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Casa Rugantino Italian Restaurant

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709 Belmont Ave West, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1P1, Canada
519-744-9081
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistent and a Fun Place to Dine

We have eaten here on many occasions and have always enjoyed the food, service and ambiance of this small but very busy Italian eatery (reservations should be made). The wait staff are friendly and eager to assist you. We haven't had a bad meal yet so no disappointments. Belmont Village is a neat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
Richard B
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Waterloo, Canada
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Guelph, Canada
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We were somewhat disappointed in our meals. I am vegetarian, and there were very few options, only 1 fish and 1 seafood option. Portions were a little on the small side, and needed some more flavour in the sauces. We noticed most people ordering pizza, maybe that is the way to go. The place is very small, with tables closely... More 

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Thank seemore2015
Waterloo, Canada
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We have eaten here on many occasions and have always enjoyed the food, service and ambiance of this small but very busy Italian eatery (reservations should be made). The wait staff are friendly and eager to assist you. We haven't had a bad meal yet so no disappointments. Belmont Village is a neat area of Kitchener and getting better with... More 

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Thank Richard B
New Hamburg, Canada
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I went to lunch with 3 others and a reservation was required as the place is small. Service was prompt and efficient. I had the Baked Penne with meat sauce and mozzarella cheese baked and it was delicious and it was $13.00. Two of my friends also had the baked penne and enjoyed it. One person in our party had... More 

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2 Thank booking745
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120 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Delicious pizza. Be sure to try pizza with arugula on top. Delicious salads. This place is the real deal. Intimate. Be sure to reserve a table at this popular spot. Walk-ins are always welcome. Excellent service at this family restaurant.

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Thank Kate K
Kitchener, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Casa Rugantino,a small family owed restarant in the Belomont Village in Kitchener never dissapoints! The scallops in a bacon reduction is always a great way to start your dinning experience. Follow up with one of their wonderful entrees and a nice glass or bottle of wine.

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Thank Sandra S
Waterloo, Canada
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I liked the small quaint atmosphere although it is a fine line between cozy and cramped. The service was friendly but not notable which didn't bother us because we were there for the food which we had heard so much about. Sadly, while there was nothing wrong with the food, there was nothing special or outstanding about it either. The... More 

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Thank Elle A
Guelph, Canada
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133 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The resto is small and noisy, it is family run, so cannot qualify, for me as a decent resto. The service is just passable, but the piece de resistance is that the prices are extravagant. Heard about this resto before the new owners and it was supposed to be a great and unusual italian place. So expectations were high. But... More 

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Thank ric i
Kitchener,Ontario
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Visited for lunch with a friend mid week. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. We had the spaghetti carbonara and the lasagna both of which were excellent. A great venue for "ladies who lunch"

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Thank deganwy
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120 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Delicious pizza. Be sure to try pizza with arugula on top. Delicious salads. This place is the real deal. Intimate. Be sure to reserve a table at this popular spot. Walk-ins are always welcome. Excellent service at this family restaurant.

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Thank Kate K
Kitchener, Canada
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163 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

We discovered this restaurant many years ago and it has consistently been a favourite for lunch or dinner. I love their use of ingredients and their real Italian touch. Worth a visit!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 709 Belmont Ave West, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1P1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: 519-744-9081

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?