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Rustico - Ballston

4075 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22217
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Ranked #113 of 675 restaurants in Arlington
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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73% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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138 reviews 138 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Pennsylvania, United States
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
348 helpful votes 348 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I stopped in twice during my recent stay in Arlington. First time was solo at the bar and the service was great. Pizza was really good. The choices of beers is outstanding. The second visit was with a large group that couldn't be accommodated, which we all understood because it was without reservations. But still the service on this particular... More

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Washington DC
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163 reviews 163 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We had some out-of-towners staying in an hotel nearby that we were visiting, and decided to try this restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised. The food were very good. Our table tried different salads (all good), I loved the risotto tots, and even the oven roasted olives were great. We had burgers, steak frites and pizzas for main course and all... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Was walking around for something different and found this place. Had the risotto tots as an appetizer and was pleasantly surprised. Pork chop was very well made. Delicious! Would definitely come back.

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Greenville, North Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Stayed in Arlington with some friends for my birthday and to go to a Redskins game (HTTR) in November. The staff at the hotel we were staying at around the corner (Residence Inn) recommended this restaurant to us when we first arrived and I'm glad they did. They have a great beer and wine selection, and the staff seems to... More

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat after a Capitals blood drive at nearby Kettler Ice Complex. Within walking distance. Great beer selection. Limited brunch menu but great selections. The caesar salad is big enough to share. Also recommend the donut bites.

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