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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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236 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been a few years since we dined at Rustica, and I'm happy to say that we are very glad we returned. The restaurant was very busy on Friday evening, and I can understand why. The friendly staff was very attentive but not bothersome....More

Thank Tom V
Reviewed 27 May 2017

My husband and I were at this charming restaurant a couple weeks ago. While the food is definitely upscale, the environment was relaxed. We didn't feel out of place in jeans. Had a fabulous meal starting with the grilled romaine salad. The grilling adds another...More

1  Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 24 May 2017

When traveling through small cities, one never knows how good the local food will be. At Rustica, there is nothing to worry about. They listed the nearby farms where many of the ingredients came from (such as my duck). Happily, they do not go overboard,...More

Thank GL_from_NYC
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Rustica is consistently reliable for its rustic European cuisine. The wine list is a little pricey for my taste. But the food here is fresh and well prepared.

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I wasn't sure what rustic European cuisine would mean but I've been hooked on Rustica since my first bite of house made ricotta gnocchi. I love to sit and watch the kitchen staff work. Menus are seasonal and based around what local farms are producing....More

Thank indulgent_traveler
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We were here late on a Thursday evening for my husband's birthday dinner. The food was AMAZING. The bread for the table was soft and warm.. Seemed like it had just come out of the oven. I had chicken with potatoes and seasonal veggies. The...More

Thank Crystal M
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The food and owner's consideration are wonderful at Rustica. You'll get the best of both there. That said, be aware of two things: The menu is different, I had to hunt for something I actually wanted to eat. But if you like what's on offer...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

The higher the ranking, the more I expect and I'm sitting on the fence about this one. The first thing I'd like to mention is that the service was very good, friendly enough and attentive. Now for the food. Our server informed us that the...More

1  Thank lcjn12
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This is the best and most consistent restaurant in Kalamazoo. They care about their food, have great service, and their wine list is award winning. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here last night. It was fabulous. They had just changed to their spring...More

Thank oishifoodie
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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