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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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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    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
Best Italian Restaurant in KW

Cozy and quaint, located in Belmont Village. Great little independent restaurant with 10 or so tables. This is truly real Italian food. The risotto balls and salads are great and the pastas are wonderful. My daughter had the "pizza puff", my husband had the penne with spicy sausage and peppers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Kimij543
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Kitchener, Canada
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Ontario
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I cant say enough about this place so I will keep it simple. Try it...you wont be disappointed. The staff are excellent the food is amazing. They have a great wine selection as well. The restaurant is intimate my partner and I love it. Andy

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Kitchener, Canada
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

It was a great little place before it changes ownership. I think it's even better now. Fast, friendly service, really good food and a great atmosphere. That's why it's so busy.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Hubby and I tried this restaurant for the first time for lunch. We both had chicken sandwiches which were chicken parm on a bun with cheese and marinara sauce. They were decent but overpriced considering they didn't come with a salad or anything. (For half the cost you can get a bigger, better one at the St. Lawrence market which... More 

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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Went to Casa Rugatino in Kitchener last night for dinner. We are fairly new to the area and this restaurant was recommended by co-workers and it did not disappoint. The restaurant is fairly small so can be a bit noisy. We ordered the scallop appetizer and out came 4 large scallops cooked to perfection accompanied by some sort of sweet... More 

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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Went last night for a visit after six years of not going back . What the heck you have to give everyone a second chance. Well this second chance was long over due but things had not changed. Yes the atmosphere is better, yes the plates are cooler , yes the menu sounds current. The mussels were great! Small ,... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Cozy and quaint, located in Belmont Village. Great little independent restaurant with 10 or so tables. This is truly real Italian food. The risotto balls and salads are great and the pastas are wonderful. My daughter had the "pizza puff", my husband had the penne with spicy sausage and peppers and I had the special-farfalle with pancetta and leek in... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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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
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 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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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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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 30
  • Cuisine: Italian
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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