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Pizzeria Rustica

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2527 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-3096
+1 719-632-8121
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Classic trattoria with architectural antiques and heated patio serving...
Classic trattoria with architectural antiques and heated patio serving exceptional, hand-stretched Neapolitan wood-oven pizzas and antipasti made with the finest imported and local artisanal ingredients. Unique wines & brews. 5-stars “As Good As It Gets” – Gazette ~ Best New Restaurant 2009 ~ tenth 4-Star Green Restaurant® in the world.
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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Pizza Outside of Italy

I lived above a pizzeria in Italy for 5 years and have to say this pizza is the closest to authentic I have had since leaving Italy. The Staff always goes the extra mile and the service is impeccable. I have never had a bad pizza nor service here. I always bring my out of town friends to eat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Nucknfutz
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I lived above a pizzeria in Italy for 5 years and have to say this pizza is the closest to authentic I have had since leaving Italy. The Staff always goes the extra mile and the service is impeccable. I have never had a bad pizza nor service here. I always bring my out of town friends to eat here... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Live an hour and half from the Springs and don't get there often enough. Pizza and salads are quite good but pricey for the size of portions. For The cost of a pizza and salad you could have a full meal at a nice rest. Will still come when I need a "good" pizza fix

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akron oh
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I ordered the pizza for takeout or would have refused to eat it. Interestingly, the hostess and manager seemed a little uncomfortable with the whole take out thing. I ordered pepperoni, sausage, onion, red pepper and green pepper. I could not identify any pepperoni or sausage on the pizza, although there was some spice that hinted at pepperoni. Green peppers... More 

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GreenResto, Owner at Pizzeria Rustica, responded to this review

Hi robi32, we wish you had reviewed our TripAdvisor reviews before you came to the restaurant so you would know what to expect (see the four 5-star reviews just below yours). We serve authentic Neapolitan wood-fired pizza like in Naples. The slight char on the crust is called leoparding and is a desirable feature in this style of pizza which... More 

Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

After a day of sightseeing in the area we decided on Italian for dinner. This quaint little restaurant was the perfect spot. Nice wine selection and an authentic Italian menu made for a great dining experience. The stuffed mushrooms and meatballs were well-prepared and quite tasty. The house special, wood-fired pizza was superb. Topped it off with a nice canelloni... More 

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Las Vegas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I want to compliment the manager, Jason, who helped me organize a pizza party of 21 people and one baby. He worked with me from my very first e-mail back in late May when I asked if he could accommodate a large party on Sunday, July 5th. We were all coming to town from all across the country - (from... More 

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Hadn't been to Pizzeria Rustica for quite some time...and I don't know why. Having just been to Rome a couple of weeks previously, the pizza at Rustica is authentic Italian pizza and delicious, as was their antipasto. And, the ambiance is great as is the service. Won't let so much time slip by again before another visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is the way a pizza should taste! This restaurant was a very pleasant surprise, when we were on vacation in Manitou Springs. Based on the reviews on TripAdvisor we went here, and were so pleased. The pizza tastes how they taste in Italy! It has been a long time since I had such good pizza. Do not expect thick... More 

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I happened upon this little place & man am I glad I did! Fresh artisan pizza that tasted as fabulous as it looked! The wait staff were all really friendly. Carrie took excellent care of me & was willing to share a bit about Colorado Springs being as this was my first visit to the city. I would not hesitate... More 

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dfw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We came here based on other reviews and we are sure glad we did. Authentic Neapolitan pizza with unique toppings. We ordered the Caesar salad and Formaggi e Pollo pizza. The salad had a homemade dressing that was light yet bold in flavor. The pizza was a delicious mix of chicken, basil sausage tomato pistachio, and Rosemary. We will definitely... More 

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GreenResto, General Manager at Pizzeria Rustica, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed the bold flavors. The egg-free caesar dressing is the owner's wife's recipe and it is very popular. For extra zing try adding our citrusy imported Italian white anchovies! A delicious product. More 

Boston, MA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The first time we went, I would give the visit a 5. The host and waitress were top-notch. We were given some olive oil in which to dip our pizza crusts. I ordered a pizza that had garlic ricotta "stuffed" under the crust in a couple places. The food was fresh, prepared with attention and pride, and delicious. The second... More 

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GreenResto, General Manager at Pizzeria Rustica, responded to this review

mom2teens6, we are truly sorry that your second visit did not measure up to your first visit or our high standards. The poor service and the pizza that you did not like are unacceptable. We strive and expect to offer the same dining experience on the patio as inside with the exception of dipping oils and chocolates which make a... More 

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Additional Information about Pizzeria Rustica

Address: 2527 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-3096
Phone Number: +1 719-632-8121
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Colorado Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 19
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2527 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-3096
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Colorado Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 719-632-8121

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 19
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian

Description

Classic trattoria with architectural antiques and heated patio serving exceptional, hand-stretched Neapolitan wood-oven pizzas and antipasti made with the finest imported and local artisanal ingredients. Unique wines & brews. 5-stars “As Good As It Gets” – Gazette ~ Best New Restaurant 2009 ~ tenth 4-Star Green Restaurant® in the world.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?