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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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Sunday
Closed
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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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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

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Thank Paul B
Guelph, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Tangerine1661
Kitchener ON
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Thank taupecat
Ayr, Canada
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333 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank kanadai
Kitchener, Canada
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Klompie
Waterloo, Canada
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193 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank mschmitt255
Kitchener, Ontario
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Casa Rugantino has always been a go to place for us - great food, cozy atmosphere and wonderful food. We were excited about our latest visit as the space has doubled and it is very nice. Great open area and nice decor and even a bar where you can sit and have a drink. Maybe we hit a bad night... More 

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Thank AgentSusan
Waterloo
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Been here since 70s. New owners expanded the restaurant. Food is excellent. Service is pleasant. This is must. Sit outside.

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Thank eMark
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

My friend and I went to this restaurant for dinner not too long ago. We had a great time, I ordered a Caesar salad to start, the salad was delicious! Just what you expect from an Italian restaurant. I then had a pizza, the crust was perfectly thin and perfectly done. The sauce was substantial, which is how I like... More 

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Thank Madeline D
Kitchener, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Case Rugantino has been a consistent winner in my books. Even with the change of ownership the meals are fantastic,atmosphere is quaint and the staff and owners are awesome!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
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
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

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