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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%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (15 reviews)
“hanger steak” (13 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (10 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
236 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4838
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for dinner (~6pm). Good/average food and service and atmosphere. The prices were too high for what we got. A little light on quantity. My ("Berkshire", I think) pork had lots of fat/gristle. Appetizers (scallops & bone marrow) were OK, a little skimpy, nothing special....More

Thank Grant850
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like everything about this intimate fine dining restaurant. The menu and food are outstanding! The service is very warm and efficient. The owner, Bill, takes great pride in the quality, presentation and local sourcing of the menu items. The experience is as good (if...More

Thank frankjs2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We save going to Rustica for special occasions and again it didn't disappoint. The appetizer list changes often and last night we had the roasted broccolini with herbed goat cheese. It was delicious! My husband ordered the fish in parchment which was a fresh cod...More

Thank joloa
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I wanted to love everything about Rustica. The menu was enticing, and the food truly was phenomenal. Service was attentive and quick, and our party of three was pleased with nearly everything - except the noise. Perhaps it is a result of the building itself,...More

Thank vhills157
Reviewed 2 December 2017

This is a very fine restaurant, as good as any in the BIG cities. Warm and friendly staff. Local foods and great presentations. You will not be disappointed!

Thank Tiny46748
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were in Kalamazoo for an anniversary weekend and stopped in for dinner on Friday evening. We loved the call ahead seating and appreciated the prompt call back to confirm. We were seated right on time when we arrived. The cheese board...More

Thank Janette C
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Questions & Answers
4 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
20 August 2016|
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Response from Fat64 | Reviewed this property |
Variety of meats - pork, chicken, salmon, lamb & pasta rusticakzoo
Judith K
20 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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