsewhere.
Don't go on busy nights
We went at 8pm on a Sat night. Apparently not a good time to go, because they were out of the special two of us ordered, an app and a beverage we ordered. I totally understand that restaurants run out of things, but the server needs to announce that to the table when he greets us - esp if it's a special entree for the night and a very popular appetizer. On all three accounts, we ordered, he left to go put the order in, and then he had to come back to tell us he was out and we had to re-pick. He then claimed "Well, it's just not your night!". The things we did end up ordering were mediocre at best. We have been before and the food and service were great but perhaps a busy Sat night is not the time to go.
The Sassi experience is always spot on! ...
The Sassi experience is always spot on! Amazing food and great wait staff. My favorite Italian in Scottsdale
Sassi always delivers more than it promises. The decor is very impressive and comfortable. I called ahead to ask that the waiter bring the check to me personally, as we wanted to host our friends. The waiter identified me by name, and did a great job with specials, service etc. Be sure to get reservations - don't just drop by.
The Chef an GM both were out making sure that everyone was HAPPY!!! Great food, great views , great everything.
It was beautiful ambiance, good food, good service, but too noisy. If you could only find a way to absorb some sound - it would have been perfect.
Great food and service. Best setting in ...
Great food and service. Best setting in town.
Food and Service was matched only by the ambiance... Tom kids a top notch server!!
Great dinner for romantic dinner or special occasion. Service, food and view were just perfect. Special place for sure.
Amazing restaurant!! Always on their game!
The setting is gorgeous and they make you feel welcomed and truly appreciated to have you as their guest. The wait staff is attentive and the food is to die for. You won't be embarrassed to bring your date, your in-laws, your out of town guests. A restaurant that will truly impress!!!
Food was generally very good and a very good Italian wine list. Room we were in allowed conversation which was very nice. Truffles were pitched and didn't add much to the dishes. Service was very good. All in all a very enjoyable experience and will go back.
Very good upscale Italian Cuisine served professionally in a charming environment.
Great ambiance! Love the setting / architecture.
The food was great. We had scallops, lobster dish and the lamb chops. Everyone loved the dish they ordered. The antipasta dish - cappresi was delightful - the cheese was delicious!
Ate here last year when vacationing in North Scottsdale/Troon area. We returned again this year and it was just as memorable as ever. We are "snowbirds" that enjoy fine dining. It's been the best place we've dined in Scottsdale, and was suggested to us by our friends who are locals. Can't say enough good things about this place! Ambiance is wonderful. Service is excellent and unpretentious. food fabulous. My husband loved the wood-grilled octopus. Sublime. We will be back next year.
Sometimes Less is More
Great atmosphere and professional service staff. Dishes were oddly and overly spiced and not traditional Italian fare. Stay away from the chicken dish - just awful and so over-spiced I burped it up for two days. Very good meatball appetizer and caprese salad. Heard the ribeye dish was excellent - will try that next time.
Excellent fish Bronzino had no bones Ver ...
Excellent fish Bronzino had no bones Very tender steak
Really enjoyable ! I've been told to di ...
Really enjoyable ! I've been told to dine at Sassi a few times and have heard great things. It absolutely met every expectation ! The setting is stunning ! Food and service was very good . Price was reasonable ! It's great for special occasions !
Always delicious, great service and scenic view!
We visit the area every year and Sassi is a must on our list. My Mom joined us last year on her last night visiting from NYC. We treated her to an early Mother's Day dinner and it was fabulous. We sat outside near rather fire and so enjoyed the ambiance, rose' wine, food and service. Last Friday was her last night here and she treated us to another great experience at Sassi. Our waiter was excellent, the food was superb as well as the wine and dessert that we shared. One of our favorite spots in Scottsdale. A must for those who appreciate seasonal, quality ingredients and cooking in a beautiful setting. Don't miss this special experience!
Amazing food every time we dine at Sass ...
Amazing food every time we dine at Sassi. Love the bar and live music on the weekends. One of our favorite restaurants in the valley
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