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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

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    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
Must read!!! Must eat!!!

Amazing!! This isn't the proper word to describe the hole in the rough that Kalamazoo has hidden. Trevor hosted our table with class, professionalism and hospitality. The first course of "marrow" was different, yet appealing with its description. I ordered it... UNSURPASSED by any expectations of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Chelsey W
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Amazing!! This isn't the proper word to describe the hole in the rough that Kalamazoo has hidden. Trevor hosted our table with class, professionalism and hospitality. The first course of "marrow" was different, yet appealing with its description. I ordered it... UNSURPASSED by any expectations of what I was about to consume! It was an unexpected decision that was proved... More 

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Newnan, Georgia, United States
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127 reviews 127 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Very eclectic euro food menu. Roasted marrow bones and bouillabaisse were both excellent. Very nice wine list and good dessert. Very good service and reasonable prices.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
22 helpful votes 22 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
18 helpful votes 18 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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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: Romantic, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?