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Cafe Rustica

414 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219-3822
+1 804-225-8811
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average2%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“short stack” (6 reviews)
“sauerbraten” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
German, European
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
414 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219-3822
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1 - 10 of 77 reviews

Reviewed 16 September 2017

Cafe Rustica is our favorite pre-symphony dining experience. Located a bit off the beaten path but just blocks from the Carpenter Center, it offers a first class dining experience in a small and intimate venue with a reasonable price tag. Don't let its size and...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

I love small restaurants that have unique menus of delicious offerings, and this is one for sure! My husband and I started off with a watermelon Caprese salad that was spectacular. Homemade breads were also served. The steak tips I ordered came with polenta and...More

Thank toniseid
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Has been one of our faves for several years. Set out for lunch and encountered huge traffic jam due to shooting incident in next block. Finally got there, nearly empty noonish on a Tuesday. Waiter says no white or rose wine at all, usually an...More

Thank bethanygirl51
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I was in Richmond by myself on business and staying at the nearby Holiday Inn Express and walked the two blocks to eat dinner here for the first time on Sunday April 23, 2017. It is easy to find and plenty of parking nearby. The...More

1  Thank ChamL
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We had lunch on a Monday at 11am, just as they opened. I am always grateful for the early lunch, and Monday opportunity! The Mediterranean Short Stack was extremely well prepared - just the right amount of food for lunch and the seafood incredibly full...More

1  Thank Markey2
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on a cold December night because I was looking for German comfort food. The place is small, the folks were friendly, the food was wonderful. I was a bit disappointed that they were out of spätzle. I would like it would be...More

1  Thank Angie S
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We stopped in here for dinner earlier this week, at around 6:15, with another couple and their 4-year-old daughter. The place was pretty busy, with half a dozen booths and a similar number of tables, and also a bar, seating about 10, where you can...More

1  Thank sgreif
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Food was absolutely delicious with pleasant service. Order a bottle of wine and sip away through the night. We had the Mediterranean short stack which was heavenly. Huge portions for the mains that we had to take away.

1  Thank Celia C
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Second time here. First was excellent. This time dropped slightly to very good. Portions are still ample and prices very reasonable. Salmon hash was still excellent but the burger and veggie platter weren't quite as good. Tomato basil soup was just ok. Cute little place....More

Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Always love the Mediterranean short stack which is a combo of seafood cakes and fresh veggies on the side. Didn't get there early enough to get a booth so had to sit at a back table but still love the food.

Thank Lisa G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 414 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219-3822
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-225-8811
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