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“Good things come in small packages” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Rustica

Cafe Rustica
414 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219-3822
804-225-8811
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Ranked #255 of 1,373 Restaurants in Richmond
Price range: $7 - $18
Cuisines: European, German, Spanish, Wine Bar
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good things come in small packages”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

It's pretty small, off the beaten path but the food is great. The wait for food was perhaps a bit too long but the vegetarian (portabella mushroom) panini and the Aosta panini were worth the wait.

Visited April 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Salisbury, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Offbeat but very good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The décor is offbeat and original. The menu is eclectic and interesting. But the bottom line is they serve great food. I don't know if their bread is made on premises but it is the best I have ever eaten. We tried the Mediterranean Shortstack and a Panini-both excellent. It is worth seeking out this small neighborhood place.

Visited March 2014
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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Ugh”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Sitting here now. Party of 5. Been here two hours. just served watery puttanesca. Service sucks. Bill $280. Would rather die than fine here again.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Orange, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“My kind of place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

What a pleasant restaurant CR is. Friendly folks, easy seating and the food is down home but creative. The oyster stew is some of the best I've ever had.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Georgia
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Decent food, awful service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We went here on a Sunday late in the morning for brunch. The place was small and there was only one other table. We were excited about the menu, but when our server came, she told us they were out of a few dishes. No problem. She did not stay at our table long enough for us to ask questions...it was very weird. She would come with a drink, set it on the table and leave quickly. After we ordered, we waited a very, very long time for our food. When the food finally came, the server had messed up one of the orders and it was incorrect. After we got all of the correct food, we enjoyed the meal; however, the abrasiveness of the server combined with the long wait turned all of us off.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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