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Cucina Rustica

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7000 Hwy. 179, Village of Oak Creek, Sedona AZ 86351, Sedona, AZ 86351
+1 928-284-3010
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Sedona, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Cucina is absolutely gorgeous! The food is positively divine!! No matter what the occasion, this is the place...but if it's a romantic night out, Cucina cannot be beat. Lisa Dahl puts love in every bite, every piece of flatware, every wine glass. It is top shelf all the way.

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2 Thank Kim H
ChefLisaDahl, Guest Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

Kim--Thanks so much for writing such a delightful review. We really appreciate it and we do try to live up to our phrase "In Food We Trust" We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Gilbert, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

We are frequent visitors to Sedona from Phoenix and had heard about Cucina Rustica from TripAdvisor. Since it received high reviews we knew we must make it part of our trip. Last night we finally had the opportunity to go for our 34th Wedding Anniversary! Beautiful setting, wonderful service, and a meal to remember! Each course was sooo good. Our... More 

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3 Thank DNRW
ChefLisaDahl, Public Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write such a long and positive review. And congratulations on your 34th anniversary. We do, indeed, have three other restaurants in town, Pisa Lisa (casual) and two fine dining restaurants, our original, Dahl and DiLuca, Ristorante Italiano and our newest baby, Mariposa, a Latin inspired Grill. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Patronized this establishment twice this weekend. Food was amazing and the service was excellent. Our server, Amrita was a pro. Highly recommend this place. The eggplant was one of the best we have had.

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1 Thank Therese S
ChefLisaDahl, Guest Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

Thanks for the shout out to Amarita. She is one of our best servers and I am so glad you enjoyed being taken care of by her. She has a lot of knowledge and can really help our guests with their selections. Thanks for posting such a positive review! More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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197 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Beautiful Italian 'villa'm with four eating areas: patio, main dining room with fireplace, back dining room, and a smaller one to the side. This has to be one, if not the, best place to eat in Sedona--a town not noted for fine dining. The veal and home made lasagna are delicious.

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Thank RioMountainMike
ChefLisaDahl, Guest Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

Thanks for posting your review. We are so happy that you liked your meal with us. We do have 3 other pretty great restaurants in town so you should try those, too. You might find that you like eating in Sedona! More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

We love the food, service and atmosphere of this restaurant. Whenever we are in Sedona we like to go to Lisa Dahl's locations because they never fail to impress. The wonderful guitar music playing in the background adds to the romance of this place. What can you say about the food? Everything I have ever had here has been outstanding.

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2 Thank Michael S
ChefLisaDahl, Public Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

What a fine review. Thanks s much for taking time to post this. We really appreciate all of our guests, but our return guests are the most special of all. We hope to see you soon. We have a new restaurant for you to try, too! More 

Henderson, Nevada
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

This was our second visit and was as solid as our first. Excellent ambience, service, value and food. Wide ranging menu with something for everyone

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1 Thank BLV430
ChefLisaDahl, Guest Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

Thanks for posting such a nice review. We are waiting for your next visit! we hope you enjoyed your time here in beautiful Sedona. More 

Winfield, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

Took our family here for a nice dinner wile on vacation--staff was great with the kids--adult and kids meals were delicious! Great italian food in a nice atmosphere!

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1 Thank Dana S
ChefLisaDahl, Guest Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post such a kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your dinner and hope that you come back again when visiting beautiful Sedona. More 

Hamburg, New Jersey
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Excellent italian food. As good as any I have had in NYC. Beautifully decorated rooms and a great guitar player adds to the ambiance. Homemade pasta that was perfectly cooked. Steak was excellent and cooked correctly. Looking forward to going back when we are back in Sedona.

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Thank GettingAroundFive
ChefLisaDahl, Guest Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and thanks for the compliments. We really pride ourselves on our food, our ambience and our service and when we here we are as good as "big city restaurants" we really are thrilled. Come back soon and dine with us! More 

Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Sparkling fairy lights make this a charming, romantic experience. The first time we went was on my wedding night - I wore the white dress and all! And it was just perfect. The second time we went back was just as good.

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Thank Natalie m
ChefLisaDahl, Guest Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to write a review....Now you have to try us a third time. Thanks for spending your wedding with us---that is so special and thanks, too, for coming back to see us after that. More 

Burleson, Texas
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

We celebrated our anniversary here. It was excellent in every aspect. The food was wonderful. The atmosphere elegant & relaxing. The live guitar player was a nice touch as well.

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1 Thank Chris W
ChefLisaDahl, Guest Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

Nothing makes us happier than to celebrate an anniversary, a birthday or some other special event in our restaurants. We are so happy that you had a good time. I hope you think of us again for another special day. Come back soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 35
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7000 Hwy. 179, Village of Oak Creek, Sedona AZ 86351, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Sedona
  • Phone Number: +1 928-284-3010
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.

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