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Casa Rugantino Italian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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709 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1P1, Canada
+1 519-744-9081
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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281 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Back for the first time since the renovations, restaurant decor now aligns with the great Italian food they serve. Atmosphere has moved to a cozy spot for a great meal. Pizza puff continues to be the lunchtime favourite. Cafe latte and espressos were a great way to end a wonderful meal.

Thank NormLWat
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second time dining here. It has become a sort of Christmas tradition for my boyfriend and I. I do have to say however that last year was much better, both food and service. The food last night was mediocre. Still good tasting, but all of our dishes were spicy, and we did not order spicy dishes. I... More 

Thank Foodblogz
Waterloo, Canada
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294 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Went out with another couple last Friday and had a fabulous meal. I ordered the house special pasta, it was wonderful. Our friends sampled the Veal Parmisian and loved it. We ordered a Valopolicelo Ribaso, which was super. All in all a great time. It was a little noisy, even thought they've expanded the restaurant, it was packed and difficult... More 

Thank Scott C
Waterloo, Canada
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

After a long day and train ride back from the city, cooking was not an option. My husband and I have been to Casa before, but we find ourselves coming back again because of the food and service. When you are tired, you don't want any surprises. Good food ..cozy surroundings and unobtrusive service. We got all 3 recently. Taking... More 

Thank Deanna Z
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

We have have been going to Casa Rugatino for about 35 years, it has always been one of our favorites. However, we booked a table for 2 about 10 days in advance, we ended up squished into a corner table where neither of us could move. Our waitress was hit and miss, more miss though, we ordered mussels as an... More 

1 Thank eviejoe
Waterloo, On
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I have been going to Casa since the 80's. Now, with their newly expanded presence and updates, it is a true gem in popular Belmont Village. The bacon wrapped scallops and arancini are delicious. The pizzas never fail to please. It was bustling at lunch the last few times I have been there. One evening in the summer we were... More 

Thank Jane G
Waterloo, Canada
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209 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Recently dined with friends in the newly updated dining room; the owners have done a great job in refreshing the former dining space and doubling its size. We dined on a Wednesday evening so Casa was busy but not like weekends. Our server was attentive and helpful. Each of us had an appetizer and main and the consensus was that... More 

Thank mschmitt255
Waterloo, Canada
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This restaurant is an excellent location for good quality Italian cuisine. Food is very good - nothing exceptional but reliable. The restaurant has recently expanded and has introduced a wine bar area. But there are none of the typical niceties associated with wine bars - you are forced to buy wine by the glass, and there are no sample versions/offers.... More 

Thank Brian H
Waterloo, Canada
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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 

1 Thank WaterlooFrank
Waterloo, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
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: +1 519-744-9081

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