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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
Wonderful Italian restaurant and great ambiance

Five of us had dinner here. Everyone loved their food. The inside is decorated in ITalian style with a bubbling fountain and fairy lights. The food is great...a little expensive but not overly so. Service was also good. Would definitely return. With a discerning crowd and all were pleased.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Kathleen B
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Agoura Hills, California, USA
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Agoura Hills, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Five of us had dinner here. Everyone loved their food. The inside is decorated in ITalian style with a bubbling fountain and fairy lights. The food is great...a little expensive but not overly so. Service was also good. Would definitely return. With a discerning crowd and all were pleased.

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Sedona, Arizona
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We have only gone there once. The food was okay but nothing special. We thought it was over priced for basically a pasta dish. The decor is very nice, sevice was good.

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

Dear Jean S, We appreciate your feedback and love when locals choose to dine with us. We are sorry that you felt this way about our fine Italian cuisine. However, we are pleased to hear you liked our decor and received superior service. More 

Tucson
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I had made a reservation through Open Table for this restaurant. My husband & I were in Sedona while he attended a medical conference, and we thought we would celebrate our 23rd anniversary one week late with a special dinner. I made a mistake -- while I was making the reservation, I was reserving another trip for July and I... More 

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

I want to apologize for not being able to seat you on the evening before you had reservations, I apologize for what you perceived as a bad attitude on ours hosts behalf. We do our best to try to take care of unusual circumstances and I am sorry you did not eat with us. More 

Mesa, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Very good food, well worth a cheat day. I'm not sure I will be back however, they do not have bud light, number 1 selling beer in America.

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

You are correct, we do not serve Bud Light nor do we have any plans to in the future. More 

Delray Beach, FL
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252 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We have never eaten more than one meal on a trip, but this time we did. The food is wonderful - very fresh and light even though some of what we had was pasta. Great wine list too. Don't miss it!

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

Dear Patbro, Thank you for such a fine review of Cucina Rustica in Sedona, AZ. We are thrilled to here you were able to savor our fine Italian cuisine multiple times on a single trip. There is nothing better than hearing our guests leave happy and satisfied. Please let us know the next time you are in beautiful Sedona! More 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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125 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

FYI ~~~ OMG ~~~~~ this is THE place to eat. we did a quick trip to Sedona & Yuma so we had 2 nights in Sedona. I saw Cucina on TA & it's so close to our hotel Views Inn....so there you go. I looked at the menu on-line & it all sounded good. it's only dinner & they start... More 

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

Dear K H, 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 bolognese to the angelic bruschetta. Please come see us... More 

Brooklyn,Connecticut
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Paid a visit to celebrate my wife's birthday, we had made reservations ahead of time. We had asked for an outside table but because of the threat of storms we had to make do with indoor seating. The dining area was packed & we were shoulder to shoulder with everyone, with no privacy & everyone was exposed to each other's... More 

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

Dear Notlob55, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry that your experience with us was not completely to your liking. As much as we would like to be able to control the weather that is impossible for us to do. When we have to move the seating from the patio into our dining rooms our... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

As soon as I noticed that our wine was being served in Riedel glasses, I knew that this was going to be a decent dining experience. I grew up in the New York City area, so I know what good Italian food should taste like, so believe me when I say the Cucina Rustica has great food. At the suggestion... More 

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

Dear Skelt440, We would like to thank you for taking your time to review Cucina Rustica. Getting a detailed TripAdvisor review like this one means a lot to us. We are blessed to have such a wonderful staff and kitchen team. We truly appreciate your feedback and we're happy to hear that you had a superb dining experience with us.... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My husband and I had our wedding reception here and had one of the the best nights of our lives! Everyone loved Cucina Rustica and the food was amazing! We love this place sooooo much!

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

Dear Grafikflavor, Thank you so much for the great review of Cucina Rustica. We are very pleased to hear that you had a memorable dining experience with us. Wedding receptions are a big deal and we try to make every detail perfect for our guests. We hope to see you back soon! More 

Yardley, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We had a lovely family dinner here. The fresh pasta was as great. The fish dishes were well seasoned. While it is an upscale restaurant, it was family friendly with a good kids menu.

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

Thanks for coming all the way from Pennsylvania to have dinner with us. We hope to see you back soon and bring the kids. We love having them eat with us. More 

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Additional Information about Cucina Rustica

Address: 7000 Hwy. 179, Village of Oak Creek, Sedona AZ 86351, Sedona, AZ 86351
Phone Number: +1 928-284-3010
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Sedona
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
Average Prices: USD $14 to $35
Cuisine: Italian, Organic, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Pasta

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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 to $35
  • Cuisine: Italian, Organic, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, 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 - 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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