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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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1 review
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 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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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
21 helpful votes 21 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 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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249 reviews 249 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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