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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
7:30 PM
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Cucina Rustica

4.5
1217 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Romantic (75)
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As if being in Sedona wasn’t magical enough- when you pass through the outdoor gates of Cucina Rustica you enter a restaurant unlike most others. The restaurant wraps its arms around you and settles you into dining experience that many foodies seek out but rarely find. Couples and large parties enjoy unobstructed service and ambiance. The tone of the restaurant is rich warm colors of the Mediterranean woven into the four dining rooms, uniquely separate but locked hand in hand to each other. Owner and Chef Lisa Dahl designed the restaurant with old world doors, lighting, windows for peek-a-boo openings, iron work, 4 fireplaces, 2 fountains and 2 magnificent patios. The large L-shaped bar area is vibrant, subtly lite and serving Wine Spectator list wines and fine cocktails while the sounds of the chef’s on the line ebb and flow in the background.
When you dine at Cucina Rustica the world is a million miles away.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Thursday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Happy Hour: Sunday - Thursday - 4:30pm-6pm
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Phone number
(928) 284-3010
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Lisa Dahl
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Private party facilities
We have our own private lot and offer valet parking on special occasions.
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Private party contact
Belynde Van Gelder: (928) 284-3010
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Catering
Please contact us to discuss catering options which are most suitable for your event - from small private dinners to large al fresco events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ridge Trail Dr
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Entertainment
Nightly entertainment from accomplished acoustic guitarists offering soft rock and classical Spanish guitar.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Great atmosphere and even better food!

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vipluvitalianfood (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Great food, attentive service, enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We first found Cucina Rustica in 2015 while on vacation. And we went back twice while in Sedona this year. We love the fresh fish and veal selections, good wine selection and professional staff.

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vipnthrich (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service and a wide selection of choices that will please most dinners.

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Fruge (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Rec'd a gift certif to Cucina Rustica to be used during a short visit to Sedona. Everything was amazing & it was truly a nice find.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful in every aspect from atmosphere to service to food!!! Would return again!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Exceptional food, service, wine list! So pleased that such a fine restaurant is within a few blocks of our home. The staff scattered rose petals on our table for hubby's Birthday plus presented him with a complementary tiramisu. Excellent touch. Can't wait to visit Lisa Dahl's other Sedona eateries.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Food was good.
Server did not know what he was selling. He suggested a drink to my wife but didn’t know what was in it or offer to find out.
After we were sat it took someone about 10 minutes to come to our table.

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vipDawnB (Naples)
5.0  Dined on February 19, 2018

We went with a group of 6 for a birthday celebration, everyone enjoyed their meals, the wine list was great, and we all enjoyed the atmosphere. The cheesecake was a great finish for the birthday dinner!

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vipSuzie (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 19, 2018

Great, absolutely loved it

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

I made a reservation on Open Table and noted that we were celebrating our anniversary. At the restaurant, we were seated at a intimate corner booth with rose petals on the table. We both had the filet and lobster tail with mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. Everything was delicious - steak done perfectly. Dessert was a complimentary tiramisu with a chocolate Happy Anniversary medallion. A wonderful experience!

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TravisS 
3.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

We were seated by the computer and kitchen area. Wasn’t the best seating area for our evening experience.

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vipCarrie (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

This is a local restaurant for us, as we live nearby. Nice atmosphere, with some soft guitar music by a local musician. Lovely evening, and it was easy to converse with our friends. The food was excellent as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
1.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Service and food was horrible- my husband and I were celebrating our 35 anniversary really disappointing..

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Once you step inside the Cucina, you immediately forget that this is in a strip mall. Wonderful antique doors, iron work and creative painting techniques give the space a very rustic feel, as you would expect from the name. We see celebrating our anniversary, and got the table in front of the excellent laid back guitarist. We had the roasted halved artichokes, which are marinated overnight for a rich flavor, followed by the two mains we shared. We had the pasta with chicken and vodka sauce, along with the filet and lobster tail. Both were excellent. I don't often review, but this one was with it. Service wasn't perfect, but very good.

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MichaelR 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Dinner was excellent. The service was outstanding. Very relaxed and enjoyable evening.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Good was excellent. However our waiter must have been having a bad day. Just not personable at all. Almost rude. But will chalk it up as a bad day.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Disappointing experience overall. The orzo side dish was not good - mushy & no flavor. The Ceasar salad was disappointing - 3 croutons & very little parmesan cheese, and our waitress didn’t offer more cheese, and had too much dressing. I’d marked special occasion when making the reservation as it was my wife’s birthday, and there was no acknowledgement of that. The atmosphere was nice, and there was a good musician playing in the background, so the ambience was good, although the dining was disappointing.

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JasonS 
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food. Busy for Valentines Day which is expected, but our table was ready 15 minutes after our reservation. Food was amazing, but pre meal bread was hard. Got fresh bread once we asked so no problems there.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

First time in Sedona and this place was rated well so my husband and I thought we would give it a try on Valentine's Day. When we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised by holiday decor. Red lights, balloons and flowers for Valentine's Day. What a lovely touch. The food was great. Really enjoyed the homemade pasta. Server was attentive and explained a few of the menu items. My only critique, and perhaps because it was Valentine's Day, would be to allow a bit more time in between each course.

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