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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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

We went here for dinner on my birthday and had an excellent meal outside in the courtyard. We had wonderful service from Devin; attentive but not intrusive. The music from the guitarist was lovely and added to the charm. Just a short walk from the Hilton.

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2 Thank Georgiagirl6
ChefLisaDahl, Guest Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

We are so glad that we got to participate in your birthday celebration. And we are even happier that your loved the food and service. More 

massachusetts
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

Cucina Rustica was recommended by the staff at our bed and breakfast and we were quite pleased. The food was great and the waitstaff helpful. It was a Sat. night about 6pm. We did not have reservations but were able to be seated right away. We had a dessert that was heavenly.....a trio of gelato with expresso poured over it,... More 

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

Dear Oceanrefuge, We're happy to hear that your B&B recommended Cucina Rustica as a place to dine in Sedona, AZ. Please come see us again the next time you are in town. More 

Edmonds, Washington
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

We had a lovely dinner in the outdoor courtyard on a lovely June evening. The service was great and an added bonus were songs gently played by a guitarist.

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

Dear Nancy E, We would like to thank you for taking your time to review Cucina Rustica. Our outdoor courtyard is truly magical at night and we are blessed to have guests dine there. We truly appreciate your feedback and we're happy to hear that you had a great dining experience with us. Please come see us again the next... More 

PA
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

We had a lovely dinner in the outdoor courtyard with great service and live music! We liked the food and the service and would return.

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

Dear Matthew V, We are so happy that you choose Cucina Rustica while you were in Sedona, AZ. Thanks for the great comments and we could not be happier than to have been part of your getaway. More 

Savannah, Georgia
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

Of our 4 night stay we ended up coming here 2 of the nights. Our first night the Hilton recommended we eat there after a long day of travel. It was one of the best meals I believe I've had in my life. Pasta and italian can tend to be heavy but the sauces, portions, and flavor still kept things... More 

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1 Thank Scarlet5508
ChefLisaDahl, Guest Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

Dear Scarlet5508, Thank you so much for the wonderful review of Cucina Rustica in Sedona, AZ. Everything you mentioned are things that we are so proud of. We are so happy that you had a great evening with us. Please some back to our beautiful town again. More 

San Diego, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

The chef Laura Dahl is amazing! I had the best meals here by far! The vodka sauce amazing, the meatballs and all the desserts so wonderful. great selection of wines.

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1 Thank 654MAJ
ChefLisaDahl, Guest Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

Dear 654MAJ, Thank you for the kind review of Cucina Rustica. Chef Lisa Dahl is truly an amazing Chef/CEO. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our amazing food and award winning wine list. Hope to see you back in Sedona, AZ soon! More 

Colorado
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

We went here because we had a gift certificate from our children to celebrate our birthday, and were impressed with the quality of service, food, décor and ambience! Our server was well versed with the menu specials, made suggestions that were on the mark, and was very attentive but not intrusive.

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

Dear Quilteramy, We are so thrilled you were able to enjoy our fine Italian Cuisine here at Cucina Rustica. We are happy to hear you had a wonderful birthday dinner and a memorable dining experience. Please come back and see us again soon! More 

seattle
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

Authentic Italian Cuisine in the desert - who would have thought! Stayed in Sedona a week and ate here THREE times - it never disappointed. Ambience - great. Service - great. But most importantly the FOOD is the Star. Chef Lisa Dahl is an amazing talent. Don't miss this spot.

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1 Thank ciao-bg5053
ChefLisaDahl, Guest Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

Dear Ciao-bg5053, Thank you for the fine review of Cucina Rustica. We truly appreciate your kind comments and positive feedback on our restaurant. We are thrilled you were able to dine with us multiple times on your trip. Please come see us again soon the next time you are in Sedona, AZ. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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139 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

We drove by this quaint restaurant and it caught my eye because of the beautiful lights it had on the trees outside on the patio. We decided to stop in for a bite to eat and enjoyed our meals. I had the eggplant parmesan and my boyfriend had the special which was a bowl full of seafood in a white... More 

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

Dear Csabol, Thanks for writing such a nice review of Cucina Rustica in Sedona, Az. Our patio is really a wonderful and magical place and it is one of the favorite places for our guests to dine. We are so glad you enjoyed it. Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill will be Chef Lisa Dahl's fourth restaurant opening June 21st, 2015 for... More 

Sedona, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

We live in Sedona and had not been to Cucina Rustica in a while. We thought we would celebrate our 35th anniversary and treat ourselves. We did get some rose petals on our table because it was a special occasion, but the special treatment stopped there. Appetizers delivered before the bread. Bread finally delivered, 4 thin, dried pieces. This is... More 

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

Dear Joanne M, We would like to personally apologize for the poor service that you received at our restaurant. We really try our best to give great service but we do fail sometimes. We always like to hear that our food is delicious, of course, but we also have a responsibility to serve it properly and give our guests service... 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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?