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236 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
+1 269-492-0247
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb shank” (16 reviews)
“hanger steak” (13 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (12 reviews)
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European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
236 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the sauteed bay scallops with lemon parsley risottoand brown butter as an appetizer and the grilled craft raised Scottish salmon with polenta, endive, pickled onion, petite greens, avocado and sesame vinaigrette for the main course. It had exceptional flavor. The salmon had a...More

Thank JimboBryan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 82-year-old father and I were looking forward to an evening out at this highly rated restaurant. Unfortunately, we apparently arrived early (the clock in Dad's car was 10 minutes fast evidently.) As there was no handicapped parking available outside the restaurant, I pulled up...More

Thank ZRHGlobetrotter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went as a group of four on a Thursday evening. I called about an hour ahead of time for a 6 pm reservation; when we arrived the restaurant was about half full, but by 6:30 all tables were filled. I've been to Rustica a...More

Thank peterw389
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food is wonderful - had the bouillabaisse and salmon entrees along with some salads and they were exquisite! Service was also attentive without being intrusive. Kudos to the kitchen and staff, and we would highly recommend this establishment for what they do well. However...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 9 February 2018

We enjoy eating dinner here during the winter, when we can sit in the front window and watch the snow fall. The menu changes with the season and the food is always hot and delicious. Don't pass over the soup specials!

Thank KelloggBirdSanctuary
Reviewed 5 February 2018

The Kalamazoo Mall houses some of the best restaurants downtown and Rustica is a top contender. The rustic decor helps make the tight spacing seem cozy, like a hidden nook in a major city. They have incredible drink pairings so just ask your server for...More

Thank americanemily
Reviewed 19 January 2018

The co-owners are amazing, I consider friends, and are so very talented in their knowledge of libations and food preparation. This is one of Kalamazoo's finest!

Thank Karen J
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Love this place! Warm, inviting atmosphere. Excellent food and service. Had cod chowder, perfect on cold night. Paired with excellent Chardonnay. Always come back for another fine dining experience

Thank florence r
Reviewed 5 January 2018

This restaurant is one of my favorite downtown restaurants. Great food and service. Wait staff does a nice job of wine pairing. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 30 December 2017

One thing missing from Rustica was capability of accepting reservations, now you can.... Anniversary dinner, everything just perfect, from the cheese board to the wine selection. My wife had the Lamb Shank and I had the duck breast, but we saved room for some dessert...More

Thank CAmaro1228
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3 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
19 August 2016|
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Response from Fat64 | Reviewed this property |
Variety of meats - pork, chicken, salmon, lamb & pasta rusticakzoo
Judith K
19 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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