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236 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
+1 269-492-0247
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“hanger steak” (11 reviews)
“lamb shank” (13 reviews)
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European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
236 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were six for dinner; prompt service, amazing wine list and menu items; cool ambiance, not too noisy, great value even though it's not inexpensive. Nicely sized portions. We had a pasta dish, hangar steak, and chicken; all meals were gorgeous on the plate, and...More

Thank Leslie E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went for a business dinner with a group of 25. Everyone "ooh'd" and "aah'd" over the wine list, of which the experts in our group said it was an amazing value! All of the appetizers were delicious, as was my main course, the hanger...More

Thank Tereza H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If I didn't live 3 hours away, I would go there every week. Exceptional Food, Exceptional Service. Perfect in every way. A Rare Find!

Thank Gabrielle B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small restaurant in a shopping center. Lots of choices, attractively presented. I have no experience with the competition in Kalamazoo but Rustica was good and worth a visit.

Thank Deano50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I made reservation for my partner to celebrate the holiday which i believe it was Christmas. The food was wonderful, fresh, and tasty. And the feel of the place was wonderful too. I did notice a few issues with the place and its something you...More

Thank Jorge C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has great revolving dishes with and excellent service staff and chef staff. Intimate setting. Make a reservation for sure. Price is higher but not horrible for the quality of food you get.

Thank paboy1
Reviewed 9 July 2017

It has been a few years since we dined at Rustica, and I'm happy to say that we are very glad we returned. The restaurant was very busy on Friday evening, and I can understand why. The friendly staff was very attentive but not bothersome....More

Thank Tom V
Reviewed 27 May 2017

My husband and I were at this charming restaurant a couple weeks ago. While the food is definitely upscale, the environment was relaxed. We didn't feel out of place in jeans. Had a fabulous meal starting with the grilled romaine salad. The grilling adds another...More

1  Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 25 May 2017

When traveling through small cities, one never knows how good the local food will be. At Rustica, there is nothing to worry about. They listed the nearby farms where many of the ingredients came from (such as my duck). Happily, they do not go overboard,...More

Thank GL_from_NYC
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Rustica is consistently reliable for its rustic European cuisine. The wine list is a little pricey for my taste. But the food here is fresh and well prepared.

Thank Liz S
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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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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