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236 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
+1 269-492-0247
5:00 pm - 11:00 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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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have loved this place, but our recent visit was mediocre. For the price, I want to be wowed. It is great that you feel like you are in a cool Chicago restuarant, but the food needs to be great. Fish was bland. Beet salad was great. Scallops were ok. Service was so-so.....

Thank MIbeachgirl
Richland, Michigan
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here several times and have always enjoyed my meal and the experience. This restaurant would do well in a city of any size, including New York, I feel, because of the dedication to creating superbly-crafted dishes and great service. Whereas ordering a chicken dish at a fine-dining establishment would normally elicit an eye-roll from me, the chicken... More 

Thank svenska572
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family and I went here on Christmas Eve and sat at the bar...less noise and less wait time that way. The food was excellent and service was great too. The bone marrow and the scallops were great appetizers and I got the duck as my main course and it was amazing. great place with a great vibe. (they do not... More 

Thank madmh321
Kingston, Canada
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

It was a busy football and sports weekend we were looking for a great meal after 9:30 on a Friday I saw they served till 10 so I called to tell them we would be right over and was informed they were shuttting down early we went next door to be received by a friendly and lively atmosphere not a... More 

Thank Lowpymtking
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

First, the owners are great and know their food and drink! Saad and Bill are cool. The tiny restaurant exudes in joy and the food is amazing. Where else can you get locally grown veggies and meat, pork belly, and food that is like no other place around? Very cozy and there is always a wait! Call ahead or get... More 

1 Thank Karen J
London, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

This place has great flavourful food. I had the Brussels sprouts which were really good and the pork loin which was exceptional. I then had to try a desert as the food was so good. The creme brûlée was really tasty.

1 Thank Tom H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped by here passing through the town. It was rated really well, so we thought it wouldn't hurt to give it a shot. It was very expensive for what we got and the food didn't have a "wow" factor. Clean-cut place to have a business meet-up, but too pricey to have a relaxed dinner. Will probably... More 

Thank Christienna
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

This is probably my favorite place in town. It is the perfect size venue with a cozy atmosphere, a samll kitchen that turns out so much flavor from a small space - very impressive - with a perfectly curated menu of locally sourced foods, a fabulous wine list, and the prices are reasonable as well. I have never been to... More 

Thank Kristen W
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate here for her birthday and our anniversay. We stayed at the Kalamazoo House B and B and was an easy walk to the restraunt. Had reservations early and took advantage of the happy hour deals on apps and wine. Our food was unbelievably good. We had bone marrow for the app. Best we had since... More 

Thank Nate M
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

It was our second visit to Rustica and I still see nothing special in this place. Pricey and pretentious - yes. Delicious and memorable - not in my book.

Thank mishkanazapade

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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: +1 269-492-0247

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