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“Great Summer Place”
Review of Pizzeria Rustica

Pizzeria Rustica
Ranked #8 of 1,432 Restaurants in Colorado Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $19
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Classic trattoria with architectural antiques and heated patio serving exceptional, hand-stretched Neapolitan wood-oven pizzas and antipasti made with the finest imported and local artisanal ingredients. Unique wines & brews. 5-stars “As Good As It Gets” – Gazette ~ Best New Restaurant 2009 ~ tenth 4-Star Green Restaurant® in the world.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Summer Place”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

The food and service are outstanding. I have eaten at Rustica as much as any place in the area, and I never feel as if I should have gone somewhere else. During the summer months, the patio seating makes for a very pleasant evening.

  • Visited February 2013
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Dave B, Owner at Pizzeria Rustica, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We love serving customers on the patio -- and it's dog-friendly.
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Woodland Park, Colorado
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104 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Delicious; great atmosphere and wonderful outdoor space”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Really love the pizza here. The food is unique to any other type of pizza you'll eat in Colorado. The service has always been great though I think I met the owner at the hostess stand once and he could certainly use some personality

Visited February 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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116 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Perfect wood fired pizza pie”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

When my wife and I travel we always search for the best pizza, Rome, Sienna, Florence, Dublin, NYC multiple times and this pie will compete with any I have had. Perfect crust, good tomatoes and fresh cheese. The service was excellent and the pie makers even answered a couple questions I had about their perfect product. CS is fortunate to have this gem. This is not Pizza Hut so be ready to experience true artisan pizza and do not be upset if you slow down to experience it. I leave town tomorrow sad because I am leaving Pizzeria Rustica behind.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank bogeybacall
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Take all my friends and family”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Never had pizza like this ever and it is so good and healthy and just yum. We love the outdoor dinning and everything about having lunch or dinner here. They have a great news letter so be sure you check that out as well. The stroy of how the place is run is amazing, the food is amazing and you will go back over and over again.
http://www.pizzeriarustica.com/

Visited February 2013
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Thank Cheryl R
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San Diego, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Need a Reservation!!!”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Must be good, because you need a reservation !!!!!, especially at this very very small place. No mention on their site as suggesting reservations, but when we arrived at 7PM, we were told, (a) an hour wait, and (b), they close at 8:30!!!! Never known a Pizza place to close at that hour.

Visited February 2013
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Dave B, Owner at Pizzeria Rustica, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Thank you for your comments. Because we only have 40 seats in winter, we are fully booked on the weekends and there can be waits at other times. Because this has been frustrating to some of our out-of-town visitors, we posted large red stamps on our home page in 2009, our location page, and our contact page saying Reservations Highly Recommended. We hope you will call ahead next time you are in town - we would love to accommodate you. 4-5 hrs ahead is usually fine. Thanks again, Dave
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