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Cucina Rustica

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Italian, Organic, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Pasta
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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 - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, 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 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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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
Great food, attentive service

We had the Tortellini with black truffles and the Filet Minion. Both were excellent (or so I'm told). The flowerless chocolate cake was just amazing! Our youngest son didn't like the tomato sauce (too authentic for him) and his portion was gladly replaced. The place is a tad expensive. Probably... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
SoCalJJ
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OC CA
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

You couldn't ask for a cuter restaurant with better ambiance! The food was delicious, but some of the worst service we've had in a while. Our appetizer came out before the bottle of wine we ordered, we waited for ever for our entree, mine was hot, my husbands was luke warm, and then waited another stretch just to get out... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Perhaps we went the wrong night as they had a big party in another room. The service was awful. Had to ask 3 times for bread, 2 times for replacement silverware, remind the server I had ordered wine. Atmosphere was loud. Seated so close I could've held hands with the man at the table next to us but had to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We had the Tortellini with black truffles and the Filet Minion. Both were excellent (or so I'm told). The flowerless chocolate cake was just amazing! Our youngest son didn't like the tomato sauce (too authentic for him) and his portion was gladly replaced. The place is a tad expensive. Probably the best restaurant in Sedona.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We ate here on our last night in this area and were so glad we did. We didn't have a reservation, but we were early, so no problem. Romantic atmosphere, fabulous food (the flavors of both of our dishes was spot on), and our server, Halei, was attentive and sweet. Highly recommend!

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

Dear Anne C, We would like to thank you for taking your time to review Cucina Rustica. We truly appreciate your feedback and we're happy to hear that you had a great dining experience with us. Please come see us again the next time you are in beautiful Sedona! More 

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37 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We started out with a Bruschetta appetizer which was reasonable and delicious! We then had two house salads which were good but not great for $6 each. For the entree I had Lisa's Luscious Lasagna layered with a delicious meat sauce and various cheeses and my wife had the Piatto Lisetta which had chicken and jumbo prawns sauteed scampi style... More 

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

Dear PAfolks, Thank you for taking your time to review Cucina Rustica. We truly appreciate your feedback and we're happy to hear that you had a superb dining experience with us. Everything is made with love from the luscious lasagna to the delicious tiramisu. Please come see us again the next time you are in Sedona! More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

If you want Italian cuisine, you might like Cucina Rustica. The restaurant is a short drive out of Sedona and is very clean and welcoming. It's quiet and romantic. The hostess greeted us with a smile and promptly took us to a quiet table. Unfortunately, we didn't get the same vibes from the waitress. She made recommendations on the menu,... More 

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

Dear Chip J, We would like to sincerely apologize for the experience you had in our restaurant. There is no excuse for bad service. If it is possible, could you let us know the name of the person who served you or even a brief description of your waitress. Servers in our restaurants should always be aware and attentive to... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Nothing to dislike here! Extremely romantic, awesome ambience/atmosphere, 5 star dining with excellent dishes!!! Wait staff is impeccable! Highly recommend making reservations as they are always that busy!!! This place has NEVER disappointed- in fact- we save to eat on our trip here for that

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

Dear Tyizaqt, Thank you so much for the superb review on Cucina Rustica. We work very hard each and every night to provide the most relaxing and romantic atmosphere possible. As well as providing amazing fine Italian cuisine. Thank you very much and we hope to see you back in beautiful Sedona soon! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a special place for the two of you...look no further. Cucina Rustica is just flat out romantic....the Italian decor, lighting, flowers...it all adds up to a beautiful experience! Then you add incredible food, and it's an evening to remember. To start my meal, I had the Gazpacho which was tasty with avocado and cilantro rather... More 

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

Dear Cr8joy, We love hearing compliments and want to thank you for taking the time to write a review on Cucina Rustica. We truly appreciate your feedback and we're happy to hear that you had a superb dining experience with us. Everything is made with love from the freshly made Gazpacho to the angelic Tiramisu. Please come see us again... More 

Campbell, California
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Three of us ate at Cucina Rustica. What a delicious meal we had! I had the salmon and loved every bite. I didn't even want to share any with my husband. This restaurant is quite lovely and there was even soft live music the night we were there. We were glad that we had made reservations since the restaurant was... More 

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

Thanks so much for the fine review. We hope you get back to Sedona so you can enjoy our beautiful patio, more live music and some good food. We hope to see you soon. More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Love it!!!! I have lived in Italy for almost 5 years and I must say that this is authentic Italian. Oh yeah, when you order prosecco, they give you the small bottle which means you can get 2 drinks for a price of one!!!!

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

We hope that you come back time and time again even if it is only for a split of proseco but since our food goes so well with it we hope you come back to eat with us, too. We love hearing compliments and want to thank you for taking the time to write a review. 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, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, 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 - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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