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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 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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austin
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you want to dine outside.. dont pick the patio to the side. It is worse than an alaskan river for mosquitoes. The tables/chairs on not that comfortable either. The food is ok.. the staff is average.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

One of those restaurants where appetizers are better than entrees. Our son has visited so we knew to try the carrot hummus (good); and chickpeas (amazing). Entrees of the bacon burger , chicken were average. Weeknight so not that busy and service was quite good. Will return to see if other entrees were better.

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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Let me start by saying, I'm being generous with my rating. The restaurant decor and atmosphere are nice (great for a date, large group celebration, or finding with friends). We were 3 friends seated at a center table on a Friday night. The place was naturally busy, so good thing we had reservations. It seems that our server was new... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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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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 64 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?