Southern Italian specialties and a sprawling villa bring the Old World to the New West.. In Short Sassi is Italian for "rocks," referring to the terrain in the Pinnacle Peak area of Scottsdale. This $10 million restaurant delights, with tile roofs, fountains, fireplaces and five dining rooms, each with a patio. Structures are designed to replicate a farmhouse-turned-country estate, situated on six scenic acres. Wade Moises, a Mario Batali alumnus, is both true-to-tradition and inventive with made-in-house pastas and top-quality steaks, seafood and chops with a Sicilian spin.
When first entering Sassi, I had mistaken it for a very charming Tuscan style home. I was completely floored by the beautiful surroundings Sassi has put into its restaurant. The menu is very wide and is very accomadating to different tastes. There are about four different menus including cocktail, appetizers, 1st-2nd and 3rd course, and of course a great wine selection as well! There are different rooms and wonderfully positioned patio that overlooks the Valley. Sassi is at the base of Pinnacle Peak and has an absolute silohouette at dusk. The candles on the table twinkle with the city lights outside and makes a wonderful dinner a great night for romance. Sassi's service challenges every restaurant and I believe Sassi to be the most romantic restaurant in the Valley!