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Rustico - Ballston

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4075 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22217 (Randolph)
+1 571-384-1820
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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126 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten here a few times when in the area, most recently last week. The food is good, but not great. Most of the menu is fairly standard restaurant fare: pizzas, burgers, and a set of American fish, chicken, etc. entrees. I had the pizza and it wasn't anything special: not bad, but not very flavorful either. The beer list... More 

Thank Jim R
Sylvania, Ohio
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing pizza and delicious salad with a daily homemade cheese ball. The salad was to die for. Lovely atmosphere great beer selection... over one hundred at least.

Thank barbarakbauer
Crisfield, Maryland
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95 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for my daughter's birthday. I had never been to this location; however, we have visited the Alexandria Rustico several times. We were so disappointed. Our burgers which were very pricey were way overcooked. The drinks were very pricey and the service was lacking.

Thank Linda R
Boulder, Colorado
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Inventive, but not crazy, cuisine. Great service, wonderfu wines on happy hour menu. All around good experience!

Thank BoulderKaty
Washington, DC
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118 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

In a pinch and if you find yourself around Ballston this is not a bad place for a meal. The cuisine is a hodge podge that is mainly Italian focused. It has the standard SAD wrong volume to quality ratio that is the main problem for US restaurants and tastes but within that the choices are reasonable. It has excellent... More 

Thank DCNike
Oneonta, New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has great food! The selection of bistro foods should please everyone. I had the half chicken and it was cooked and seasoned perfectly. My associates also enjoyed their food: burger, salad, and a personal pizza. The service was pleasant and the food came out quickly. Lighting is a little dim making it hard to read the menu and... More 

Thank KZDtravels
Minoa, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We were grateful they served food until 11. Quiet, nice place with outside seating and dog friendly.

Thank eileen0214
Alexandria, Virginia
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231 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

We enjoyed the soup, half salad, half sandwich choices for $15 and found them all very good. Between the two of us we had the tomato soup which desperately required the S&P which improved the flavor ten fold. We also had the cheesesteak(very tasty), cubana pork(less flavorful but yum), and both the Caesar and the fennel & fruit salad(delicious)! Very... More 

Thank LovinLifesJourneys
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

The dinner was reasonable, nothing extra ordinary, but ok. The beer menu is terrific. Nice atmosphere.

Thank M W U
Greenville, North Carolina
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

The atmosphere was nice, but loud due to large parties nearby. They did have house wine for 5 dollars a glass the night of my visit. It was good for a cheap house wine. I had the Woodstone roasted half chicken, which the waiter recommended. The chicken was a little dry and the vegetables were under cooked. The dish had... More 

Thank Carolyn H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4075 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22217
  • Public Transportation: Ballston-MU Metrorail station;# ART routes serving Ballston- * ART 41 * ART 42 * ART 51 * ART 52 * ART 53 * ART 62 Metrobus routes serving Ballston, * 1BCDEFZ * 2ABCG * 10B * 22A * 23AC * 25A,C,D * 25B * 38B
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 571-384-1820

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?