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Rustico - Ballston

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4075 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22217 (Randolph)
+1 571-384-1820
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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270 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of heavy alcohol absorbing food - which you can wash down with coffee and a great Bloody Mary. Don't overlook the salads though, which are tasty and fresh. Get some Vitamin D and sit outside.

Thank Publius-DC
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my third visit to Rustico.. service is always spot on and food is too. We were a party of 25 set up in the back room. We were treated to a new menu item - risotto and herb tots with a lemon thyme aioli they were amazing! Butcher block pizza is always perfect for the meat lovers, and... More 

Thank Jessica O
Bel Air, Maryland
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236 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rustico is a trendy restaurant and beer place. They have a huge selection of beers, both bottled and on tap, to address every palate. The menu is limited, but everything that our group of 12 tried was delicious. Pizzas the burgers dominate the menu, but I had the pork shank and highly recommend it. Early in the evening the place... More 

Thank awfountain3
Arlington, VA
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199 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

So about 12 of us went for happy hour without a reservation. You would think they would be thrilled with a big group on a Wednesday, but the servers treated us like we were an annoyance. They only have 3 wines on happy hour and $2 off beer. No food specials. Service was so unfriendly that the few in our... More 

Thank tropicalfan
Farmington, MI
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Went in for Sunday brunch, had Shrimp and grits. It seems as if this place is trying a bit too hard to seem creative and trendy. My friend wanted french toast, but they only offered carrot-cake french toast, which was way too rich for our palates. It seemed like the waitress had to explain every item on the menu as... More 

Thank Drpad
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142 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

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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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 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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96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

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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134 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
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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