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Cucina Rustica

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7000 Hwy. 179, Village of Oak Creek, Sedona AZ 86351, Sedona, AZ 86351
+1 928-284-3010
17:00 - 21:00
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Guilford, Connecticut
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121 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After enjoying Dahl Ristorante Italiano, and Pisa Lisa, we ventured to Cucina Rustica in Oak Creek. For the third time, we were thrilled with the setting, the staff and the food. Each of the restaurants has it's own cuisine, with different offerings, but they all do Italian Food very, very well. Pick one. Then another. And then the third. You... More 

1 Thank Charles R
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The reviews raved about this place, but it was pretty average. It's a large restaurant full of diners and servers. Live music and an interesting, if not busy, decor. Service wasn't great - she seemed to forget about us. Food was good, but not great. Italian isn't complicated and doing it well should be easy. This was just average. Portions... More 

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Lemont, Illinois
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128 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here and split the home made linguini with clams, mussels, shrimp, and scallops in a barcelona sauce. It was terrific and was not on the menu but suggested by Tyler, our server who was excellent. After we had salted caramel gelato which topped off a fine meal....oh, the warmed bread rolls with dipping olive oil with pesto, serrano (just... More 

1 Thank Jim T
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food was good but poor service! The waiter had too many tables to attend, did not write down our order and missed the appetizer I ordered. At first he was nonchalant about his mistake but later he did try to make amends by offering us a dessert on the house!

Thank Mita M
Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Note to self. Give this restaurant a second chance. The poor service they delivered on Valentine's night was probably not indicative of the way they usually treat customers. If we ever happen to be in Sedona again, we might dine here again, just NOT on Valentine's or any other busy holiday.

Thank Dick L
Victorville, California
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is wonderful, the prices are very fair, the staff is skilled, knowledgeable, and friendly. The decor very warm and inviting, really a magical place.

1 Thank Snobuz78
Buchanan, Michigan
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302 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a busy evening for Valentine's Day, and only had to wait a few minutes for our reservation. We can recommend the steak and Australian Lobster and Chicken Scaloppini with Eggplant. Both were prepared perfectly. I was also pleased that they had my favorite scotch. And our desserts were yummy. Dahlia was our ambassador to superb service. She... More 

4 Thank Martin R
Charlestown, Rhode Island
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat at the bar. Attentive staff, (paul), nice,wine list by the glass, first rate pasta. Convenient location to the bell rock hilton.

1 Thank Hathaways4470
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic restaurant with amazing food and the decor was spectacular, beautiful rock patio with blazing fire cauldrons on the wall. The inside is fabulous with very creative lighting and huge chandeliers surrounded by star mobiles, very unique decor, I had the lasagna and it was a great mix of ricotta parmesan and lean beef, my wife had the Don... More 

3 Thank Ger F
San Marcos, California
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959 reviews
397 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fortunately we made an early reservation for dinner on Valentine's Day, because by the time we left there was a wait even for those with reservations. The atmosphere was very reminiscent of Tuscany and very cozy. The food was incredible and service was outstanding.

2 Thank csarchibald

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$35
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7000 Hwy. 179, Village of Oak Creek, Sedona AZ 86351, Sedona, AZ 86351
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Sedona
  • Phone Number: +1 928-284-3010
In the lovely village of Oak Creek, Sedona you'll find a gem...The doorway to the imagination awaits you here. Old World decor with hand-crafted antique doors and ornate iron gates from around the world, draw you in then transport you back in time. The restaurant wraps its arms around you and settles you into a dining experience that many foodies seek out, but rarely find. The restaurant has won numerous awards of excellence for food and service, as well as Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 10 consecutive years. You will see Chef Lisa Dahl almost every evening visiting with guests, signing her award-winning cookbook, and in the kitchen paying close attention to every detail to ensure you'll have the most enjoyable dining experience. Happy Hour: Sunday-Thursday 4:30-6PM.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?