Restaurant of the Week: Fat Ox

Fat Ox is the newest fine dining Italian restaurant to grace the scene in Scottsdale. Opened by Chef Matthew Carter, the master behind other favorites such as The Mission, Zinc Bistro and The House Brasserie, this spot is a must-try for all. It is named after an Italian food and wine festival, Bue Grasso, meaning Fat Ox.

With a modern take on hearty Italian classics from house made pastas, prime cut meats and fresh tableside made Caesar salad. When you spend an evening at Fat OX, you are sure to partake in an unforgettable culinary adventure.

After being seated, we were greeted with a tableside made Caesar salad with fresh ingredients, made to our requests. Next we sampled some antipasti selections such as steamed mussels, mozzarella di bufala and prosciutto di san daniele. Our favorite was the fresh mozzarella served with charred radicchio, orange, fennel pollen and extra virgin olive oil.


Classic Italian food always consists of pasta and we were not disappointed with the primi piatti selections of casoncelli, garganelli and rigatoni lamb verde. Our favorite was the Casoncelli, made with butternut squash, sage, amaretti, Parmesan and pomegranate. The flavor medley with the smooth texture and sweetness of the butternut squash made it our favorite. All the pasta is fresh made in house, and is packed full of flavor. Fresh pasta really changes the flavor of every dish, and makes it that much more incredible.

The selection of entrees Fat Ox offers ranges from seafood, to lamb, and different cuts of steak. Each dish was cooked to perfection and satisfied every craving. There is certainly a protein option for everyone in the crowd. Our favorite of the evening was a tie between the Crostata and Rosewood Skirt Steak Tagliata. The Rosewood Skirt Steak is served with balsamic, rosemary, and roasted carrots.


The new venue boasts over 7,000 square feet of event space for private parties or a night out. Offering signature cocktails, beer, whiskey and an extensive wine list curated by an in house sommelier. Add Fat Ox to your dining bucket list!


For more details, visit their website at ilovefatox.com.

Check out a VIDEO REVIEW of Fat Ox from our friends at ScottsdaleRestaurants.com: Fat Ox.

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