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Rustico Restaurant & Wine Bar
Rustico Restaurant & Wine Bar

Rustico Restaurant & Wine Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.RusticoOnline.com
  • Email: info@RusticoOnline.com
  • Phone: (410) 643-9444
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Gino Romano
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Main Dining Room With two big bay windows outlined with stained glass over looking historic Stevensville, our main dining room can accommodate up to 50. The main dining room is available daily for private parties during the afternoon or evening. The Tuscan Room Gorgeous bronze curtains & beads will be drawn to offer privacy from our main dining room. Our Tuscan room can accommodate groups of 12-20. Main Dining Room and Tuscan Room are available together for events of up to 80 persons. The Cellar Room Dine next to our cozy fireplace for a memorable evening. Our hand carved table can accommodate up to 8 persons or both cellar rooms can accommodate up to 15 persons. On Friday & Saturday evening a $300 minimum guest check is required to dine in the cellar room. Wine Bar Relax amidst a soothing environment with candles & Italian music as you & your guests sample wines paired with an array of Italian antipasti. Our wine bar can accommodate a reception for up to 40.
  • Private Party Contact: Michelina Scotto (410) 212-4027

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Rustico Restaurant & Wine Bar
Rustico Restaurant & Wine Bar offers authentic Italian fare inspired by the traditional cuisine of Southern Italy. Gino Romano & Michelina Scotto bring their collaborative efforts and combined passion for distinctive Italian cuisine and wine to the revitalization of a historic landmark located in downtown Stevensville. The décor of Rustico emanates old world "rustic" Italy with a soothing palette of brick red, amber and natural cherry wood floors. The wine bar offers guests the opportunity to enjoy drinks before or after eating, sample pairings from our bar menu, or simply to unwind in a relaxing atmosphere. Rustico’s wine list offers over 20 wines by the glass as well as a 200 bottle collection, focusing mainly on the varietals of Italy, the second largest producer of wines worldwide.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had been to Rustico once before and were very pleasantly surprised so when friends came to town for my wife's birthday we decided to take the trip over the Bay Bridge to Stevensville for a repeat visit. None of us were disappointed. For starters we had bruschetta which the aficionados in the group agreed was as good as any they had tasted. 3 of us had veal picata and I had veal with a rose cream sauce. The veal was excellent and the sauce equaled the veal. The asparagus or angel hair pasta choice for accompaniment were both good but I thought the angel hair went better. For dessert we shared zabaglione & chocolate hazelnut cheesecake both of which were exdellent. The restaurant is charming, with warm colors and a friendly staff. Try it!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Six of us meet eat dinner out every month or so. We look for places that are new, different, affordable but most importantly yummy! Rustica meets all of the criteria. Every bit of the food was well prepared and well presented. The server was wonderful. She made super recommendations, kept up with our bantor, and met all of our needs before we knew we needed anything. Rustica is a comfortable place to meet friends for dinner, have a romantic anniversary dinner, or a nice evening away from cooking! The half price wine nights (Mon and Wed) add to the affordability as well!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "One of my favorites, the menu is filled with delicious and unique options that I think would appeal to anyone who loves general American food, Italian, and seafood. The services is excellent."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "a wonderful surprise in a little town. great atmosphere, yummy food, helpful wait staff"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The reservation was for 5 of us. We were seated in almost a private room with the utmost charm. The service was very good and the food was excellent. Great evening out with friends! Rustico is wonderful local restaurant with a wonderful atmosphere, great wine list and delicious food."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We went to Rustico to celebrate my wife's Birthday we had an absolutely outstanding experience. We sat in a cozy private room which was quiet and relaxing. Our server was Jen who was fantastic she follow our lead and allowed us to dine at our pace, her attention to wine service is top notch. The wine list is extensive, we enjoy California Cab’s and on her suggestion went with Villa Antinori an Italian Super Tuscan, a great wine which went perfect with the 4 of us who got the filet. The food was succulent the 3 Filetto ai Funghi was so tender and the mushroom sauce perfect, my wife had the lobster risotto with Prosecco so yummy highly recommend both! We had a great experience and can’t wait to return!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Ate in room with large party Too much noise, and movement close to our table Finally asked to be moved to empty table Mary, our waitress, was very helpful"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We've been here twice now and will keep coming back. Sometimes restaurants with food this good have a stuffy atmosphere but thats not the case here. Everyone is so friendly! Can't wait to return and try another selection from that menu!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I wasn't sure what to expect, not being familiar with the area. It was beautiful and the ambiance was great. The food and service were both outstanding. I will definitely be back for a romantic dinner!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Stevensville is just a tiny blip on a map, never even thought of going there before. Then someone recommended Rustico as a great unknown restaurant. Wow! Were they right! Everything was great. A group of 5 of us went for my fiance's birthday. I had chicken picatta, it was great. There was cream of Asparagus risotto that another at our table had that was great. We had fried green tomatoes as an appetizer, they were good, but needed just a touch of something, but not sure what, but that would be my only "complaint" and it was good enough I would order it again anyway. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Overall, we did not sense any special attention to us as first time customers. Although we made reservations, our table was not ready upon arrival. Once seated, we were placed in a very drafty corner next to a leaky window. It was cold enough that a couple at a nearby table mentioned to my wife that the previous customer had to cover her legs with a coat. My wife did the same. It was so dark that I requested a candle for the table, a very special touch, I might add. Needless to say, I don't believe we will come back on Valentine's day again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Did not know of the special menu or limited menu for Valentines day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The quaint old building with several odd shaped rooms and spaces is perfect for a romantic dinner. The menu choice was very good with a couple standouts. With Italian standards and heavy on seafood choices, as is appropriate for a bay area restaurant but with enough variety for all. Several of the seafood dishes were novel. Everything we had was excellent, fresh and tasty. The Lobster Risotto special was wonderful as was the Fettuccine Cremona. The clams and mussels appetizer was also great. The steaming liquid was perfect to dip the bread in. This is a sister to Luna Blu in Annapolis, but there is only a small crossover in menu picks. Definitely worth the drive across the bridge."