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7000 State Route 179, Village of Oak Creek, Sedona AZ 86351, Sedona, AZ 86351-9270
+1 928-284-3010
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Cardiff-by-the-Sea
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79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

This is probably the 5th time we have eaten at Cucina Rustica, and it has been consistently good. My husband's favorite dish is Pollo Rustica, and it was a winner once again. Four of us dined and everyone was pleased with their meal. The after dinner coffees were slow to arrive, but were worth the wait. We will return on... More 

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

Dear DebbietheTraveler, Thank you for the excellent review of Cucina Rustica. It makes us so very happy to see that you've dined with us more then once. We love our returning guests. We strive each and every night to provide wonderful service and to serve the finest Italian cuisine in Sedona. Hope to see you back in our restaurant soon! More 

Cincinnati, OH
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a fantastic anniversary dinner at Cucina Rustica. It's set up in a little strip mall but they've done a tremendous job with the layout to make you feel that you're in your own little world. The food was wonderful and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a great Italian meal.

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

Dear Jokovich, Thanks for writing such a delightful review of Cucina Rustica. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us so very much. Now, if you only lived closer you could come again and again. We hope you had a wonderful visit here in beautiful Sedona. More 

Union, Ohio
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

This was a great night for us! We celebrated our wedding anniversary in AZ, and dined here while in Sedona. We had an early reservation, so we had some appetizers and wine during happy hour then had dinner later. It was fantastic! The wines were great, and the food was even better. We enjoyed a leisure dinner and the service... More 

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

Dear Cheryl U, Thank you very much for the amazing review of Cucina Rustica. Getting a great TripAdvisor review like this one is beyond wonderful. Thank you for taking the time to describe your experience and also for choosing us as your dining destination when in Sedona. We are so happy you had a successful wedding anniversary dinner with us.... More 

nyc
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

We dined there based upon recommendations and found the decor pleasing. We waiting over 20 minutes for anyone to appear to ask if we wanted a drink or to order. We ordered wine and an appetizer and main courses. The wine arrived with the appetizer titled to be eaten with a glass of wine. After we had casually finished both... More 

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Thank rogo57nyc
ChefLisaDahl, Guest Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

Dear Rogo57nyc, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry that your experience with us was not to your liking. We are glad you like the decor of our restaurant and enjoyed the house made desserts. We take your criticism seriously and it will be brought up with the chef and wait staff. Have a wonderful... More 

San Diego, California
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

This place screams "Romantic". Low light on the patio (enough to see by but not bright), classical guitarist strumming nearby and attentive wait staff... and wonderful food. Considering the many interesting choices on the menu we thought that the wine list could be a bit more expansive but it wasn't hard to find something that fit. The Pollo alla Rustica... More 

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

We are so thrilled that your first time here in Sedona, and your first time eating with us was such a hit. Thanks for posting such a great review of Cucina Rustica. We hope you come back to Sedona often and eat with us every time you are here. More 

Toledo, Ohio
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Even dining alone this place was so warm and welcoming! The staff was friendly and the food...delicious! Highly recommend. The outdoor entertainment was superb too!

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Thank Jodonna1959
ChefLisaDahl, Public Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

We are so happy that you got a chance to enjoy dinner on our patio. This is the best time of the year to eat out there. And thanks, too, for complimenting our entertainment. They are a valuable part of the experience in our restaurants and you can enjoy entertainment every night at Cucina Rustica. More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

This is a little more country inn, quieter, mellow atmosphere compared to its sister, Dahl & Di Luca, with essentially the same menu.

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

Thanks for the fine review that you posted for Cucina Rustica. We hope to see you again when you visit Sedona. More 

Freehold, New Jersey
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Atmosphere was lovely and the musician added a nice touch. Food was very good but not overly special. Wait staff was pleasant. If we're in the area, we would definitely return to this Italian inspired restaurant

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

Thanks for writing your review of Cucina Rustica. And we hope you get a chance to visit us again here in beautiful Sedona. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

I had a seafood pasta that was excellent when it came. There were a lot of diners and I only saw a few waiters and bus-staff. That's why I think we waited so long to place an order and to get fresh glasses when we switched from white to red wine. The staff members were pleasant and if there were... More 

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Thank jmh8846
ChefLisaDahl, Public Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

Thanks for the compliments on the food and we are sorry that they staff seemed a bit lacking. We had a couple of people call in sick so it could be that you got us on that night. We would always rather have our staff stay home when they are ill rather than coming to work and risk spreading anything... More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Excellent food! Incredible atmosphere! Waiter was outstanding, friendly, and considerate of our time as we were getting tired from 2 hard hikes totaling over 12 miles this day. Oh, the music was a perfect touch, not too loud and quite a nice selection for a romantic dinner on our next to last night! We will be back.

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2 Thank DWJ8
ChefLisaDahl, Public Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this review

Thanks for the compliments on the food and we are sorry that they staff seemed a bit lacking. We had a couple of people call in sick so it could be that you got us on that night. We would always rather have our staff stay home when they are ill rather than coming to work and risk spreading anything... 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
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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 State Route 179, Village of Oak Creek, Sedona AZ 86351, Sedona, AZ 86351-9270
  • 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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