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Rustico Ristorante

114 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
970-728-4046
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Ranked #37 of 63 restaurants in Telluride
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Food was delicious. I was disappointed that 1/2 portions of the pastas were not available. (they do it all over Italy). Our server was borderline rude & seemed to just blow us off repeatedly. For example, we had to ASK for black pepper on salad, not once but twice. Then he bossed around some other chick to help us out.... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We had salad, pizza and wine in a shaded outdoor space. The food was tasty, the staff attentive, and the wine good. A warm, sunny day... lots of fun.

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Santa Barbara, California
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182 reviews 182 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We heard this was a wonderful upscale restaurant in Telluride. We were seated outside with heaters. It had white tablecloths and nice glassware. Our waitress was very sweet, nice and accommodating. We each ordered something different. Two people ordered rigatoni montanero with sausage and my husband said it was just “OK”. I ordered the veal masala not knowing how VERY... More

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Chicago
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

When they were seating us, they just kept walking out to a tent that I thought a wedding or private party was taking place. It was alive and vibrant. I highly recommend the organic filet from the Double RL Ranch. My husband and I split it and a Cesar salad, and were happy with that. The waiters sing the birthday... More

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Perry, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My husband and I had lunch on the outdoor patio. The service was impeccable. The atmosphere was unhurried, relaxing. It was difficult to choose from all the wonderful menu options. Our wines were nice. I had the special, which was a crab stuffed manicotti with a light sauce. It was excellent , as was the gellato. I don't see this... More

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I was looking for a nice outdoor patio with some appetizers and a glass of wine. We got just that. The patio was beautiful, the champagne was nice and the calamari and caprese salad were delightful. 2 drinks each, a small salad and 2 appetizers and we dropped $90 for tip and all. Service was great and atmosphere made up... More

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Moray
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We ate here on our 1 night stay. Risotto was excellent and so was husbands pizza. Service was good and it became very busy so popular with adults and families alike.

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Scottsdale
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Despite the pricey items and limited pasta selections we decided to try this well regarded restaurant. We asked for a Cesar salad to be split between the two of us and each ordered a risotto entree, supposedly a specialty dish. The salad came in a bowl with two plates, which we had to split ourselves. Really? The risotto was dry... More

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Durango, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It seems that every time we dine at Rustico, the food quality is deteriorating. Service is very nonchalant and prices (particularly the wines) have really gone up...$12.00 for a mediocre and small glass of Italian wine is completely unjustified. The beer selection is also poor, the evening we went there they had ran out of the only interesting beer (Pilsner... More

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Tucson
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

this is the 2nd time we have come here for lunch.....I feel that we are in Italy. The service is excellent and a menu for everyone. I had the cabbage salad and shared the ceasar salad with my husband who had a vegetarian pasta dish for lunch that was a perfect blend of fresh veggies and pasta and sauce. We... More

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