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“Worth a visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cucina Rustica

Cucina Rustica
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Ranked #18 of 190 Restaurants in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

We were only in the area a couple of days so not sure what other good restaurants were around. Cucina Rustica has a nice outdoor area and while we were there, had a talented guitarist providing a good selection of tunes without being obtrusive.
We had the Aragosta Alla Vodka and the Capellini Pomodoro - both were tasty with large portions.
A romantic dining area, great for couples.

Visited July 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews
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“Great environment - very helpful staff!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

...oh, and the food is superb! My wife and I were in Sedona for a vacation and found Cucina Rustica in Oak Creek (8-10 minutes south of Sedona) via TripAdvisor, and I'm glad we did. The wait staff was very knowledgeable about the menu and accompanying wine list. We were never rushed for our table, in fact our waiter brought several samples of wine for us to try before deciding on our bottle. Would certainly recommend for a couples romantic dinner!

  • Visited June 2013
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“Warm and welcoming!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

My husband and I made reservations for our tenth anniversary. Once we arrived, we realized we made them at another Dahl and DiLuca location! Not only were they still able to seat us, the host called the other location and explained the situation so we wouldn't have to. Our waitress was so kind and attentive, the atmosphere was romantic and intimate and a live musician played the most beautiful music! The meal was incredible, SO delicious! Everything was cooked and prepared to perfection. When the waitress found out it was our Anniversary, she came and sprinkled rose petals on our table and even surprised us with a complimentary dessert. The staff was so kind, we felt so taken care of and welcome. We'll definitely be making a return visit!

  • Visited July 2013
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Bedford NY
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Cucina Rustica”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

The food and service at this place is absolutely great. My favorite meal of the whole week's trip. A little pricier than a neighborhood type meal, but not outrageous. Well worth it. Dining room is very nice too. Also, have outdoor seating area and live entertainment. Would go back here for sure!

Visited July 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews
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“Best food in Oak Creek/Sedona!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

We took my mother her for her 75th birthday.. and they did not disappoint. The restaurant is beautiful.. the table was elegant with flower petals adorned for the special occasion. The food is fantastic with combinations of flavors that delight the mouth. The service was professional, kind, and enjoyable... recommend reservations as at times, they are quite busy, but you feel like a special guest despite the place being packed! It is pricey but worth every penny.. and we will be returning to the experience on our next visit to Sedona.. Thanks Cucina Rustica - you sure know how to throw a party!

  • Visited December 2012
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