Rustico Restaurant & Wine Bar
Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
The food was delicious, good wine and cocktail selection, service was good. Overall a great local restaurant.
This little Italian restaurant in Stevensville is surprisingly delightful and delicious. We have been there a number of times this summer and always find the menu choices and preparations to be fresh, flavorful and well presented. From appetizers to pasta to entrees, it is worth the visit -- or two or three.
We’ve lived near this restaurant for 16 years, and never went until this last week. No reason as to why we’ve never gone, we just have other restaurants that we frequent instead. No big deal. Anyway, I treated my mom and brother to a 49th birthday dinner after our plans had gotten cancelled, and she was excited to go- she had always wanted to. I made th reservation for the three of us, which was an easy and quick process- All was going well! However, we weren’t too pleased with our experience. I Waited 1.5 hours to get an appetizer with My family of 3 as the only ones in the dining room. The food was fine, a little expensive, but nothing too special or flavorful. The cozy atmosphere and dining isn’t really our style, and we didn’t feel overly welcome in it. The food was a little expensive for what it was, and wasn’t worth the final price, considering the wait and the type of food. I also asked for a box for my dinner, and the waitress said she would box it for me, though never returned with my food/box, meaning half of my $20-something pasta was wasted. I didn’t feel like waiting and waiting again for the box, so we just left after paying the bill and tip. The waitress was nice, but eventually, the dining room filled up towards the end of our dinner, and she was the only one serving several tables, so we obviously didn’t get the attention (hence the lack of take-away pasta). I don’t think I’ll visit this place again, unfortunately.
By far our favorite place to go on Kent Island, MD. The food is amazing, the wine list is good and the service cannot be beat. Definitely worth finding this off the beaten path restaurant. Also good for an afternoon snack at the wine bar!
Great tasty food in nice casual atmosphere. Great service.
The food and service was very good however a bit pricy for what we had !
It’s a little jem in Stevensville near the bay bridge. Best Italian food in the area - including Annapolis
Started in the wine bar had great service bar tender was attentive and brought a selection of whites for me to try because I couldn't make up my mind. We ordered the anti pasta appetizer and it was very good. The four of us moved to the dining room it was quiet table and chairs were tight but it didn't bother me because there weren't many people there at that time. Really enjoyed the special chicken dish with the sausage sauce and veggies. Great place to meet friends for conversation.
My husband had the filet mignon and he said it was delicious. I had the rockfish served with a wine sauce with cherry tomatoes and olives. It was excellent. Our waitress Sarah was very helpful and very knowledge about the food and right on with recommendations.
The restaurant is a real gem! We already are planning to revisit on 8/31 with friends.
We have a sailboat at Bay Bridge Marina.
The food at Rustico was fabulous! Their special "Soft Crab Piccata" made me practically lick the plate!
Great find in a little town just a hop over the bridge from Annapolis. I highly reccomend. Hope to go back.
The staff is amazing, they always make you feel special. The food - to die for! Just a great experience from every aspect. Highly recommend Rustico!
Rustico is one of the go to restaurants for my wife and I on KI. It's extremely consistent with both food and service. We love it here. They have a decent wine list as well and even do wine dinners periodically that are thoroughly enjoyable. Great Pasta and fish particularly.
Rustico is a favorite restaurant of mine. They continue to provide delicious food, a cozy atmosphere and outstanding service. Every time is a pleasant experience!
great. This is a small town and very quiet. the food is very good and the place is very quaint . The service is excellent and dining outside or inside is very nice.
Food is always good! !
Great food and service.
It was just ok...
Food was good, service was great. Worth your time and money.
Food was fabulous
Service was wonderful
Will DEFINITELY be returning!!
Food was delicious and service was outstanding.
Fathers Day lunch was good- but when we booked the reservation we were hoping for an actual brunch menu with eggs and some sweet options, but what we ordered was still very tasty. Just so happened that we were there at the same time as a large bridal party so it was a little loud and our food took a little longer than normal because it came out after theirs. Completely understandable in all regards but overall it was good food and we left happy.
