Rustico Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.7
472 reviews
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Italian
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.
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D
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been before when service was awful...food always good but service had been iffy. Not going his time...service was perfect, food soooo good, didn’t rush us, and they were busy. I won’t wait so long before my next visit this time!

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CL
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This place is a wonderful find in a cute town. Well thought out and prepared, not stuffy.

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DG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I have been to Rustico now two times and both experiences have been fantastic. Great food, good wine selection, cozy atmosphere and phenomenal service. Well worth the drive from Annapolis.

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AM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit, and both times we've experienced excellent food and friendly, attentive service. We are definitely making this one of our standard dining out options.

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n
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was great and paced the meal very well. She was very helpful with menu recommendations. The food was very good especially one of the specials.

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JL
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was very good and the ambience was excellent. It was crowded Christmas Eve and our server a bit distracted, but very polite and nice. I definitely will be visiting again.

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F
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious. The Fra Diiavola was the best I’ve ever had.

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j
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I eat at Rusticos once or twice a year and we have eaten there for 10 years or more. The service and food always meet our expectations. They offer good wines at reasonable prices. I had an Orvieto which was quite good. In summary, the food and service are consistently excellent.

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SM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend was very happy. The staff did a wonderful job with helping out the flowers I got her in water beforehand so it was a surprise. Also, the food was spectacular!

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s
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for food and wine in the quaint town of Stevensville. I always get the lamb and it is outstanding.

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CW
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food! Rustico is one of our favorite date night restaurants in a gem of a town. It has small town ambience with delicious food. My husband and I had a four-course meal with Caesar salad, brie, filet, and creme brulee. All our favorite staples at this restaurant.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful waiter. The food was delicious, especially the brie and mushroom appetizer and seafood crepes. Wasn't a fan of the 'donut' type dessert, but our table ordered other wonderful Tiramisu and other desserts. Great ambiance!

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GR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful Birthday dinner for my wife. The food and service were fantastic! We will definitely be back.

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l
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Tastefully decorated, with eye-catching Tiffany window insert and artwork by talented locals, this little jewel in the town of Stevensville is worth "discovering." Worth mentioning is a superb lobster bisque and a memorable seafood stew as well as a savvy wine list (half price bottles on Wednesday) and sweet service. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Private dining rooms and pretty little porch.

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KF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We have been here before and have always enjoyed ourselves. Meal was good, as was the service, and BONUS, it was "Half Price on Bottles of Wine night". You can't beat that!!!

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JG
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

food was excellent. featured red wine was not available and the server disclosed it ran out the night before....yet it was presented on Monday's special menu. Service was poor....you needed at least one additional server.

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HS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very relaxing afternoon with great food, wine, and company. We were not rushed and the service was excellent!

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AM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and great service

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B
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently good, cozy dining on a cool night. Creative pasta and fish dishes.

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RR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as usual. Give it a try, it's one of our favorites

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r
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

See my prior reviews. This is a real gem! Wonderful food,staff in a great little town.

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RD
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a birthday and Rustico lived up to the great reviews we saw on the web. Thanks to our great wait person as she was attentive and explained everything well.

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IR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Good service. Reasonable prices. Good veal dish.

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Naples
56 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Jenny our server very accommodating

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LC
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, good wine and cocktail selection, service was good. Overall a great local restaurant.

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F
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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c
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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KE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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M
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great tasty food in nice casual atmosphere. Great service.

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MA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service was very good however a bit pricy for what we had !

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M
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s a little jem in Stevensville near the bay bridge. Best Italian food in the area - including Annapolis

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M
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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F
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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H
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food at Rustico was fabulous! Their special "Soft Crab Piccata" made me practically lick the plate!

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Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great find in a little town just a hop over the bridge from Annapolis. I highly reccomend. Hope to go back.

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KE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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BB
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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LD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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VT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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