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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
11:00 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, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great unique Pizza's!

I took the family to this place primarily for their pizza. We shared a large beat salad for starters. It was presented with both red and yellow beets with a big mound of arugula leaves and Parmesan cheese and dressing. it was a very mild salad with the arugula taking center stage. It was not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sara C
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Fairfax, Virginia
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107 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took the family to this place primarily for their pizza. We shared a large beat salad for starters. It was presented with both red and yellow beets with a big mound of arugula leaves and Parmesan cheese and dressing. it was a very mild salad with the arugula taking center stage. It was not salted as the menu suggested... More 

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Thank Sara C
Norfolk, Virginia
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199 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Party of 6 family members met for dinner after Christmas. Large order of Carrot Hummus was flavorful and embraced by all. Think baby food consistency! Small pizzas are LARGE for one person, easily could be shared. The pizzas were thin-crusted and full of flavor. Hamburgers - we each got one and split were large and I think the extra pork... More 

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Thank kthomasva
New Jersey
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308 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I had a salad and a burger -- both were very good. The salad presentation was unusual, but I liked the dish. Kind of an upscalified sports-bar atmosphere.

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Thank Xman_7
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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135 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

We have been here several times and have always liked the food but the service most of the time is unattentive. It is a trendy restaurant and normally pretty busy but they really need to address the service issue.

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Thank Kenneth J
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This was a great restaurant. I was visit my step sister in Arlington and we decided to check this restaurant out. I ordered a salad and the presentation was amazing not to mention it tasted great. All around the menu here is great, even for a vegetarian like me. I would definitely reccomend this place

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Thank RamblinRoads
York, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Don't order the bistro filet. It's not a filet mignon. They changed the cut of beef to a shoulder although the price and menu did not change. Waiter (name is Rowan) had no idea until I had him check with the chef. He also accidentally poured water in my beer and initially denied it - I wish I could make... More 

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Thank Jay R
Arlington, VA
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383 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We are very impressed with Rustico's burgers, beer, salads, and service. The menu offers a limited selection but in our experience, the food is far better than most similar places with a beer and bar focus. And the waiters are professional, knowledgable and friendly. The pork chop was excellent; comparable or better than more upscale restaurants charging 50% more. The... More 

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Thank X-NYr
Arlington, Virginia
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We enjoyed this spot so much we have been back again in the same month. Burgers and salads have been amazing. Couple that with a beer selection to rival the best in the business. Inside and outside dining, both sidewalk and in a side court area. Inside has modern decor and a great atmosphere. Dine in the bar area or... More 

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Thank Colin J
Arlington, Virginia
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230 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Very large restaurant. Menu has a variety of options. Interesting starters including cornbread, crispy chickpeas or Brussels Sprouts, hot pretzels, and of course the famous risotto tots. Meal options are varied. the Beet salad and the "Market salad" (Kale, faro and other ingredients) are excellent healthy or vegetarian options. Menu also includes pizzas, burgers, and some chicken and shellfish options.... More 

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Thank 150nightsperyr
Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I've enjoyed dining here on several occasions. I have never had a bad meal. The "Risotto Tots" are addictive! The burgers are served on a great brioche roll and are perfectly cooked, tasty and moist. The salads are all fresh, crispy and lovely. Likewise, the fish is always perfectly cooked. If you like beer, they have an excellent selection of... More 

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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: Pizza, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?