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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
  • 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
  • "Dinner was amazing with great specials! Food is always consistently great with good presentation. Service is on the mark. You never feel rushed. It was a relaxing evening with friends, great food and a full body wine."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Rustico is a great alternative and upgrade from the other seafood restaurants in the area. We celebrate adult birthdays and other events in this charming neighborhood homey atmosphere. Although Rustico does pasta and seafood well, our absolute favorites are the appetizers -- clams and mussels and baked brie -- as well as the apple dessert. Non-seafood fans do not have a lot of options, but no one has ever complained about the choices they make. Many of the wines are a little pricey for us, but we have never been disappointed with the wines we have found. Service was great, and felt very personalized."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "As always food & ambience were great - a group of 8 - they set us up in a dining alcove which was perfect. All drinks, appetizers, salads came out in a timely fashion BUT we then waited an HOUR to be served our main courses. Not sure where the glitch occurred but definitely not up to standard for this usually fine restaurant."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We've always been pleased each time we dine at Rustico. The food is excellent, the staff well trained and the value is good. This time we were joined by friends who simply loved everything about our lunch. We look forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This is a quaint local Resturant with an outstanding wine list and an equally impressive menu. The ambiance is very nice and fits the menu. In short this is a must visit Resturant on Kent Island"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "A modest size gem in a small town a bit off the busy route traversing Kent Island. Menu is creative; the food terrific; and the prices are reasonable. They offer a great fixed price multi-course deal that we combined with another entree for a nice meal for the two of us. The seafood soup was a special treat!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Nice find! Very pleased with everything. Will be back!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I have been to Rustico four times now (2 lunches & 2 dinners)and each time it has been great! I love the main dining area; the service has been wonderful and the food is both delicious and beautifully presented! My new favorite place to go in the area. Thanks for a delightful dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We go to Rustico regularly and the experience is always the same - great food, great service, great atmosphere. A real gem!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "2nd time dining at Rustico's and they did not disappoint, everything was just as good as 1st time we were there. The Dinner menu has so many items that look great, it was hard to choose an item. The service was great and our waitress helped us narrow down our choices. We will definitely be going back in the future for the GREAT food & service."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We returned to Rustico to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. Our wedding at Rustico a year ago was a celebration of tastes, experiences and personal service from the staff and owner of Rustico. This dinner was a repeat of the experience on a smaller scale, but no less magical. Our party of four ordered the four-course dinner special on the menu. We sipped a wonderful French wine. We each had ample appetizers, a fresh, delicious salad, pasta entrees to die for, and a sweet ending. The service was impeccable and non-intrusive. The whole experience allowed us to enjoy conversation and well-timed arrival of all courses. The complete experience was superior and memorable!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Best restaurant in the Kent Island/Stevensville, MD. vicinity"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Lynn was our server and she is a gem. The special was Lobster Risotto and it was delish!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I had their special Parmesan Halibut and it was devine.....perfect place to find fabulous food, great selection of wines and avoid the.crazy crowd of Kent Island"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Dined at Rustico Sunday for the first time. It won't be our last. Food (ingredients, prep, presentation); wine, service, setting were first-rate. We've eaten in many mighty fine Italian restaurants between New York and New Orleans--and Rustico rates among the best. We'll cross the Bay Bridge to Rustico soon again. What a find."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Rust I is a gem! Always get great service here--and the food, particularly the pasta dishes, is excellent."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Celebrated Mother's Day this past Sunday. Great food, fab service, good friends!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I was here on Mother's Day, so I expected some delay in our food - one of the busiest restaurant days of the year, which, as a server, I'm well aware of. But it seemed to take an exceptionally long time to get both our appetizers and our entrees, even though it didn't seem like there were many tables on the same course - and two of our three courses required no cooking. Once everything came, it was definitely delicious, however!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We reserved our table at the last minute for Mothers Day and were lucky enough to get a late cancellation. We arrived 40 mins after our reserved time because of the traffic jams on the Bay Bridge. The staff were kind enough to hold our table for us. Food and service were very good and live music was excellent without being a distraction. Reasonable prices for a great meal."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We often come to Rustico, but this our first brunch. Wasn't sure how the fixed menu would work out, but everything was as good as always. It was crowded, so the noise was to be expected and didn't detract from our wonderful experience. Wait staff was fantastic."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The only thing that was not favorable was that theyhad a musician playing and they wanted to seat us right in front of him while there were several other options. I think the restaurant it too small to have a Jazz horn player there but besides that the food was good and the designated drinks for teh event were great. The apple strusel dessert was wonderful. So the over all experience was very good."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Had a group of nine, Beverly was our server and it was the best Easter ever. Outstanding food and service. Going back for Mother's day!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had a wonderful lunch at this tucked away spot near the Chesapeake Bay bridge. The zuppa de Pesce was wonderful. Full of seafood in shell and served with crusty bread. Also loved my arugula salad! Will definitely return for dinner!!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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