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Rustico

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American, Bar, Pizza, Contemporary
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827 Slaters Ln, Alexandria, VA 22314-1219 (Potomac Greens)
The nearest metro stop is on the blue/yellow lines at Braddock Road.
703-224-5051
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Must try when in town.....

Great food....attentive service.....awesome craft beer selection. If you are in town on business or with family/friends.....you need to give Rustca a shot! Spicy chicken meatball pizza is the bomb! Enjoy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
TripGuy11920
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Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Alexandria, Virginia
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

With hundreds of beer choices, Rustico is a great choice for fans of suds. The selection is vast, my recommendation is whatever cask ale they have that night. But who knows, you may prefer PBR in a can. The food on the other hand is average. Our mussles came out cold, and when returned hot, they didn't impress. The mushroom... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I always have high hopes for Rustico, but something seems to always get in the way. The service is spotty and the food is inconsistent, but overall it is good food. I always give it another chance.

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great food....attentive service.....awesome craft beer selection. If you are in town on business or with family/friends.....you need to give Rustca a shot! Spicy chicken meatball pizza is the bomb! Enjoy.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The pizza was absolutely delicious. The perfect size for me with a little leftover for lunch the next day! This is a easy location (just a few blocks off of Route 1) with great decor and awesome beer menu. My only disappointment was the dessert. It's the first time I've ever met a donut I didn't like!

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New Rochelle, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Grabbed dinner here as part of a group. The place has a nice rustic feel to it and pleasant even when it was crowded, which is expected for a Sat. night. It also meant service was going to be a little slow. Tried their cheese & herb risotto tots, which I really liked, and the bratwurst. which I thought was... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The restaurant was very busy so it did take a while to get served....server was very knowledgeable with the beer choices and made great recommendations. We only had a couple of small plates which were good but nothing special ~ brussel sprouts and fried risotto. Definitely a good place for meeting friends after work, great beer choices and outdoor seating... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Rustico was busy when we arrived @6:30. Service was very slow the waiter had a large number of tables to take care of during our stay. Food was ok not outstanding.

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Waldorf, Maryland, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love this place, always can count on a beer I haven't had to try and their food is decent. The waitstaff also knows which beers are good based on your tastes.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a good brunch on Saturday with friends. The menu offered a wide range of reasonably priced food items for all, including a delicious donut appetizer...YUM! The Bada Bing Breakfast Burger is a heart stopper but worth every bite. The restaurant also has one of the most extensive beer menus I've seen in some time. The atmosphere was relaxing and... More 

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nice seating variety inside and out. Great Food (pizza was a hit), Beer, and Wine! Friendly and Helpful staff. A nice place for our Easter Lunch!

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Additional Information about Rustico

Address: 827 Slaters Ln, Alexandria, VA 22314-1219
Phone Number: 703-224-5051
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: American, Bar, Pizza, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 827 Slaters Ln, Alexandria, VA 22314-1219
    (Potomac Greens)
  • Public Transportation: The nearest metro stop is on the blue/yellow lines at Braddock Road.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: 703-224-5051

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Pizza, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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