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Rustico Ristorante

Italian, Pasta
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114 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
970-728-4046
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Today
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 48
    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
Disappointing

The restaurant is a lot bigger on the inside than on the outside. The food was really ordinary and did not come alive when in your mouth as most Italian food does. It did not feel as if it was made with any passion or emotion. The acoustics were terrible.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Grownup56
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Grand Cayman
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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226 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Spanish first
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English first
Grand Cayman
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The restaurant is a lot bigger on the inside than on the outside. The food was really ordinary and did not come alive when in your mouth as most Italian food does. It did not feel as if it was made with any passion or emotion. The acoustics were terrible.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Imagine looking for a place to have a decent dinner... Party of 11 with 5 children.... We were lucky enough to run into Rustico. Things started nicely with the lentil soup, but the sautéed Chilean sea bass was spectacular. Kids had a great time as well as the adults. Learned a thing or two with the macerated Pinot Grigio we... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

Once again we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Cafe Rustico. It is a reliable, true Italian restaurant with good food and good service. In a town with limited first class places to have dinner, we always are treated very well at this cafe.

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Plano
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We booked for 14 people, 4 of which were kids under 5 years old. No problem for Rustico. They had our table ready and service started promptly with an active waiter in control of his staff. This pony tailed dynamo got our drinks and wine order going, then he did something amazing. He took everyone's complete order without writing anything... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Rustico has outstanding food. The appetizers, entrees, desserts, wine list all are outstanding. The restaurant proper (not the annex) is quaint and inviting with a rustic, frontier feel. The waitstaff is precise and professional. However, the vibe is "indulge the tourist". Although the restaurant had the laughter of families and children, the vibe was to precisely deliver your meal, ask... More 

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Telluride, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Always want to like Rustico's more. Great bar. In summer, great outdoor seating. Food is a mixed bag. Sometimes good. Sometimes cold. Sometimes no service.

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Rochester, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

While skiing or riding the gondola into Telluride, we kept hearing how great Rustic was. When we stopped in to make a reservation, we were met at the door by the owner. He was incredibly warm and welcoming. We found every member of his team to be that way as well. The restaurant has a trendy vibe. The meals were... More 

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Oakland, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

As I have noted elsewhere, it is hard to go to a restaurant (even some more expensive and pretentious ones) without being faced with the hypnotic eye of one or more (or, lately, many) TV screens demanding your attention and sucking away conversation. Thus, it was a pleasant addition to the virtues of this place, located on Main Street (East... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We make sure to have dinner at Rustico each time we visit Telluride. Beautiful patio in summer and cozy inside in the winter. Good food, good service consistently!

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Elmira, New York, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This was our Last nite in telluride with our ski group and we chose this restaurant for our group dinner . We were not disappointed . The pasta dishes were very tasteful and the special of sea bass was wonderful .i chose the asparagus soup and shrimp salad to save room for dessert. Tiramisu and chocolate mousse and cream brûlée... 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: 970-728-4046

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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