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Rustico Ristorante

114 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
+1 970-728-4046
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“veal” (31 reviews)
“gelato” (14 reviews)
“bruschetta” (12 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
114 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
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Reviews (375)
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Reviewed 11 August 2015

Server was attentive, not intrusive. Helped us both select glasses of wine. I had the sea bass special and it was absolutely delicious! Slightly crispy on the outside and tender and flaky inside. Vegetable medley was a great accompaniment. Spaghetti was great, according to my...More

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Unfortunately the food lacked the expected flavor and seasoning of Italian cuisine. the seafood pasta in a white wine sauce was bland, and had neither seafood aroma nor wine flavor.The veal and mushroom entree was not bad, but not melt in your mouth veal or...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Nice place with a large tented area for outdoor dining. Friendly service, but was a little slow. Food was generally good. Would recommend for a couples dinner.

Thank Archer11
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Just happened to walk into the restaurant for a quick appetizer. Our thought was to have something to tide us over while we walked around town and probably ate elsewhere. Well we started with the Calamari and it was so good that we just felt...More

Thank Terence H
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Service was wonderful from seating us and adjusting the outside heating lamps to our needs and ending with the staff singing and the complimentary tiramisu. We were unfamiliar with the Italian wines so told the waiter about our tastes and he suggested one that was...More

1  Thank DianaW44_13
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Loved this family owned restaurant. Great food and ambiance. White table cloth and upscale but not pretentious. Brought the kids. Wonderful.

Thank carol201412345
Reviewed 16 July 2015

We ate at Rustico last night having a ravioli dish and an excellent veal mushroom meal. Both exceeded our expectations. They were full of flavor without being drowned in over spiced sauces. Nothing gripes more than to try hide veal with a sauce that is...More

Thank JTRICH55
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Upscale Italian, great service and wonderful scallopini. It was busy but got in without reservations. Waiter was a lot of fun and most helpful.

Thank jmckphil
Reviewed 8 July 2015

I can't vouch for the main menu at Rustico since we had a rehearsal dinner there for my son (although everyone we talked to in Telluride including locals certainly vouched for it). However the rehearsal dinner could not have been better. it is not easy...More

Thank jrj48
Reviewed 5 July 2015

We first went to Rustico two weeks ago and have been back every couple of days since. The friendly and informed staff are great. The wine selection is vast and very, very good. The food is without doubt the best that I have ever had....More

Thank MikefromWashingtonDC
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Kathy R
Do you have gluten free options?
21 February 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Ben K | Reviewed this property |
I believe some of the dishes on the menu will be gluten free. The restaurant should be contacted for confirmation of which menu items qualify for that designation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
  • Phone Number: +1 970-728-4046
  • E-mail