FoodieWannaBe
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  • Review Count
    2
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  • First Review
    March 16, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 15, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    4.5
 
 
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Rustico is the quintessential neighborhood pub on the edge of Old Town Alexandria. The menu features seasonal, hearty American fare from a wood-fired oven and grill, including pizzas and rotisserie meats, along with other rustic cuisine using the freshest local ingredients available. There’s also no mistaking Rustico’s love for barley & hops! The bar’s focal point is a custom galvanized inverted T bar with 30 brilliant taps book-ended by two massive coolers holding more than 250 different types of ales, lagers, ciders and stouts.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great service, great food!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/13/2014
 2005
Dined on 04/13/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The only bad thing about this place? It gets pretty darned noisy. If you are prepared for that in advance, you'll have no issues because everything else about Rustico is outstanding.
Rustico has an amazing beer list - they need a notebook to capture all of your options. My White Alagash was perfect for a very warm April night. Our dinners were also outstanding (we had pizza, pasta, and fish - all were amazing but the fish was soooo flavorful and moist that I would get it next time).
Best of all was the service. From the huge smiles when we were greeted to our friendly and knowledgable waiter. I only wished Rustico was near our home in upper NW so we could come here more regularly!"
Dined on 04/13/2014
 2005
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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Chef Jennifer Jasinski's creatively inspired Mediterranean food is influenced by local seasonal products. Rioja is simple, pure food that emphasizes bright flavors & textures. The wines are a collection of fun interesting varietals that compliment the cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A must-go-to when in Denver!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/14/2014
 2005
Dined on 03/14/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We come to Rioja every time we are in Denver, and it has never disappointed. The tortelloni is the most amazing dish and we start with that each time. On our latest trip we split the earthy, flavorful, perfectly paired cavatelli and the four square vegetable plate. We practically licked our plates clean. Think the dessert descriptions sound a little weird? We did, but tried two anyway, and were astounded at the explosion of flavor in both. There is nothing I could complain about here. Service is outstanding, food is unbelievably creative and flavorful, noise level low enough that you can easily hear each other...a perfect romantic night."
Dined on 03/14/2014
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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