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Crudo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.crudoaz.com
  • Email: info@crudoaz.com
  • Phone: (602) 358-8666
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 5p-10p Sunday 5p-9p
    Brunch: Sunday 10a-2p
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Cullen Campbell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our space is perfect for an array of events. Accommodated Sunday and Monday or daytime.
  • Private Party Contact: Maureen (602) 358-8666

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 36th St and Indian School
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We are located at 36th St and Indian School. In the Gaslight Plaza AROUND BACK. There is parking to the side of entrance and in front of entrance.
A word from Crudo
Crudo means Raw in Italian, that is one of our specialties. Our sashimi style plates are started with fresh fish, olive oil, citrus and sea salt and finished with perfectly paired accompaniments to enhance the texture and flavor of the plate. Our modern Italian menu is inspired by local and seasonal ingredients to create unique and memorable dishes. In addition to crudo, we have a variety of handmade cooked dishes and wood fire grilled meats. In our bar and lounge you can enjoy a nibble with garden to glass cocktails or sip on after dinner drinks. Now serving Sunday Brunch with a variety of unique twists on traditional classics. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We reserved a table for 6 and were seated in a semi private room at the end of the restaurant. We requested a blind tasting paired with wines (a tradition that we now have annually in April). The meal and service was spectacular from beginning to end."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "This place is everything that a top dining spot should be these days. Incredible inventive but approachable food, great service and atmosphere, and amazing cocktails. This is truly a five-star restaurant."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The online menu had all the promise of a unique culinary experience, and the actual dining experience did not disappoint. The vibe at the restaurant was fun; the menu imaginative, making it difficult to choose; and the waitstaff equally fun and attentive. The convenience of a self-assembled tasting menu and the ability to choose the number of courses in one's tasting menu made Crudo an excellent option for me, because I can never pack enough tastes into a single dining experience. Out of all the delightful selections in my first tasting menu, I particularly enjoyed the yellowtail sashimi with truffle oil, black garlic and julienned Granny Smith. Yum. Next time, I will need to have that for appetizer, entree and dessert...!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Yolanda, our server, was the most knowledgable about food & wine the world has known. The food was exquisite from the butterfish and tuna crudo to the squid ink risotto, to the pork belly and sea bass entres. But the brisket, short ribs & gnocchi were also wonderful. Yolanda's knowledge of wines and bourbon, scotch, rye and all liquor was impressive & greatly appreciated. She was perfectly attentive & described each selection beautifully. But, there is a huge downside--the smell from the woodburning oven made our clothes reek & our eyes burn & we sat at the farthest table away from the kitchen. If this problem could be solved, Crudo would be the best restaurant in the valley."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Inventive, delicious food! It was hard to pass up the nightly special, a two course great deal for two, but we just had to try more of the selections from the four different menu sections. They ranged from fabulous raw starters to full entrees, priced ala carte or as a coursing menu. Nice wine list with a good range of prices. Excellent, knowledgable server. My only complaint was that the high open ceilings and hard surfaces made it a bit noisy."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "First time - was great- waiter Chris was excellent."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Rarely a writer of reviews, I must say that the risotto was one of the best dishes I have eaten in a long time. I ordered it for myself and my date kept stealing it away even as her gnocchi sat in front of her. Thank you for a great dinner."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I had a great meal here. The yellowtail is outstanding in every way -- don't miss it."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The menu is less accessible. The service was outstanding, the raw fish very nice. The happy hour is a better bargain."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I have to admit, but Crudo is just about my favorite restaurant. A very large part of that is the outstanding service that we always get. We have been there quite often that we know Maureen, who is part owner and manages the 'front of the house'. She is always welcoming and remembers our likes and dislikes. This time we had a new (to us) server, who just added another step of perfection to the meal. She was well versed in sake, which we had ordered and was a perfect match of our dining experience. Crudo always has great food, and now has started with some very interesting 'Chef Specials'. This week it was scallop sashimi - with, of course, a lovely marinade and flavor. Best scallop sashimi I have had in the U.S. ever!!