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Rustico - Ballston

4075 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22217
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Ranked #137 of 680 Restaurants in Arlington
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Price range: $20 - $30
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Randolph
Transit: Ballston-MU Metrorail station;# ART routes serving Ballston- * ART 41 * ART 42 * ART 51 * ART 52 * ART 53 * ART 62 Metrobus routes serving Ballston, * 1BCDEFZ * 2ABCG * 10B * 22A * 23AC * 25A,C,D * 25B * 38B
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Dayton, OH
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112 reviews 112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I got the deviled eggs, meatballs, and pretzels. All were good but all had a slightly funky spice that I wished wasn't there. The eggs were spicey and good but didn't have enough blue cheese. The meatballs were over-cooked and I didn't care for the sauce. Meatballs should melt like butter in you mouth, these did not. Two things I... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Another local recommendation which provided excellent quality American food including pizzas, burgers, chicken, and pasta Busy noisy bustling atmosphere where everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves and the food we ordered was not cheap but was very tasty especially the aubergine bake. Polite and prompt service.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Try basil and mozzarella pizza, it's delicious and fresh. Really homemade taste. The kids meal is so delicious too.

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Leland, North Carolina
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179 reviews 179 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Although I was here for dinner, I was looking for something on the lighter side, and ordered the grilled Ceaser salad with shrimp. The shrimp were grilled perfectly, though I thought grilled romaine was a bit too charred. My husband's burger was good. It seemed like the pizzas were a poplar item. There were some interesting choices on the menu... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Great selection of food, with a great selection of beverages. For a quieter atmosphere, choose the outdoor seating - indoors can be a bit loud with all of the hard surfaces and the after work crowd. Service was prompt and courteous.

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This place has reasonably priced food (for the area), good pizza's and great beer and wine selection. It can be a bit noisy inside if its crowded but if the weather is nice the outdoor seating is fantastic.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We celebrated a birthday outside. Not only were we not allowed to combine the 2 tables bc of a "fire code," but we were charged 1 large bill at the end. We couldn't split the bill- I BET BECAUSE the server was totally lousy and would not have received as good as a tip as the set amount she put... More

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Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Great service from Kelly. A good option for gluten free food. The salads were easily shared and the pizza were too. They have a great selection of beers. ..But not a large wine list. Make reservations for busy nights.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Rustico had been known as a good place for a meal - especially pizza - but its focus seems to have shifted. The place is now a loud (sound level measured at a ear-damaging 85 decibels) beer-oriented eating place, and the quality of dishes has taken a dive, in my opinion. We had dinner outside to escape the racket indoors... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This restaurant is average. I ordered the crab cakes that came with fries and they were as floppy as the crab meat - perhaps a nouvelle cuisine I am not familiar with and don't want to repeat. The outdoors terrace is however quiet and a pleasant venue for a meal.

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