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Casa Rugantino Italian Restaurant

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709 Belmont Ave West, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1P1, Canada
519-744-9081
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A great evening

This was a family outing for a group of 5. The atmosphere is great but on a cold night try and stay away from the door as it allows a cold breeze in everytime someone comes and goes. Our meal was excellent, server was great and an overall great experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
433warrend
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Ontario, Canada
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ontario, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This was a family outing for a group of 5. The atmosphere is great but on a cold night try and stay away from the door as it allows a cold breeze in everytime someone comes and goes. Our meal was excellent, server was great and an overall great experience.

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Waterloo, Canada
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Had a delicious three course meal at Casa Rugantino last night. An absolute deal for $25, a tasty caesar salad, spaghetti in a meat sauce and veal medallions stuffed with proscutto and boconncini cheese (probably spelled incorrectly). Absolutely delicious. My family also tremendously enjoyed their meals of Fettucini Alfredo, Chicken Rusticano, and Chicken Parmesan. The service was quick and pleasant,... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I absolutely adore this restaurant. It's on the street that I live on, so I've been lucky to have gone to it many times now. We also had my dad's 60th birthday party with around 20 people and despite it being a big group of hungry guests, they handled the 3 course meal (different options available for each course) exquisitely.... More 

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Milton, Canada
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went to this restaurant for New Years Eve 2014 with another couple. Our 8:30pm reservation was just slightly late as some patrons were still dining and we were pleased that the staff didn't rush them. A very small place with a great menu. Our waitress was excellent, and considering a busy night, she was genuinely friendly and added to... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We were at a table by the front door. Cold and busy. It was our anniversary and we were there with our best friends. Probably will never go back. Small problem but big problem.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I am crazy for this place and so is my family. I dont live in town any more but I still dream about their Eggplant Parm- and my dads nuts for their Penne, its a spicey one though! I think the staffs spunky and amazing! Its small great date place! Can be a little chilly if your by the door... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The food here is phenomenal but the service sucks. I think the waitresses are racist because every time my boyfriend and I go there, they seat us at the worst table (the one closest to the kitchen) and we also get seated last even when we're there first!

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Kitchener,Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We have visited this restaurant on several occasions and always been very happy with the food and service. Our last visit was with a group and they served us as a group and did an excellent job.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Overall, the food was okay. It was a little lacking in flavor and I had to add salt and pepper to my meal. The procuttio in my pasta was clumped up at the bottom of the dish and the calamari was a little bit over cooked. The desserts,however, were delicious. Overall, the food was a little over priced considering its... More 

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Kensington, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Four of us had the pleasure of dining here recently and it was amazing! We all had something different and the food and flavors were unbelievable. Had made the reservations after reading that it was a busy spot and so glad we did. Would not have gotten a table otherwise. Very impressed with the service and the chef/cook even made... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 709 Belmont Ave West, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1P1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: 519-744-9081

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?