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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” (13 reviews)
“lamb shank” (13 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (9 reviews)
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European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
236 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had dinner here with a friend and being European I’m of course interested in the rustic European cuisine proposition. The tempo at which they serve the food really does not make for a rustic European experience - even if you ask for the food...More

Thank ErikVollebregt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is very nice restaurant with high quality. Food is delicious. Service is perfect. Highly recommended.

Thank cemansiz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Again I sat at the bar, a bit away from the noise of the kitchen. I was presented with a nice beer list including a Detroit Belgian that I had not tried previously. The Artisanal Menu caught my eye, especially when I saw the desert...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

WOW!! That's the only thing I can think of to discribe this place. Food, staff and ambiance was all we could have asked for and more. Never was there an empty glass, and the food melted in your mouth. We will make the hour drive...More

Thank troyer57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is amazing! Service is amazing! Everything about our experience was Awesome! This was our second time dining at the restaurant. Both of us had the mussels appetizer which we were able watch it being cooked as we were seated in view of the kitchen....More

Thank Valdis R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our hostess and waitress were wonderful. Waitress even offered a cocktail to meet my wife's taste pallet. Bartender was more than helpful when I ordered a menu cocktail, but had it spruced up a bit. Basement was quaint and quiet for an after meal drink....More

Thank ragez711
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Rustica has excellent food and service. The only complaint that I have is the seating. There is a bench along one wall that has several tables lined up against it. I personally do not like this type of seating because you lack privacy. You feel...More

Thank minger81
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Rustica is definitely my favorite restaurant for fine dining in Kalamazoo. Although we have eaten in this small, chic downtown spot a few times, until last week's visit, we had not been in a couple of years. Everything was every bit as good as I...More

Thank NOmadfolk2
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Small and intimate space. Very attentive service, fantastic cuisine. Fresh and local products. Love everything about this place!

1  Thank tara178
Reviewed 15 August 2017

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
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Questions & Answers
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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