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Rustica

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236 South Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 492-0247
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5:00 pm - 11:00 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

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    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
Lovely meal.

The mussels were fantastic and a generous serving for two. Gnocchi with lavender were delightful. Great wine choices and many local brews. Don't miss it. You can make a same day reservation as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The mussels were fantastic and a generous serving for two. Gnocchi with lavender were delightful. Great wine choices and many local brews. Don't miss it. You can make a same day reservation as well.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

After a horrible experince at a Mexican restaurant we went here. We were seated right away and the menu looked great. We ordered drinks and our meals, the waitress said I will be back with your bread. Once receiving our meals I asked if the bread was coming the waitress stated "oh let me check", when she returned stated they... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Rustica is always a favorite. Wonderful cusine, great wine list and friendly staff. On the Mall Downtown.

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Richland, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

What a perfect evening!!! My husband and I had a wonderful bottle of wine followed by two of the most exquisite entrees I've ever tasted!!! Our server, Sarah, was fantastic and what an atmosphere!! We will definately be returning!!!

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Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Rustica is a small, quaint restaurant in downtown Kalamazoo. The staff is attentive, but not overbearing. The wine list was impressive, but a little intimidating for my wife. The beer menu was also exernsive, but was a little lacking in that they only had three taps. The appetizers came out promptly and we're very tasty. We shared a cheese plate,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

food was oke, but definitely not worth that amount of money. A very positive and rare thing ws the extensive wine list from very appreciated vineyards local and foreign ! If you want to have a nice wine evening, this is the place to be.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Kalamazoo, for its size, is a foodie town. And, this is one of the best restaurants in the area. The food is exceptional, with unique flavor pairings that take you on a journey through your meal. Menus are seasonal and fun. They source locally as much as they can and bring together great quality meals. The head chef, Chris, honestly... More 

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Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is a small cozy place. Tasty food. Menu changes few times a year, so it is nice to come again to different foods. Good wine selection and fair prices.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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123 reviews 123 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We went to this trendy restaurant last weekend. As a group we sampled 3 appetizers: a cheese platter, meat and condiments platter, and pork belly. The cheese was outstanding. I have had better meat boards and pork belly. I then ordered roasted duck breast with a unique potato and artichokes. The best prepared duck I have ever had. However, the... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The food was excellent, nice menu, impressive wine list, and good not great service. The space is somewhat cramped. The lack of a vestibule was a serious flaw with outside temps at 5 degrees F - I'd have been very unhappy with any of six tables nearest the front door, between arctic blasts and other patrons waiting for a table.... 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: Italian, European

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?