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Rustico Ristorante

Italian, Pasta
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114 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
19707284046
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 20
    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 old-style Italian Restaurant - Extremely friendly

This restaurant has been in Telluride for 20 years which I think is very impressive and admirable. We sat on the covered deck for dinner and ordered a shredded and marinated cabbage starter as well as fried calamari. They have 4 different types of Risotto, we ordered the porchini mushroom and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Kathy S
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La Jolla, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Highlands Ranch, CO
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great food! Great service! All their Italian dishes are unique, fresh and elegant. It's a wonderful place to go for a celebration.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Such a beautiful and romantic restaurant in the heart of Telluride. We sat outside on the covered patio (with heaters!) for a late dinner. We started with calamari and then each had our own pasta, followed by dessert. Our waiter was fabulous and made suggestions without being pushy. Everything was absolutely delicious from our drinks to dessert. What a wonderful... More 

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La Jolla, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This restaurant has been in Telluride for 20 years which I think is very impressive and admirable. We sat on the covered deck for dinner and ordered a shredded and marinated cabbage starter as well as fried calamari. They have 4 different types of Risotto, we ordered the porchini mushroom and the scampi. Both were excellent. I ordered the Chilean... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Server was attentive, not intrusive. Helped us both select glasses of wine. I had the sea bass special and it was absolutely delicious! Slightly crispy on the outside and tender and flaky inside. Vegetable medley was a great accompaniment. Spaghetti was great, according to my dining partner. Overall great experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Unfortunately the food lacked the expected flavor and seasoning of Italian cuisine. the seafood pasta in a white wine sauce was bland, and had neither seafood aroma nor wine flavor.The veal and mushroom entree was not bad, but not melt in your mouth veal or rich earthy mushroom flavored. The side of polenta was plain, no cheese or herbs to... More 

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Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Nice place with a large tented area for outdoor dining. Friendly service, but was a little slow. Food was generally good. Would recommend for a couples dinner.

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Charlotte, United States
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Just happened to walk into the restaurant for a quick appetizer. Our thought was to have something to tide us over while we walked around town and probably ate elsewhere. Well we started with the Calamari and it was so good that we just felt we had to have another appetizer so we moved on to the Bruschetta (some of... More 

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Fremont, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Service was wonderful from seating us and adjusting the outside heating lamps to our needs and ending with the staff singing and the complimentary tiramisu. We were unfamiliar with the Italian wines so told the waiter about our tastes and he suggested one that was perfect. Throughout the meal service was prompt and attentive but never overbearing. The food was... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Loved this family owned restaurant. Great food and ambiance. White table cloth and upscale but not pretentious. Brought the kids. Wonderful.

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Prescott, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We ate at Rustico last night having a ravioli dish and an excellent veal mushroom meal. Both exceeded our expectations. They were full of flavor without being drowned in over spiced sauces. Nothing gripes more than to try hide veal with a sauce that is super spiced so you just have no idea the taste of the veal. Service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 114 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
  • Phone Number: 19707284046

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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