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“Yummy” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pizzeria Rustica

Pizzeria Rustica
Ranked #7 of 1,403 Restaurants in Colorado Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 19
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Classic trattoria with architectural antiques and heated patio serving exceptional, hand-stretched Neapolitan wood-oven pizzas and antipasti made with the finest imported and local artisanal ingredients. Unique wines & brews. 5-stars “As Good As It Gets” – Gazette ~ Best New Restaurant 2009 ~ tenth 4-Star Green Restaurant® in the world.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Yummy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

If you like authentic wood fired pizzas and charming atmosphere, this is the place for you. Slightly pricey, but worth it for the quality of the food served. As a local, I love this place.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Go AF”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

Pizza is very good but way over-priced. Located in Old Colorado City in a small shop on main street (Colorado Blvd.)

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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48 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

This is a great place for home-made pizza and other Italian foods. The drinks are nice too.

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colorado
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great patio, great antipasto.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

The patio is very nice and allow dogs if they are well-behaved. My kids love all the fresh antipasto plates. We love the fresh pizza except for the 4 cheese. Italian dessert and sodas are a nice touch. Fresh tomatoes in ther summer are fantastic

Visited September 2011
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Sacramento, California
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Downhill”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2011

Well, this used to be one of my favorite places in town - when the family seemed to be more directly involved. Not so any longer. I arrived about 5:30pm, and was seated to be "by the window" so they didn't look empty. Didn't mind that so much, but the little two-top I was sitting at bounced every time the waiter walked by. It was like trying to relax in a bus station.

Also, when they sat me, they had me facing into the restaurant, so I switched seats to look out the front window (my table was only two back from the front). The odd waiter for some reason kept standing BEHIND me as he spoke to me and took my order. The chalk board they have posted in the center of the room with the dinner specials is illegible - the print is too small to read unless you're at the table right next to the board. My waiter didnt offer the special, so I had to ask. The waiter seemed to be in a hurry to rush me through dinner. Didn't enjoy that process at all - not relaxing, not warm, didn't feel appreciated, wasn't relaxing. So when the service is GREAT here, I don't mind paying $14 for a $6 CPK thin crust pizza you can make at home, or $8.00 for a glass of chianti - when it's not, I don't like it. I think Pizzeria Rustica has lost it's edge, and I won't be returning there in the near future. They "tried" to make some kind of offer in sealed red and green envelopes with "percent off" incentives to come in mid-week and get a "deal". If I go out to an overpriced restaurant, I expect service, and I won't be going back there. It's always a shame when the family/owners turn it over to others who don't have the knack - and especially a shame when the place and experience once had some charm and ambiance. Oh well. Colorado Springs....

  • Visited December 2011
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