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This gem is one of the best restaurants in Phoenix, with inspired, imaginative dishes. Our only (minor) complaint is that we wish there were more items on the menu, because we've now enjoyed every one of them."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We'd gone to Crudo once before, but did not notice the bar area. After seeing it on our way out we decided we had to go back. Besides, the food was delicious, so even without the bar we wanted to return. Lucky for me, my wife specifically said that's where she wanted to go for her birthday. This time we got there early to have a couple drinks before dinner. It was happy hour! Generally I find happy hour drink selections that are somewhat limited, but Crudo has a wide selection of fantastic mixed drinks on the HH list. After, we had a great meal that topped off a wonderful day for my wife's birthday. We are already planning a return with some friends to hit up the happy hour again."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "It is rare when one can find just the right combination of all the facets that make up fine dining. Crudo on this particular night came through in Devine glory. Perfection in every way for our party of six. We went very much out of our way as our hotel was downtown, and it wasn't the easiest to find. But are we ever glad we did."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "This was a fantastic dining experience. Everything that we ate, from appetizers to side dishes to the main courses was superb. The location of it is a little funny (the back of a strip mall), but the interior has a great ambiance. We had the pork belly and the gnocchi, both of which were great. The prices were very reasonable too. I will definitely be coming back whenever I am in the Phoenix area."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We arrived a few minutes later than our reservation but the staff had no issue with seating us immediately. The server did a fantastic job at explaining all of the options and did not disappoint with his recommendations."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "11am for Sunday Brunch - place deserted - only two other tables had diners while other restaurants are mobbed. No matter what you call French Toast and how you make it, $12.00 is over the top. "Jars" of compote are creative. One and done."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Food is fresh and a very nice modern approach to Italian food. The Crudo's are fresh and the flavor combinations are wonderful, being from Canada I have a hard time believing I can get top notch fish fresh enough to be served raw but they pull it off. I didn't order wine but the cocktail list is very innovative I recommend the Rebels son. The cheeses are amazing and the servings at well worth the very modest price considering you are in the middle of a desert. It is a bit of a hidden gem, on the back of the building, if your in the neighborhood or even in Phoenix area it is worth the drive. Next time I'm back in Phoenix I will be going back."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Bring social director for Sunday brunch...I was happy to find this cute little restaurant. The staff was pleasant and accommodating. The brunch menu was somewhat limited...but very good. My friend had the risotto and thought it was wonderful...I had BLT ANC it was really a quality sandwich. They offer bread with small jars of "stuff" and we had goat cheese with pears...yumm yumm. Would highly recommend this neighborhood eatery"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Every time I walk into Crudo, I am warmly welcomed. I'm always happy because this is my favorite restaurant. The servers are friendly and knowledgeable, the bar offers astonishing drinks, and the food is always awesome. You can mix up your picks from the menu offerings any way you want for the same price. The only exception to that is if there is a 'chef's offering' and that is a separate price - but well worth it."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Everything was perfect. The way the menu works is unique and terrific."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My wife and I went the first time with a friend from Tampa, and a week later returned for our anniversary. We were totally satisfied, and more, on both occasions. The flavor blends of the food were perfect, the twp different bottles of wine we had on oir first visit, and the drinks we had the second time were excellent accompaniments. We have traveled throughout the US and Europe, and I would place our experience at Crudo, where we are already scheduled to return, in the top 5. No questions."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I've had Crudo on my radar for some time and finally got in for dinner. As I suspected it would be, the food and service were truly wonderful. Ordering five courses was too much, one because the portions are generous, and two because the last course, dessert, was so disappointing in comparison to the rest of meal. Crudo - you are doing everything right, but don't outsource dessert - I know you can do better on your own. I look forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This is our second time eating at Crudo and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience at least as much as the first time. The food is fresh, innovative, very interesting with terrific melding of flavors. The atmosphere is relaxed but sophisticated. We'd go back regularly for celebrations large and small."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Excellent dishes and the service was OUTSTANDING. I enjoyed every dish we tried, although their Mozzarella, Egg, Truffle Oil was my least favorite. I highly recommend their pig ears and Mozza Bacon Relish, Caramelized Onion."