Good service but food was average.
Rustico burger is the bomb. Fries...not so much. Brussels sprouts and tomato soup were great. Service great. Music was just awful. Truly. Will go back but hope the music is better.
Our party was made up of all out of Towners and needed a place to gather and talk. Rustico was able to accommodate our party of 9. Pizza was very good as well as the appetizers. Quite pleasantly surprised and would definitely return on a future visit.
The meals were very good. I suggest they find a local baker that makes a nice “rustic” loaf and serve it with some Brie or olive spread.
Great place for a friendly gathering or with the family. Food and service were great. Plenty of local craft beers on tap, including some from Veil out of Richmond!
Pretty good food, BAD SLOW SERVICE.
The food here is pretty good. I have been here several times over the years. Pizzas are good, truffle fries good. My complaint is the service. The service is bad every single time I have been here this past year. Last night we we had dinner and we sat at our table for at least twenty minutes before anyone came over to greet us and take a drink order. This also happened when we went here for dinner the time before in November. We also noticed that the table sitting next to us struggled to get the attention of their server. Seems to be a theme in this place.
The meal, salad with salmon and a hamburger were fine. Nothing amazing but good, decent food in a convenient spot that was quiet enough to talk.
Entrees (pizza and burger) were just fine--really good pizza (gluten-free option sounded interesting, but we didn't need it), chef nailed medium rare on the burger--but sides left a lot to be desired. Grilled Caesar had interesting (in a good way) flavor, but it's no longer a salad, just another cooked vegetable. Truffle fries tasted fine, but were seriously overcooked to near-tooth-breaking crunch.
Service: aggressively friendly, maybe a little overloaded and hassled, but when I ask how big the burger is (to decide between medium and medium rare), I expect something better than "oh, medium large." I'll give a pass on bringing back an open bottle of the AF beer when the errand was to find out what they had. Know the ounces; that's what I'm asking for. And no response when I assured that I didn't want change.
To Open Table: I got an email with 100 points; my account says zero. ???
Excellent brunch and great service. We were very pleasantly surprised by Rustico’s ability to accommodate my family of 11, including 5 kids under seven. We had plenty of space and never felt like we were in someone’s way or being too loud. The brunch menu and restaurant week specials were fantastic. Our server was nice, efficient, and generally on top of his game.
Consistently good food, however, beware of “specials”. Waiter told us about special beer of the day and failed to tell us price. We ordered it and discovered it was $40 once the bill came. Very misleading!
Crispy Brussel sprouts and carrot hummus were amazing! Also highly recommend the roasted beet salad with seared salmon.
Good beer and pizza as usual but when you are not seated at bar the wait is frustrating.
Having been to Rustico only once before and quite some time ago, I was not sure what to expect when my wife and another couple had dinner there over the weekend. We were pleasantly surprised by a very good meal and excellent and friendly service, all at a reasonable price. It was quiet enough to carry on a normal conversation, the surroundings were tasteful and the food (two different pizzas and some sides) were all excellent. I would definitely go back.
Service was very very good. Great pizza. Could use some sound damping.
The service was very solicitous and well orchestrated, and the prices are very reasonable. Go to restaurant for easy dinner and good atmosphere. Server was great.
Window booth seating. Quick service, accommodating hostess, attentive server. Shared Brussels sprouts (yum) and we each had a Rustico burger. Delicious! Beverages were a beer and a glass of wine, both reasonably priced. Even on a busy Saturday night, we were able to get in and out in an hour, happily fed, fully satisfied.
Food was amazingly tasty. Very large beer menu. Great place for american/Italian. The food menu is kind of small but everything sounded yummy.
Our first time at Rustico and we were impressed. The service was great and the food was excellent. The parmigiana fries were a great appetizer and the white pesto pizza was quite tasty; really good crust. We came for lunch this time on a cool and windy day, so the restaurant wasn’t too busy which was nice; peaceful and easy conversation. We will certainly try dinner her sometime. If you need a quick bite of quality cuisine, give Rustico a try!
Was seated by the bathroom even tho we made reservations afew days in advance.
I've been there several time and had everything from pizza to salmon. It never disappoints.
The starters and pizza were very good. Great beer selection.
The grilled chicken caesar is always my go-to! Love it!
This time we sat in the bar and it was a bit dark...Im assuming some lights were out above? Overall, Rustico is always a good choice for dinner!
They have the most amazing rissoto tots and pecan rolls. Their salads are good and the beer selection is amazing. The main dishes leave something to be desired. This used to be a fantastic place to eat, but the quality of the food has gone down and the wait staff is horrid! The hostess needs some customer service training.
Went back for a casual dinner. Despite wide open seating, hostess was intent on seating us at undesireable table - by cold windows; hidden behind mountain of highchairs. We are beer affectionafos, but offerings at Rustico tend more quirky than interesting. Brussel Sprout starter was quite good, but $11 for Brussel sprouts?? Burger was good, also, but table and otherwise limited menu overshadowed the food. Will cross off Alexandria dining list.
Went here for our anniversary and the pizza was amazing! It was a little hard to hear our waiter over all the noise, but it was peak dinner time so we can't knock them for that :P Great wine and beer also! 10/10 would recommend and we will be going back!
Food, always fantastic. As is the beer selection. Always kind, polite, and knowledgeable. Sometimes the staff will take awhile to get to you, but it's worth the wait.
Loved introducing Rustico to my colleagues. I travel to the Alexandria area for business and always try to include Rustico in the plan. I have loved everything I have ordered. The grilled Caesar is always a favorite. The pizzas are delicious. I went with the mushroom burger this time. Yum! My team had mussels, pork sliders, pizzas and everyone was thrilled. Thanks for a great experience.
I ordered my favorite, the mushroom pizza, and was delighted, as always.
Made a Friday evening reservation on Open Table for 7pm. Got a call from the restaurant at 6:20 that they did not know why Open Table allowed my reservation, and they had no tables at 7pm. After some discussion, it was determined that they could "make it work" for me at 7:30. My group of 3 arrived at 6:15 and were seated immediately as there were several tables free -- so I have no clue why they said they could not accommodate us at 7pm!! We have eaten here many times, but we have not been in the last couple of years. The food has gone downhill. We were all disappointed with our choices -- basket, chicken, and burger. Throughout our dinner, servers tried to remove our plates before we had finished. Once finished, however, it was difficult to find anyone who wanted to take our plates away -- and no one offered us coffee to dessert options -- they just put the check on the table!!! Too many good choices in Alexandria to go back to Rustico again.
Excellent meal as always. Love this restaurant. Lots of food choices for a vegetarian and great starters