February 3, 2014

Dahl and Di Luca, Sedona AZ

Dahl and Di Luca is located in West Sedona, right off highway 89A in a quieter part of town compared to the more touristy and crowded Uptown Sedona. We happened upon this place after passing by it several times while driving around town. The restaurant was also highly recommended by the concierge at our hotel. The front of the restaurant was a beautiful garden with vibrant flowers that evoke a relaxing and welcoming feel. 

The dining room had an open layout and the decor gave off a warm yet classy feeling. A great place to go for a celebration or a casual date night. The menu had a good selection of items including gluten free pasta. Everything on the menu sounded great, so we decided to let our waitress guide us. Every item she recommended was delicious and we wished we had discovered the restaurant our first night so we could come back again to try more. A good reason to plan another trip to Sedona. 

Warm Seafood Bruschetta
We started our meal with the warm seafood medley, which included chopped prawns and scallops cooked in a white wine sauce made with lemon and garlic. The sauce really brought out the sweetness of the seafood and the grilled ciabatta was the perfect vessel to soak up the sauce. A great start to our meal.

Pollo al Rosmarino
This dish is the restaurant's twist on the classic chicken marsala. The sauce is seasoned with rosemary, adding an aromatic flavor to the classic dish. The sauce was well balanced with just the right amount of acidity, light, but not watery with layers of flavors from the pancetta, mushroom, rosemary and white wine. The boneless chicken breast was tender and thin allowing the flavors of the sauce to penetrate the meat.

Maiale ai Ferri
This dish was highly recommended by our waitress and we could tell why after the first bite. The pork chops were grilled to perfection, slightly pink on the inside, and seasoned beautifully. It was tender, juicy and the charred flavor added a touch of smokiness to each bite.

Affogato translates to "drowned" in Italian and that's exactly what happened to the hazelnut gelato. The espresso was poured over the two scoops of hazelnut gelato and created a creamy coffee beverage/float. The hazelnut added a nutty flavor to each sip and the bitterness from the espresso toned down the sweetness of the gelato making it the perfectly balance after dinner dessert.

Great service, wonderful atmosphere and delicious food, it's no wonder Dahl and De Luca is a favorite among locals and tourists.

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Dahl and Di Luca
2321 Arizona 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336

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