– Sassi Scottsdale –
It is the end of an era in North Scottsdale…
Sassi, a perennial favorite and one of the most beautifully-designed restaurants in Scottsdale will be closing due to the sale of the land it sits on. The final dinner services open to the public will take place at the end of May 2018.
Sassi is known for its authentic, traditional and delicious Italian food and handmade pasta. Chef Chris Nicosia has been at the helm for many, many years and he and his team are still putting out the same high quality and tasty meals as they head into the final month of service.
The current menu has been pared down, but features the most popular and beloved dishes over the years. Some of our favorite starters include the Fiori di Zucca, which are squash blossoms that have been stuffed with a ricotta mixture and lightly fried, as well as the Wood Grilled Octopus that comes with lentils, chiles, olives and grilled lemon.
You cannot go wrong with any of the pastas, which are made in-house. My personal favorite is the Linguine with Manila Clams, but my mother is a big fan of the Ricotta Gnocchi with Peas.
On the entree offerings, the Branzino in a Roasted Tomato Broth is outstanding. My father’s all-time favorite, however, is the Wood Grilled Veal Chop with a porcini mushroom rub. He said it is the best veal chop he has ever had.
We are so sad to see such a wonderful restaurant go. It has been the source of dozens of memory-making meals with our families and friends and has hosted countless weddings and events on its patio with incredible valley views.
If you would like to dine at Sassi one final time, (or more!), they are still taking reservations. You can call the restaurant directly or book via Open Table. I would recommend booking sooner rather than later as they will start to fill up in the final weeks.
Sassi – Thanks for so many years of great food and memories! You will be missed!
10455 E. Pinnacle Peak Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85255