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7000 Hwy. 179, Village of Oak Creek, Sedona AZ 86351, Sedona, AZ 86351-9270
+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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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 8 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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Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 790
    Excellent
  • 264
    Very good
  • 103
    Average
  • 47
    Poor
  • 23
    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
Most recent review
The atmosphere was wonderful

This was a perfect romantic dinner. The outdoor atmosphere was perfect. We enjoyed the food and the service. We would definitely return the next time we are in town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Vickymomto5
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Dayton
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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1,227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dayton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This was a perfect romantic dinner. The outdoor atmosphere was perfect. We enjoyed the food and the service. We would definitely return the next time we are in town.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Service was great and food was tasty. (Honestly mixed reviews on menu options from our group ... so order wisely). calamari was well above avg but far from exceptional.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was highly recommended and we made reservations with great anticipation. A busy Saturday night- we were seated close to our reservation time and then we waited 15 minutes for water even before our waitress came. No apologies, pretty brusque, took our order. Long wait for bread and when our meal came she set our food down and was... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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143 reviews 143 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

The reviews were positive, the location great, and the outside decor had as intrigued. We just missed the tip.. you need reservations. We called 1 hour before to arrive at 630. There were just the 2 of us. The place was pretty busy with lots of people waiting or standing by the bar. We were quickly seated in the back... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

No special occasion, but the food made it so. We were visiting Sedona for two months and enjoying as many new restaurants as we could fit in. They have gluten-free options and both of our pasta dishes were very, very good. Service was a little slow, but it was a busy night. This will be a place we come back... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were a party of four seated near the fantastic guitarist. Our server was wonderful. She didn't up sell us on the wine recommendations and was attentive and very knowledgeable about the dishes and ingredients. The staff work as a team and dishes are delivered by other servers who knew who ordered what. Nothing worse than a server arriving and... More 

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Canada
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Having dined here for years, the menu needs some new life. Although the prices are the same, the portions are getting much smaller. We ordered the beef carpaccio as an appetizer and could hardly find the beef. If it was any less, it would be called a salad! The waiter was very good and the guitarist was excellent. Too bad... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Very good Italian Restaurant in Oak Creek. The service and food were both very good. We would dine here again. The guitarist was wonderful addition to the ambiance!

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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Talk about "having it all"...service was fabulous (thank you Molly!), great drinks and wine selection, food was great - osso buco was excellent and the toasted radicchio app was like candy. The atmosphere was very conducive to a nice relaxing meal - quiet live guitarist, great lighting..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We dined here on a Sunday night on the recommendation of a local. We did not have reservations and only had to wait about 10 minutes. We sat next to the fireplace, which was great for this chilly February night. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. The guitarist was very good and played mellow and romantic music. Our dinners were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7000 Hwy. 179, Village of Oak Creek, Sedona AZ 86351, Sedona, AZ 86351-9270
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Sedona
  • Phone Number: +1 928-284-3010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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 8 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?