For more than 10 years Sassi has been Scottsdale’s destination for fine Italian dining, wine and special events. Executive Chef Christopher Nicosia creates seasonal menus based on the cooking methods and ingredients of traditional Southern Italian cuisine, incorporating Italian olive oil, cheeses and Prosciutto; hand made pasta and breads and carefully selected meats and seafood.
Sassi offers something for every event and occasion, from a plate of antipasti with a glass of wine in the bar, a romantic evening celebrating a special occasion or a leisurely meal of multiple courses and wines enjoyed with friends. SASSI pours more than 250 wines from every region of Italy to complement the menu and cuisine
Born in Chicago and educated at the prestigious La Lumiere School and the Scottsdale Culinary Institute, Executive Chef Chris Nicosia’s passion for cooking and food has spanned his entire lifetime. His cooking style is greatly influenced by the time spent around the kitchen table with his big, Irish/Italian family. Chef Nicosia also draws inspiration from his travel experiences. An avid hunter and fisher, Chef Nicosia has traveled the globe in search of exotic meat, game, and fish, often preparing truly rustic meals right on the boat or in the middle of a field.
Executive Chef Chris Nicosia and his culinary team prepare a seasonal menu based on authentic Italian traditions and techniques. Italian ingredients including olive oil, imported cheeses and Proscuitto are combined with American pasture raised veal, while harvested fish and fresh produce. Chef Nicosia also prides himself on the sourcing and use of local and seasonal products in SASSI’s kitchen. Having developed great relationships with Valley farmers and producers, you will often find Chef Nicosia at the Farmer’s Market at Roadrunner Park selecting the freshest Heirloom tomatoes, perfumed basil and lemons by the bushel.
Garnering awards and accolades for his approach to SASSI’s rustic Italian menu, Chef’ Nicosia’s interpretation of traditional Southern Italian cooking emphasizes big, bold flavors of Mediterranean cuisine. From handmade pasta to fresh baked bread to signature desserts made from scratch, SASSI is one of the few restaurants today that proudly employs painstakingly old-world methods under the direction of esteemed Chef Nicosia. The result is an Italian experience that is fresh, flavorful and unmistakably authentic.
Tuesday - Sunday 5pm
Tuesday - Sunday 5:30pm
Outdoor Patios are open when weather permits. Patio tables fill quickly especially on weekends so we suggest a 5:30, 6:00 or 6:30 reservation if you prefer patio dining. Once seated those tables are often occupied until 8:30 or later.
Tuesday - Thursday 5-7 pm
with $7.00 menu of food, drinks and wine