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Cucina Rustica, Sedona, AZ

Cucina Rustica

4.7
4.7
4515 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Cucina Rustica is Chef Lisa Dahl's second restaurant and is celebrating 18 years. We look forward to welcoming you to a Tuscan / Mediterranean dining experience with starlit patios and villa-style dining rooms. Welcome to a relaxed fine dining experience in the Village of Oakcreek, Sedona.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (928) 284-3010

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Lisa Dahl

  • Catering

    Catering is not available from Cucina Rustica.

  • Private party contact

    Belynde Van Gelder: (928) 284-3010

  • Neighborhood

    Sedona

  • Cross street

    Ridge Trail Dr

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Entertainment

    Nightly entertainment from accomplished acoustic guitarists offering soft rock and classical Spanish guitar.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Value

  • Sedona / Flagstaff / Prescott

    Fit for Foodies

  • Sedona / Flagstaff / Prescott

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Sedona / Flagstaff / Prescott

    Notable Wine List

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    Romantic

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  1. CG

    CorinnaG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Did was average. Service was decent just a little slow. Restaurant was beautiful inside and out. A little background music would have been nice. Pricey my husband did not care for his drink or the pasta that came with his eggplant Parmesan. My Prawns has too much garlic and we’re a little over cooked.
  2. BG

    BradG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we enjoyed the dining experience. it was our first time however it will not be our last. it's the kind of place you have to dine at least 2-3 time in order to get the full experience. service was perfect, the food was divine, and the ambience was authentic it should be on your bucket list of restaurants. Enjoy!
  3. RP

    RayP

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I ordered the Chicken Parmigiana and it was delicious. Cocktails were also awesome but a bit slow from the bar. Be sure to make a reservation, ambience was great and the staff were very attentive. Would recommend hands down for an upscale, great value place to eat.
  4. p

    pandemic

    Cleveland

    180 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    180 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lasagna, pasta with momma’s sauce and meatballs were all so good!
  5. S

    Shan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for accommodating our many numbers changes. Bride and groom and party had an absolutely wonderful time. Server was awesome, food fantastic. We had a perfect evening!
  6. RY

    RonY

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Table was ready when we arrived, food was perfect and service was excellant
  7. NN

    NicoleN

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for accommodating Kern Guest for their special occasion.
  8. GT

    GregT

    San Joaquin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Cucina Rustica! Each time we visit Sedona it is a must do. Great service, ambiance and food. Treat yourself!
  9. DS

    DanielS

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Usually a great venue - without question the staff was off thier game tonight. very disappointed
  10. S

    Stephen

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food outstanding as well as our Server Issiah. JD at the front desk was very accommodating and professional.
  11. JR

    JessicaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places to eat! Staff is always amazing and the food is incredible!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful anniversary dinner! Outstanding food and service!
  13. DR

    DustinR

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the service was impeccable, the atmosphere was excellent. We will be back.
  14. KE

    KENC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Excellent - food was superb. Service was a little slow (as we experienced in the thee Lisa restaurants we visited this week - lack of help was the explanation.) but would definitely go back.
  15. S

    Shimska

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful treat in the desert. Generous portion of Rack of Lamb, perfectly cooked. Ravioli Paradiso is also good. The Sogno di Ciccolata is a chocolate lover's dream. Good service from all but one busser in particular was very attentive and just fantastic. They don't really enforce their own dress code though so I felt bummed that I went out of my way to dress up and ensured that all of my party did too, only to walk in and see a number of t-shirts, shorts, etc. Either enforce or eliminate the policy.
  16. J

    Jacqueline

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner here after a long day of hiking in beautiful Sedona. The appetizer special of burrata and peaches wrapped in prosciutto was incredible as was the tiramisu dessert. Our lovely waitress recommended the lamb and the veal for our entrees and they were both very good, though the lamb was a bit more charred than we would have liked. Would definitely recommend as an amazing dinner spot, especially if you can sit outside like we did!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious!
  18. JC

    JoeC

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this restaurant! The food was great and so was the service. The noise level wasn’t bad, we had a loud women sitting next to us. All in all, a great place to dine.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary and Birthday celebration
  20. DD

    DonnD

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    chopino was substandard. service (John) was great, but his support staff was lacking, and he was too busy to assist diners on a timely basis. perhaps he was given too many tables due to lack of wait-staff. wine was good but the quantity of wine in the glass was very small, especially for an expensive wine. will not return
  21. MM

