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Rustica

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236 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
+1 269-492-0247
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a really small place with gourmet food. They don't take reservations but do have a phone priority list, so it makes sense to call early in the day and get on that list. There is a small bar where one can wait for a bit. Even though the seating is cramped, it's well worth it for the culinary... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the number one spot in Kalamazoo for a romantic special occasion dinner. Prestige cleanliness. Friendly knowledgeable wait staff and an open kitchen concept. Dinner for two with three courses and wine was about $100. And it was totally worth it.

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Thank Kzoopera
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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128 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delightful Cuisine. Most pleasant venue. Charming place for a rendezvous. Excellent staff. Great chefs, attention to detail.

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Thank Serenity449
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere is great, the food is great, the seating sucks-big time sucks. No reservations preferences for friends of the staff. Everything about it is great except I see no reason to be passed over for the manager's pals when there are so many great spots in Kzoo. Way too pretentious. It is great but I don't know if I... More 

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Thank azodad
Michigan
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I have loved this place, but our recent visit was mediocre. For the price, I want to be wowed. It is great that you feel like you are in a cool Chicago restuarant, but the food needs to be great. Fish was bland. Beet salad was great. Scallops were ok. Service was so-so.....

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Thank MIbeachgirl
Richland, Michigan
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I have eaten here several times and have always enjoyed my meal and the experience. This restaurant would do well in a city of any size, including New York, I feel, because of the dedication to creating superbly-crafted dishes and great service. Whereas ordering a chicken dish at a fine-dining establishment would normally elicit an eye-roll from me, the chicken... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Family and I went here on Christmas Eve and sat at the bar...less noise and less wait time that way. The food was excellent and service was great too. The bone marrow and the scallops were great appetizers and I got the duck as my main course and it was amazing. great place with a great vibe. (they do not... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

It was a busy football and sports weekend we were looking for a great meal after 9:30 on a Friday I saw they served till 10 so I called to tell them we would be right over and was informed they were shuttting down early we went next door to be received by a friendly and lively atmosphere not a... More 

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Thank Lowpymtking
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

First, the owners are great and know their food and drink! Saad and Bill are cool. The tiny restaurant exudes in joy and the food is amazing. Where else can you get locally grown veggies and meat, pork belly, and food that is like no other place around? Very cozy and there is always a wait! Call ahead or get... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This place has great flavourful food. I had the Brussels sprouts which were really good and the pork loin which was exceptional. I then had to try a desert as the food was so good. The creme brûlée was really tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?