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Cucina Rustica

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7000 Hwy. 179, Village of Oak Creek, Sedona AZ 86351, Sedona, AZ 86351
+1 928-284-3010
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: In the lovely village of Oak Creek, Sedona you'll find a gem...The doorway...
In the lovely village of Oak Creek, Sedona you'll find a gem...The doorway to the imagination awaits you here. Old World decor with hand-crafted antique doors and ornate iron gates from around the world, draw you in then transport you back in time. The restaurant wraps its arms around you and settles you into a dining experience that many foodies seek out, but rarely find. The restaurant has won numerous awards of excellence for food and service, as well as Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 10 consecutive years. You will see Chef Lisa Dahl almost every evening visiting with guests, signing her award-winning cookbook, and in the kitchen paying close attention to every detail to ensure you'll have the most enjoyable dining experience. Happy Hour: Sunday-Thursday 4:30-6PM.
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  • 352
    Very good
  • 135
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  • 60
    Poor
  • 35
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Totally Yummy - top notch service

I am lucky enough to eat out regularly at restaurants at all price levels, and whilst this sits at the expensive end I have no hesitation in saying it was worth every penny. One of the best meals I have ever enjoyed. Service was impeccable, ambience relaxing and the food a joy. I'd be back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
JohnF62
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am lucky enough to eat out regularly at restaurants at all price levels, and whilst this sits at the expensive end I have no hesitation in saying it was worth every penny. One of the best meals I have ever enjoyed. Service was impeccable, ambience relaxing and the food a joy. I'd be back like a shot - well... More 

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Thank JohnF62
ChefLisaDahl, Guest Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

Dear John F62, Wow! What a wonderful review of Cucina Rustica. Thank you so much for taking your time to write this post, we believe that when you cook with love, you feed the soul. Each and every night our goal is to provide top-notch service and to serve the finest Italian cuisine in Arizona. Please dine with us again... More 

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Pasta angelica was very good. Veal saltimbucco was not. I probably spelled those wrong :-) Featured appetizer was tasty but not worth the $16 price tag. 2 meals, appetizer, and 2 non-alcoholic drinks, $90 with tip. I won't hurry to go back.

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Thank Bryan W
ChefLisaDahl, Guest Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

Dear Bryan W, Thanks for your feedback. Hope you're having a grand stay in Sedona! More 

Cedar Rapids, IA
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful restaurant with a simple touch of class. Extensive wine list and a great menu. House salad was simple, yet excellent. Live music the night we were there.

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Thank Stacy H
ChefLisaDahl, Guest Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

Dear Stacy H, Thank you for the great review of Cucina Rustica in the Village of Oak Creek. We're glad you enjoyed the live music and the romantic atmosphere. Please come back soon! More 

Sedona, Arizona
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're looking for a quality meal with the feel of a fine Italian restaurant, you've come to the right place. The menu has a wide variety and the food is fresh and delicious. The wine list has something for everyone, although a bit pricey. Portions are ample and the service is excellent. This is one of Lisa Dahl's quartet... More 

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Thank Sedona_JimS
ChefLisaDahl, Guest Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

Dear Sedona_JimS, Thank you so much for the superb review of Cucina Rustica Rustic Kitchen. We are so pleased to hear that you feel this way about our award winning restaurant. Being in business now for 12 years, we strive to provide top-notch service and serve the finest Italian cuisine to each and every guest. Please come see us again... More 

McGregor, Minnesota
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service, atmosphere and food are phenomenal here. We had a seafood pasta special and a steak special. Both were terrific. Dinner for two without cocktails was around a hundred dollars. It was worth it....

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Thank spicy-octopus
ChefLisaDahl, Guest Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

Dear Spicy-Octopus, Great choices of entree! We are so glad you enjoyed the specials of the night at Cucina Rustica. The food is always made with love and passion each and every night. We hope your stay in Sedona was grand! More 

Clinton, New Jersey
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A local told me that this one one of his personal favorites, so based on the great reviews and that recommendation, we made reservations here. We were both very pleased. Like I said in the title, the place excels in all three key areas. I'd go back. It wasn't the cheapest place around, but I think it was in the... More 

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Thank Bill l
ChefLisaDahl, Guest Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

Dear Bill I, Thank you for great review of Cucina Rustica in the Village of Oak Creek. We are so glad you had a memorable dining experience with us and were able to enjoy our fine Italian cuisine. Reading the title of this post makes us very happy and we hope you will return again soon! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was present when the waiter engaged in the "finger wagging" noted in the review below. It was the most inappropriate display I have ever witnessed at a restaurant. People at the table were shocked, and dismayed. While the server's attitude and display was not directed at me, I witnessed the whole event. After the event, I did not receive... More 

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Thank azbigmac
Richmond, Virginia
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful experience from start to finish. There were 4 of us for dinner and we all had something different. The grilled artichokes with lemon pesto aioli are a must, they were outstanding, The Caesar salad was amazing, the dressing was full of flavor but not oily, a wonderful emulsion. The chicken breast with shrimp in white wine,... More 

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ChefLisaDahl, Guest Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

Dear DJF1958, Thank you for the great descriptive review of your dining experience at Cucina Rustica in the Village of Oak Creek. We are glad you were able to enjoy our romantic atmosphere while savoring our fine Italian cuisine. Can't wait until your try our other award-winning restaurants here in Sedona! More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is by all means excellent! Atmosphere is romantic in some rooms and eclectic in others. Food is unbelievable!

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1 Thank ME2AK2016
ChefLisaDahl, Guest Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

Dear Me2ak2016, Thank you for the 5 star review of Cucina Rustica in the Village of Oak Creek. We hope your stay in Sedona was amazing! More 

Chester, Vermont
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of nice, old (or at least appearing old) features and fixtures. But every bit of food we had was just above edible. Grilled artichoke was so stringy and fibrous that I only ate about 25%. My wife's chicken was dry and tasteless. My swordfish was the star of the show by being merely average - it was well cooked,... More 

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Thank David W
ChefLisaDahl, Public Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

Thanks for posting your review of our restaurant. Your concerns are of great importance to us as we try to always give our guests a great experience in our restaurants. Evidently, we missed in this case and we apologize for not giving you the sort of meals that we pride ourselves on serving. All of your points will be taken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7000 Hwy. 179, Village of Oak Creek, Sedona AZ 86351, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Sedona
  • Phone Number: +1 928-284-3010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children

Description

In the lovely village of Oak Creek, Sedona you'll find a gem...The doorway to the imagination awaits you here. Old World decor with hand-crafted antique doors and ornate iron gates from around the world, draw you in then transport you back in time. The restaurant wraps its arms around you and settles you into a dining experience that many foodies seek out, but rarely find. The restaurant has won numerous awards of excellence for food and service, as well as Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 10 consecutive years. You will see Chef Lisa Dahl almost every evening visiting with guests, signing her award-winning cookbook, and in the kitchen paying close attention to every detail to ensure you'll have the most enjoyable dining experience. Happy Hour: Sunday-Thursday 4:30-6PM.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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