Within the first year of opening, in 1995, Dahl & Di Luca Ristorante Italiano, the food critic of the Phoenix New Times stated, “Sedona’s red rocks knock you out during the day… look for Dahl & Di Luca to knock you out after the sun goes down!”
Our street front garden captures the eye with flaming torch columns and italian cypress trees, surrounding a dolphin fountain with a beautiful horseshoe of seasonal flowers.
The opulent interior of the restaurant is adorned with collectable memorabilia from Italian travels, giving it the feeling of being invited into a private home. World-class musicians permeate the background music on a baby grand piano and bass creating an aura of romance, making the perfect choice for the most intimate of gatherings to the grandest affairs. “Gusta i Frutti Della Vita!” Enjoy the Fruits of Life!
Chef Lisa Dahl
Lisa is a Restaurateur, Chef, Author and Passionista. Lisa is having “A Romance with Food”. You will see her in Cucina Rustica and Dahl & Di Luca almost every evening.
Her Romance with Food stems from the very essence of providing friends, family and complete strangers an unforgettable experience. Those experiences evolve from a well established foundation of two award winning restaurants, a recently published cookbook – The Elixir of Life Cookbook. The book was honored with the 2011 Gold Medal IPPY Award for Cookbook of the Year!
As a Passionista, Lisa strives to fulfill her desires and feed her adventuresome spirit. Her home base of Sedona, Arizona is nurturing and provides a beautiful backdrop to her expanding inspirations. The one of a kind locale is where the sharing of her pursuits begins.