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Rustica

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236 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
(269) 492-0247
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Three Rivers, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful experience! Our waiter Mark did an outsranding job. My mushroom farrotto was excellent and Ray's lamb rivaled what we get in Turkey. The half price bottle of wine (special happy hour pricing) helps keep the cost very reasonable. Its now my favorite Kalamazoo restaurant.

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Thank ellen4725
Erie, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with a group and sampled several plates. The flavor combinations were innovative and the atmosphere was superb. The servers are friendly and the wine selection is impressive. I will definitely be back.

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Thank Dara K
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for fresh food. The menu is continually changing and has seasonal favorites from Michigan. The wine selection is awesome and it's true fine dining in Kalamazoo. This is a couples place fore sure and has room for groups of 4. The wait staff is awesome and you can watch the chefs make your dish.

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1 Thank Patrick D
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my Son who was in from out of town for a special meal. He lives in Atlanta and is used to fine dining. He had the Pork Chops and we got a cheese plate for an appetizer and he loved it.

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St. Joseph, MI
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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1 Thank AmySt_Joseph_MI
Chicago, Illinois
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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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 weeks ago

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 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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 

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1 Thank Larry K
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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 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.

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Thank Andreas K
Mattawan, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
  • 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?