Cucina Rustica

4.7
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2665 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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.
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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was excellent. The decor is beautiful. I would definitely go back.

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TravisW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're a fan of all the other Lisa Dahl restaurants so thought we'd finally give Cucina Rustica a try and we were not disappointed. The food, ambiance, and service were all perfect. I just don't think you can go wrong with anything you order there. We were craving Italian food and went to another very highly rated Sedona Italian restaurant and were so disappointed. I won't name it since we only went there once and it could have been a fluke and the service was great. As an Italian-American I wanted something a bit more authentic and really loved the menu at Cucina.

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HaleneK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and wait time was excellent would recommend!

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Kelcy
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

My husband and I were sat at the smallest table known to man, surrounded by a million conversations on our one year anniversary. They ran out of what I wanted, so I ordered a side of the Pomodoro ($10), the guy says would you like the alfredo linguine, I was like sure that sounds great (ends up being $16 with no warning), I bet most people dining here don't care about money, but we work hard for ours so I was a bit bummed. Also, we forgot the meal comes with bread, so we ordered the house focaccia, he didn't mention that it will come with other bread because we definitely didn't need both. The food was subpar. We come here for all the special occasions in our life, and nothing was necessarily "wrong", but definitely not worth the amount of money we spent. Also, the people next to us requested to sit outside, and the host looked at them and said "I don't really deal with that" and then sat them inside....Uhm okay then who does? They were much nicer than I would hav been.

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JimL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was my wife's birthday we totally enjoyed the restaurant. Food , service and ambiance was more than we ever dream it could be. Thank You all !!!

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vipNicoleR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was very good but the hostess service and the bar server were a bit rude. The bartender seemed inconvienced. If it wasn't for that or the hostess I would have given the restaurant a much higher review.

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Steve8335
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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TimothyT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a beautiful place but the lighting was too low.

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JaimeC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Cucina Rustica, food was great and the service was outstanding, definitively will comeback.

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ChuckN
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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JessicaF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brooke was an excellent server. Great personality and not fake! She was great!

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BrianV
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in the Sedona area. The service was outstanding. Food was delicious.

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sueb
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant & patio. Food is absolutely amazing!

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AlexisL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We got the mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto, was expecting the mozzarella to be actual mozzarella but it was melted shredded cheese.
I ordered the bolognese pasta and it was soggy and the sauce barely had any flavor.
The other person ordered the lasagna and tasted like it was frozen, and not to mention that the grated “parmesan cheese” is also not even fresh its like kraft or something.
Overall, The restaurant is over priced and the food is too commercial.

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GLom
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Cucina Rustica is a great restaurant for those special occasions. The food and the service is one of the best I have been too.

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GabrielH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only disappointment was not getting a table on the front patio. Such a cool place. We had a great meal and experience regardless. Filet was to die for. Vodka sauce seafood past was amazing. Highly recommend!!

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LSN253
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cucina Rustica was highly recommended by our innkeeper and many others. So we thought we would give it a try for our anniversary celebration.
We were not disappointed!
We were seated immediately upon our arrival and our table was decked out with rose petals. We were greeted quickly by our server and had what we needed when we wanted it, which was fantastic as it was obvious that she was very busy serving the entire room. Her attention to us and others was perfect.
We shared the grilled artichoke and brutus (caesar) salad, both were delicious. My husband had the filet and I tried the seafood in vodka sauce again both were seasoned and cooked to perfection. We splurged on dessert because of the occasion and had the chocolate and new raspberry white chocolate cheesecake. Highly recommend both.
For our first trip to Sedona, this was the best dining experience we had. So glad we were able to enjoy Cucina Rustica! Will definitely return.

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PatD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent. This was our fourth time celebrating a yearly birthday. We look forward going again next year as we live in California.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing bad to say!! Perfect service. Waitress knew everything about everything on the menu as well as the wines!

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SleekP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love this place..... never disappoints.....great memories

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was perfect as was the food and wait staff. Would go here anytime!

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MarisaR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is a nice restaurant with good food and great service! I would recommend for date night or night out with the whole family.

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CynthiaU
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, romantic evening with great sercice!!!!

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MarkW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was great! Probably best steak I ever had!! 7oz Filet with a mushroom coating or glaze!
Wife ordered a Peachy Keen Martini and she absolutely LOVED! Still talking about it!!

Best Cheesecake on EVER!!

We were on our Honeymoon from out of town and could not have been happier with meal!

When making reservation make sure you request to sit outside! We did not know and were inside. Not horrible it was just a beautiful Sept. night to be outside!!

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LynnM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very sensitive to social distancing. excellent service. awesome food.

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occasionaldiner
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Ambiance was very romantic for an after sunset dinner. Patio faces east so sunset was not viewable.
Service was slow and server was not particularly friendly.
Food was very good but not exceptional

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SandiB
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous, as always. Outside Dining at Cucina is the best

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AllaP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we are in Sedona, ergo this outstanding place. Charming atmosphere, great food and impecable service. A true gem.

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locavore
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Cucina Rustica are always top-notch. Our party of 2 had a lovely evening dining on the patio. Our server, Gio, was on point and we appreciated his feedback and knowledge about the food and beverage menus. We had a very pleasant experience and highly recommend this restaurant.

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RobertN
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable evening with outstanding service by everyone. Kaitlyn was our server & we will certainly ask for her again. All support staff was excellent & very polite & professional. The food was wonderful. My wife, Betty, & I we’re celebrating our 47th anniversary so the evening was extra special. We are already planning Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years! Thanks to all.
Betty & Rob Nicholas

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EddieP
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Wines a little pricy. Service excellent.

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JodyA
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

I was hoping for romantic patio seating to celebrate my husbands birthday. They put us at a table in the center of the patio where we had constant traffic of the service staff going by us on both sides, and our table was so dark we couldn't see the menus. We couldn't really have a conversation because we would have to talk over those around us, and that makes it hard to have a private conversation. Other than that, it was great, but really should consider not having the tables in the center of the patio, and instead keep to the lighted outskirts.

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JerryS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wife and I celebrate our anniversary each year and have never been dissapointed. We will continue to do so as long as possible. This was celebrating our 61st wedding anniversary. Food and service was perfect

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InTheNet
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cucina Rustica is our favorite restaurant in the valley, and is one of the main reasons we stay out in Oak Creek when we come (every other
year). Highly recommended!

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NancyP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting to have Dinner outside

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MonicaD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Cute place. The food was good but not as good as we were anticipating.

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PAULD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very attentive and friendly. Our experience at the restaurant was outstanding and we will be back!!

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SusanA
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was wonderful from the moment we got there we knew it would be a wonderful experience. Started with a drink and appetizer at the bar with Dillon great service and fabulous drinks. We sat outside food excellent ambiance superb!
Lisa Dahl you never disappoint!!! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to eat. We live in Phoenix but its worth the drive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
97 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The back patio was very nice and comfortable during these times. Food and service were excellent!

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Cucina Rustica does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. 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 2665 OpenTable diners.

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