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236 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
+1 269-492-0247
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“hanger steak” (13 reviews)
“lamb shank” (14 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (10 reviews)
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236 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to love everything about Rustica. The menu was enticing, and the food truly was phenomenal. Service was attentive and quick, and our party of three was pleased with nearly everything - except the noise. Perhaps it is a result of the building itself,...More

Thank vhills157
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very fine restaurant, as good as any in the BIG cities. Warm and friendly staff. Local foods and great presentations. You will not be disappointed!

Thank Tiny46748
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were in Kalamazoo for an anniversary weekend and stopped in for dinner on Friday evening. We loved the call ahead seating and appreciated the prompt call back to confirm. We were seated right on time when we arrived. The cheese board...More

Thank Janette C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In town on business, and needed a relaxing culinary experience by myself. Through the recommendation of a local friend, I called Rustica and enjoyed a fabulous meal, sitting at the bar. Atmosphere, service, menu, and wine selection were spot on. The lamb shank was five...More

Thank woodspnt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is probably the best restaurant in Kalamazoo. The owner/manager was there and we were able to chat briefly with him. The food was perfect. Everything was seasoned just right. The vegetables were done perfectly. (IMO-quality and emphasis on vegetables are important to me). Presentation...More

Thank LoveSunBeachMountain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our daughter attends Kalamazoo College and we were in town for Parents' Weekend. We were very much looking forward to dinner at Rustica during that weekend in light of how much we enjoyed dinner there when we dropped our daughter off at the beginning of...More

Thank MKCNyc
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Having recently returned from southern France, we were delighted to see Rustica offer bouillabaisse. It was SUPERB! Whenever we eat at Rustica, we are so pleased with the array of options - unique starters and creative entrees. Everything we've ever tried - duck, seafood, beet...More

Thank 31mari17
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I had dinner here with a friend and being European I’m of course interested in the rustic European cuisine proposition. The tempo at which they serve the food really does not make for a rustic European experience - even if you ask for the food...More

Thank ErikVollebregt
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This is very nice restaurant with high quality. Food is delicious. Service is perfect. Highly recommended.

Thank cemansiz
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Again I sat at the bar, a bit away from the noise of the kitchen. I was presented with a nice beer list including a Detroit Belgian that I had not tried previously. The Artisanal Menu caught my eye, especially when I saw the desert...More

Thank Tom L
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Questions & Answers
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
Judith K
20 August 2016|
Response from Judith K |
I need your dinner menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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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