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Casa Rugantino Italian Restaurant

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709 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1P1, Canada
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Waterloo, Canada
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our first time at Casa Rugantino since they renovated. We had tried a few previous times but they were always booked solid so we were pleased to finally re-try it. Overall the results were mixed. They were busy when we arrived but we had to wait 5 minutes before we were even acknowledged, this despite the fact that... More 

Thank WaterlooFrank
Waterloo, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I were out for lunch to sample a nearby cafe which was really busy so we saw Casa and went in it was busy but they had redone the resturant and doubled the size and a really stylish decor ,,oh my gosh it was an amazing pizza ,great glass of wine ,lovely service and nice friendly chatter... More 

Thank BournemouthBelle44
Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for my birthday and ordered the caprese salad and lasagna. Delicious! Will definitely return again.

Thank M G
Kitchener, Canada
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117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Lunch at this local favorite was quite good, with a ample selection of valued priced wines by the glass, an outstanding Caesar salad and a tasty pizza. Once again the fine servers of Belmont Village do a great job of connecting with their patrons, which makes the dining experience memorable. High Recommended!

Thank 1francophile
Kitchener, Canada
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

My wife and I decided to go to this Restaurant recently as we hadn't been there in years. We did not have reservations and when we got there, the restaurant was packed. (a great sign that the food is good) We were welcomed by Amanda and told that there would be a wait for a table. We sat at the... More 

Thank Glenn_Wilkinson
Kitchener, Canada
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166 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

Finally visited Casa for dinner this week. It has always had great reviews so we were anxious to visit. It was extremely busy for a Wednesday night in Kitchener! we waited at the bar for a while until our reserved table was ready on the patio. Definitely make reservations! Although it has expanded, it is not a large place.. They... More 

Thank DDKW
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to Italy for our honeymoon and have been searching for authentic Italian food closer to home ever since. We went to Casa Rugantino for our anniversary and we had the best meal we have had since. The homemade family recipes are so amazing and the cozy atmosphere will make you feel like you are in... More 

Thank Michelle L
Waterloo, Canada
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a tiny and hugely popular place. It is simply one of the best Italian places anywhere. Pasta superb. Best Pizza in the Region. Small and tables close but otherwise a gem that all the locals know about

Thank Paul B
Guelph, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Went to the restaurant with my wife and adult daughter for lunch... Restaurant almost empty... Asked if we had reservations? ... A reluctant waitress served us, (yet failed to show interest in doing a good job). She gave half a glass of water but did not ask if we wanted any other drinks... We almost left at this point but... More 

Thank Tangerine1661
Kitchener ON
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

So it was girlfriends night. All the tables but 2 were taken up with women. Not sure why; just noting it. My friend and I both wanted to try the pasta special but had enjoyed the pizza puff (panzerotti anywhere else) so we split both. Service was pleasant and efficient. Food great. Overall a place I will be looking to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 709 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1P1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: 519-744-9081

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?