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“Wonderful food, atmosphere and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cucina Rustica

Cucina Rustica
7000 Hwy. 179, Village of Oak Creek, Sedona AZ 86351, Sedona, AZ 86351-9270
928 284-3010
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Ranked #8 of 158 Restaurants in Sedona
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
northfield, new jersey
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, atmosphere and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We travel to Sedona every few months to just enjoy the naturalness of the red rocks and desert. We have been fortunate to have been turned on both Dahl and DeLuca and Cucina Rustica by our friend Justin Crowl.. As always Chef Lisa and her staff have out done themselves on both the cuisine and the service. The last two times were were there were for our 40th anniversary and for my birthday.(no need for an age here) Our server Donald was so attentive and made our celebration most enjoyable. Outstanding in all departments. Thank you for an incrediable culinary experience...we will see in in a few weeks for my husbands birthday. By the way...Lisa signed one of her cookbooks for our daughter and son in law for a holiday gift and it was a huge success. Thank you Lisa and Donald!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sedona, Arizona, United States
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Not so great this time...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I was at Cucina Rustica just recently with a friend to celebrate a success, because it has been an excellent celebration restaurant in the past. The service was excellent, the atmosphere and wine list are still great, and the staff were willing to give us the space to chat long past dinner was complete.

The sad thing to me was that the food was just average this time. In the past, it was truly excellent. This time the food was bland and not particularly tasty. Both of us felt that our dishes needed something extra. I'm not sure whether they changed their chef or recipes, but I wouldn't recommend it now.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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lake park, MN
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Walking Distance from Las Posadas of Sedona”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Dory at Las Posadas indicated that Cucina Rustica was still as good as it has been in the past so we walked across the street from our inn and enjoyed another fine dining experience in the atmosphere of Tuscan villa. Both our entrees were superbly cooked and presented and the service was attentive without being overbearing. Owner Lisa Dahl has been a restaurant mainstay in the Sedona area for quite some time and nobody does it better.

Visited January 2013
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canada
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20 restaurant reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Ambiance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Quiet, dim lights, soft music in the background........ The decor is exquisite. We had reservations for 6 people. 3 couples. We were led to our table promptly and were taken care of perfectly throughout the evening. The food was good, expensive, but I am a firm believer in , you get what you pay for!! The favourite part of my dining experience though, was the decor of the Rustica. I spent most of the evening just taking it all in.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere; good food but not cheap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Cucina Rustica was recommended to us for an Italian meal. We were thinking cheap pasta joint but it is a much higher standard (and therefore cost). Service is excellent. decor romantic and with an excellent extensive menu. We still ate pasta whicb was very good (perhaps too generous on suace and ingredients) but with 2 glasses red wine it was a $62 meal plus tip. We felt a bit under dressed in jeans and sneakers.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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