    MikeM

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    The ambiance and food were quite good. It was a Wednesday and didn't seem very busy. Our server was a very nice man but clearly not cut out for the job. He seemed harried, confused, and way out of sync with the job at hand. Although the "manager " looked around the dining area I never saw him approach a table to check with diners. He was very attentive when an apparently "special" guest arrived. In summary; nice ambiance (we sat outside in the courtyard), pretty good food, virtually non existent service. I did let the manager know my thoughts as we left. Probably will not be our first choice next time.
  22. PM

    PatriciaM

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Drinks a bit of a scam. . .pour not generous; $18/martini when I asked for "House" vodka, he/she gave choices of Titos/Ketel One or Gray Goose, after the fact I asked bartender what "house pour" was, he said "Svedka", which would have been okay with me. Even at $15 for "house" still excessive for what you get (small glass, first one not full). Somehow get the feeling from most restaurants been to in Sedona, rigged against the consumer. Tricking people into ordering most expensive items to inflate the bill. . .another red flag, specials were communicated in great detail but conveniently did not include the pricing. Not transparent. To be "safe" we ordered from regular menu.
  23. JP

    JeanP

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Disappointing. One meal was uncooked and had to be sent back. Our waiter never came by the table to check on quality of food. It seems like the overall quality of the experience declines with Dahl expansion.
  24. HG

    HarrietG

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful dinner! Wonderful Service, Thank you Mango and Matt!!
  25. DG

    DetlefG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every way. Thank you. We’ll be back next year for our 2nd anniversary.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Food was very poor. Veal was over cooked and tough which is a results of overcooking.

    Cucina RusticaResponded on September 27, 2022We greatly appreciate your visit but are sorry to hear you didn't feel your meal was ideal. If ever something isn't exactly as you had hoped please let us know immediately so we can make you a new item or help you choose something else you will love. Thank you and we look forward to serving you again for what we're sure will be an outstanding dining experience.

  27. AT

    AnaThePsychic

    Tampa

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    The rudest waitress with a black ponytail putting her fingers in our water glass asking us would you like an appetizer before asking us if we would like a cocktail or do we care for something to drink she was rushing us she never even wanted to explain the specials of the day we had to literally get up go to the front host to stay on and asked to be moved to another table

    Cucina RusticaResponded on September 27, 2022AnaThePsychic, we sincerely apologize if you had what sounds like a less-than-ideal visit with us. That certainly is not the type of comments we normally hear, nor the experience we aim to deliver. If possible, please message us with details of when you were in so we can look into what may have happened and make sure next time we can serve you it will be a perfect meal in every way. Thank you.

  28. OH

    OHMERI

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Sadie, our waitperson, was very professional, responsive, and we liked her a lot. Kiah exuded a delightful energy and very helpful, as was Mark. Our evening was so romantic, it was contagious - enhancing the couple at the adjacent table. Our night wrapped up with Brett assisting us. Kudos to all!
  29. L

    Local

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was excellent. Son had lamb chops and my husband had salmon. Both said best they ever had. We are from NY and very picky. Waiter was great.

    Cucina RusticaResponded on September 25, 2022Thank you so much for your visit and these kind words. We love meeting high standards (and know if you are from NY, you certainly have had the best of the best). Hopefully you will visit us again someday!

  30. n

    nycfoodie

    Washington DC

    125 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Lisa Dahl can do better for such a famous chef. Artichoke app was okay. No artichoke to be found. Meatballs were very small. Marinara sauce average. Pasta with fish was the best dish but it should have been at $46. Eggplant parmigiana was sliced very thin and just the right size but the taste was average. The waiter was fun. Ask for Mango.

    Cucina RusticaResponded on September 25, 2022Hi NYC. We greatly appreciate your visit and compliments on Mango but are sorry to hear you didn't feel your meal was ideal. If ever something isn't exactly as you had hoped, please let us know immediately so we can make you a new item or help you choose something else you will love. Thank you, and we look forward to serving you again for what we're sure will be an outstanding dining experience.

  31. CM

    CarolynM

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening. Mango, our waiter, was excellent. Knowledge, friendly and attentive. Our burrata salad with peaches was yummy and the chicken parm - delicious. Would highly recommend.

    Cucina RusticaResponded on September 25, 2022Carolyn, we're so happy to hear that. Thank you for your very kind words, and we'll share your compliments with Mango. We look forward to serving you again soon!

  32. FS

    FredS

    Portland

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great experience. The food was of the highest quality and served with a sense of excellence. Our waiter (John) helped make our course choices very special and fit to our tastebuds. This will be our “go to” choice when we are in Sedona again.

    Cucina RusticaResponded on September 25, 2022We are delighted to hear you had such a great experience, Fred, and that you'll be back again next time you are in town. Thank you!

