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About 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.

401 Love Point Road
Stevensville, MD 21666
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 643-9444

Website:
http://www.rusticoonline.com/

Executive Chef:
Gino Romano

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Rustico Restaurant & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
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Special Occasion (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Romantic (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Casual (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Business Meals (3)
Fun (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Nice local restaurant on Kent Island. Friendly staff, good food.
We were surprised to walk into a dinner for two special on Tuesdays, perfect, more than enough food for two. Good wine pours too!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We have been there a number of times for our ladies birthday lunches and have been very pleased every time with the food and service. We will keep coming back. We live on the Eastern Shore so it is about an hour drive and well worth the drive.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Rustico never fails to deliver a wonderful meal in a relaxed atmosphere. The service was excellent. The food arrived promptly but we did not feel rushed. This is our "go to" restaurant when we want a really good meal and when we pick to restaurant to go to with friends. Whatever they are doing ....I hope they keep doing it!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was great! We had 4 appetizers, 4 entrees and 2 desserts. Plus wine and beer. All delicious and fairly priced. Waitress was efficient but cold. Noise level was extremely high. All of us at the table had a difficult time hearing and conversation was almost impossible.This was mainly due to an extremely loud table next to ours. Unfortunate! I was disspointed because it was my birthday which I had noted on my open table reservation. I also told the hostess when we arrived that it was my birthday and we were celebrating at rustico. The hostess said ' oh'. That was it! I will return to rustico but not for a birthday or special occasion.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

If not for open table we never would have known about/found Rustico - and we are glad we did. My wife and I went for our Anniversary dinner, and had a great time the restaurant is nice - our server Rachel was friendly knowledgeable and attentive without being hovering. But most of call the food was amazing - 11 years earlier we were on our honey moon in Italy, and we felt like we were back there - enjoyed every bit of everything we ordered!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Lucky for us it’s local, for our friends it’s worth the drive. Love it!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We dine here about three times per year. Always a great meal and experience. Sara was our server. She was very attentive to our table. Great job!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food and a fantastic wine list (by the glass and bottle).

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Love this restaurant. It is fantastic Italian food, in a seafood dominated area (the eastern shore). I would have given a five star rating but our food took a long time to come out, and when it did, it was not very hot. The Eggplant Rollatini was dry. Otherwise, the food was delicious. Have eaten there several times and it's always delicious. I hope this was just an off night for them.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We go here often. Twice in the last two weeks...4 times in the last 6 weeks. Very good food but service has become average to poor. Two weeks ago we got our entrees delivered at the same time as the salads. We think salads sat for a while. Waitress apologized and comped us for the salads which was nice. We gave our normal good tip and came back a week later with friends who have never been there. After getting our cocktails and AFTER a few sips we found a fly in one of the drinks. YUCK. Not a good start. Waitress simply said, oh you have a fly in your drink I'll get you another which she did. No apologies like it happens all the time?

We have noticed new waitstaff faces everytime we go. Seems like lots of turnover.

So it will be awhile before we go back and we will no longer recommend the place.

For the price, because they are on the high end, we'll go elsewhere.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Rustico is always excellent, we are never disappointed. Service, food and atmosphere. A hiden gem in Stevensville.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Food, especially the pasta dishes, and service were wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great service, delicious food. Friendly and helpful waitress. The perfect restaurant for a special evening...actually, any evening!

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fun, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Rustico is a reliably good place for lunch or dinner...kitchen shines and staff cares...delightful little gem that deserves discovery...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Great food, friendly staff, and an extensive wine list. That night was 1/2 price wine night, which helped us to buy a fantastic bottle of Brunello. A real gem in the tiny town of Stevensville!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Love the comfortable ambiance. All of us had a different meal with no complaints. I personally had the wild boar bolognese and it was delicious. Definitely our go to spot for Italian cuisine in this small town.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2017

The food was great. Their was only one waiter. He worked really hard, but it was to much for him. It was not his fault. We blame the owner.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Three of us dined at Rustico last evening, we loved it. The service from Mallory was top notch. The food was delicious! YumO!!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 23, 2017