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Rustico's uses nothing but fresh greens and vegetables. Every meal is individually prepared. Service is wonderful. Menu coverrs a wide variety of entre choices. A sure winner.."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Rustico is an outstanding restaurant, with delicious food and a great wine list, always with top-notch service (about a dozen visits so far, all great). I had a delicious dish called The Annapolis, it's one of my favorite dishes ever. The online menu describes it this way: "Your choice of chicken breast or veal scallopine sautéed with crabmeat and mushrooms in a creamy rose sauce served over angel hair pasta or asparagus". And their apple strudel desert is so amazing we've actually left other restaurants after dinner to go to Rustico's for that desert, it's that good. (You can have it served hot with some ice cream, that's a killer combination.) Highly recommended, a great place."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "An amazing restaurant!!!! I love the setting....linen tablecloths and napkins. The dining room is perfect for a special occasion. And the service..very professional and attentive. We have been here several times and love everything about the place."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "This is our favorite restaurant in the area. They are very accommodating for special occasions. I drop off balloons, presents, an cakes ahead of time - and they will place them on my chosen table prior to our arrival. Love it. Also - staff very friendly. The apple streusel is fantastic. My only delta is the choice of entrees. There are always specials - however, as vegetarian I would like to see them change the menu more frequently."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Every time we are in the area we make a point of having dinner at Rustico. The quality of food and service are consistent. It is always worth the trip. We would highly recommend for a romantic dinner for two."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Love to cross over the bridge and find myself in sweet/quaint Stevensville. Rustico is delightful and delicious! Will go again and again."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "When i get out with friends,i want a memorable evening:good service but not intrusive,great food and relaxed atmosphere to catch up with friens...this is the place. Awesome pasta and bruschetta, great wine list."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "As soon as I walked in the door, I felt I would like this restaurant. It has a welcoming, relaxing, no pretenses atmosphere. Our server was gracious and smiling and accommodating. Only one in our party of five didn't rave about the meal. He had the Sirloin Steak sandwich and although it was good, his complaint was there wasn't enough steak to adequately fill the space between the bread. For my appetizer, I had the baby spinach tossed salad with fresh strawberries, pine nuts and goat cheese and loved it. I also had the Veggie Delight sandwich of grilled eggplant, zucchini, roasted pappers, mozzarella, lettuce and tomato and it was top-notch. You don't find many restaurants that "do" eggplant well. Thank you -- I will return!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "On New Year's Eve this restaurant excelled. The menu although a prefix was great. Nice choices and priced appropriately. The food was excellent and the service wonderful. We were not rushed even though we had an early seating. We all got something different and were all pleased. Great evening."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The seafood soup was fabulous. The broth was so good, had to dip the bread to get every last drop. Everyone happy with the Pasta choices. Defintely had leftover to take home. Apple strudel was a must-have. The only down side was a long wait for our first course to be served."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Another wonderful Christmas Eve dinner. Terri was wonderful, as always."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "I have always been happy with my food choice at Rustico. Everything I have ordered, whether it is a pasta dish, appetizer or entrée special, has been prepared beautifully. The service is pleasant and efficient. The wine list provides a nice selection of wines priced for every wallet."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "We've been coming here for our holiday dinner for several years and Rustico has never failed us. The food, the service, and the friendliness of everyone makes this one gem you want to keep in your collection."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "We stumbled upon this restaurant last month and returned over the holiday with out of town guests. They also loved it. We will be returning on a regular basis!! Great food, wonderful service, and the place e has an amazing atmosphere."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Asked for a romantic table but didn't get one. Food was ok. When I go to an Italian restaurant and order a Cesar salad and I expect homemade croutons. These were out of a bag. Cream of crab soup had no taste at all. It's MD and your on the shore, use some Old Bay or something. It was not good at all. Also the ravioli I ordered didn't taste like it had any garlic so it was very bland. Epic failure!!! I want to be able to slay vampires when I leave an Italian meal. Dessert was great. Wine list was extensive. We went back the next day for drinks and got the flatbread in the bar. It was very good."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Rustico is a charming setting with an inviting decor. People are very friendly and our server James was there at the right times and had helpful recommendations. We had a quiet table in the corner. Three of us each ordered a different item. Presentation was good and the dishes were prepared just right. Nice size portions. The sauce on the rock fish was particularly nice and a great enhancement."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Picked this restaurant for a nice quiet 45th anniversary outside of metro area and was it was the right choice service was great. Salad, dinner and deserts exceeded my expectations. Will go back even though it is a 60 minute drive"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "this was my second time in less than a month and once again it was delicious. It is well worth the 1-1/2 hour drive for the excellent food, ambience and service. I will definitely return and hope to bring more friends."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "As usual, our dining experience was fantastic. We are regulars for a reason. The food, atmosphere and service were superb. Our compliments to the chef and the staff. Keep up the good work!"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "The pumpkin ravioli special was divine. I would love to see it added to the regular menu! Service, appetizers and wine were superb. A great little gem on the upper Eastern Shore!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Service was awful...slow, didn't bring wine w/meal, took other tables order before ours though we were there first. Food, however was fantastic !"
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Food overall very good but service was quite slow. Wines by glass excellent."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "On Oct 12 we celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary with a great meal at Rustico. An easy drive from Ananpolis, we love this cute little spot that serves up great, unusual dishes and a perfect atmosphere."
    Dined on 10/12/2013