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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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Sunday
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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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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    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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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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136 reviews 136 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?