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Rustica

236 South Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 492-0247
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Ranked #6 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
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Top Contributor
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
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Holt, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here while staying at the nearby Kalamazoo House Bed and Breakfast. We arrived shortly after they opened and it was still cold on the inside and took a while for the heat to warm us up. Initially we were seated right under a vent which was blowing cold air, but they relocated us after... More

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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243 reviews 243 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We always stop here on our way to Chicago. The place is amazing in Kalmazoo of all places. It can get busy on weekends but believe me its worth the wait!

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Wyoming, Michigan, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Eating at this restaurant was an anniversary present. We usually don't go to places that are this expensive. This place was a real treat. We were seated by the kitchen, so we were able to watch the cooks prepare the food. That was a lot of fun. The décor is very nice, and the food tastes marvelous. We also told... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The quality of the food was very good. Nice ambiance. The service good. They didn't hurry us through the meal.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Rustica has been my number one choice of places to eat in kalamazoo for about 4 years now. Amazing food. Good location and a classy atmosphere. Being small and located downtown, it can get really busy on the weekends but it's ALWAYS worth the wait. We have always had great service and food. Never any issues. Most of the menu... More

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Kalamazoo
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64 reviews 64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

You can expect good food, excellent service and reasonable prices. The menu changes seasonally. If you enjoy creativity in the kitchen, you will be pleased with what is offered.

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