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Casa Rugantino Italian Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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709 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1P1, Canada
+1 519-744-9081
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Waterloo, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a lovely lunch. Delicious lunch menu that was not too large as well as offering a special of the day. The waitress was very attentive. The portions were perfect for lunch as well as offering rolls while we waited for our meal to arrive. The atmosphere was very relaxing and even though the restaurant was full the noise level... More 

Thank 894WendyL
Kitchener, Canada
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have lived in Kitchener for over 35 years and no one told me to try this restaurant. Shame on them. Had a pizza lunch which was excellent. The place was busy but the service kept up with our needs. I will be back.

Thank TheFranticDancer
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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156 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Small place, Some seats by the door are drafty. Service could use help on the front. Need to lose some tables, because of layout and staffing. Food was nothing to rave about for the price. Tables were too small for the dishes. I liked the place but would not go back. Pasta is cheap and easy, nothing stands out.

Thank Don C
Region of Waterloo, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great find! The restaurant has been tastefully redecorated within the last year. Almost a cross between a bistro and a fine dining establishment. Italian fare with very reasonable prices and an acceptable wine list. Great staff who are knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Great atmosphere!

Thank 388barryk
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Casa Rugantino is on the expensive side but the food and (new) atmosphere is exceptional. We have been going here for many years on an infrequent basis and the food and "family service" has always exceeded our expectations. Outstanding Italian fare.... If there is any recommendation(s) I would make would be to have the menu change. The resent menu has... More 

Thank Scott A
Hong Kong, China
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I can't say that I was impressed by the cannelloni. Although it was homemade, it tasted raw and the filling was nothing to boast about. Service was average for the floor but improved at the bar.

Thank Judelupu
Ontario, Canada
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This was a delicious Italian meal! They had many different appetizers (like Sambuca Shrimp, Arancini Balls, Bruschetta), pasta, 'meat' dinner courses (which include a side of pasta and a salad) and thin crust pizza, made-to-order. We thought it was a great selection! Dinner started with fresh buns brought to the table and we didn't have to wait long for our... More 

Thank SonjaMD
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

On a cold winter night after seeing a movie with friends there is nothing better than a glass of wine and delicious warm homemade pasta! We were so surprised that on a Wednesday evening every table was taken. Luckily we had reserved in the morning! Tables are close together creating a nice, busy ambience. Service was excellent. Lots of tasty... More 

Thank cdl1950
Waterloo, Canada
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320 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Back for the first time since the renovations, restaurant decor now aligns with the great Italian food they serve. Atmosphere has moved to a cozy spot for a great meal. Pizza puff continues to be the lunchtime favourite. Cafe latte and espressos were a great way to end a wonderful meal.

Thank NormLWat
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This was my second time dining here. It has become a sort of Christmas tradition for my boyfriend and I. I do have to say however that last year was much better, both food and service. The food last night was mediocre. Still good tasting, but all of our dishes were spicy, and we did not order spicy dishes. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?