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236 South Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 492-0247
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Dinner
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food

I had the duck and it was delicious. My husband had the lamb and that was delicious also. Great service. We really enjoyed everything.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Jennifer M
,
Dearborn
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dearborn
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

I had the duck and it was delicious. My husband had the lamb and that was delicious also. Great service. We really enjoyed everything.

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Calumet, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I've eaten here at least four times and have always had a very good meal. You can also get a good cocktail here and they remind me of the old fashion cocktails in the old dinner places back in the 70's.

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Kalamazoo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food and wine were good just don't sit by the door. Too drafty. Would be nice if they stamped your parking ticket.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I love this place. My only issue is they don't offer reservations so you have to hope to get a seat but the wait is never long. My one recommendation is to make sure you get a seat by the kitchen so you can watch the cook prepare your food and you don't freeze every time someone opens the door.

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Wayland, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Rustica is a great find in Kalamazoo to be sure. A small place with a warm welcoming atmosphere and a great view of the open kitchen. We had the braised lamb shank - a little too much bacon, and the rack of lamb special - watched helplessly as it sat on the warmer waiting for our server... Overall very good... More 

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Three Rivers, Michigan, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

As I said my husband loved his duck entree, it was cooked perfectly... He said this was his favorite restaurant in the area. Although because of the cost probably we would save it for a special occasion. Everyone enjoyed their meal!

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Marathon, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Wonderful, interesting, and well presented food with very pleasant and competent service. You would expect to pay more for this kind of meal. Small, intimate and quiet.... will definitely go back.

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Kalamazoo
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Rustica has the most flavorful food in town. My favorite dish is the fish stew/soup Bouillabaisse. Service is great. You can trust there wine recommendations.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The four of us ate here for the first time on New Year's Eve (we had called ahead to 'reserve' a table - a great idea - it was very busy!) and had a fabulous meal. My husband and one other in the party had the steak special of the night and both agreed that it was cooked perfectly and... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Rustica stacks up well with the best restaurants in Chicago. That's where I'm from but spend a lot of time in the Kalamazoo area where we have a cottage. Local friends recommended Rustica. It was a Sunday night. We got there about 6 p.m. and pretty much had the place to ourselves. By the time we left at 8 it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 236 South Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: (269) 492-0247

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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