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“Food like a real Italian mother would make”
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Rusticana
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Spanish
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Putney, Vermont
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Food like a real Italian mother would make”
Reviewed January 5, 2010

My husband and I finally went to Rusticana on New Year's Eve, deciding that Ravioli's was too much a scene for the mood we were in. We found out there is room for two good Italian restaurants on Main Street in Lake Elsinore! Rusticana is comfortable, charming, and very affordable. I had the Ragu, listed as their specialty, and was delighted. The portions were large (we both took leftovers home), the service was attentive but not hovering, and we felt we could have stayed all night. If you're craving slow-cooked red sauce and some real comfort food, this is the place. The menu is weighted to pastas and home made pizzas, but also featured steaks and seafood. I can't wait to try the lasagna and take out pizza.

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2 Thank noranjeff
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English first
Wheat Ridge, Co
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“We loved this Italian find!! Try it out, you'll be pleased.”
Reviewed November 25, 2009

My husband and I stayed overnight in Lake Elsinore on our way to San Diego last March (2009). After the hotel clerk recommended only chain restaurants and more interstate driving, we struck out on our own to find some local flavor. We stumbled upon Rusticana and absolutely loved it! The pasta was delicious and so flavorful it reminded us of our trip to Tuscany a few months prior. The selection of wines was great and the owner steered us correctly to a wine that went well with both entrees. It was a little more money that we normally spend when on the road but definitely worth every penny. A salad, two entrees, one dessert, a bottle of wine, coffee, and tip totaled $90. There weren't many other patrons which we did not understand; hopefully it was an off night and business has picked up by now. Next March when we travel through that way again, I wouldn't be surprised if we plan our route & timing just to have dinner there again.

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2 Thank DJ_co
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Inland Empire,CA
1 review
“You need to try this restaurant. . .”
Reviewed October 30, 2009

The food at Rusticana is just above incredible. The atmosphere is nice, the staff is friendly and the food will speak for itself....give this little place a try!

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Thank BCStrings
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