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Cafe Rustica

414 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219-3822
+1 804-225-8811
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average2%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“short stack” (9 reviews)
“salmon hash” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
German, European
$$ - $$$
414 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219-3822
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

I was in Richmond by myself on business and staying at the nearby Holiday Inn Express and walked the two blocks to eat dinner here for the first time on Sunday April 23, 2017. It is easy to find and plenty of parking nearby. The...More

1  Thank ChamL
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We had lunch on a Monday at 11am, just as they opened. I am always grateful for the early lunch, and Monday opportunity! The Mediterranean Short Stack was extremely well prepared - just the right amount of food for lunch and the seafood incredibly full...More

1  Thank Markey2
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on a cold December night because I was looking for German comfort food. The place is small, the folks were friendly, the food was wonderful. I was a bit disappointed that they were out of spätzle. I would like it would be...More

1  Thank Angie S
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We stopped in here for dinner earlier this week, at around 6:15, with another couple and their 4-year-old daughter. The place was pretty busy, with half a dozen booths and a similar number of tables, and also a bar, seating about 10, where you can...More

1  Thank sgreif
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Food was absolutely delicious with pleasant service. Order a bottle of wine and sip away through the night. We had the Mediterranean short stack which was heavenly. Huge portions for the mains that we had to take away.

1  Thank Celia C
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Second time here. First was excellent. This time dropped slightly to very good. Portions are still ample and prices very reasonable. Salmon hash was still excellent but the burger and veggie platter weren't quite as good. Tomato basil soup was just ok. Cute little place....More

Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Always love the Mediterranean short stack which is a combo of seafood cakes and fresh veggies on the side. Didn't get there early enough to get a booth so had to sit at a back table but still love the food.

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This restaurant is exactly what is says on the label, rustic and quaint. We went on a very quiet Sunday afternoon for brunch (we were the only guests) and enjoyed a delicious brunch. I had the salman and my friend had the skillet. Great food,...More

1  Thank Sue J
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Why have I not eaten here before? Came here with friends without a reservation, a little later. The space has a cozy cafe tucked in the village somewhere feel, and we were warmly greeted by the owner. Interesting menu, and well-selected (slightly esoteric) wine list....More

1  Thank John T
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Service was a bit slow, as expected after being referred here by others, but it's well worth the wait. It's a tiny, unassuming place that offers wonderful food at a very good price. I ordered the skillet with scrambled eggs, potatoes, onions, and sausage and...More

1  Thank David S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 414 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219-3822
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-225-8811
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