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“Wonderful New Year's Eve Dinner”
Review of Cucina Rustica

Cucina Rustica
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Ranked #18 of 195 Restaurants in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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. Happy Hour: Sunday-Thursday 4:30-6PM.
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful New Year's Eve Dinner”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

I was in town visiting friends for one evening and they took me to Cucina Rustica. It was amazing. They had a special menu for New Year's Eve and I ordered the osso bucco which was the best I've ever had. I had a bite of the chicken and eggplant also and it was great. The next time I visit, I want to go back because several items on their regular menu look wonderful.

Cucina Rustica was beautifully decorated - each room was different and they all just sparkled. It has such a romantic atmosphere. The live music was a nice touch and wasn't too loud. The service was great and the manager stopped by the table to make sure everything was ok.

I highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited January 2013
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Sedona, Arizona
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A Little Bit of Heaven in the Village of Oak Creek”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

This restaurant is related to the Dahl and daLuca restaurant in West Sedona. Not just your average Italian restaurant. Great menu. Pricey. Sit outside if that is an option. Live guitar music some night.

Visited December 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent Christmas Eve dinner”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

We have been coming to Cucina Rustica for Christmas Eve dinner for many years. The restaurant is always beautifully decorated and has such wonderful atmosphere. There are at least 4 different rooms to dine in, all decorated differently. They have a fireplace in one room, another has a fountain and fiberoptic stars on the ceiling. My husband had Osso Bucco and I had the Piatto Lisetta (a chicken, shrimp and artichoke dish with scampi sauce). Salads were included. Delicious food and very good service.The flourless chocolate cake was to die for. I highly reccommend making a reservation.

  • Visited December 2012
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Austin, Texas
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202 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Good Food”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and good food. The service was very attentive. Our waitress gave us good recommendations on what to order.

Visited December 2012
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La Jolla, California
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75 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Our favorite!”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

This is our favorite restaurant in Sedona. The food is incredible, including homemade pasta and other delights, and the service & ambiance are on-par with the four and five star restaurants you'd visit in a big city. Both indoors and outdoors the place is packed with charm and romance, so it's perfect for a date night or special occasion. The staff is typically very accommodating although on holidays (New Year's, Valentine's) they may have a fixed menu so check ahead as they don't make exceptions.

Visited December 2012
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