OMG...we are from back east where the Italian food is the best. Thanks to Joanne and Dennis, the owners and chef, we have found great Italian food here in Colorado. What a treat and everything we have had there is wonderful!
I agree with the previous comments regarding poor service. I have found the hostess' very unfriendly and the food mediocre.
I absolutely love Pizzeria Rustica. Their caprese salad is awesome, and I have never had a bad meal there. I particularily like the Salsicca pizza - it is to die for. Their service is great - last time I was there the general manager came out to say to our table himself. Great time all around.
Wow. I cannot believe the reviews I'm reading. I've ate there three times (including tonight) and never had a bad experience. In fact, I've been to 40 States and 4 continents and given my vast experience the world over, I cannot think of anything bad to say about Pizzeria Rustica... and I've never seen a trashcan in the seating area and never heard of them running out of dough... which could happen considering good pizza like this is made with dough that has had a chance to ferment.
Awesome and unique!
Guinness and Hot Melinda, I'm sorry to hear about your experiences. We'd like an opportunity to make things right for you and to learn from our mistakes. Please contact me.
Made a reservation for 7:00pm got there at 6:55 and was told it will take 15 minutes. Waited 50 minutes with no updates and was not offered any drinks while waiting. We only saw the host three times for just a few seconds during our 50 minute wait to inform other people of a 15 minute wait. We left after 50 minutes. Terrible handling of reservations and waiting customers.
Worst Customer Service I have ever had the misfortune of experiencing
Who wrote this review an alien! Come in on Friday nights and the locals are packing the restaurant. Do you want good food or urban stuckup. this place has good food and the locals keep coming back for more!
Amazing food, great atmosphere!
I love Pizzeria Rustica. The wait staff is friendly, courteous and responsive. The pizzas are fresh and delicious. The wine and beer selection is decent. The restaurant makes efforts to buy local produce and local products with a focus on sustainable business practices. I'd recommend it as a great dining experience, with one caveat-- getting a table on Friday or Saturday night can be a nightmare... but luckily they do reservations. Go on a whim any weeknight, but weekends-- call ahead or you might be S.O.L.
Pizzeria Rustica: Wow - they need to sell the business to someone who knows how to run a restaurant. We tried this place 3 times. One time we sat by the trash that smelled, tonight they ran out of dough. All 3 times they were rude. Of all the great places to eat in Colorado Springs, this is not one of them.
My wife and I ate there last night and this summary of whats wrong with this place is the problem most small businesses have in getting started...I look at it like this my mother raised me on good home cooked italian food and it is all about the flavoring...I had the Eggplant and also sampled the meatballs and the tomatoes with mozz/basil....
I loved it the thing to remember here is you can go anywhere and get fast food or some places to have fine dining and you will pay either way for it heartburn and indegestion from fast food and pricy small portions from a fine dining establishment...
Dats Italian is like sitting down to my mothers table and her saying eat eat...JoAnn and Dennis treat you like you just came over to their house for a meal complete with the manners and hospitality of a family sit down...I do not know where Bryce is from but in my home town if you have the nerve to eat at my table and then complain about it you may find yourself in the alley behind the building with a broken leg...italian food is about eating and having family around and Dats Italian made us feel like family we will go back often...
Thanks for the experience
The experience will be one your best - If you are looking for more than Great Food, this is your place. Kym and Armando are two of the few that understand going out to eat is also about the Experience. Homemade Mozzarella.... I mean really, you had me at hello. Lastly, if you are a wino, not saying I am, but this place is a hidden treasure.
If you see me there, dont say hello, just buy me a Malbec....
Italian Chef from Naples, Italy.
great wine list
walk in lunch/dinner
classic, well prepared, fresh ingredients, salad dressing has a great clean bite. Carla, Amber & rest of the staff always readywith a bright smile! Don't be intimidated by the wait on Fridays and Saturdays - well worth it!
My honey and I went last Friday night to celebrate our anniversary. The Veal Tuscano and Chicken Marsala were superb. The service, however, left a lot to be desired. Our server was harried and not very attentive. We felt like we were on a production line.
mediocre food; lazy, inattentive service. On a Thursday evening at 5:30 there were more staff than diners, however we had to wave at the server for five minutes before we got more water. The pasta was uninspired, the bread was boring, the salad was average - will not go back
I've been to this restaurant quite a few times and have had great experiences every time! It's a small local spot that serves up some great italian flavor in every dish. Everything tastes very fresh and the portions are a very decent size. I also love their Bella salad with a great raspberry vinaigrette!
Good pizza, good calzones, both with great toppings options, but the sandwiches are GREAT. Especially the cold turkey sandwich. A fresh tasting sub with "better-than-your-average-sub" bread... crusty on the outside, soft on the inside. Simple. Casual atmosphere, friendly service, inexpensive and family friendly.
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