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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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Kitchener, Canada
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112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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163 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank taupecat
Ayr, Canada
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333 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We haven't been to this restaurant for over 20 years and wow, what a difference. I love the new look. It's much brighter and cleaner and there is a great little patio out front -- with live music on the Thursday we were there. My husband and I arrived a bit early so we ordered coffee. I asked if the... More 

Thank kanadai
Kitchener, Canada
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Love the expanded space, food was excellent. Our server was in left field. She had long blonde hair, did not give us her name. On 2 occasions we had to ask other servers for pepper and grated cheese. No spoons to lap up the wonderful sauce, she was busy talking at the back with other servers. Did not see the... More 

Thank Klompie
Waterloo, Canada
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196 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Casa Rugantino in Belmont Village is a landmark Italian restaurant - have been visiting this place for over 30 years. It has recently been remodelled and expanded - the owners have done a superb job in bringing the decor into the 21st C. Of late Casa has been our go to place for take out pizza which is very good.... More 

Thank mschmitt255

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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?