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Rustica

236 South Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 492-0247
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Ranked #5 of 284 restaurants in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European, Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
Wyoming, Michigan, United States
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
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
Top Contributor
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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Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A very friendly upscale eatery in downtown Kalamazoo. Started the dinner with appetizers, I choose the green pea and mint soup (delicious) my husband had the grilled romaine salad which he enjoyed. For entrees I had the braised lamb shanks on a bed of grilled artichoke hearts and sauteed kale, excellent. My husband the hanger steak which was beautifully cooked.... More

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Maine, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had read rave reviews for Rustica in Trip Advisor, so we went there with high expectations. Rustica is very good, but our expectations may have been too high. The atmosphere is urban, not rustic. The interior surfaces are hard so that sounds turn into noise. The service was fine but not exceptional. My wife's pork loin was wonderfully tender... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Only once I have liked the food there. They don't try to acommodate any special needs or likes.I hope I don't have to go there ever again. Expensive for the final product.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great atmosphere, enjoy the open kitchen. Great food that is special and creative without being pretentious or just plain strange. Service excellent.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

High quality food with a great creative twist. Loved every bite & will definitely go again. We used Call Ahead seating & it worked great.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is one of the few restaurants in Kalamazoo in which the food is so good that you will find yourself eating slowly so as to savor every bite.

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