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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: 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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    Very good
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  • 54
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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
Simply Amazing!

We try to get to Sedona at least once a summer to get out of Phoenix heat and make it a point to dine at this beautiful restaurant. Each time they don't disappoint. We had the Vitello Magellano, a succulent veal with scallops and the Trota Picasso, thinly prosciutto encrusted trout stuffed with an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Chandler, Arizona
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Chandler, Arizona
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We try to get to Sedona at least once a summer to get out of Phoenix heat and make it a point to dine at this beautiful restaurant. Each time they don't disappoint. We had the Vitello Magellano, a succulent veal with scallops and the Trota Picasso, thinly prosciutto encrusted trout stuffed with an indescribable crab mixture, with a lemon... More 

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

Thanks for such a kind review. How wonderful to hear that you come up to Sedona and eat with us annually. Next time, you do have to try out our newest restaurant, Mariposa. I think you will have another favorite. I will pass on your comments to Devin, he is such an excellent server and thank you for complimenting him.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

One of the absolute best dining experiences we've had, period! Great atmosphere, even better food!! Our server, Don, was the best - personable, knowledgeable, and paced everything perfectly!! Highly recommend!!!!

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

We love nothing better than reading a great review like this. Thanks for the shout out to Don. We will make sure that he knows he got a great compliment! Come back to see us again. More 

Sedona, Arizona
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Cucina is absolutely gorgeous! The food is positively divine!! No matter what the occasion, this is the place...but if it's a romantic night out, Cucina cannot be beat. Lisa Dahl puts love in every bite, every piece of flatware, every wine glass. It is top shelf all the way.

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

Kim--Thanks so much for writing such a delightful review. We really appreciate it and we do try to live up to our phrase "In Food We Trust" We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Gilbert, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We are frequent visitors to Sedona from Phoenix and had heard about Cucina Rustica from TripAdvisor. Since it received high reviews we knew we must make it part of our trip. Last night we finally had the opportunity to go for our 34th Wedding Anniversary! Beautiful setting, wonderful service, and a meal to remember! Each course was sooo good. Our... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to write such a long and positive review. And congratulations on your 34th anniversary. We do, indeed, have three other restaurants in town, Pisa Lisa (casual) and two fine dining restaurants, our original, Dahl and DiLuca, Ristorante Italiano and our newest baby, Mariposa, a Latin inspired Grill. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Patronized this establishment twice this weekend. Food was amazing and the service was excellent. Our server, Amrita was a pro. Highly recommend this place. The eggplant was one of the best we have had.

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

Thanks for the shout out to Amarita. She is one of our best servers and I am so glad you enjoyed being taken care of by her. She has a lot of knowledge and can really help our guests with their selections. Thanks for posting such a positive review! More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Italian 'villa'm with four eating areas: patio, main dining room with fireplace, back dining room, and a smaller one to the side. This has to be one, if not the, best place to eat in Sedona--a town not noted for fine dining. The veal and home made lasagna are delicious.

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

Thanks for posting your review. We are so happy that you liked your meal with us. We do have 3 other pretty great restaurants in town so you should try those, too. You might find that you like eating in Sedona! More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We love the food, service and atmosphere of this restaurant. Whenever we are in Sedona we like to go to Lisa Dahl's locations because they never fail to impress. The wonderful guitar music playing in the background adds to the romance of this place. What can you say about the food? Everything I have ever had here has been outstanding.

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

What a fine review. Thanks s much for taking time to post this. We really appreciate all of our guests, but our return guests are the most special of all. We hope to see you soon. We have a new restaurant for you to try, too! More 

Henderson, Nevada
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This was our second visit and was as solid as our first. Excellent ambience, service, value and food. Wide ranging menu with something for everyone

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

Thanks for posting such a nice review. We are waiting for your next visit! we hope you enjoyed your time here in beautiful Sedona. More 

Winfield, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Took our family here for a nice dinner wile on vacation--staff was great with the kids--adult and kids meals were delicious! Great italian food in a nice atmosphere!

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

Thanks for taking the time to post such a kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your dinner and hope that you come back again when visiting beautiful Sedona. More 

Hamburg, New Jersey
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Excellent italian food. As good as any I have had in NYC. Beautifully decorated rooms and a great guitar player adds to the ambiance. Homemade pasta that was perfectly cooked. Steak was excellent and cooked correctly. Looking forward to going back when we are back in Sedona.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and thanks for the compliments. We really pride ourselves on our food, our ambience and our service and when we here we are as good as "big city restaurants" we really are thrilled. Come back soon and dine 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: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

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 - 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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