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236 South Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 492-0247
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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St. Joseph, MI
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Anniversary dinner. Did call ahead seating. I had the duck, husband had the lamb. Both excellent. Nice wine list too.

Thank AmySt_Joseph_MI
Chicago, Illinois
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Reservations only available on the day of. Worth the trouble. The food was great - farm to table. Service was exceptional. Our group of 8 had a wonderful time.

Thank Ratsy19
Windsor, Canada
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160 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This may not be intimate dining but it is quality food. The place is small and noisy but the diners really don't care. I had duck and it was very nice indeed and made to my liking, well done and not pink as it would have been otherwise. My gazpacho was very nice but tasted a little bit off. My... More 

Thank sbklaj
St. Petersburg, Florida
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I came for an early dinner splurge based on the TA reviews. We knew in advance that it would be expensive. She had Michigan chicken which was better than average and priced at $24 above otherfine restaurnts. I ordered the pasta carbonara which at $22 was a ridiculous price. We both agreed that the pasta was terrible.... More 

Thank Larry K
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't had a better experience. Great service, great food, great wine. Even the desert was the best in a long time. Will definitely come back.

Thank Andreas K
Mattawan, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked the size of the restaurant. The food was wonderful. The atmosphere was energetic. Because of the size of the restaurant, it could get a little loud, but still worth the visit.

Thank cdquandt
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambiance, wonderful food. Staff is very knowledgable and polite. We have been seated a few places and none were uncomfortable or awkward. Reasonably priced meals and you will be stuffed when you leave!

Thank 5gems
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place. Food quality is excellent. Prices and noise are high. Is a local favotite, though.

Thank lewmurray
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit for me. I had the Salmon dinner which was prepared well. They have a nice wine list,, seems to be on the pricey side. Service is outstanding. This is a small place, was very busy,, and very loud. Do not take this as a complaint from me,, its just a fact. The staff and personnel are top notch... More 

Thank Slh3520
Washington DC
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've visited Rustica on three separate trips to Kalamazoo. The food has been good each time, and they have a nice wine list. Once we got half off a bottle of wine, I think because of a special Rustica has later in the evening.

Thank triAdvisor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, American, European, Gluten Free
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 South Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: (269) 492-0247

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