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“Outside Patio Dining with ambience”
Review of Rustico Ristorante

Rustico Ristorante
Ranked #11 of 73 Restaurants in Telluride
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere and considerate waitstaff. They were kind to return a forgotten coat back to us after we had already left the area.

Went way above what we thought they would do to help us out.
Definitely a place to try during your stay in Telluride. You’ll love it!

Thank sherribelfus
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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

On our ride over the mountain on the gondola, we asked two locals for their favorite restaurant in Telluride or Mountain iVillage. Their unanimous choice was Rustico. “Authentic Italian,” said a local accountant. “Waiters are so animated!” added a female ski instructor. Since, we already had a reservation, needless to say, we were pleased. And we certainly weren’t disappointed! From their homemade bread and olive oil to our Fettuccine Mare (wonderful pasta and seafood), we were very pleased. We had bruschetta as an appetizer, which was excellent, but also saw a plate of fried calamari that looked delicious (next time!). We found an inexpensive bottle of Italian white wine and capped the meal with an apple crisp with vanilla gelato that was terrific. Attentive servers, good atmosphere, great location, perfect choice!

Thank siloamjim
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

We ate at Rustico on our last night in Telluride. We were seated in their outdoor seating area which was very nice. They did turn on the heaters as it became cool later in the evening. We ordered a bottle of Chianti and we were served bread. For dinner we started with a bowl of the mushroom soup and an Insalata Rustico salad. The soup was good but the salad was a disappointment. It was just a few greens with virtually no peppers or olives present. I found it way over-priced. For entrees we had some pizza, the Alle Verdure E Gamberi risotto, and the Fettuccine Mare.
I was not fond of the pizza but my daughter liked it. The risotto and the fettuccini were ok.
Our server was very professional and attentive.
We would try this place again but the entrees were just average on this outing.

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Thank gopherhiker
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

Telluride is a "trapped" tourist town - with a cost of business that is sky high. Folks expecting to get a 5 star meal for $15 will be disappointed... as they will with every restaurant in town. In this context, Rustico is above average... we dined with a party of 8 and every meal was quite nice and the service wonderful. The pizza was particularly great (thin crust) and one of the better values on the menu. Other dished sampled were the veal (very nice) and the aforementioned (by other reviewers) ravioli - which I asked be made "spicy" - and was awesome. One of the better executions of a simple dish.

Overall, this is a worthy stop in a beautiful town. For those looking for cheap eats, there is a grocery store at the entrance to town.... otherwise suck it up buttercup....

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Thank Bluebulletguy
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

This is not a cheap restaurant by any means but service and great food justified it. Service is really something else here, you will be taken care of. And pizza and pasta both were very yummy.

Thank JukkaW
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