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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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4.2

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4.2

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4.3

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3.9

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88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (7)
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Authentic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Poor quality of food

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vip
 (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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 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Amazing food and drinks. In my top 2 dining experiences in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. Crudo never disappoints.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Never disappointed - ever. Polenta board on Wednesday is serious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 3, 2017

This cute little restaurant is tucked away in Arcadia's Gaslight Square. Maybe it was the heart-shaped bike racks out front, but this place has a very romantic feel. Its entrance is surrounded by plush greens and when you enter, the interiors has a warmth to it. We came on a weekend for dinner and it wasn't packed to the brim, but it was definitely busy. I would recommend a reservation just in case!

For dinner, we were able to order items a la carte or as a multiple-course option for a set price. Few of us ordered the 3-course option for $30, which was a decent price given that one item could be $20. Items not included in the course offerring were the sides and drinks. Few of the antipasti items were an upcharge as well. I was able to sample a wide variety of the items, and I thoroughly enjoyed every single item I ate. Most notable were the ricotta, gnocchi, crispy pig ears. The ricotta was actually a little bland, but the honey and oil accentuated provided a great complement to the ricotta, thus unifying the flavors. The gnocchi was a perfect soft texture and flavor. The menu has one ingredient listed as "creamed leek" which may sound pretty boring but it was very rich and fulfilling. As for the crispy pig ears, we ordered this item out of curiosity. It was delectable, and one would not know he or she was eating pig ear. The pig ear itself was fried. It was crunchy and not too oily. It was topped with pickled peppers, mixed in a sweet and mildly sour sauce. Also, I ordered lamb belly. I'm not sure why I did since I tend to like lean cuts, but nevertheless, the meat I did eat was very moist and soft. Essentially, it melted in my mouth!

Our server guided us and provided recommendations through the entire meal. She was very attentive, helpful, and quick. I think my glass of water was constantly half full or more, never below. That's how good she was!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Crudo has always been one of our favorite restaurants. The food is creative and excellently prepared. We would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone who enjoys good food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 31, 2017

We are never disappointed. My top neighborhood pick. Fantastic food each and every time.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Skip the dessert.

Outstanding appetizers and main course. None of the three dessert options lived up to the prior courses, you would find better desserts sold en masse at the grocery store.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Great food and cocktails. My friends and I were a tad bit disappointed as they ran out of uni that's on their antipasti menu. We did the course option. Our faves are crispy pig ears, yellowtail in antipasti and Kauai shrimp in seconds. Really like the drink called: beets, rhymes & life. It's very refreshing...dangerously good 😊

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Had another great dinner at Crudo. The changes in the menu are unique as expected. Just a little off the love status of the previous menu.,but I love the continuing change in the menu!
We had great service, but no recognition of our 16th Anniversary that I put in the notes...

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The Mother's Day Menu was amazing! Octopus was cooked to perfection. Kids menu came with dessert as well. Great lookin' out for the little ones!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I hate to say this but our experience for Mother's Day was dreadful food-wise.
I normally love this restaurant. I've never had a bad meal, and love the imagination of the dishes. However, while the service and everything else was spot on, and our waiter was supreme, the food was BURNED. Yes I said burned. My husband and I had crepes with spring onions, and his literally came out burned. My was almost burned and so tough I couldn't cut it and it was not crepe thin.
My daughter's noche was not little plump dumplings but rather mush.
My grandson's pancake came out runny in the middle.
I had a Valentine's Day experience at Tomaso's once that made we swear off going out on V Day and I'd hate to do that for Mother's Day.
I will return to Crudo, just never again on a special occassion.
Our reservation was for 10 am, when they opened, however our group took forever to read the menu and decide, so I cannot say it was "too early and the kitchen wasn't prepared."

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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