Chef Lisa Dahl is one of the country’s leading female chefs and restaurateurs who has pioneered the culinary scene in Sedona, Ariz. for the past 20 years. Dahl is the executive chef and owner of four outstanding restaurants in the Northern Arizona town including Dahl & Di Luca Ristorante Italiano, Cucina Rustica, Pisa Lisa and her newest, most buzzed-about addition, Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill. Dahl recently announced two new restaurants coming to the Sedona area in early 2019, Butterfly Burger, a “couture burger lounge”, and a second Pisa Lisa location.
Recently named “Top Chef” in Arizona at the prestigious Foodist Awards and a James Beard House-featured chef, Dahl is widely credited for Sedona’s emergence as a national “foodie destination.”
As a self-taught chef, Dahl was the first to introduce fine dining to Sedona in the late ‘90s with the opening of Dahl & Di Luca and has since expanded to become the largest restaurant group in the area with accolades spanning the culinary spectrum.
Dahl’s cooking style is diverse and includes high-end traditional Italian, rustic Mediterranean, South American-inspired and woodfired
pizza, considered among the best in Arizona. Over the years, Chef Dahl and her restaurants have been featured on The Food Network, Travel + Leisure, USA Today, The New York Times, Wine Spectator, Travel Channel and Huffington Post, to name a