Rustico - Ballston
Service was slow and forgetful. Add the price and it was not a worthwhile experience.
Very comfortable place with great food and drink. Will come back again.
Pizzas were fantastic. The chicken dish was not anything special. The chickpea dip was very good.
This is one of my favorite restaurants in Ballston. I usually go for dinner. This time, I met a friend for brunch. We shared egg sliders, hash browns, and baked feta. All of the food was very good. Service was a little slow, but it was fine because we were not in a rush.
We were looking for a sports bar that wasn't mobbed and wasn't crazy loud. Rustico is perfect. Seated in a booth in the bar area afforded us multiple views of the TV monitors while we enjoyed a lovely dinner including conversation at a normal level while watching the World Series. Super friendly staff included!
The Arlington Restaurant Week menu was absolutely fabulous and such a great deal. Everything was delicious including the cocktails!
Great food. Everything was delicious! Loved the Caesar salad, pizza and wings!
This is our third visit to Rustico! We live out of state, but have visited 3 times this past year! The carrot hummus is amazing!!! But everything we’ve had has been great! Every drink is great too!!! I gave 4 stars for service...it seems they are just always busy & staff might be worn a tad thin...but always a great experience even if there’s a slight wait for stFf!!!
It’s a neighborhood favorite, and we went for brunch on a Sunday morning. We enjoyed the food but it was clear our server was slammed as the only bartender and server for the entire half of the restaurant we were seated in. Not sure if that’s typical of a Sunday brunch for Rustico, but it was surprising to us both having worked in the industry. The food was great, maybe slightly on the expensive side for the pizza, but we do look forward to returning! Pink Ocean pizza was our favorite. Leftovers went too fast!
Beat service we’ve had and great food!
Great selection of beer. I had the NY strip that’s excellent.
screwed up my food, looked a bit run down.. maybe Bar was Ok
Rustico used to be one of my favorite pizza places. The many dozens of beers are still a highlight, and our server was very attentive and friendly. However, they've shrunk the pizzas, which also weren't as well made as in earlier years, and the pear salads were mostly greens and far too light on the pears and cheese. It looks like cost-cutting has become corner-cutting, and Rustico is no longer the value it once was. I won't be going back.
Love the salads and the cheesecake; outstanding, quality of food, service, and price; bravo Rustico!
The burger was in seasoned and over cooked they usually have great food
Met a friend for happy hour. Great place for food and a variety of beers.
I ordered an arugula salad with heirloom tomatoes and burrata. But what I received had no arugula. And no one responded to our attempts to get attention. Furthermore, we had to ask to order. And we had to ask to receive a check.
Everything was meh.... steak was tough, veg were under cooked..... restaurant needs a revamp of both food and interior
We were seated immediately. Service was fast. Food was delicious. Excellent value. We are definitely coming back.
Unfortunately they cooked one order incorrectly twice, taking significant amounts of time in order to cook each time. They cooked a second of our party of nine incorrectly as well. The waiter was not well-versed on what foods would be vegan or gluten-free and frequently disappeared for large amounts of time leaving us having to ask where he was. I read a lot of good reviews but in fortunately we did not have a good experience at this restaurant.
I don't like to waste my money on bad experiences and food. This place more than met my expectations. I'm still thinking about the delicious food.
It was such a great experience. I had been once before and really wanted to go back for a date. It was perfect. The pizza was good and our waiter was fantastic. Enjoyed a glass of never never found found beer while my partner enjoyed some cap sav wine. Highly recommend.
Main courses were not as fresh and tasty as previous visits.
Great food and service, restaurant has dark lighting and was hot/humid when we ate. Great for a large group
Great pizza, huge beer selection, and the best fries around.
We ordered drinks and food. The food order was never put in, when we asked about it, we were offered to have it put in at that time, but we had already waited about 30 minutes from the first time we ordered so we just asked for the check. Everyone else seemed to be enjoying what they ordered.
It was excellent! The service was great, the good was great and the craft beers were awesome!
Overall poor experience. Food was underwhelming and service was inconsistent. Our waiter came to check on us seemingly every minute, and then forgot about us when he left the check, leaving us sitting there looking for him for at least 15 minutes.
was disappointed that the only the brunch menu was available, as i specifically called about that a few days ahead of time and was told that items from the dinner menu would also be available.
Love this place, great selection of beers and food items.
Awesome food and service, as always. We love sitting outside at Rustico! One of our favorite neighborhood spots.
The food and service was very good. The only downside was that it was trivia night & was very loud.
Great waitperson, Roderigo- Rustico a neighborhood gem!
Overall, the food was good and moderately priced for being a suburb of DC. The tater tots were an interesting take on the traditional food, but still very good! The turkey burger had a little too much black pepper and there was nothing super special about the toppings on it, but the fries on the side were really good. I give Rustico only 3 stars for service because they would not allow me to sit until the rest of my party arrived, even though 95% of the restaurant was empty and the waiter took a while to come back and forth... Also the restaurant was just as hot and humid inside as the weather outside and the lighting was dim.
Nice, laid-back ambiance. Great beer selection, and very good food. I'm a fan.
vast beer list, food was great, loved the outdoor seating!
I have been here multiple times and always have a good experience. Sat outside this night and it was great. Service is a little slower when you are outside and it too a long time to get the check but I had a wonderful time overall and would definitely recommend.
What a terrific location for a dinner with friends. The food was excellent. Wine and beer choices made everyone at our table happy. Ate inside but had the option for outdoor dining. Definitely recommend!