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Rustico - Ballston

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4075 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22217 (Randolph)
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
571-384-1820
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent selection of beer and wine / Great food

The beer selection is incredible. Local and national craft beers and numerous with a large draft selection. The long wine list also adds value to this restaurant. I have gone for a burger each time I have visited. It is a bit on the small side, but the meat is top quality and it is always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
JEB1960_8
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Arlington, Virginia
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109 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you arrive a busy time, they may try to seat you in the bar area (high seats) at lunch time. Waitstaff act as if serving you is disrupting their day. But, clearly their worst flaw is salad. I had tried a salad a few years ago and the chef salted it heavily... this time, the salad I selected was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The beer selection is incredible. Local and national craft beers and numerous with a large draft selection. The long wine list also adds value to this restaurant. I have gone for a burger each time I have visited. It is a bit on the small side, but the meat is top quality and it is always perfectly cooked. Reports from... More 

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Chester County, PA
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Great farm to table organic vibe. Ceasar salad witht eh on site made dressing was outstanding. Best gluten free pizza the family has EVER had. Hands down.. outstanding chick pea gluten free crust. Regular pizza was great too. Upscale restaurant, dress decently or feel slobbish.. all the beautiful people of Arlington were there on a recent FRI night.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I've been here before for happy hour and the food and drinks were OK. The hubby and I were craving some pizza pretty late Saturday night so we hopped in. Took forever to get a waiter and the food was hummmm... unremarkable. I've had their pizza before but it was pretty tasteless on this visit.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great varied menu that was not too expensive. Nice outdoor patio and good service. The best part was that it was not just breakfast items, you could get a salad, pizza, burger with egg. Would also be a nice place for a group. Can't wait to go back when I am in the area .

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Phoenix, AZ
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Came for a late-ish weekday dinner. Arrived early for my reservation but they sat me right away. Service was timely and friendly. The menu is generally Italian (as the name implies) with LOTS of unique beers and very few wines. Found a decent Barbera by the glass, but the pour was very small. Salmon was excellent, especially if you like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We sat outside on Saturday for dinner- it is quite a nice place to sit as not really on an overly busy road. The pizzas we had were really tasty and the service was friendly and helpful at all times. Would definitely recommend it!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Rustico was highly rated so I figured let's give it a shot. I was disappointed with the service and the quantity of food for the money. First off, the waiter took a long time to come talk to us. Then he took forever to get us our first beers. This continued throughout the meal, which was ok but the portions... More 

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Heard good things about this place but was so disappointed. Service was mediocre. They offered a wine list so we could order a bottle of red wine. They did not have ANY bottles of Cabernet and only one Tempranillo and a pinot noir. Then we decided to order a glass of Cabernet and they didn't have any by the glass.... More 

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Long Island, New York
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125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Our experience at Rustico was everything one could ask for: very friendly waiter, great food, and a good atmosphere. There is an extensive beer menu that would be great for a happy hour or weekend night. The menu has many vegetarian and meat options. We enjoyed the carrot hummus (minus the lamb ragu) a lot and enjoyed our entrees (the... More 

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Additional Information about Rustico - Ballston

Address: 4075 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22217
Phone Number: 571-384-1820
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: American, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4075 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22217
    (Randolph)
  • Public Transportation: 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
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 571-384-1820

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?