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Review of Cucina Rustica

Cucina Rustica
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Ranked #28 of 204 Restaurants in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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 12 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 4:00-6:00 PM.
Reviewed February 21, 2013

This was a great find and wasn't advertised anywhere that I could see. Heard about it from someone else. Get a reservation or you may be in for a good wait. But it's worth the wait and the bar is fun.

Thank Char O
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

We had an opportunity to dine again at Cucina Rustica twice recently. Food was good, wine excellent, atmosphere very relaxing and Jesus is a always a great server. He is always smiling and seems to enjoy his job. I highly recommend this place. My favorite place in the Sedona area.

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Thank Mamasans
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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!

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Thank swtlips1662
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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.

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Thank Pilisa C
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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.

Thank howietlakepark_MN
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