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Rustico - Ballston

4075 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22217
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Ranked #133 of 683 Restaurants in Arlington
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Price range: $20 - $30
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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74% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 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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177 reviews 177 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
Senior Contributor
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
107 reviews 107 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
68 helpful votes 68 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Glen Carbon, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The menu was fun and organic. The pizza's were very gourmet. The beet salad was fantastic. I also had the mushroom pizza...so good! We also had the carrot humus....excellent. You can site in the LARGE bar area with plenty of tables, first come first serve or you can wait for a table. They take reservations. We just walked in around... More

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Enjoyed the excellent food and atmosphere at this restaurant near the Ballston metro station. We sat outside on a nice evening, which was very nice, but the interior of the restaurant also had an nice atmosphere to it. The food was quite good. I had the pork ribs, which were very tasty. My wife enjoyed the trout, which I tried... More

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