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236 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
+1 269-492-0247
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb shank” (16 reviews)
“hanger steak” (13 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (9 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
236 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a reservation for two at 7:00 PM. We walked in a few minutes early and were promptly seated. We made our selections along with a drink order. My wife chose the bouillabaisse and I chose beef tips with pappardelle. I am pleased we...More

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

The ever-changing menu feature fresh, often locally produced ingredients, in interesting and tasty preparations. Usually a fresh local fish is included, as well as meat and foul options. There are also plenty of choices for vegetarians. One of the most expensive restaurants in the area...More

Thank davemh333
Reviewed 3 April 2018

What a beautiful dining experience, Food superiority and staff awesome, can’t wait to go back, please try the Bone Marrow appetizer and when they suggest the specials try it

Thank Bernette S
Reviewed 28 March 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner here. Very nice wine list, wonderful service and the food was amazing. Highly recommended ~ make reservation!

Thank Bonnie W
Reviewed 24 March 2018

This was our first time eating at Rustica. The service was excellent. The food was delicious and plentiful.

Thank deb752
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I had the sauteed bay scallops with lemon parsley risottoand brown butter as an appetizer and the grilled craft raised Scottish salmon with polenta, endive, pickled onion, petite greens, avocado and sesame vinaigrette for the main course. It had exceptional flavor. The salmon had a...More

Thank JimboBryan
Reviewed 22 February 2018

My 82-year-old father and I were looking forward to an evening out at this highly rated restaurant. Unfortunately, we apparently arrived early (the clock in Dad's car was 10 minutes fast evidently.) As there was no handicapped parking available outside the restaurant, I pulled up...More

2  Thank ZRHGlobetrotter
Reviewed 16 February 2018

We went as a group of four on a Thursday evening. I called about an hour ahead of time for a 6 pm reservation; when we arrived the restaurant was about half full, but by 6:30 all tables were filled. I've been to Rustica a...More

Thank peterw389
Reviewed 15 February 2018

The food is wonderful - had the bouillabaisse and salmon entrees along with some salads and they were exquisite! Service was also attentive without being intrusive. Kudos to the kitchen and staff, and we would highly recommend this establishment for what they do well. However...More

1  Thank Robert K
Reviewed 9 February 2018

We enjoy eating dinner here during the winter, when we can sit in the front window and watch the snow fall. The menu changes with the season and the food is always hot and delicious. Don't pass over the soup specials!

Thank KelloggBirdSanctuary
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24 April 2018|
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Response from deb752 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry; I don't know. However, I will say that I think you'll find the prices reasonable.
4 February 2017|
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Response from Kristen W | Reviewed this property |
Oh, I missed the 18 people part! Sorry! They typically don't take parties larger than 8 people, as the other person stated. That is probably a group that would overwhelm the kitchen, but you could call and ask.
Judith K
20 August 2016|
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Response from Fat64 | Reviewed this property |
Variety of meats - pork, chicken, salmon, lamb & pasta rusticakzoo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-492-0247
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