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Cucina Rustica

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US$14 - US$35
Italian, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Sicilian, Central-Italian, Southern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food was both creative and delicious. Starting with the artichoke beignets, which if you like strong cheese were amazing! (Fortunately my wife does not, so I had most of them to myself!!). The Caesar was delicious, as was my wife’s Angelica (although she thought...the fresh cooked bread with olive oil+ was her favorite!). At our server Matt’s suggestion I ordered the lamb chops. Spectacular! So, the combination of creative dishes cooked perfectly, along with a server who was knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly, made this the perfect stop for one of our few nights in Sedona.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago

Meals were warm, not hot. One sent back to be reheated, others were ok. Restaurant had very good reviews but we preferred sister restaurant Dahl da Luca.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner for my mother's 86th birthday on Easter. We couldn't have had a better evening! The lemon drops made by Christopher and the care and attention given to us by Chris and Miles was outstanding. My mother has a walker due to a...broken hip last year and the hostess Melanie was incredible. She took care of the walker while we enjoyed our drinks and appetizers at the bar and made sure we got to our @table easily. David our server was wonderful, knowledgeable and so very nice! The food and the atmosphere were memorable and we hope to be back again next time we are in town.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is extensive and the food was delicious. We sat in the fireplace room and it was delightful. Our service, Justin, was a delight and service was excellent, timed just right. We had appetizer, main, and dessert! I highly recommend it if you want...a special meal,More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great ambiance, service and food. Celebrated my 60th birthday here and they couldn't have been more accommodating. Everything was just lovely. Perfect for a special occasion.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to this fine restaurant on our first night in Sedona. We ordered an item with large shrimp and pasta. It had a bit of a zing to it meaning kind of spicy, but it hit the spot. We had enough...left over, each of us, they have lunch the next day. The salad that we got was also delicious, and the lemon cheesecake was incredibly creamy and was quite good.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute place for a nice Italian dinner. Mid-range to higher prices, definitely would not take small kids, menu is not really kid-friendly, good choices. Food and drinks were great. Tiramisu was awesome. We went on Sunday night and they had a guy playing guitar &...singing he was very good. They have a super cute patio area. Make a reservation - they fill up fast.More

Date of visit: March 2021
ChefLisaDahl, Owner at Cucina Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Kim. We're happy you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you back some day soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

DON'T WASTE YOUR $$ LIKE I DID. After texting and speaking to someone to confirm of our 8:30 reservation on Friday, we were told it was going to be a few minutes and asked us to wait outside. It was a chilly night, but thought...OK, surely there are heaters outside. NOPE. After 10 minutes, I decided to look inside for a waiting area, AND THERE WAS, AND IT WAS EMPTY. The hostess failed to let us know. So we moved inside and waited....It's now 8:47 and still no table. We were finally seated 20 minutes after our reservation to an incomplete table with missing plates, napkins at missing table decor the other tables had. So yes, you could tell it was rushed. Still up to this point, no one has apologized or even acknowledged that we had to wait a while, OUTSIDE! So we are expecting the mishap to be forgotten with great service and food. It's now a little after 9:00 pm and we haven't been approached by anyone. We see a waitress with 3 other 2 tops. Not extreme for a well trained waitress. I had to stop her and ask if we had a different waiter, because I really thought we weren't her table. She replied "Yes, I'll be with you in a moment". After she makes multiple trips to the kitchen, she finally stops at our table and asks if we would like water. Crazy notion, but this it normally taken care as soon as someone sits down. It's the easiest thing to do, say Hello, pour the water let your CUSTOMERS know you will be with them shortly. Afterwhile, she returns to take our drink order. At this point we realize the service is awful and in my right mind knew we should have just left and gone elsewhere. Especially since we overhear another table complaining about salty food and a long wait for food. After ordering, our food arrived at 10:35 pm. 2 kids pasta, 1 Garganelli Bolognese, 1 Siciliana, 1 Angelica. served 2 hrs after reservation. WE DID GET FREE dessert and a $222 check in the end. Go ELSEWHERE, Hideaway House, Creekside Bistro, anywhere BUT here.More

Date of visit: March 2021
ChefLisaDahl, Owner at Cucina Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and this valuable feedback, Jennifer. We apologize if you had to wait for your table. During Covid we are not allowing waiting indoors but the heaters should have been on for you and we will keep an eye on that....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an amazing meal here... adults and kids. Service was great as well. Nice ambiance inside. Reasonably priced

Date of visit: March 2021
ChefLisaDahl, Owner at Cucina Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

That's very kind of you to say, Apolo. Thank you for visiting us with you family and we hope to serve you again some day!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is in a great location in the Oak Creek area. When we stopped by to get a reservation, they said they were booked until very late. They recommending calling in an hour to see if there were some cancellations and they may be...able to fit us in. We called and they were able to fit us in. We enjoyed a wonderful meal on the patio. We ordered 5 items and everyone raved about their choices. The service was very good as well. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the Sedona area.More

Date of visit: March 2021
ChefLisaDahl, Owner at Cucina Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and very nice review, Sforsberg. We greatly appreciate you calling us back to get in and are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal so much. We look forward to serving you again next tie you are in town!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Cucina Rustica

  • Yes, Cucina Rustica offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Cucina Rustica offers delivery services.

  • Yes, Cucina Rustica is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • Cucina Rustica is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5