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Rustico Ristorante

114 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
970-728-4046
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Ranked #39 of 64 Restaurants in Telluride
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Silver Spring, MD
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I did not like what I ordered. Mushrooms were in high season so I decided to have the "special" mushroom soup, but found it was quite bland. I also ordered the mushroom & polenta appetizer which was too greasy. My son orderd the bruschetta, but the tomatoes looked like they had been diced ahwile ago. He had the rigatoni with... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This place has one of the top wine lists... perhaps in the country. Knowledgable staff and they will help you pair a delicious meal with just the right glass or bottle. The food is flavorful and portions or reasonable for the price. The restaurant has a more rustic feel of being in a mountain town which you are so don't... More

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Ft Worth, TX
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Having just returned from Italy I was looking forward to dinner at Rustico. Loved the patio, service was excellent and the food was good. Not Italy good, but close enough. However, it cost more than many of the meals that we enjoyed in Rome and Florence.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had the best pasta since Italy. It was cooked perfectly and the sauces were light and flavorful. We sat outside and as the sun set it became a little cold even with the heaters.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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109 reviews 109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food was fantastic, out of 6 apps, salads and entrees everyone was smiling! Service above average for a mountain town, loud on the tented patio, ambiance was really the only thing lacking and it's not terrible just could be better. Wine list great with a few very good by the glass selections, chef specials (porcini mushrooms are in) were... More

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Parker, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

After over recreating in the gorgeous mountains surrounding Telluride, this was a lovely spot to rest the weary body, enjoy a glass of vino and good food. We sat outside and the nearby heater was perfect to take the chill out of the evening summer air. The pasta options were very good. The pizza was big...enough for two to share.... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Pricey - but well worth it. After backpacking 5 days -- and losing our freedom, having to go back to beds, traffic, crowds -- this truly made the transition easy. Pasta was perfect w/ fresh local porcini (king bolete). mixed grilled fish. excellent soup. can ignore the local beer poured out of a can (it is a true Italian place... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We came in with a large group and expected to have a nice leisurely dinner. The menu even says on it that you shouldn't expect fast service. So we were prepared;). However we asked our server to split our church since we had several families - this would help at the end if the meal. The server said it would... More

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Gallup, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Over many years and many trips to Telluride Rustico continues to stand out as my favorite overall dining experience in Telluride - which of course makes it one of my favorites anywhere! The broad menu (sharing-sized pizza, pastas and fish/meat specials) and deep wine list means you can grab a light bite to eat or go big for an anniversary.... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is by far the worst restaurant I have been to in Telluride. Service: horrible. Our server was very rude. I honestly have not seen such a negative attitude from a server. Food: below mediocre considering the price tag. We often spend summer in Spain and Italy, and food at Rustico was a far cry from Italian cuisine. My advice:... More

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