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236 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
(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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Three Rivers, Michigan
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just hubby and I went for the first time to Rustica. Did not know that one didn't NEED a reservation so we did the reserve same day thing. Because we live an hr. away and it takes time to park, we needed 75 mins. to get there. Unfortunately, Rustica does not let you know until SOMETIME after 4. We had... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have lived in Kalamazoo for 5 years, and went to Rustica this past week for the first time, for a special occasion. We were totally impressed with our food - it was excellent. The warm bread and olive oil were a very good start, but we really liked my roasted broccoli and my husband's house salad when they arrived... More 

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Houston, Texas
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309 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rustica serves consistently good food, much of it locally sourced. Dishes range from meat to fish to vegetarian. Had an excellent whitefish entree on our last visit. Service is excellent.

Thank davemh333
Carefree, Arizona
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have one night in Kalamazoo, you can't go wrong with this restaurant. My wife says the salmon is as good as any she has ever had (and we lived in Seattle). My pork was excellent with a bit too much of the homemade mustard. The heirloom salad was superb. The wine selection was varied with good options at... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place wraps itself around you and says welcome at every turn. Wine list is nice with great selections that are not overpriced. Service is attentive and always deferential. The menu is diverse comfort food with lovely soups and main courses. Liked the lamb shank although one of those babies is probably enough for two. Adored the large bowl of... More 

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Fleming Island, Florida
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared for your taste buds to happy dance. This was a true culinary circus of flavor and I loved the circus! Everything was memorable.

Thank dad81
Pensacola, Florida
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199 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Totally enjoyed meal, location great. Service and meal options well presented. Food was enjoyed, recommendation was great.

Thank mar w
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rustica is the kind of place you can go for a quick snack or an evening out on a date or with a large group. Chef utilizes fresh, in-season foods. Extensive wine and beer list. Excellent cocktails. Personal recommendation: order the cioppino. You will not regret it!

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Three Rivers, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 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.

Thank ellen4725
Erie, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

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.

Thank Dara K

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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
American, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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 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?