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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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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
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.
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  • 989
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  • 315
    Very good
  • 122
    Average
  • 57
    Poor
  • 32
    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
Romantic and beautiful

One of our most favorite restaurants...all of Lisa Dahl's restaurants are amazing. The food is delicious, the ambience is spectacular. There isn't a bad seat in the house. The Happy Hours are fun and great selection of food and drink.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Sedona, Arizona
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Sedona, Arizona
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

One of our most favorite restaurants...all of Lisa Dahl's restaurants are amazing. The food is delicious, the ambience is spectacular. There isn't a bad seat in the house. The Happy Hours are fun and great selection of food and drink.

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Central Arizona, Arizona
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I celebrated our 41st Anniversary over dinner at Cucina Rustica. Boy was that a Great choice. The best part was the service which I would rate as a 10 in all respects. The atmosphere was Tuscan and the food was perfect. My wife has an allergy to soy, and they made sure her dinner was 100% soy... More 

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

Dear Durfeeranch, Thank you for the splendid review on Cucina Rustica. Nothing makes us happier when we get to be apart of such a big day like an anniversary. We are so happy that you had a good time. I hope you think of us again for another special day. Come back soon! More 

Sedona, Arizona
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I've been eating here couple times a month for years. The food is excellent, the service is friendly, professional and personal. Simply put it is one of the best restaurants you will find anywhere...

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

Dear Kendauth, This review makes us very very happy. We love our locals and appreciate your kind words. Thank you so much for dining with us at Cucina Rustica and we hope to see you as often as possible! Cheers! More 

Southern California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I never thought I'd give a restaurant a perfect rating; there's always room for improvement after all. However, I simply must give Cucina Rustica a full five marks because the meal they served my daughter and I was absolutely flawless in every way. It was that good. We visited Cucina Rustica on a Wednesday night in August. The hostess seated... More 

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

Dear Essay4, We are honored to receive such high marks from you. Reading a TripAdvisor like this one is quite flattering and we strive on receiving perfect 5 star ratings for years to come. Everything you mentioned from the ambiance to the customer service is what we pride ourselves on. The food we serve is made love and passion. We... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Has dinner outside on the patio. Food and service were excellent. Background live guitar player was enjoyable.

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

Dear Loupastor57, Thank you for the great review of Cucina Rustica in Sedona. We are so glad that you were able to enjoy our beautiful outdoor patio area. During the warm season, this is one of the most romantic places to dine. Please stop by again the next time you are in the mood for some fine Italian! More 

Carefree. AZ
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We were visiting friends in Oak Creek. The guys selected Cucina Rustica which proved to be a real find for dinner! Everyone enjoyed their food immensely. Don, our server, was attentive, but not intrusive. My first reason for not giving this a 5 is the food was not piping hot. It was pretty busy, so I elected not to send... More 

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

Dear Szy2z, We truly appreciate your feedback and comments. We are sorry you did not enjoy your dish as much as everyone else in your party. We will bring this up to Chef's attention as soon as possible. Thank you for the review and we hope to see you back soon! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was the best dining experience in Sedona. Food, staff and atmosphere were a perfect 5 of 5. Definitely a must when visiting in Sedona.

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

Dear Connie Y, Thank you very much for the wonderful TripAdvisor review. We at Cucina Rustica worked extremely hard to provide the best service and serve the finest Italian cuisine in Arizona. We hope to see you back in soon! More 

San Antonio, Texas
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110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is our third visit to this restaurant over the years and we think it just gets better. We chose the smaller size of the Exotica salads and then I had the Maiale Alla Fellini (pork tenderloin), which came with an excellent wild rice and broccoli and a spicy corn relish. My husband chose Melanzane Parmigiana (eggplant parmesan) which he... More 

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

Dear Nisd01, Thank you very much for the amazing review of Cucina Rustica. Getting a great TripAdvisor review like this one is beyond wonderful. Thank you for taking the time to describe your experience and also for choosing us as your dining destination when in Sedona. Please let us know when you're back in town! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Our family ate at Cucina Rustica two times on our most recent visit to Sedona. It was our favorite restaurant. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The food is beyond delicious. Our kids were excited to dine there a second time, and that says a lot about the food. It would be a great place for a romantic meal as... More 

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

Dear Kbachohio, We are so happy that you choose Cucina Rustica while you were in Sedona, AZ. It makes us happy to hear guests love our food so much that they go more than once on a single trip. Thanks for the great comments and we could not be happier than to have been part of your getaway. More 

Austin, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My business partner and I were in town for work, staying close by at the Hilton Sedona. We hosted a dinner party at Cucina Rustica with friends and family of our company, Happy Living. It was a large group (around 12 people) so we asked the restaurant staff to serve what they recommend, rather than have menus on the table.... More 

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

Dear Kaileenelise, Thank you so much for the superb review of Cucina Rustica. We are glad to hear everyone at the dinner party enjoyed their food. We would also like to thank you for choosing us as your place to dine when in Sedona. Please some back to our beautiful town again. 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, Organic, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions

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.
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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