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About 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.

3603 E. Indian School
Phoenix, AZ 85018
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 5p-10p

Cross Street:
36th St and Indian School

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(602) 358-8666

Website:
http://www.crudoaz.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Cullen Campbell

Private Party Facilities:
Our space is perfect for an array of events. Accommodated Sunday and Monday or daytime. Feel free to email us at info@crudoaz.com

Private Party Contact:
Frances: (602) 296-4147

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

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4.3

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4.3

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4.4

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91% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (9)
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Good for Anniversaries (3)
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Worth the Drive (3)
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Happy Hour (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
Authentic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Crudo offers an ala carte menu but the server Highly Recommended the tasting menu. In retrospect, we may have been better off ordering ala carte since the desserts were not the star of the show.
Some of our favorites were the crispy pig ears as a appetizer, pork belly with creamy polenta (the polenta was a big hit) and pasta with chicken.
The berry crostada for a dessert was a miss as the pastry was hard and cold. The tiramisu was good, but shouldn't be called a tiramisu as it was a lemon/whipped cream dessert served in a jar. Tiramisu means "pick me up" and has espresso coffee in it. This was not that. Wine recommendations from the waiter were good. Overall a nice, albeit, expensive experience.

Tags: Tapas, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Crudo has the most original do it yourself tasting menu that I've ever encountered. All dishes are creative, original and delicious. The best way to enjoy Crudo is to arrive hungry with a group of 4 and order everything on the menu. Or leave out the salad and dessert to ensure you have room for their signature risotto and, if you're lucky, lamb belly. Be sure to order each of the available crudo dishes - this is not sushi but sushi lovers will love it just as much.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 4, 2017

The eclectic menu is wonderfully creative, and fun, and the food is Outstanding!!! We will return!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Our first time there. Exceptional! The food was outstanding. Noteworthy were the Ahi, Buratta, Fingerlings, and Tortellini Pie. Lemonchello Tiramisu for desert. The cocktails we had were unique and delicious. Our Server, Tiffany was sweet and pleasant. She was knowledgeable and obviously a pro. It was a perfect night and we would recommend to anyone who appreciates great food and service. Prices were right in line too. Jack

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 29, 2017

This wonderful place has it all. Great food, service and value. One of PHOENIX best.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Amazing birthday celebration here, we had drinks in the bar area and the bartenders were fantastic - the bourbon list was the best I have seen in this town! The wait staff in the dining room were experienced and smooth, tried some small plates and loved the honeyed ricotta with Noble bread, also shared a few items off the tasting menu and though I was too full for the chocolate ricotta cake my date received for his birthday, I enjoyed watching him polish it off...the staff here made a birthday dinner feel so special. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Gorgeous space but it ends there. They try to create high end food but lack the skills. The ricotta was so salty we couldn't eat it. The quail was over cooked, and underneath was a raw spring onion that burned my mouth.

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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on April 25, 2017

The service was good, and the food almost scored top marks, except the pasta special, which was a bit of a let down. The wine menu is a bit limited, but I wouldn't mind a second visit

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

A stand-up out in Scottsdale. Recommended by Canadian friends with broad tastes. Everything on the menu was delightful (try the pig's ears for an unusual treat), but the stand out was our server Amanda; high energy, great wine suggestion and someone who truly enjoys what she does. We'd go back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Incredible food.... outstanding
Excellent service and delightful ambiance

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 21, 2017

We enjoyed sitting on the patio where it was a little quieter than inside. Both of us chose the 3-course prix fixe menu, ordering six different things to share since this was our first time at Crudo. I ordered the burrata - excellent and plenty to share; the tortellini pie - incredibly rich; and the flourless chocolate ricotta cake with salted caramel sauce and ice cream - decadent and delicious. My husband started with albacore crudo in an orange and dill sauce - he loved it; rye gnocchi with rapini - very tasty, earthy, maybe a little too salty; and the brisket - tender and flavorful with fingering potatoes and grilled radicchio in a salty-sweet sauce that included anchovies and balsamic vinegar.

