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Cucina Rustica, Sedona, AZ

Cucina Rustica

4.6
4.6
4402 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

8:00 PM


Booked 40 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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What 4,402 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Sedona / Flagstaff / Prescott

    Best Overall

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    Fit for Foodies

  • Sedona / Flagstaff / Prescott

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Sedona / Flagstaff / Prescott

    Notable Wine List

  • Sedona / Flagstaff / Prescott

    Romantic

  • Sedona / Flagstaff / Prescott

    Special Occasion

  • Sedona / Flagstaff / Prescott

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  1. G

    Grandma29

    Phoenix

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had been here before and brought another couple to celebrate 3 of our birthdays. The food as always was excellent. We ordered an entree and dessert from the off menu specials. Our server Sadie was outstanding. She was a great help in our food and wine selections. The evening was a fabulous celebration with friends!! We will return and highly recommend Cucina Rustica.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    We have been going here for years and this will most likely be the last time we go. I will start with Bruschetta being burnt and came without any balsamic glaze. Then when we got it replace it came soft and mushy so imagine this due to the chef being mad about the initial kickback. The entries we got were the chicken parmigiana and ravioli Paridiso. Both had no appealing flavor and the ravioli was covered with basically salsa. Our waters werent filled back up till the end and they stopped bringing free bread so dont plan on getting that if you go. Overall, I would try to find another place as we will be doing since this place has really gone down hill.
  3. DW

    DonnaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Anniversary made special with rose pedals on table. Nice ambiance.
  4. K

    Keever

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was Top Notch…Especially Laura our Server‼️

    Cucina RusticaResponded todayHi Keever. That's great to hear. We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to Laura, and we hope to see you again in the near future.

  5. KT

    KandT

    Phoenix

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic and everything superb. One suggestion, ask the price of the specials if you are at all concerned.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    It was nice! The food was delicious. I didn’t feel we were checked on very often and it took a while to get our drinks/entrée’s. Other than that, it was great!

    Cucina RusticaResponded todayThank you for your visit and nice rating. We appreciate your patience, and we will certainly pass along your feedback to our team. We hope to see you again soon!

  7. TB

    TimB

    Exclusive

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration. Wonderful food and service. Our waitress, Kelley, was fantastic!

    Cucina RusticaResponded todayThank you, Tim. We're so happy to know you enjoyed your experience with us, and we hope to see you again soon!

  8. ES

    ErinS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner celebrating my parents 62nd anniversary. We sat out on the patio which was cozy and relaxing. The meal was delicious and dessert outstanding! Servers were helpful and attentive, but not annoying. I would recommend this beautiful place to anyone visiting or new to Sedona. Thank you!

    Cucina RusticaResponded todayThank you to you and your family, Erin, for joining us for this very special occasion. We couldn't be happier to hear you loved our food and service, and we look forward to serving you again someday!

  9. MD

    MaryD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    I have been visiting this restaurant for 18 years. Salads were drenched in dressing. My eggplant parmigiana was made with what appeared as a pasta sauce; not as it has been prepared previously. Steak was over cooked. Tiramisu and service was very good

    Cucina RusticaResponded todayHi Mary. Thank you for your compliments on our service and Tiramisu. We sincerely apologize if you felt like your meal was not ideal. We take great pride in our carefully-prepared dishes and we will certainly look into what may have happened. We hope to have the second chance to impress you someday with the 5-star experience you deserve.

  10. KG

    KarenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the gluten free pasta wi to my meal and it truly was delicious!

    Cucina RusticaResponded todayThank you, Karen! We hope to see you again soon!

  11. AF

    ArleneF

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    This is our go to Italian in Sedona. Extremely disappointed that we are paying “fine dining” prices which we are fine paying…..BUT our table was not bused once!!!!! Menus were still there, appetizer plates still there, bread plate still there, calamari plate still there☹️☹️☹️😢 It was not until we were given our bill, that the table was cleared. Unacceptable in a restaurant of this caliber.

    Cucina RusticaResponded 7 days agoArlene, thank you for your visit and feedback. We truly apologize if you felt like our service did not meet your expectations. This is certainly unusual, and we will look into what may have happened. If anything ever happens like this again please let a manager know immediately so we can ensure you are provided with the 5-star experience you deserve. We hope to see you again soon.

  12. MP

    MarieP

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It was our anniversary. We asked for a quiet table so we can relax and enjoy ourselves. They sat us next to a table with two kids who were a little bit obnoxious and the parents weren’t really doing anything about it, it was a little upsetting being we requested a quiet table in advance.We thought that the special was over priced for the halibut, it was good but it wasn’t anything fantastic worth $48 in our opinion. We always fine dine so we give credit when due. The lasagna was very good, a good meat sauce, decent portion, but for $26 didn’t come with anything else. Just a piece of lasagna. The staff was very courteous and friendly! Lots of smiles and greeted us right away upon entry and upon exit was also very friendly in saying goodbye. They did a great job of removing plates and etc. Burrata app was great. Mushrooms were tasty.

