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“A Welome Respite from getting lost...”
Review of Rustico

Rustico
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Ranked #117 of 767 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Potomac Greens
Transit: The nearest metro stop is on the blue/yellow lines at Braddock Road.
Reviewed May 30, 2013

We were trying to find our way back to our hotel in Arlington and got onto a wrong freeway, ending up in Alexandria. Being hungry didn't help in being lost so we sought out food and found Rustico. We felt much better after eating and the server kindly gave us directions to help us find our way home. For the meal, we enjoyed patio seating in the sunshine and had Boston Bibb Salad with chicken, a Pork Reuben and a Chicken Panino. All were great choices. We did have some noisy folks at the next table (how that much alcohol could be consumed at lunch in frightening) but that was not the fault of the restaurant. All other tables were well behaved. It seemed that the décor inside was quite funky but there was a high noise level so that is why we opted for outdoor dining. We did enjoy ourselves and felt better about the day after having had lunch -- didn't get lost after that!

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

I love this place for its draft and bottled craft beer selections. And yes, they have the standard yellow beers like Bud, Miller and Coors too if you are that inclined. The food is always great. I have tried about everything here and never had anything bad. The pizzas are excellent with the Roasted Mushroom and Grilled being my favorites. The Grilled is like an Italian sub on a pizza meat wise and then they, well, grill it. The draft beer selection is always rotating and they always have two casks also. They often host brewery launches with giveaways. The outdoor seating area is excellent in the right weather. The offer samples, flights and full pours of their beers. Overall the place is very good. Only complaint is the beer tastings and full pours can be on the expensive side as with all of the good places in DC. Go for happy hour and get the full pours which are $2 off. Avoid the tastings and flights during happy hour though because they are still full price!

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Thank Maxwell317
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

It's noisy but we went there to celebrate our son's college graduation because we thought he would like the beer selection for which it is known. It's a fun place to go and enjoy an evening.

Thank Helen K
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

I ordered Prosecco and a medium rare burger and fries. The fries were delicious ! The burger was a little bland. It's a great place to hang out with friends and catch up.

Thank Michelle L
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Great time with awesome water bottles, very little wait. Naked Pizza was great with another version of mozzarella cheese. Plus Buzz Bakery is right across the street. Parking is in back and available for 3 hours. Server was attentive to our needs and though busy was really good. Place has a large selection of alcohol (thought I had none, just a note). Macaroni Pretzel Appetizer was amazing as well and could have had that as a very "small" meal if they had a bigger option.

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Thank theleesons
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