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“Good Food for a reasonable price”
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: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Blackstone, Massachusetts
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Good Food for a reasonable price”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

My wife ate here on our first night in Sedona. Had a great menu selection including wine (had local AZ wine). My wife had the eggplant and I had a veal dish which were both very good. Sit outside if weather permits. During our dinner a local performing played some music which was a nice touch. You can have a great dinner and not break the bank. Will return when in Sedona.

Visited May 2013
Thank RayV555
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Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

Rosa, our waitress was very attentive, I ordered the Linguine Angelica, freshly made linguine, large shrimp, and the most delicious sauce to die for. This was the best dish I have eaten in years, I wanted to return the following night, but time and schedule prevented, can't wait to return.

Visited May 2013
Thank tomBertWill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food, great atmosphere!”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Wonderful, well prepared dishes. The waiter was professional, the outdoor seating with a view of the Sedona mountains just added to the overall quality of a great meal. Don't miss it is you want a good Italian meal while in Sedona!

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Chicago, Illinois
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Off night”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

This restaurant came recommended by both our innkeeper in Sedona and our innkeeper in Flagstaff. I think they had an off night on the Saturday we dined. We had reservations and were seated right away however we waited at least 15 minutes for the waiter to take our drink order and continued to wait for food and finally the bill. Both of us ordered pasta and both had very watery sauces. More soup than sauce. Overall, a very disappointing dinner experience. The diner sitting next to us was also staying at our B&B and the next morning agreed that the service and food on Saturday night was not good but she had dined earlier in the week and it was excellent. Based on my experience I cannot recommend this restaurant. They do have an outdoor seating area that looked very nice and had a guitarist playing. I would request to be seated there instead of inside.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank windycitytraveler13
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Six of us ate here and we all enjoyed our meals. I had an excellent pasta with sausage and peppers - delicious. Other folks had pasta with seafood or veggies. All loved their choices.

Service was excellent. The restaurant is beautiful.

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Thank luke47
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