Sedona is a beautiful town near Flagstaff surrounded by majestic red rock scenery and evergreen vegetation. The town offers over 400 trails where you can hike or bike. You can take pottery classes at the town’s art center or enjoy a glass of wine made in the Verde Valley.
The town also offers some of the best eateries. Here is the list of the top five restaurants in Sedona that you can enjoy if you decide to visit this nature’s paradise.
1. Golden Goose American Grill
Located at 2545 W State Route 89a, this American eatery gives a cozy ambiance to enjoy your steaks, burger, or pasta. They have a dog-friendly patio to have your furry friends accompany you.
This restaurant has won accolades for Sedona’s “Best Steak” “Best Prime Rib” “Best Seafood” and “Best Dessert.”
I enjoyed the crab-stuffed shrimp and Sea Scallops during my last visit there and absolutely loved them. They also cater to special dietary restrictions like vegetarian, vegans, or gluten-free.
2. Gerardo's Italian Kitchen
Located at 2675 W.State Hwy. 89A, this Italian joint is a haven to enjoy their Woodfired Pizza, Homemade Pasta, Creative Seafood Choices, Desserts. Wine, Beer, and Cocktails.
This place offers great choices and it might be one of the best Italian food you would taste in America. All the menu items are made in-house and the restaurant boasts about its sustainble practices.
The mussels and the garlic bread are heavenly and instantly melts in your mouth. Don’t forget to try their homemade pasta - Mama Pearl's Ravioli Florentine is one of the most popular items on the menu.
Leave some room for dessert as you probably won't want to miss their exquisite Toasted Almond Tiramisu and homemade cannolis.
3. Dahl & Di Luca Ristorante Italiano
Another Italian gem in Sedona is located at 2321 AZ-89A and this place has won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 15 consecutive years. Due to the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, currently, the restaurant is reservation only.
Try their grilled veal chop and you won't be disappointed. Another popular item on the menu is the Warm Seafood Bruschetta. If you are in for dessert, you cannot go wrong with their Lemon Cheesecake. The wine list is extensive and the service is top-notch.
4. Butterfly Burger
Located in Sedona Vista Village at 6657 AZ-179 Ste B1, this American eatery offers all-natural, certified Black Angus beef burgers. They also have burgers available with plant-based options, vegetarian and even gluten-free choices.
The restaurant is chef Lisa Dahl's vision and offers some of the best burgers in the state. Their Funghi Sublime is the most popular item on the menu. It is primarily mixed with Sautéed Mushrooms and is finished with Imported Truffle Gouda & Special Dijonnaise on Artisan Bun.
For dessert, don’t skip their Macaroon that is a Dark and White Chocolate-dipped Citrus delicacy and will melt in your mouth as soon as you eat it.
5. Bella Vita Ristorante
As you might have already guessed by the list, I love Italian food and this last pick on my list is also an Italian restaurant. This restaurant is located at 6701 W State Rte 89A and is inside Sedona Pines Resort. The place has a vibrant and colorful dining space with a beautiful outdoor patio.
They offer great pasta dishes and their Gamberi scampi is quite good. The seafood offered at this place is fresh and cooked with extreme care. They also have a great collection of Italian and American wines. They have a separate menu for kids.
It is recommended to order your dessert as early as possible since all the desserts are freshly made and hence may take time.