15 02, 2023

Ocean 44 named among the most romantic restaurants in the U.S.

February 15th, 2023|

OpenTable released its list of the 100 most romantic restaurants in the U.S. just in time for Valentine's Day, and nine Arizona establishments made the cut. The list was curated by analyzing over 13 million restaurant reviews from diners who used the OpenTable app to book reservations. Diners rate restaurants out of five stars in four categories: food, service, ambiance, [...]

26 09, 2019

Suns show up in support of Deandre Ayton’s charity drive for Hurricane Dorian victims

September 26th, 2019|

Devin Booker felt immediate concern for Deandre Ayton after seeing Hurricane Dorian ravage through his teammate's homeland of the Bahamas.  "I actually reached out to him when it first happened," Booker said. Fundraising Event Held at Ocean 44 Weeks later, Booker and several of his Phoenix Suns teammates came out to an event to support Ayton’s continued effort as the 7-footer [...]

1 07, 2019

The Mastros, Sultans of Steak

July 1st, 2019|

The North Valley has New Jersey and classical music to thank for the emergence of its culinary scene 40 years ago. Dennis Mastro - the patriarch of the Mastro family, those behind Steak 44, Mastro's and Dominick's - is a New Jersey Native. "While in college, I worked at a radio station as a late-night disc jockey playing classical music," [...]

28 06, 2019

Paradise Valley and North Scottsdale Lifestyle Publications Launch Soiree

June 28th, 2019|

Launch Event at Ocean 44 The Lifestyle Publications Launch Soiree was hosted at Scottsdale restaurant Ocean 44. The elegant, modern fine dining restaurant in Scottsdale was the perfect backdrop. Paradise Valley Lifestyle and North Scottsdale Lifestyle magazines celebrated joining together under the new direction and ownership of publisher Tammy Fellows. Fundraiser for a Great Cause Guests at the private event included [...]

28 06, 2019

Local Chef Brings Fresh Fish From Alaska to Arizona for Ocean 44 Nightly Special

June 28th, 2019|

It was 7 a.m. on a recent Thursday morning when Marc Lupino, chief executive chef at Valley seafood restaurant Ocean 44, found himself on a small private company jet headed from Phoenix to Cordova, Alaska. Fresh-Caught Fish for the Menu The plan seemed relatively straightforward. They would land in Alaska after a quick stop in Seattle to pick up an executive [...]

14 06, 2019

Mastro’s Ocean 44 Seafood Reinvented

June 14th, 2019|

Ocean 44, New Mastro's Restaurant, Brings Fresh Seafood in Scottsdale Get ready for an extraordinary seafood experience when the founders of the Valley’s family of steakhouses, Steak 44 and Dominick’s Steakhouse, unveil Ocean 44. Scheduled to open on December 4, the new seafood restaurant is the creation of owners and brothers Mike and Jeff Mastro, their father Dennis and partner [...]

23 05, 2019

Valley Chef Fishing in Alaska

May 23rd, 2019|

King Salmon Fishing Trip in Alaska As I type, Ocean 44 Chief Executive Chef Marc Lupino is on his way back to Scottsdale after a quick fishing trip to Alaska. Lupino left Wednesday for Cordova to fish the Copper River for King Salmon before the fishing season opens for commercial fishing. Fresh Seafood for Scottsdale Restaurant Ocean 44 This unique [...]

2 12, 2018

Where to Eat 2019 – Phoenix Mag

December 2nd, 2018|

The latest offering from steakhouse legends Jeff and Michael Mastro is a fish-focused affair. Ocean 44 is a seafood restaurant in the Scottsdale Fashion Square area and presumptive BNR candidate in 2019. 4748 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale, (Opened December 2019). Read Full Article

2 11, 2018

5 Coolest Food Happenings this December

November 2nd, 2018|

Ocean 44 Grand Opening If you’re not excited by the Mastro family’s new piscine counterpart to Steak 44, you don’t have a soul. Or you have a shellfish allergy? Opens December 4 near Scottsdale Fashion Square. Read Full Article

5 07, 2018

Mastros Scottsdale Seafood Restaurant Launches

July 5th, 2018|

Restaurateurs and brothers Jeff Mastro and Mike Mastro will be returning to the fine dining seafood segment with the opening of Ocean 44 restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona, in November. Bringing Seafood to Scottsdale has never been more exciting. To learn more specifics about Ocean 44, check out the FAQ page or check out the menu here.  Mastro Restaurant Industry Success [...]