6316 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Scottsdale’s Fat Ox is, quite aptly, named for the long-standing cattle showcase and food festival in Piedmont, Italy. The Italian restaurant’s menu highlights homemade pastas (try the exquisitely prepared casoncelli served with butternut squash, sage, amaretti, Parmesan, and pomegranate), roasted seafood and chicken, and slow-roasted steak. The 40oz porterhouse might just be large enough to fill the bellies of all 350 people who can be seated in the cavernous dining room, their satiated faces lit by crystal chandeliers reminiscent of elegant disco balls.