    Cucina RusticaResponded todayMarie, happy anniversary! We're honored you chose us for this special occasion. We're happy to know you enjoyed our service and Burrata appetizer. However, please forgive us if you felt like your visit did not quite meet your expectations. We will look into your feedback and pass it along to our team as a coaching opportunity. We hope to have the chance to serve you again sometime soon!

  13. JT

    JanT

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of the food was wonderful, from the jalapeño olive oil, to the special burrata appetizer, the Angelica pasta and the cannoli. Yum!

    Cucina RusticaResponded 7 days agoThank you Jan. It's nice to see you enjoyed your meal and we greatly appreciate your visit and review. Hopefully, you'll be back soon!

  14. SL

    SandeeL

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my husband’s upcoming birthday. The food was delicious our waitress was outstanding. We hope to go back again soon

    Cucina RusticaResponded todayThank you, Sandee. Happy birthday to your husband! We look forward to serving you again in the near future!

  15. PC

    PrescottCoffeeRoasters

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pricey and worth every penny. Our first time there so we asked for suggestions from our server. He was spot on. From bread to dessert and coffee everything was as good as you'd expect. We were there before 6, it was noticeably louder when we left at 7:15 or so. So if you're hard of hearing try an earlier dinner.

    Cucina RusticaResponded 7 days agoHi, thank you for your 5-star rating! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us from start to finish, and we look forward to serving you again soon!

  16. MT

    MariaT

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and prompt service. I will come again when in Sedona.

    Cucina RusticaResponded on July 30, 2022That's great to hear, Maria. Thank you so much for your very kind words and we're happy to know you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to serving you again next time!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent. We appreciated the helpful waiter. It was quite loud with tables too close to each other. While the food was very good, I’m not sure it was well priced.

    Cucina RusticaResponded todayHi, thank you so much for your visit and kind review. We look forward to serving you again soon!

  18. BM

    BillM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The tables are definitely too close to each other - can’t even get out easily. Hard to converse - very noisy

    Cucina RusticaResponded on July 30, 2022Hi Bill. Thank you for your visit and nice rating. We will certainly look into your feedback, and we hope to see you again soon!

  19. JS

    JohnS

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation. We started in Rapid City then to Grand Canyon. This is the first great meal we had. Thank You to our concierge Rich from Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel for recommendations

    Cucina RusticaResponded on July 30, 2022We appreciate your compliments, John. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review of your experience, and we hope to serve you again soon!

  20. JT

    JohnT

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! The food was good and the entire staff were very personable and concerned we had a good evening.

    Cucina RusticaResponded on July 28, 2022Hi John, thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit. We are pleased to hear that our team made your experience pleasant and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  21. h

    hpstines

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistently wonderful food and service! Melanie was great!

    Cucina RusticaResponded on July 28, 2022Thank you very much for your visit and kind words. We will be sure to pass along your compliments to Melanie, and we hope to see you again soon!

  22. SP

    SarahP

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vacation dinner with my family

    Cucina RusticaResponded on July 28, 2022Hi Sarah. Thank you for your visit and kind words. It's great to hear you enjoyed your experience, and we hope to see you again someday!

  23. WP

    WilliamP

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little on the pricey side but you get what you pay for. The food was excellent from the appetizer to the entree's. Our waitress was outstanding and the overall service was top notch. We will definitely stop here again when we visit the Sedona area.

    Cucina RusticaResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you for your visit and nice review, William. We're pleased to know you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to serving you again soon!

  24. C

    Coach

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding. Bruschetta, calamari to start were well prepared. Our pasta dishes were delicious. Capellini Pomodoro with Fra Diavolo prawns was outstanding. We also ordered lasagna and the Angelica, both wonderful. Crème brûlée and Espresso martini completed a delicious meal. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and our food was delivered hot and with care. We look forward to our next dinner at Cucina Rustica.

    Cucina RusticaResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you so much! We couldn't be more pleased to know you loved our food and service. We look forward to seeing you next time!

  25. KC

    KayCC

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary

    Cucina RusticaResponded on July 24, 2022Hi Kay. Thank you for your visit and nice rating! We're happy to know you enjoyed your meal and we hope to serve you again someday in the near future!

  26. RA

    RuthinAZ

    Phoenix

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want a phenomenal eating experience, this is the place. A shared Caesar salad was fresh and the anchovies were a perfect addition. The veal piccata was perfectly cooked and plentiful. The Melanzane Parmigiana with a side of pasta was also perfectly cooked wonderful. Tiramisu for dessert was outstanding. Sadie was our server and she and the staff did a great job with everything.

