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Casa Rugantino Italian Restaurant

709 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1P1, Canada
+1 519-744-9081
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (28 reviews)
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
709 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1P1, Canada
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Hadn't been in a few years and was looking forward to dinner here. First impression was not great - the warm, cozy place I remembered was replaced with a noisy, crowded atmosphere. Food was mediocre at best - reminded me of the old Skillet Restaurant...More

2  Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

This wonderful family run restaurant has been my favorite for years and never fails to impress each time I visit! The service is wonderful even on the busiest of nights, the food is homemade and the true, fresh Italian flavours shine through every dish. This...More

Thank TravelFoodWine101
Reviewed 2 February 2018

I seriously do not go out for dinner looking to have a bad time. I go to have great food, good wine and chat with friends. An Italian restaurant should be easy. Keep the pasta fresh, use a good quality of pasta and your sauces...More

1  Thank GoOutInstead
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Great food and a great atmosphere. We dinned there this evening. The service was slow at first, but we did not mind. Then the server began to rush. The server brought our bill while we were still eating. While at a restaurant I expect to...More

1  Thank jillmw2015
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Had an impromptu visit to this village favorite and was quite pleased with the results! From the moment we arrived until our departure, the fine staff’s hospitality and commitment to service was impeccable. Warm bread along with water arrived shortly after we were seated, which...More

1  Thank 1francophile
Reviewed 17 December 2017

We were really looking forward to a return visit to Casa Rugantino but we were disappointed. We ordered drinks and before we had a few sips we were asked for our food order,,,,we hadn’t even looked at the food menu! When our Caesar salads arrived...More

2  Thank Sue H
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Lovely place, clean, airy, large enough vet still cozy, great bar, great for dinner with friends. Good variety on the menu, food was very fresh, very tasty, well prepared, they modified our order to accommodate dietary needs. Portions are fine, good wine and beer selection...More

1  Thank RCrumb
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We come here from time to time and have yet to be disappointed. This time we took friends and they also fully enjoyed the evening. When we arrived, our table was not ready so we sat at the bar, and at the end of the...More

1  Thank Scott C
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Had a great lunch with friends on a rained out golf day. Wine in a ceramic carafe, antipasto platter for sharing and spicy but not too spicy angel hair pasta with sausage topped off by a double expresso for a boost to get back to...More

1  Thank Mikeca1
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I was craving spaghetti with meat sauce so I suggested to a friend we go to Casa Rugantino for lunch as I had not been to the restaurant since it changed ownership (I think in 2009) or since it was renovated.  I was looking forward...More

Thank cassal99
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Mary K
3 September 2016|
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Response from 1francophile | Reviewed this property |
Greetings: I believe that offer gluten free crust at an additional cost for their Pizza's, but am unsure about other menu items.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 709 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1P1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: +1 519-744-9081
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