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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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Crudo Ratings and Reviews

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83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (11)
Fit for Foodies (7)
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Authentic (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Casual (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

The food and the service was outstanding! Our server was able to easily explain the menu and all of the options, made great suggestions. Our third visit and we will return.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

A little cold inside. Food was a oittle overpriced BUT delicious!!!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food at Crudo is always excellent with creative seasonal ingredients. Friendly, attentive service make for a perfect date night!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I've been dining here for years now. It's been a little while since I've been able to make it in and it was still fantastic. Chef Cullen's food knocks it of the park every time. A must try place in Arcadia...

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The ahi tuna was delish! Restaurant is small but very cute. The gnocchi is on the heavier side and the tiramisu perfect was very creamy but not overwhelming (if you do not like lemon it is not your choice). I would like to go back to try more of their raw plates.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We chose Crudo for a fun New Year's Eve dinner - There were 6 of us and we got our own little alcove in the restaurant. We felt so special! The cocktails are FANTASTIC - some of the best in the valley and they have an extensive wine list. We each did the four course option and it far exceed our expectations - The portions were huge and the food was phenomenal. This is a neighborhood gem, perfect for a date or celebration, and we will be back!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went to Crudo about 2 years ago and thought it was one of the best restaurants we had ever been too. We went back for NYE this year for that reason, but we were seriously disappointed. The menu had completely changed and the selections were bizarre. Nothing sounded good and when it came, it was even more bizarre. The risotto was soupy and flavorless and the gnocchi didn’t even sort of resemble gnocchi. We both ended up getting sick after the meal as well. I don’t know what happened to this place in the last 2 years, but we won’t be returning there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The pigs ears was the best dish I ate all year! The rest of the dishes were very good as well,

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

An inventive creative chef. Utterly exquisite service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Enjoy their adventurous take on Italian food. Pretty unique menu, nice wine list. Recommend highly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Wednesday night polenta special is an excellent deal, and delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 18, 2017

True gem! Yummy food. Wonderful ambience. Great happy hour. New fave.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was my second visit to Crudo and both times were terrific.
The menu was diverse and exciting and the bar staff was fantastic and very helpful in deciding which things on the menu were best.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Loved trying new food. The ahi blew my mind. Lauren was very knowledgeable and informative. I will be back soon

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Creative food with a lot of taste in relaxed ambiance. Very good service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The table next to us was very loud and obnoxious. Two good items were exceptional but two others were mediocre, one was cold and one tasted odd.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Amazing food and craft cocktails. Not for picky eaters, they should stick to olive garden.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We usually love it here!! Everything was great except our main dishes. They were Luke warm when they were served to us. The kitchen completely remade our dishes and when they were brought out again they were still not very hot. There was a large party going on in the restaurant and I think that affected the issue with our main dishes. Our waitress gave us free dessert and glasses of wine for the inconvenience.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Amazing food and cocktails. The coursing menu is very unique...you can essentially choose anything from the menu for each course, so it feels like a great value. Everything we had was incredible.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Their Wednesday night polenta platter is an incredible bargain and always creative and delicious. The kind of real Italian family meal one does not normally get in a restaurant. And the service is very knowledgeable yet not intrusive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I have eaten ar Crudo's several times and never was disappointed until this time. It took an hour from the time we ordered (group of 6) until we were served our first course. Service continued to be slow throughout the meal. The two cooked fish dishes (yellow tail and ahi tuna) we ordered were over cooked and dry. I had brought 5 friends that had never eaten there and was disappointed and embarassesed. I doubt any of them will ever try Crud's again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Crispy pig ears were really good and the reason to come back.
Tried 6 other items from the menu. The ahi and yellow tell were the best items tried. Good crafted cocktails as well.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 12, 2017

One of the best places I have been in Phoenix. The Menu is simple but Perfect. Very romantic ambient.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Loved the pigs ears and brisket. Our waitress was completely attentive and so very friendly. We loved it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Poor quality of food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

I was in town for a business trip and being a fan of crude, (think Italian Sushi) I just had to try this restaurant to see how it stacked up to Esca in New York City. Esca’s Dave Pasternak pretty much wrote the book on serving Crudo and he even wrote a book on the subject. Cullen Campbell is the chef here and he did not disappoint. His Crudo is excellent and I feel qualified to say World Class. Local residents should feel lucky to have this New York City calibre restaurant in their town. I tried 5 different crudo dishes and loved them all. For the entire, I had Abalone which was also delicious. The restaurant also has a bar which specializes in mixed cocktails. Their selection of Scotch is also quite good. Last but not least, I have to give the table service high marks for attention paid to me and their knowledge of food and wine pairings. if your taste ventures on the creative side, this is your kind of place.