Service was well- timed, attentive but not obtrusive. Dinner for two with one cocktail and tip came to just over $100, so more of a special occasion place. We would recommend it and will return.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Crudo is a terrific spot that combines the Italian version of sushi with more standard Italian fare. You can do smaller plates of all menu items in combinations of 3, 4 and 5 for $10 a pop. The crudo dishes are small but the pasta and secondi dishes are quite sizable. I am big eater but couldn't finish my secondi after having two crudo and one pasta dish. Service is great, the small bar atmosphere is fun and the food is good. It's in the back of the strip mall on 36th and Indian School but has a fresh, clean Arcadia interior. You will enjoy!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Crudo is all about creativity. The chef combines all kinds of unusual ingredients to create unique, captivating dishes. Eating here is like a journey to an unknown land. Yet you will be constantly amazed and impressed. If you're looking for familiar comfort food, there are plenty of other options. But if you're looking for a dining experience that will surprise and delight you, head for Crudo.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We finally got to Crudo after having to cancel two previous reservations, and we're so glad to have finally made it! Our server was efficient and very personable, which added to the experience. The food was inventive, quirky, and downright delicious. The noise level was energetic without being obnoxious. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Loved the Restaurant! The menu was creative and unusual and the wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive. You take away memories of wonderful tastes. The warm smoked olives were a terrific appetizer along with the delicious pig ears! The bar has unusual but tastu specialty drinks. We will definitely return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 15, 2017

This was our third time dining at Crudo. The first two times we absolutely loved everything. This time, we had a great experience but felt that the waiter was annoyed that we kept asking what everything on the menu was. It really would be helpful for the menu to explain all the unusual items so that we didn't have to ask 20 questions to get an idea of what to order. We actually resorted to Googling things to get the definition. All three of my dishes were outstanding, but my daughter ordered the shrimp, which were not cleaned or pealed, had heads still on and tasted so smokey like they were tossed in a fire. Several of the dishes has strong notes of smokiness, a bit too much and in too many things. My husband also liked 2 out of three dishes. I love trying new foods and it's always a fun adventure at Crudo, but it needs to be a little easier to understand the menu items - even for foodies!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 15, 2017

This was my 3rd time dining at Crudo and I'm sorry to say that I was very disappointed with our dishes. The worst was the Kauai shrimp, served With the shell on--trying to remove the shell was next to impossible and I ended up wearing shrimp juice. Other dishes were "off" as well and this was their "best of the best" week. This is no longer one of my favorite restaurants in town.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 15, 2017

There were 8 of us and we were celebrating my best friends birthday. The staff did a great job making the night a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Love this place, lately the food hasn't measured up to expectations set by many previous visits though. The service continues to be outstanding, all the staff are super friendly and knowledgeable. We are frequent diners and they make us feel at home. They've gotten rid of several of our favorite dishes and the ones we still enjoy just haven't been as good lately. We will likely give it a month or two and try again.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 15, 2017

The food was incredible. The service was good. It is a pricey place but the quality of the food is excellent. The place is so cute and homey but the music is blaring. I almost walked out right after we sat down, and I had really been looking forward to the evening as we don't go to Crudo often because of the cost.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 14, 2017

We took out of town guests who also are foodies. They were blown away. Wish I knew our server's name. She was excellent. We went on a Saturday night. Ordered our cocktails and crudos together. Our first course showed up several minutes before our cocktails. We were told the bar was backed up. The abalone crudo was disappointing, but the crudo with truffle oil was heavenly. Rissotto with squid ink was delicious, and the market fish was equally as good.
Thank you Cullen for upholding great standards and continuing to prepare incredible food.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
·Dined on April 14, 2017

Awesome as always, fresh seasonal ingredients and Chef Cullen is always coming up with rifts on great choices. Best of all, $5 cocktails to celebrate 5 years. Happy Anniversary Crudo. You've been good to us.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 12, 2017

