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Rustico Ristorante

114 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
970-728-4046
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Ranked #38 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
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English first
Bulverde, Texas
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We happen to be in Telluride during the film festival. Dropped in for a mid day snack. Interesting scenes at this restaurant given the film festival. Lot of spoiled kids used to the finer things courtesy of their parents. Fun side shows watching the interaction between the youngsters and their handlers. Service was excellent as was he food. The wine... More

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Durango, Colorado, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A friend and I hoped for a good dinner. The food was mixed: great salmon appetizer, extremely mediocre salad and entree. What made the evening memorable? Extraordinarily poor service. After mentioning this to our waiter, he ambushed us as we attempted to quietly leave the restaurant. When I asked to speak to the owner or manager, he pointed to his... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I recently made my first trip to Telluride, Colorado. What a treat it was to visit this quaint and charming town of about 1500 permanent residents. My hosts have had a condo there for many years and proved to be wonderful ambassadors for the town. We walked everywhere including to town where we dined at Rustico Ristorante. The owner is... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We enjoyed a delightful bit of Italian cuisine at this wonderful restaurant. Fresh wild mushrooms were part of some of the dishes, The mushroom soup was to die for. Along with our paste dishes, two of us ordered the Alla Verza E Al Funghi salad, finely shredded fresh cabbage, wild mushrooms, pine nuts with Mediterranean dressing. Very different and very... More

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Scottsdale
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Outstanding Italian food, proficient and friendly Italian-speaking staff, warm ambiance, especially the large outdoor patio. In fact, Rustico probably has the best patio dining in Telluride.

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We sat at a cozy small table by the entrance window. The service was excellent. The Malbec wine was nice. The food not as much. The calamari appetizer lacked flavor. The chicken on the four cheese pizza was dry and tasteless. We did like the cheese and light crust of the pizza. We recommend this restaurant with caution. Thanks for... More

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frequent traveler
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Just a tip in general before getting to the details of this restaurant. When looking at reviews for Telluride pay close attention to whether they are in Telluride or Mountain Village. Yes the gondola is free and it's a great ride, but it's also a good 15-20 minutes each direction if you are staying in one location and dining in... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

First heard of this restaurant from Wine Spectator. They gave it a great review and gave them credit for an outstanding wine list. We were greeted by an enthusiastic Italian host and the wait staff was equally authentic and very attentive and eager to make helpful recommendations. Our meals were wonderful and perfectly prepared. The wine list is quite extensive... More

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Silver Spring, MD
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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
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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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