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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)
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236 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
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Reviewed 5 days 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 12 August 2017 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 1 August 2017 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 29 July 2017

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 25 July 2017

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 Aidenzhichao
Reviewed 20 July 2017 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
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, 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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