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Rustica

236 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
+1 269-492-0247
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
236 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
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1 - 10 of 253 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were at this charming restaurant a couple weeks ago. While the food is definitely upscale, the environment was relaxed. We didn't feel out of place in jeans. Had a fabulous meal starting with the grilled romaine salad. The grilling adds another...More

1  Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When traveling through small cities, one never knows how good the local food will be. At Rustica, there is nothing to worry about. They listed the nearby farms where many of the ingredients came from (such as my duck). Happily, they do not go overboard,...More

Thank GL_from_NYC
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Rustica is consistently reliable for its rustic European cuisine. The wine list is a little pricey for my taste. But the food here is fresh and well prepared.

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I wasn't sure what rustic European cuisine would mean but I've been hooked on Rustica since my first bite of house made ricotta gnocchi. I love to sit and watch the kitchen staff work. Menus are seasonal and based around what local farms are producing....More

Thank indulgent_traveler
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We were here late on a Thursday evening for my husband's birthday dinner. The food was AMAZING. The bread for the table was soft and warm.. Seemed like it had just come out of the oven. I had chicken with potatoes and seasonal veggies. The...More

Thank Crystal M
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The food and owner's consideration are wonderful at Rustica. You'll get the best of both there. That said, be aware of two things: The menu is different, I had to hunt for something I actually wanted to eat. But if you like what's on offer...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

The higher the ranking, the more I expect and I'm sitting on the fence about this one. The first thing I'd like to mention is that the service was very good, friendly enough and attentive. Now for the food. Our server informed us that the...More

Thank lcjn12
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This is the best and most consistent restaurant in Kalamazoo. They care about their food, have great service, and their wine list is award winning. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here last night. It was fabulous. They had just changed to their spring...More

Thank oishifoodie
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I came here alone my first night in Kalamazoo, and was treated with courtesy and attention. The food was delicious, memorable, and I definitely plan on returning.

Thank 60618traveler
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The owner Bill is a jerk and terribly rude unless you kiss his pompous behind. Food is very salty, over-priced and very small portions to make matters worse. It is an extremely tiny and cramped restaurant that is very, very loud. Bring a megaphone if...More

2  Thank jayhaas79
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MamaStewie
We are looking for a nice dining experience after a WMU graduation. About 18 people varying in ages and tastes (including a 4 year old). Would Rustica be a viable option for us? I like it, but some are not as familiar with fine dining and I don't want to overwhelm them.
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.
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Judith K
dinner menu?
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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Judith K
i need your dinner menu
20 August 2016|
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Response from Judith K |
I need your dinner menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
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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