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“Endless wine list” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rustico Ristorante

Rustico Ristorante
114 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
970-728-4046
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Ranked #33 of 71 Restaurants in Telluride
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Denver, Colorado, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Endless wine list”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This place has one of the top wine lists... perhaps in the country. Knowledgable staff and they will help you pair a delicious meal with just the right glass or bottle. The food is flavorful and portions or reasonable for the price. The restaurant has a more rustic feel of being in a mountain town which you are so don't overdress. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the charm.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Ft Worth, TX
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Good but pricy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Having just returned from Italy I was looking forward to dinner at Rustico. Loved the patio, service was excellent and the food was good. Not Italy good, but close enough. However, it cost more than many of the meals that we enjoyed in Rome and Florence.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Pasta Perfect”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had the best pasta since Italy. It was cooked perfectly and the sauces were light and flavorful. We sat outside and as the sun set it became a little cold even with the heaters.

Visited August 2014
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Palm Beach, Florida
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171 reviews 171 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Excellent traditional northern Italian in the Rockies ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food was fantastic, out of 6 apps, salads and entrees everyone was smiling! Service above average for a mountain town, loud on the tented patio, ambiance was really the only thing lacking and it's not terrible just could be better. Wine list great with a few very good by the glass selections, chef specials (porcini mushrooms are in) were exceptional as was the three meat entree which was cooked perfectly and the Swiss chard and polenta a perfect side choice. Overall very good would recommend.

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Parker, Colorado
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25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Tasty and enjoyable!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

After over recreating in the gorgeous mountains surrounding Telluride, this was a lovely spot to rest the weary body, enjoy a glass of vino and good food. We sat outside and the nearby heater was perfect to take the chill out of the evening summer air. The pasta options were very good. The pizza was big...enough for two to share. The gelato was also a treat. Only complaint was the price...a little steep but then again, this is Telluride...not Montrose.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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