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Review of Cucina Rustica

Cucina Rustica
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Ranked #34 of 211 Restaurants in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$35
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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 12 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 4:00-6:00 PM.
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We heard about this restaurant from our condo owner. We were very excited to go to this restaurant. It was close to the condo that we rented. We had heard about this restaurant and the other restaurants owned by chef Lisa. We made a reservation for 7:15. We waited 15 minutes for our table which was fine. It was very busy but no one came to our table to even introduce themselves for another 30 minutes. We received water and bread and finally our waiter arrived at our table. We ordered wine. One of the wine glasses had lipstick on the edge of the glass! We waited again for 15 minutes for our waiter to come back to our table just to tell him about the wine glass.
We finally received our food. It was mediocre for the price. The food was hot. We were hungry but again the food was mediocre only.
And last but not least, every time someone walked past my seat, it was bumped. I really can’t stand that especially when trying to enjoy my meal. We moved our table out of the way but it didn’t help. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

We were stuck in a back corner and it was very dark and dingy. We ordered the calamari and it was rubbery. Our pasta doughy and clumped together. After all we had heard about it we were very disappointed.

2  Thank Roberta H
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Milo H, Guest Relations Manager at Cucina Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Hi Roberta, Thank you for taking the time to provide your valuable feedback. I'm very sorry to hear about your experience and disappointment with the food. We strive to provide great food but clearly missed the mark this time. Our team would like the opportunity to make it up to you. Kindly email us at milo@dahlemail.com so we can reach out directly. Thanks!

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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Our family has traveled the world and Cucino Rustico has got to be the best Italian Resturant we've ever encountered! The atmosphere, menu selection, preparation, service, staff and wine were fantastic! Highly recommend.

Thank MargeryJoeR
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

We arrived here later in the evening place was packed was still able to get a table although it was in a corner it feels better then expected there food not so much maybe because it was Easter Sunday the wait was crazy an hour 15 min. For food our server jostin ur Justin not to sure was very attentive and friendly and assured us dinner was coming even though it took awhile we still had a fantastic time and lovely night beautiful atmosphere inside several times to sure in

Thank foodieservercouple
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Have eaten with a child who is rarely happy with his meal? Well my picky, hard to please kids LOVED this place. We did do reservations on open table and ate early but we loved all our meals and the dessert.

Must do!

Thank donnahI8842DI
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