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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 57
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 11
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good location, friendly staff

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Phoenix, AZ
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Food was terrific! 5 of us ate for under $70, no alcohol, & they brought out a birthday treat for our son's birthday celebration. Portion sizes were generous. The only thing I disliked was that they didn't have my beer selection. Not a big deal! I would definitely go back!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Great place for a happy hour stop-over or for connecting with old friends and new, or just to hang out and get some work done. They offer dining room seating as well as bar area seating, which includes booths, tables and bar stools, they also offer very comfortable and pleasant outdoor seating. Perfect in the late spring, summer and early... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Pricey, but reliable food. Great pizza and a tasty grilled Caesar salad. Interesting chickpea crust for gluten-free eaters. Strong recommendation.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Unfortunately I had a very bad experience for a large Bday party here. The place is fancy and trendy inside. The dinner menu is very small... maybe 12 main dishes, three burger types and six pizza choices... too small for my liking. The pizza is good and is average price. The appetizers are unique and they were most enjoyed. My... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The main feature here is beer, lots of varieties. The menu gives some guidance as to taste, and the servers are helpful, but I would prefer more detail. Many of the selections come in small (really small) glasses, at $5-9 a clip. "Tastes" are $2 if you want a flight before you get all the way in. Food was very... 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?