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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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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
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 55
    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
Decent meal at an exorbitant price

I went with a group of workshop participants for dinner here. We were told in advance that the cost of the fixed price dinner would be $50, including drinks. Upon arrival we were informed that the price of the dinner did not include drinks. So I wound up paying about $60 for a pretty good dinner... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
APM_01
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Bethesda, Maryland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Bethesda, Maryland
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I went with a group of workshop participants for dinner here. We were told in advance that the cost of the fixed price dinner would be $50, including drinks. Upon arrival we were informed that the price of the dinner did not include drinks. So I wound up paying about $60 for a pretty good dinner that I could have... More 

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Moab, Utah
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Food, wine and service all outstanding. Great atmosphere. If you want to immerse yourself in an Italian experience, visit Rustico

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We loved this restaurant! The food was absolutely delicious and authentic! The staff rocked and was always on top of our needs! We will go back.

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Vail, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It was like walking into my family's living room. The staff at Rustico were warm and engaging, everyone was ready to shake our hands and answer all of our questions. The food was incredible, my favorite was the pasta with fresh seasonal mushrooms. Enjoying a glass of wine with the town of Telluride as the backdrop was like a dream... More 

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Grand Cayman
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 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
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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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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Additional Information about Rustico Ristorante

Address: 114 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
Phone Number: 970-728-4046
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
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
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

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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?