    Cucina RusticaResponded on July 22, 2022Hi, thank you so much for your wonderful rating! We hope to see you again soon!

  27. LI

    LivingInAZ

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cucina Rustica has excellent food. We rarely eat out but when we go to Sedona, we usually go there for a meal. The food did not disappoint this time; however, we were surprised that the portions were noticeably smaller than previous years. I guess that's what they are doing to try to mitigate large price increases. It was also disappointing to be charged $4 to substitute asparagus (only 4 spears) for rice pilaf (due to medical diet restrictions which we explained to the server). We definitely thought that was way out of line. Since the food was delicious, we overlooked the 2 "surprises" in our overall review.

    Cucina RusticaResponded on July 22, 2022Thank you for your visit and nice rating! We appreciate your compliments on our food, however, we apologize if your experience wasn't quite as exceptional as previous times. We will certainly look into your feedback, and we hope to serve you again in the near future!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a beautiful dinner fir our daughters birthday. Our server was excellent and the food was delicious.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cheese cake was bomb
  30. MG

    MicheleG

    Las Vegas

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A date and special occasion spot ❤️ Excellent in every way ❤️Sadie our server was superb ❤️

    Cucina RusticaResponded on July 19, 2022Thank you, Michele. We're so happy to hear you had a special evening, and we hope to see you again soon!

  31. s

    susan

    Las Vegas

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience and excellent food

    Cucina RusticaResponded on July 22, 2022Hi Susan. Thank you for your visit with us and kind words. We look forward to serving you next time!

  32. JY

    JulieY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and experience. We will come again.

    Cucina RusticaResponded on July 19, 2022Thank you, Julie. That's great to hear. We look forward to seeing you next time!

  33. j

    joannen

    San Francisco

    296 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    296 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. Appreciated the manager's offer of a rose for my loss of a family member that day. We moved tables within minutes of arrival, out of the dining room and to the bar, because of obnoxious , LOUD, 4 people seated near us. Spoiled the start of what was hopefully a quiet dining experience. Turned out to be a good move as the bartender was great with service and kindness. We are repeat patrons and this was a surprisingly, one time, not so pleasant start. Glad it turned out to be a pleasant evening when we moved after all.
  34. d

    dave

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and the food was very good. We had my wife's birthday dinner at this restaurant and were treated like royalty. It is one of our favorite restaurants.

    Cucina RusticaResponded on July 19, 2022Hi Dave. Thank you for your visit and very nice review. Happy birthday to your wife! We are happy to see you enjoyed our food, and atmosphere. and service so much. Next time you come back, be sure you introduce yourself so we can thank you in person! We look forward to serving you again soon.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a milestone birthday. The Restaurant is so nice and romantic, great ambience! The food was delicious, the service was great and we have a lovely evening. Can’t wait to come back

    Cucina RusticaResponded on July 19, 2022That's great to hear. Thank you for your compliments on our food, service, and atmosphere. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon!

  36. AW

    AndrewW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in our area. Excellent food (mostly Italian of course), great service and ambiance - all year round. A little pricey, which is why we don't go there all the time. But we consider the half dozen times we eat there each year well worth it.

    Cucina RusticaResponded on July 16, 2022Thank you, Andrew, for being a loyal customer and for your very kind review. We can't wait to see you again soon!

  37. SB

    StianB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Good, but not great. Not the place for a a special occasion, but still a good place. Could probably be a little cheaper given the overall experience

    Cucina RusticaResponded on July 15, 2022Hi Stian. Thank you for your visit and feedback. We apologize if you felt like your experience did not quite meet your expectations. If ever anything is not exactly as you had hoped please let us know immediately so we can correct the issue, and ensure you have a wonderful experience in every way. We hope to see you again soon.

  38. SN

    SusanN

    Tahoe

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Four of us had dinner last night. We each had a different entre and each one was delicious. We’ve eaten there many times, but last night was the very best,

    Cucina RusticaResponded on July 14, 2022Thank you, Susan. It's great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and we look forward to serving you again next time!

  39. MG

    MikeG

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, Cucina Rustica did not disappoint. It is our favorite restaurant and have celebrated many important occasions here. Beautifully decorated setting with lovely ambiance, impeccable service and food that is just in it's own league.

    Cucina RusticaResponded on July 15, 2022Thank you, Mike. We're so happy to hear you loved your experience with us from start to finish, and we look forward to serving you next time.

  40. SG

    SusanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding. Eggplant and chicken parmigiana and lasagna were delicious. Wait staff very friendly. Delicious deserts. Highly recommend this restaurant. One of my all time favorite place to eat

    Cucina RusticaResponded on July 14, 2022Hi Susan. Thank you so much for your very kind review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal, and we look forward to serving you again next time!

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 4.6 stars by 4402 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 40 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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