Extremely noisy environment. The beer is worth the trip, but the food was found by all three of us as just "OK".
Awesome mushroom burger and truffle fries. Feta dip was outstanding.
I didn’t get a booth like I requested and the food is ok for what you pay. Nothing special. I think we come here for convenience because it’s close to where we live more than for the food. Pricey for casual American and portions for appetizers are skimpy. They also messed up our order and put us in a high traffic area which felt cold. Probably wouldn’t return here for any dates.
We normally love Rustico, but the service was slower than usual. The 3 pig sandwich was tasty, but the fries were not hot. The pork chop was just okay. The kids loved their pasta and pizza.
Everything was fine, but it was way too noisy. Could not hear the others at the table of six. Probably won't go for a business meeting again.
Busy bad weather Friday night. Unfortunately our food was a bit delayed (no one's fault of course!) but not only did our waitress acknowledge the delay but the manager came over as well and ensured us we wouldn't be paying for the app. Food was good, great pizzas, loud lively ambience, friendly staff - we look forward to returning soon. Thank you Rustico Ballston.
The waitress never came back after our pizza was delivered, and we really wanted red pepper flakes and parm cheese. We waited 15 minutes eating really slowly in hopes she’d at least come half way through, but she never did. Margerita pizza can always use spice so it was disappointed we didn’t get any.
The salon was phenomenal and the service was fabulous.
Our waiter was very attentive. I told him what type of cider I liked and he came back with a very nice choice. I had the salmon and it was delicious. There were two us sitting across the table from one another. At times is was a bit hard to hear each other. Some of that could have been because we were close to the door. The restaurant was very busy.
Delicious food and very good service. It was super loud in there, but our fault for sitting at a bar table! Love this place
Rustico is a solid choice for a tasty brunch is a relaxing but inviting atmosphere. Our server was attentive but not overly so, and we lingered but never felt rushed.
We dined at Rustico for a friends get-together. Seating was comfortable and conducive to good conversation. The “lunch box” special was a very good deal. We enjoyed our lunch and will likely return
Very nicely done! Greeted warmly ; the service and food were great. We’ll be back.
Food good. Service attentive and timely.
Rustico has unfortunately become a hit or miss place for both, quality and service.
Great lunch menu- lots of choices. Try the lunch special: soup, half sandwich & small salad! Yum!
Coworker going away lunch
Food was not great
I went with a group of 10of our friends and we had a lovely time. Great atmosphere and delicious food. They were very accommodating to our large group.
Have gone several times (lunch, bunch and dinner) and the food and service never disappoint. Th gnocchi and braised short ribs, this time was excellent. Great neigborhood restaurant.
Always a great place for meeting colleagues
Went during restaurant week. Portions were huge and the service was terrific!
My favorite thing about this place is the knowledgeable bartenders who know the beers and do an excellent job of explaining their tasting notes... and of course, the beers themselves!
A friend and I ate there a few nights ago and really enjoyed the food. I had the beet salad (larger size) which was excellent and definitely big enough for an entree. My friend had the chicken pizza which was outstanding and very large. He had to take most of it home. We also tried the carrot hummus (excellent) and the risotto tots (also quite good). All in all I would recommend it and definitely go back again.
Birthday dinner- great pizza, burgers, and beer.
Easy Open Table reservation. Had flowers delivered for friend's birthday, handled/ presented perfectly. Food and happy hour service, selections, perfect. Excellent value. Very pleased.
Good brunch. Shrimp and grits were awesome. The brunch burger was also a hit with our crew.
We have been here several times and are never disappointed. The beer list is huge, food is very good and they have good sized portions so you can split them and try several if with a crowd.
Rustico is very good. The feta cheese dip is what I imagine heaven must be like. I have been twice and have been happy both times.
Excellent place for any types of get-together.
Make sure they update the Open Table reservation. I got a notification even after attending that I was a no-show. Open Table took care of it later though.
WE have dined at Rustico about a dozen times over several years and always enjoy it. The menu is varied and creative. Food quality excellent and well presented. Service always attentive and professonal. Nice decor. My only complaint is the noise level. It's always busy and the bar area is not well separated from dining, but nonetheless, it seems to be one of the noisier restaurants. Otherwise excellent.
The risotto tots that we ordered upon sitting down were quite good. But we noticed our table was wobbly and it was only fixed the third time we asked. We asked for bread after our appetizers arrived and that was also forgotten until we had to ask a second time. Adult beverages were delivered promptly, but the kitchen seemed just as excited to move quickly preparing our food, so the main courses were brought to our table when we were less than half finished with our appetizers (we had to wait for bread for a while). We refused the mains and asked that they be brought later. When our mains were brought back the chicken was quite dry, and the polenta so rich with butter that I couldn’t eat more than a few bites. My companion’s salad was soggy since the kitchen didn’t have the courtesy to make it again after waiting 15 minutes to bring it back to the table so the greens had just been soaking in the dressing for a while. The chocolate fudge cake was dry and lacking any character - could easily have come out of a box from Sysco.
I was in from out of town and suggested Rustico to my friend who lives around the corner since I used to frequent their Alexandria location when I lived in the area. We were both disappointed by our meal, and I doubt he will return. He has been making fun of my taste in restaurants for a full day.
My wife and I tried this out for the first time and we will go back.
We arrived just before the main restaurant opened, so we sat at a booth by the bar which was fine.
The service was swift and pleasant.
The chicken wings were really good.
The main courses were delicious.
Great pizzas, amazing selection of beers. Glad we made reservations.
We had an excellent waiter you provided great service but let us enjoy the company of each other.
A repeat location for sure
good pizzas and the donuts for desert are some of the best around.
This place is consistent and good.
Great Gluten Free chickpea crust! One of the best we've tried!
Our large group had a great table location and permitted everyone to engage. The wait staff was excellent and attended to all our needs. Great time was enjoyed by everyone.