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Rustica

236 South Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 492-0247
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Ranked #8 of 285 Restaurants in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: European, Italian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
Ann Arbor MI
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

The menu is short, but everything is thoughtfully composed and expertly prepared. The grilled romaine salad is especially yummy.

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Kalamazoo
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My son and I had my Birthday diner here. It was very busy and quite loud. The service was not the best. I asked for a wine recomendation and was told if you like red (as he pointed to the wine list) there are these... Dinner was good but not impressive

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Traveling with my kids' hockey teams and decided to stop here. Because we were a large group, we needed to wait quite a while, but boy it was worth it! Different food pairing but wonderful.

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Albion, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I brought my husband here for his birthday dinner. We ordered the mussels and scallops for starters. The mussels seemed really fresh, we both just wished there was more sauce to go along with it. I really enjoyed the scallops. I ordered Beef Wellington and my husband ordered the duck. My wellington was mediocre at best, the duck was AMAZING.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Two and one half hours of fine dining. Enjoyed every moment, appetizer, entre, desert, wine. Fine finish.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Stopped at Rustica for anniversary dinner with my wife. The restaurant itself is pretty small (long and narrow), and can feel cramped if busy. It was also relatively noisy, but not intolerable. The food itself is delicious, but I was somewhat disappointed on the portion size relative to the cost. I get it though. Our server, Mark, was very nice... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We are new to town and have been trying all the local places, skip the chains. And Rustica really delivered. Great food, wine and superb service.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Went there to experience the best restaurant in kalamazoo after reading the reviews. I found that the service,the food and the atmosphere were wonderful. But the portions were oh so very small,....................

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Houston, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This intimate restaurant in downtown Kalamazoo serves high quality New American cuisine at reasonable prices. While our duck on one visit was undercooked, the food is generally prepared to high standards and the ingredients are often locally sourced and always fresh. One of the best restaurants in the Kalamazoo area.

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you have never eaten at Rustica please give it a try. The food is typical food you would find in most fine dining restaurants but with such a flavorful incredible flair. The food is not typical of everyday dining so be prepared for something a little different.

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