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Casa Rugantino Italian Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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709 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1P1, Canada
+1 519-744-9081
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casa Rugantino is on the expensive side but the food and (new) atmosphere is exceptional. We have been going here for many years on an infrequent basis and the food and "family service" has always exceeded our expectations. Outstanding Italian fare.... If there is any recommendation(s) I would make would be to have the menu change. The resent menu has... More 

Thank Scott A
Hong Kong, China
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say that I was impressed by the cannelloni. Although it was homemade, it tasted raw and the filling was nothing to boast about. Service was average for the floor but improved at the bar.

Thank Judelupu
Ontario, Canada
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

This was a delicious Italian meal! They had many different appetizers (like Sambuca Shrimp, Arancini Balls, Bruschetta), pasta, 'meat' dinner courses (which include a side of pasta and a salad) and thin crust pizza, made-to-order. We thought it was a great selection! Dinner started with fresh buns brought to the table and we didn't have to wait long for our... More 

Thank SonjaMD
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

On a cold winter night after seeing a movie with friends there is nothing better than a glass of wine and delicious warm homemade pasta! We were so surprised that on a Wednesday evening every table was taken. Luckily we had reserved in the morning! Tables are close together creating a nice, busy ambience. Service was excellent. Lots of tasty... More 

Thank cdl1950
Waterloo, Canada
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302 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Back for the first time since the renovations, restaurant decor now aligns with the great Italian food they serve. Atmosphere has moved to a cozy spot for a great meal. Pizza puff continues to be the lunchtime favourite. Cafe latte and espressos were a great way to end a wonderful meal.

Thank NormLWat
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

This was my second time dining here. It has become a sort of Christmas tradition for my boyfriend and I. I do have to say however that last year was much better, both food and service. The food last night was mediocre. Still good tasting, but all of our dishes were spicy, and we did not order spicy dishes. I... More 

Thank Foodblogz
Waterloo, Canada
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319 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Went out with another couple last Friday and had a fabulous meal. I ordered the house special pasta, it was wonderful. Our friends sampled the Veal Parmisian and loved it. We ordered a Valopolicelo Ribaso, which was super. All in all a great time. It was a little noisy, even thought they've expanded the restaurant, it was packed and difficult... More 

Thank Scott C
Waterloo, Canada
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

After a long day and train ride back from the city, cooking was not an option. My husband and I have been to Casa before, but we find ourselves coming back again because of the food and service. When you are tired, you don't want any surprises. Good food ..cozy surroundings and unobtrusive service. We got all 3 recently. Taking... More 

Thank Deanna Z
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We have have been going to Casa Rugatino for about 35 years, it has always been one of our favorites. However, we booked a table for 2 about 10 days in advance, we ended up squished into a corner table where neither of us could move. Our waitress was hit and miss, more miss though, we ordered mussels as an... More 

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Waterloo, On
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have been going to Casa since the 80's. Now, with their newly expanded presence and updates, it is a true gem in popular Belmont Village. The bacon wrapped scallops and arancini are delicious. The pizzas never fail to please. It was bustling at lunch the last few times I have been there. One evening in the summer we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 709 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1P1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: +1 519-744-9081

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?