This was my first time returning to Rustico this year (due to the distance from home... but well worth the drive!) Our server, Jenny, was attentive and very pleasant. Food was excellent - you'd be hard pressed to find a better Italian restaurant anywhere! I am planning to make the drive to Stevensville more often, to enjoy this neighborhood gem!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Rustico never disappoints. This time I had the pasta with sausage, spinach, and goat cheese in white wine sauce. My guest had the lamb chops with potatoes and asparagus which was also delicious. The warm bread with oil/spices was superb. The service is very nice and our waitstaff person had good wine recommendations. Some desserts are from a local bakery, Peace of Cake. We had a raspberry cheesecake, which was divine.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 5, 2017

All of the food was very good.
Our waitress was very pleasant but needs a little more training in the timing of the delivery of the food. We had to ask for bread, more water and to take the dessert back and deliver it after we finished our meal.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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food4
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The best thing was the grilled Caesar with salmon added. Delicious! I don't recommend the Caprese salad at all--could have been elevated by using good tomatoes, not the anemic, too-firm supermarket variety.
Mussels good, but not outstanding.
Beautiful, charming atmosphere. Friendly service.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We were traveling with extended family so there were 8 of us , three 12 and under. The restaurant was set up for us when we arrived. The waitress was friendly and accommodating . The food excellent! Ambiance calm and pleasant. Couldn't have asked for a better experience after a day of travel.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 26, 2017

We have been there before, but this time it was perfect. We sat outside (ask if the single table on the side is open) and it was half price wine bottle night (Monday). We had the specials - my husband had a Caprese salad with burrata and the soft shell crab. I had grilled Caesar salad and a short rib stuffed ravioli. Absolutely delicious! Our hostess and server were lovely. Highly recommend.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Each of the 3 of agreed that our meals were exceptional. Rustico is a cozy and comfortable restaurant. We've never been disappointed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Rustico is a hidden gem on Kent Island. My husband and I frequent this spot for special occasions or just to get out of Annapolis for a change of scenery. Their fried green tomatoes, vegetable sandwich and pastas are all delicious!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Another great experience. Never dissapoints! Perfect location for get together and for family living on both the Western and Eastern Shore. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Phenomenal dinner. All seafood fresh and beautifully prepared. Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Our first trip here was for our 20th anniversary. The food was fantastic, our waitress was local and knew my wife... service was excellent.... at the end of our meal, she recommended we head outside and take in their live performer, who was very good. Have already recommended Rustico tho several people.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 28, 2017

It was absolutely marvelous from beginning to end. Our server was superb.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This is the third time I have been to Rustico and I have enjoyed the food and atmosphere every time. My mother is very picky about where and what she eats and she requested this restaurant for Mother's Day. That says a lot for this restaurant. My brother and sister-in law joined us for dinner. It was their first time there and they thoroughly enjoyed it. The spices in the dipping oil and the bread are sooo good.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

First visit to dining room. The service and food were excellent. Kook forward to returning.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We enjoyed a meal at Rustico as a couple on a recent weekday. We liked it so much, we made reservations for Mother's Day. On each occasion the food was great and the service was excellent. Obviously, they were very busy on Mother's Day, but they were well staffed to cope with the crowd. Everything was just as good as it was on the "quiet" evening. Well worth the drive to the Eastern Shore.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

First time eating here and will definitely be back! Historic charm with great food. Will become a regular place to enjoy food and good wine!

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Definitely some of the best pizza we have had in a very long time. We thoroughly enjoyed making our own pizza and having it made on the spot. I was hot, fresh, and melt in your mouth delicious!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Fabulous as always. Food was excellent, service good and wonderful espresso Martini

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Food was wonderful as always. I never had a bad meal there. Service was great. Can't wait to go back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We enjoyed Easter dinner here. It was our first visit and we were impressed by the food and service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 7, 2017

The last time we went to this restaurant we got seated over an hour AFTER our reservation time. The place was packed! Even after being seated service was slow. However the food was excellent. We were not going to try it again, but they sent me a certificate for a free entree for my birthday....,

Completely opposite experience this time. We were seated immediately and the dining room was less than 1/2 full. So service was better but food was worse. We got calamari as an appetizer. While it was tender, it should have been fried a tad more. The "pesto mayonnaise" needed more pesto. My husband got the salmon. It was cooked perfectly, but the sauce was tasteless. I got the crab ravioli special. Very little crab it in and, again, tasteless. For the price of the food, it was very unimpressive.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We drive over from Annapolis because we love it so much. And that is a big compliment
because most of us are bridge challenged!
Great food, great prices, wonderful and friendly wait staff. Very polite and well informed
and accomodating servers.

Fabulous food choice.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Outstanding Value, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies
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