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Cucina Rustica

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7000 State Route 179, Village of Oak Creek, Sedona AZ 86351, Sedona, AZ 86351-9270
+1 928-284-3010
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Traveled to Sedona for a conference, went to dinner with co-workers who recommended this restaurant. It lived up to their praise, and more. First. The variety of menu offerings, I learned about Italian cuisine, having a dish I'd never had before, Trophie pasta with sausage and gigantic prawns. We were a large group, two tables, one 8, one 10, and... More 

1 Thank jazzypoem
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The bartender, Ron was very courteous, knowledgeable and efficient. The waitress, Rain was very knowledgable about the wine list, the menu and was extremely efficient. We never ran out of water. Rain's assistant was a tall and slender young man whose name we did not get. He was very kind and sweet. My husband ordered something that was not even... More 

1 Thank jyotsnadietrich
Tucson, Arizona
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317 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lisa Dahl knows Italian. The decor of this restaurant is charming and the vast menu provides lots of options. I had the fish special -- Barramundi. It was perfectly prepared. Save room for dessert. The Negro Boca is a dense chocolate torte that is the best I've had.

2 Thank Nancy T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We should have known that it was going to be "just okay" when we were treated half-heartedly at the door. We had the meatballs with white sauce and cheese, which was a tasty start. The bread took forever to come to our table but we were pleasantly surprised with the spicy aioli. The entrees were a mixed review. The tortellini... More 

Thank Teachr5
Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, warm and friendly atmosphere. Feels like you're among a big Italian family as you sit in comfortable, homy surroundings. I had the ARAGOSTA ALLA VODKA. Delicious!

Thank Rox C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic evening all around. This gem is tucked away in a strip of restaurants. Great patio outside. However, when you walk inside you'd think you are in Tuscany. Great atmosphere, great service, and the food was fabulous. The seafood specials offered did not disappoint. A must stop on our next trip...

2 Thank Flogaz B
Sedona, Arizona
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cucina Rustica is owned by Lisa Dahl who owns 3 other restaurants in the area. Cucina Rustica is our favorite of her restaurants for the rustic setting, the music and of course the food. The regular menu offers Italian and Continental favorites, but the seafood selections are often on their nightly specials. They also offer a great selection of wines... More 

2 Thank Victoria C
Bloomington, Minnesota, Usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Sedona for a few days after driving up from Phoenix. Most people know Sedona for unreal vistas and art and relaxation. Now you can know Sedona for exceptional Italian dining too! We had a fantastic meal at this place. We were seated outside with a local musician who was playing and singing. Our waitress was perfect with... More 

2 Thank DSWeimar
San Clemente, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and patio dining with live guitarist. Liked it so much I bought the chef's (signed) cook book!

1 Thank ElmoJames
Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten at Cucina Rustica in the past and had a good meal. This past week we were somewhat disappointed. My spicy chicken pasta dish was tasty. My wife had the salmon with an orange juice and Grand Marnier sauce. The orange juice made the dish too sweet and it tasted like the Grand Marnier was just poured in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $35
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7000 State Route 179, Village of Oak Creek, Sedona AZ 86351, Sedona, AZ 86351-9270
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Sedona
  • Phone Number: +1 928-284-3010
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. Happy Hour: Sunday-Thursday 4:30-6PM.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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