Btw, the restaurant is in the rear of a shopping center and not visable from the street.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I've been a fan of Crudo since its first incarnation in space shared by Steven Paul Hair Salon. Love the freshness of the Crudo and the superlative execution of all the dishes in the other sections of the menu. Hats off!! Service too has always been exceptional.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Wonderful meal.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We found their food odd, full of interesting ideas that never got any editing. It was as if the chef never bothered trying his/her own dishes...
For example common peanuts smothering the delicate flavor of a raw tuna crudo. Yellowtail crudo that was exceptionally bland and non-descript except for the one bite that held an abundance of chili spice that sent me reaching for my water.
Perhaps the most frustrating dish was getting served a plate of unshelled shrimp with their heads still on buried under greens and white beans. I'm adept with a fork and knife and even resorted to using bare hands and couldn't pry the shells free. So I never got a taste of the shrimp I ordered. The waitress's response to my frustration was "some cultures eat the shell and all". Hmmm guess I'm too "simple" for this restaurant.
We won't be back, perhaps just a Friday night the chef left bus boy in the kitchen.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The particular area of the bar in Crudo is enough like a living room to draw me back again and again. These people know how to make cocktails! Our server was a bit snooty about the liquor descriptions to my less knowledgeable friend, which was offensive, but she got the order right, and the bar tenders do their jobs super well! Food is delicious, as one would hope. But it's sitting in a comfy corner reconnecting with friends that I rave about for this place.

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We love going to Crudo. We had their special yellow-tail fish collar and it was delicious.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The building looks cleaner than a few months back and tables and chairs are more comfy than before. The wine menu looks good but we all drove to dinner so we didn't drink. The appetizers ahi, albacore, abalone and sea bass are a bit small but taste delicious. For entrees, the kaui shrimp and pork belly are to die for! The risotto also taste good but I can't find any mussels or clams in it. For dessert, we have the teramisu and chocolate ricotta cake and they are the most ordered and they don't disappoint.
In all, we have a very good experience with this restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Crudo is one of the best restaurants in the Phoenix-Metro area. The ingredients that the chefs here put into their dishes are amazing combinations and the bartenders make some incredible drinks as well. I dine at this restaurants probably 12-15 times a year.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Very good, fresh food in dishes. Very good service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Once again, a fabulous dining experience at Crudo. We both got the 4 course tasting menu and every selection was excellent. The food is creative and delicious. It was the perfect place to go for our special occasion. We got there early and had a cocktail in the bar. They serve many, creative specialty cocktails and you can get an appetizer too. Don't forget to try the crispy pigs ears. We love them.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Service is a little slow, but attentive. This is a place to enjoy the evening with someone, not somewhere you feel rushed. Food was worth the wait, each course is solid in presentation and taste.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We went to Crudo for a get together with some friends from out of town. The menu was extremely creative and each dish had amazing flavor. We tried most of the appetizers on the menu and loved each of them. Surprisingly, the crispy pig ears were one of our favorite items. They were similar to pork rinds but with a much more delicate texture and placed in a spicy/sweet chile vinegar sauce. We also loved the various cheese selections and sashimi style fish selections. My favorite was the uni which also had a delicate sauce to accompany it. Overall an amazing meal at a very affordable price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We dine here a few times a year. We've never had a bad experience. The food is so consistently flawless. The thought that goes into every dish along with it's execution is why we love this place. The service is exceptional.

Tags: Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Great place, lovely staff, cozy, good eats, can be pricy if you go for the multi course meals, but you wont regret it if you do.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 17, 2017

This is my third time to Crudo, and it has never been anything less than spectacular! The cocktails are fantastic, pasta is always fresh and wonderfully tasty, and the raw fish was out of this world. I recommend the pigs ears and the smoked olives for appetizers!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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