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“Great place for deaf people”
Review of Rustico

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Ranked #111 of 763 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great place for deaf people”
Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

The noise is deafening, impossible to have a conversation. Men's restroom messy. Food is fine but the owner must want people out quickly given the glass and brick walls to maximize sound reflection. Could be fun if rebuilt. Not cheap but comparable prices. A quiet good place nearby might encourage owner to revamp decor. Huge new developments nearby may not bode well for us.

Visited February 2014
Thank quietbrujo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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English first
Arlington, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

Brunch on the day of the big game was excellent. Recommend fried deviled eggs, salt roasted beet salad, breakfast panini, donuts - all great (especially since restaurant wasn't busy, thus was quiet). This was our first visit - we'll definitely be back!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank leeb911
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
244 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Rustica - nice watering hole, good food as long as you like crowds”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is a good, hopping bar scene restaurant and is somewhat too noisy but has a lot of evening life starting at happy hour and going on. The food is great, albeit slightly pricey, especially the cocktails. They have an outstanding and crowd pleasing variety of beer. The pizzas are very tasty and other entrees are nicely presented as well as delicious. Their tables are too small, however, and guests are indeed packed in, especially on weekends and it is hard to hold a conversation anywhere... bar or restaurant at peak times. Much better to go to lunch there if you can. Some limited parking lot adjacent to it.

Visited July 2013
Thank lsihrofhhisc
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Fort Worth, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
254 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Wonderful pizzas and beers!”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Met some friends here for a late night bite + drinks. Love the pizzas and other pasta options. They also have a great beer selection. The atmosphere is perfect for late night gatherings or watching sporting events.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Sted
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
187 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good food and great beer selection!”
Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

We had a pizza that was delicious. The server was very friendly and knew the vast beer selections and made some suggestions. The atmosphere is nice, lots of booths in the bar area which is good.

Visited December 2013
Thank vtpsu
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