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236 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
+1 269-492-0247
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hanger steak” (13 reviews)
“lamb shank” (15 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (9 reviews)
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
236 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know it might sound strange to go on about a cheese board, but I'm about to do that. My husband and I shared the cheese board before dinner last night and were half tempted just to order another round of the same and skip...More

Thank UnbreakableKimiSwift
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food of reinvented American/Italian recognizable fare. The owner (at least one of them) was greeting nearly every regular (which was almost everyone) warmly. The food was really fantastic. Coming from Chicago, we weren't expecting it to rival what we've become inured to and spoiled...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

excellent quality. served artistically. A must if you're in Kalamazoo. Nice ambiance and great, attentive staff.

Thank Jess V
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We were given a gift card for this restaurant and I am so glad we were! We did not have a reservation (recommend that you make one) but were seated immediately and the waiter was excellent. He came right to the table and took our...More

Thank KaylaD428
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Set on a quaint section of Kalamazoo, rustica delivers delicious food in a professional and friendly manner. Food has European influences with local ingredients. Fresh, tasty and innovative. Great wine list.

Thank jim590
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

This place offers an eclectic menu inspired largely by French, Italian, and Spanish traditions. The wine list is outstanding. If you have a chance, sign up for one of the themed dinners which couple wines and foods from particular regions (e.g., Chile, Southern France, Austria,...More

Thank vgkarpov
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Didn’t anticipate finding a fine dining restaurant with outstanding beer and wine selections, but here it is. Highly recommended for vinophiles.

Thank JHOChicago1
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This restaurant is a gem in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. You need to have their Bouillabaisse! It is a place for couples, family, friends and business.

Thank Melba C
Reviewed 2 August 2018

The chefs at Rustica know what they are doing. Each of the six dishes we tried was very well executed and beautifully presented. We felt the price was appropriate given the high quality.

Thank Garrison B
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

This meal mattered to me. It was my mom’s birthday and she never treats herself to good meals. Her brother/first-and-still-best friend and sister-in-law we’re driving over from EL. I was flying back to Europe, where I live, the next day. The four of us had...More

Thank Jana B
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Questions & Answers
25 April 2018|
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Response from florence r | Reviewed this property |
No, but owner is very knowledgeable about wines and will recommend according to your tastes
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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