We took our daughters for my husbands birthday. We always rave about the filet mignon so all 4 of us ordered it but we were told there were only 3 left. So my daughter settled for the pork tenderloin which was very DRY. Service was ok but our server didn’t seem to care that we were unhappy with the pork.
We have stopped and enjoyed dinner at Rusticos for many years now. It is a convenient location. I felt this time the food and service were not as good as they once were. It was ok but not great. I hope they improve soon.
Another exceptional experience of fine Italian dining at a reasonable rate. Service and atmosphere tremendous.
I wish they had more vegan/vegetarian options other than salads. The food was very good and we always enjoy the ambience.
Very good food and excellent.service . I'll be back
Outstanding food and service in a great setting and location.
We went for Mother’s Day’s special menu. Everything was delicious. And as a mom, I got a free glass of prosecco! The restaurant (and entire island) experienced an unexpected power outage. We were still able to finish our lunch and pay by credit card. Overall, it was a great way to celebrate.
I booked the reservation on the website for Mothers Day Brunch for 8 people. I received a text to confirm. This part went very smoothly. I reviewed the menu ahead of time to make sure it was suited for all invited. I was very disappointed when we arrived and found out there was a very limited fixed menu for Mothers Day. We had planned to have a light brunch, but we had no other choice but to have a heavy 3 course meal instead. If the menu will be fixed like this and the booking is done 100% electronically it should be obligatory to make the customer aware of the menu change with the confirmation. The food, atmoshphere, and service were excellentn but the experience was not what we had planned for the special day. It seems very irresponsible or almost deceiving to make this change without making it abundantly clear to your reservations ahead of time. I really like this restaraunt and would really like to come back more often but this is a big miscue for such a generally nice place.
All was good, but one problem...one diner at our table has Celiacs Disease, so we confirmed with our server what dining options were Gluten Free. The meal arrived, and the fish was GF, but the side dish was NOT GF. We inquired and our server confirmed the side dish did indeed contain gluten, and quickly offered an alternative. When a diner has a serious condition that requires a special diet, servers are key in preventing foods being served that will trigger an ill effect. Her willingness to amend the situation was appreciated, but had we not questioned all that was on the plate, a trouble would have ensued.
I went with my daughter and we had a delicious and delightful dinner.
Food was good as usual (I’ve been there several times), and our waitress was well informed and efficient. Only negative was that our tablecloth was soiled with what I think was two scratched out blobs of candle wax. I found that to be a turnoff. I want a crisp, clean tablecloth on my table when I eat.
The baked Brie was delicious as always, and we all three tasted the fried green tomatoes appetizer and enjoyed it. The penne vodka was very good and just a large enough serving for me for lunch. The chocolate truffle cheesecake was outstanding.
Food was very good. Quiet atmosphere. Wonderful service.
Excellent meal, from the bread and olive oil to the salad to the grouper and the rockfish.
Nice wine list.
Attentive, friendly service.
Both my friend and I agreed: it was the best dinner out we had had in ages!
The waitress was polite and helpful, the food was extraordinarily good,
and the ambience was warm and upbeat.
My friend had never been there and when we came out, she said,
" Now, that was an excellent place in every way!"
Well done, guys!
You made a cozy restaurant with superb food at good prices!!
Superb Italian cuisine served in a very comfortable space. Service is efficient and friendly.
The food was amazing. Great wine selection, a hidden gem . Not very culturally diverse but welcoming. The food was hot, fresh, cooked just right and tasty. The bread was fresh and the bruschetta was so delicious. Nice lightening, very Zen vibe and even though there was conversations it wasn't overly loud. Sincerely recommend this jewel of a restaurant.
Food was great!!! I was very disappointed with the fact our dinner was a surprise birthday for my husband. I made reservations online,
But my surprise was ruined!!!! When text confirmation was sent to my husband's phone...how did you even get his number???
All reservation info was mine not his.
So I called and asked about this, was told someone would contact me...and of course it never happened