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.
The best pizza in the springs! highly recomend it.
If you like pasta and fruit and yum in the tummy, you'll love Rasta Pasta. An overall wonderful dining experience in a laid back atmosphere. Something for everyone, meat and veggie alike. Go eat and enjoy the peaceful vibrations of the island. The citrus spice salad dressing is tangy goodness and the Chicken Montego Bay is one of the best dishes on the menu (especially one-up spicey). The Chocolate Jammin' combines jerk and dark chocolate to make a dreamy syrup over vanilla ice cream. For a morning treat, try a zesty Bloody Mary done irie style. Families and single are all fit in together. Bob Marley would be proud of this new Colorado Springs downtown eatery.
This is a great neighborhood Italian restaurant. I've eaten there several times and each time was great. The food is delicious. I've gone there for Valentine's Day, I've gone there after church, just whenever. You won't be disappointed.
Great atmosphere. Wonderful authentic dishes. Sometimes a bit on the pricey side, but well worth it. Traditional pink & white table cloths, fireplace, friendly attentive staff.
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