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Quite honestly - I was disappointed. Our server was wonderful but the food with the exception of the risotto was meh."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Our dinner was right at five on valentine's day, so it was quiet and empty. The service was fantastic and very knowledgeable. He was more than patient and willing to answer all of our questions about the menu and wine list. The food was terrific as well. The portions were small, but given the type of restaurant, it was expected. I recommend the squid ink dish, the name escapes me, but it was delightful. Reminded me of a pesto dish."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Everything and I mean everything was spectacular! The opening drinks were things of beauty. The food was mind blowing. Starting off with yellowtail sashimi drizzled with EVOO and dusted with sea salt and ground red peppers , then a a burrata to die for, then a squid ink risotto topping off a perfect meal with perfect company. for"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Not pleased with the bartender, who seemed miffed that we bought happy hour drinks at bar and left to find a seat in dining room. That's what happens when you don't get good service at table near the bar! Loved our waitress (in the dining room), atmosphere, service, and food! All was interesting and delicious!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I had a very romantic evening here. Everything was perfect, the food was incredible, the staff were great, and the restaurant was beautifully lit and decorated. In particular, the Risotto is something you do not want to miss! Overall you will be paying for quality, but the price is worth it."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "What a great find for leisurely dining. Al a carte or grouped you can have your choice. The food is clever, fresh and delicious. Be prepared to take your time and enjoy a truly heavenly dining experience."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Interesting take on Italian. Liked the coursing options but portion size made three a bit too much for my appetite. Nice cocktail list. Would come back with a larger group to try more dishes."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was absolutely amazing... I eat at many fine dining establishments and there is a lot of really tasty food out there. I could not help but clean the plate of each of the dishes I had. I went with the three course option and the recommendations of one of the co-owners."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "It was a perfect Valentine's Day experience!!! The food was artful and unique. Great combination of flavors and textures. Can''t wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food continues to be interesting and delicious. The cocktails are tasty and creative, too. Wouldn't mind seeing some art on the walls."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great front of house.The food was high quality although the portions were small. The restaurant is very determined to make sure you arrive on time and seated promptly. We arrived early for happy hour and enjoyed the mixoligist's creations and were promptly seated at our reservation time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our first time at Crudo and it certainly will not be our last. We arrived early to check out the bar which was a really good move. The bartenders are true "craftsmen" and put on a show while mixing up the libations. While sitting at the bar, curiosity got the best of us and we decided to try the "fried pigs ears." Yes, they really are! And yes, try them. We moved on to the dining room and things only got better. I wish there was enough space to write a real review because the food and service were phenomenal. We selected the yellow tail sashimi, risotto, mushroom gratin, pork belly and finally the chocolate tart. They were all over the top delicious. We can't wait to go back and explore the menu some more."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food just sings at you with beutiful music.An iris so perfect.everything on the menu sounds and is delicious.1st the Crudo pure fresh favors.No matter which their the 4 you decide to select..next comes the various kinds of mozzarella and burrata.Again 4 melt in yourmouth creamy cheese. The next choice is the Squid Ink Risotto.just order it!! Unreal. The next to the last course is Short Ribs Loup de Mer and Pork Belly. All great. Skipped dessert this time. 4 courses $45.what a deal for a restaurant that would succeed in NY SF or Chicago."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Small interesting menu. Good quality food Good craft drinks. Expensive."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We were very impressed with our recent visit to Crudo. So much so we are taking friends back with us only 2 nights later, we are normally on the lookout for new and exciting restaurants with great food and Crudo definitely fit the bill. It is inventive both in food preparation and the menu set up and both work very well. The pig ears were my husbands choice as I was reluctant but after his encouragement I tried one and then another and another......fantastic. Decor is very cool and not overcrowded which is a real pleasure today!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Not your basic pasta and pizza. Great Cusine if I lived here I would eat once a week here. Thanks"
    Dined on 2/5/2014