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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.
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 5p-10p
36th St and Indian School
$31 to $50
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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.
Private Party Facilities:
Our space is perfect for an array of events. Accommodated Sunday and Monday or daytime. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Private Party Contact:
Frances: (602) 296-4147
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
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Crudo Ratings and Reviews
I’ve been to crudo once prior and absolutely loved it, so I was very excited to bring my partner here for his birthday. Sadly the food was very disappointed. The market fish was over cooked, and actually burnt on the bottom, my risotto with mussels and clams actually lacked any mussels or clams. The yellowtail sashimi was good but the sea bass didn’t seem fresh. Overall much of the food cake out really oily and overly salted. Disappointed to say I won’t go back.
It was a disappointment. My husband and I asked to be seated on the patio and the table had food and grease on it. The menu has lots of raw fish which isn't our cup of tea. We selected the 3 course menu which was served in something that looked like soup bowls. No wonderful presentation. Our selections....all of them were too rich and heavy. My husband is a big eater and he was full after 2 of them. We can't imagine diner selecting 5 courses. We had our 3rd course boxed so that we could take it home with us. Our server was Tiffany and she was very attentive. Our server and the patio were the only two things we liked about the restaurant. We will not return.
Our reservation for 2 was set for 8:00. After checking in every 15 minutes, we told them we would just take a seat in the (not full) bar area. 10 minutes later, someone finally came to our table with water and to take drink orders. Awful service, and the food didn’t live up to its sterling reputation. Turned into a very poor experience for my wife’s birthday.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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