  33. JM

    JackM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delious food and the meal was timed out perfectly. We were not rushed
  34. J

    Jules

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    We enjoyed our dinner at Cucina Rustica. We hadn’t been there in many years and were generally impressed with the ambiance and the meal. The service was only fair- the waiter was not overly attentive- he did what we asked- ground pepper but didn’t check in with us during the meal. We had to flag him down for additional drinks. We were celebrating my husband’s birthday- and I let them know when I made the reservation and when we checked in- but there was no special attention or dessert offered in celebration.

    Cucina RusticaResponded on September 25, 2022Jules, we genuinely appreciate your return visit to celebrate your husband's birthday and are happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner. Please accept our apologies if our service missed the mark for you, and we will make sure that is not an issue moving forward. Next time you visit, please ask for a manager and remind us of this experience so we can apologize in person and ensure you have an excellent dining experience in every way. Thank you.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Amazing service

    Cucina RusticaResponded on September 25, 2022Thank you! We're so pleased to hear you had a great experience, and we hope you will join us again someday!

  36. JF

    JoeF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Disappointing. We got a great table for my girlfriends birthday, outstanding. Ambiance was great… then our server did his best, but had too many tables. $46 fish should have forks to go with it. I was just saying how impressed I was everything was steaming, well ours wasn’t by the time we got our forks. Table next to us waited 15 min to be greeted. Server wished us “Happy anniversary” :/ Not sure I’ll be back

    Cucina RusticaResponded on September 23, 2022Hi Joe. Thank you for choosing Cucina Rustica for your girlfriend's birthday. We're happy to know you enjoyed our ambiance but are so sorry if we missed the mark in some service areas. Please accept our apologies for the "happy anniversary" in error. We'd love to have the chance to impress you someday, and since you are local, please introduce yourself the next time you can make it in so we can make sure you have an excellent dining experience in every way. We hope to see you back soon.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a wonderful wedding anniversary dinner! The food was fantastic; we had a special appetizer — burrata with grilled peach wedges covered with prosciutto, for main dishes we had salmon, and frutti di mare! For desert we enjoyed a key lime pie and 24-year port wine. Ah everything was superb! Special thanks for making our romantic dinner extra special: they put rose petals on the table and gave us a complimentary pistachio ice cream with chocolate! We loved the attention to detail! Oh, and the waiter, John Mango, also contributed to the experience big time! Such a great and fun personality! Thank you for the absolutely lovely time and food! Highly recommend Cucina Rustica!🧡

    Cucina RusticaResponded on September 23, 2022That's wonderful to hear! Thank you so much for celebrating your anniversary with us and for your kind words. We're happy to know you enjoyed your meal and look forward to serving you again soon!

  38. J

    John

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bolognese and halibut were fantastic!! We would recommend this place!

    Cucina RusticaResponded on September 23, 2022That's great to hear, John. Thank you for your kind words, and we look forward to having you back someday soon!

  39. KG

    KathieG

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic! Our waiter, Isaiah was fun, attentive and efficient! The only negative comment would be the portion size of my husband's pasta bolognese. It didn't completely cover the bottom of the bowl. Other than that, the Pomodoro Pasta was great, Bruschetta very tasty and both the Lemoncello Cheesecake and Flourless Chocolate desserts were really lovely!!

    Cucina RusticaResponded on September 23, 2022Hi Kathie. Thank you for your visit and nice review. We're happy to know you enjoyed your meal but wish we had known you felt your husband's bolognese could have used a more significant portion. That's usually not an issue, and the next time we see you, please let us know about this visit so we can ensure everything is perfect. We look forward to serving you again someday.

  40. KP

    KarynaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and amazing food! Would highly recommend!

    Cucina RusticaResponded on September 23, 2022Thank you, Karyna. It's nice to see you enjoyed your meal, and we greatly appreciate your visit, review, and endorsement. Hopefully, you'll be back soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cucina Rustica using the Order Online button. Cucina Rustica also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (928) 284-3010.

Cucina Rustica is rated 4.7 stars by 4515 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Cucina Rustica

7000 State Route 179 Ste 126A, Sedona, AZ 86351

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ridge Trail Dr

  • Neighborhood

    Sedona

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Lisa Dahl

  • Entertainment

    Nightly entertainment from accomplished acoustic guitarists offering soft rock and classical Spanish guitar.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (928) 284-3010

  • Catering

    Catering is not available from Cucina Rustica.

  • Private party contact

    Belynde Van Gelder: (928) 284-3010

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