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Reviewed June 8, 2020

Great, healthy food in a cute and cozy setting. I love that each Rutaz has its own style. My favorite dish there is the Strawberry Sensational Salad. Honestly, their monthly dips and options for veggies to go with them and the seasonal menus are always...the best options! They took care of my dad and made sure we celebrated his bday, even though we never told the waitress. She overheard us, as we were leaving, and asked if she could box up some cake or pie: Dad picked carrot cake. I have been eating at all 3 locations since I was 8 years old and I always make sure to take anyone who visits me! The portions are pretty big here, especially the salads. I remember my parents sharing one every time I was there as a kid.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed May 30, 2020

During the Pandemic we were able to get the same delicious, wonderful dishes we usually get while dining in this fantastic fun place! The staff is so friendly and sweet, always take care in the food they make and serve. Every dish is amazing and...healthy. Great location and fun atmosphere. Rutabegorz is a must!!More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed March 10, 2020

We came here to celebrate my son's birthday and needed to accommodate several vegan diets in our group. Absolutely no problem! All of our entries were delicious. One small warning....on the seasonal menu, the spicy American slider has a kick to it. Our birthday boy...was clamoring for water after a couple of bites. We really enjoyed the decor and the ambience. Would love to come back during the holidays to see the upside down Christmas tree. Great service. We would eagerly return.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 21, 2020

We knew we made the correct choice when we arrived for lunch at 1:30 to a full restaurant. In a few short minutes our party of 5 were seated. It’s rare such a large menu results in great tasting food and we were not disappointed!...Our party included Gluten Free and also Vegetarian requirements. They were delighted with their meals. Service could not have been better from everyone. And only 3 minutes from the zooMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 19, 2020

This place has been here for years and never disappoints. Huge, healthy salad, fresh wraps and sandwiches...really great desserts. Go hungry, leave very satisfied.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed October 19, 2019 via mobile

Great go to spot for girlfriend luncheons. Creative delicious menu options with tons of cozy atmosphere. Staff always helpful and friendly.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 8, 2019

Choices for almost any palate. The salads are huge, they have seasonal specialties, and a 49 cent dip of the month. They have a nice outdoor patio with pet friendly seating, and it is fun to go during the Christmas season when they decorate with...an upside down tree suspended from the ceiling.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 8, 2019

This is our go-to place when we want something somewhat healthy in Old Town Tustin. Food is great and the service is friendly!

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed September 3, 2019

For the uninitiated, Ruta's the first of wide variety of tasty food. I always stir up with the dip special. Under $1 you get to try their dip of the month. I usually get a salad but the last time I was there I tried...the ham and pear sandwich that was incredible! They have some really awesome desserts. I usually get the tropical iced tea and an amaretto milkshake. I don't drink very much but this milkshake is out of this world! The staff is always friendly and attentive. I enjoyed eating on the patio. They do have limited bar service and their menu is extensive.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 21, 2019 via mobile

The restaurant has all the charm and menu suited for an Italian food fix. It was so good, I checked to see if my Grandma was in the kitchen cooking. All the childhood memories were revisited by going to this charming eatery. The first night...I was in town I ate there alone. It was so good that I brought my work team there the next evening. All had a great time and all raved about their meal. Be careful when ordering, the portion size is mind blowingly generous and the prices were moderate. This is one of the few restaurants that offers Gnocchi as an appetizer (easily split between 3 people) and also as an entree. The Gnocchi was much firmer than how I make it but delicious in marinara sauce. I guess I need to step up my culinary skills. I can't say enough about this place! If it is authentic Italian you seek, go here. You will rave about it also. My only complaint is that the restaurant is not close to me in South Carolina. If I lived here I would go to this place at least weekly (good thing I can't because I can't afford the carbs).More

Date of visit: August 2019
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I've never hear of Irvine. Just Fullerton, Orange and Tustin. Doesn't mean it didn't exist.
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  • Rutabegorz is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5