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“Fabulous Food”
Review of Rustica

Rustica
Ranked #9 of 340 Restaurants in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Battle Creek, Michigan
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fabulous Food”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you have never eaten at Rustica please give it a try. The food is typical food you would find in most fine dining restaurants but with such a flavorful incredible flair. The food is not typical of everyday dining so be prepared for something a little different.

  • Visited July 2014
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Holt, Michigan
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Quaint location, decent food.”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here while staying at the nearby Kalamazoo House Bed and Breakfast. We arrived shortly after they opened and it was still cold on the inside and took a while for the heat to warm us up. Initially we were seated right under a vent which was blowing cold air, but they relocated us after we requested to be.

I wasn't very impressed with my main course, the chicken was undercooked and the waiter and owner both disagreed with me and explained that the chef was very experience and the dish was prepared correctly. However it was too pink and tasted not done, but regardless they cooked it longer and it was fine. It's OK, but I don't think I'd visit again.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank tdm00
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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643 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 419 helpful votes
“Excellent place in heart of Kalmazoo”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

We always stop here on our way to Chicago. The place is amazing in Kalmazoo of all places. It can get busy on weekends but believe me its worth the wait!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank RonanJordi
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Wyoming, Michigan, United States
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142 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Quality food, quality restaurant”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Eating at this restaurant was an anniversary present. We usually don't go to places that are this expensive. This place was a real treat.

We were seated by the kitchen, so we were able to watch the cooks prepare the food. That was a lot of fun. The décor is very nice, and the food tastes marvelous. We also told them we were going to split a salad, and they delivered it to us split.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Bertram S
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Sarasota, Florida
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice place.”
Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

The quality of the food was very good. Nice ambiance. The service good. They didn't hurry us through the meal.

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Thank Jim_Sarasota_Florida
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