The food is always a unique combination of ingredients and the taste is phenomenal. This time, we had the polenta special (every Wednesday, I think), and it was an incredible value. We got a bottle of wine with it, and more than enough for two and the bottle of wine was just $40.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Creative menu, nice presentation and efficient service. The more straight forward dishes were best - burrata and ahi were delicious. My husband's ordered the gargatta pasta which was delicious as was the short rib. We did not have desert. As sides we had the pig's ears - tasty but too rich for one person - probably meant for group sharing. The beets with goat cheese was very good. I enjoy trying lots of different foods so the menu offering was very suitable - a little something for everyone. I think overall it was good and worth a try- the execution of the dishes I ordered was a just bit off.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Tortellini Pie and Pork Belly entrees were excellent. The market fish (albacore) was not a strong showing. Odd texture because it was only seared but then covered in a Mediterranean style sauce with tomatoes, garlic and capers. Good flavor, but maybe not the best execution. Excellent cocktails prepared by bartender Kyle.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 1, 2017

I love Crudo and it did not fail this time! I brought several friends for dinner and they were all highly impressed with the food, service and ambiance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 31, 2017

This is a great place for foodies with the 3, 4, or 5 course options. I've had the burrata dish twice which I think is the best thing on the menu. Also, the crudo is excellent. This time, I got the gnudi which was actually burned and my wine was served too warm (Crudo should seriously invest in a red wine cooler, I left this feedback last time on my Yelp review). Overall though, this place is a wonderful find and I highly recommend it for any date night or even a night out with friends. I want to try the happy hour because the bar looks like it has a good vibe.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on March 31, 2017

As a vegan I was somewhat shocked at the menu when I saw baked pigs head and fried pigs ears. But our waitress was really awesome. She spoke to the chef who then prepared one of the best vegan meals I've had in a restaurant. It was a meal above and beyond expectations. And I have to say Amanda, our waitress, was truly one of the best waitresses I've ever had.
Kudos to Crudo!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We had a large group (13) of mixed foodie levels. The Pig's Ears were delicious, two cheese courses were Gouda (not literally), two entrees as good as I remembered, dessert fantastic, and the drinks were on point.

Our server was fantastic and oh-so-knowledgeable (dang you for talking my unadventurous girlfriend out of the chicken hearts...I was REALLY looking forward to seeing her face when she ate one).

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Great coursing meal options. Very generous portion sizes. Very imaginative dishes. Bright vibrant flavors. Excellent value. Craft cocktails simply outstanding.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Romantic beautiful ambience. Food is impeccable. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable.
Go to place.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Our evening did not start well. We had a reservation for 8 pm. We were not seated until almost 9. Management and staff made up
For it in spades. Complimentary champagne and apps. The food was simply incredible on all levels. Most of us did three courses and then we all shared. Excellent wine list. This is a must try inPhoenix

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Tapas
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Every dish that came out was beautifully plated. The flavors more than equaled the visual presentation. I walked out with very happy taste buds.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Austin)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Delicious food !!!! Good cocktails !! Excellent service!!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 17, 2017

This was recommended by a chef /owner at Tuck Shop, Grace...we had a wonderful meal with 100% great service, when we 1st arrived from Baltimore. We knew she would know other great places. Crudo was just perfect- wish we had one in Baltimore!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Authentic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 14, 2017

My husband and I went to Crudo to celebrate our anniversary and we were blown away! The service was outstanding - helped us get through the menu and figure out what to order for both food and drinks. We sat in the bar side, as the restaurant felt a bit quiet and sterile, and loved the atmosphere on the bar side.

5 out of 5!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Crudo never fails to impress. The chef is always creative and the service is very attentive and friendly. Great spot.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Healthy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Amanda provided excellent service. I do think that bread should be served. It would be nice if portions were a bit more generous.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fun, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Awesome food, wine, and staff!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 4, 2017

This restaurant surpassed my expectations and was better than the recommendations I received. My gf and I ordered 13 total items and were impressed with most of them. The cocktails were also very well made and put together. I'm a huge "true" foodie and have dined in multiple, multiple fine dinning restaurants and this place is up there with the best of them. The service started off a little slow but ended up being just as good as the meals.
I'll definitely be back!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu
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