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Casa Rugantino Italian Restaurant

709 Belmont Ave West, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1P1, Canada
519-744-9081
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Ranked #40 of 429 restaurants in Kitchener
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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English first
Ontario
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

What else can I say. We went with friends and clients and had a great time. Modestly priced wine list, but carefully chosen and fairly priced. Nice menu variety, their mussels were particularly good as was the Caesar salad. Spaghetti and meatballs very tasty as was the spaghetti alla carbonara. Service was top notch and the bill for four was... More

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Toronto
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Small, family owned Italian....reminds me of being in Italia. Reservations a must because of size. Yummy food!

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Kitchener, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We just moved from Montreal to Kitchener and we were craving for good authentic Italian food and we found it in this quaint yet cozy restaurant. Service and ambience was awesome! My husband and I devoured the delicious gnocchi in Gorgonzola sauce. Yum! One daughter enjoyed the lasagna and the other a tasty pizza! Dessert was Italian tartuffo or tiramisu.... More

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Kitchener, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant for great Italian from a friend of ours, who lives in the area. We thought we would give it a try for my Husbands birthday. We were told since it is very tiny to make reservations a head of time, and did so for 6 of us the day before. Being our first time we... More

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Kitchener, Ontario Canada
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Very Recently my wife and I phoned for a reservation for around 6 p.m. They were fully booked but I was told there was a table for two near the kitchen. We had dined there some time ago but I did not recall seeing any table near the kitchen. It WAS NEAR the kitchen, in fact only 2 feet away,... More

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Kitchener Waterloo
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Been living in Kitchener Waterloo 10 years now and found this hidden gem about a year ago now. Me and my husband dine in or take out almost weekly! Our favourites include the veal parm, bocconcini, the seafood pasta the thin crust pizza and the yummy carbonara. But haven't had anything that wasn't to die for! Every is priced reasonable... More

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Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I had a really bad experience as I left home to go there in a Wednesday, arrived at 8:20pm (they close at 9pm and the website says reservation is recommended but walk-ins are very welcome, then I had no reservation). So, the restaurant was with the sign OPEN very bright in front of their windown and as soon as we... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Recently, as a group of four, we enjoyed a meal at Casa Rugantino. We were on time for our reservation but no seating was available. We had fifteen minutes of standing around the tables of other diners while one group's bill was presented and paid, and the table was cleared and reset. From previous visits, we understood that the dining... More

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Just moved into Kitchener and this was the first restaurant we tried. The place is small but quaint. Service was outstanding and the food excellent. One of the best caesar salads around. The onwer evan came and asked how things were. We will be going back. I suggest you give it a try.

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Ontario, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We enjoyed our evening here so much. The place is small so a reservation is needed however they are happy to provide take-out service. We wanted to try a few different things on a "sharesies" plan. Tables are small so we asked for 2 dishes at a time. The mussels, Caesar salad, house pizza and house pasta were all delicious.... More

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