Rustico Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.6
452 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Rustico Restaurant & Wine Bar offers authentic Italian fare inspired by the traditional cuisine of Southern Italy. Gino Romano & Michelina Scotto bring their collaborative efforts and combined passion for distinctive Italian cuisine and wine to the revitalization of a historic landmark located in downtown Stevensville. The décor of Rustico emanates old world "rustic" Italy with a soothing palette of brick red, amber and natural cherry wood floors. The wine bar offers guests the opportunity to enjoy drinks before or after eating, sample pairings from our bar menu, or simply to unwind in a relaxing atmosphere. Rustico’s wine list offers over 20 wines by the glass as well as a 200 bottle collection, focusing mainly on the varietals of Italy, the second largest producer of wines worldwide.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(410) 643-9444
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Thomas Bronson
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Private Party Facilities
Main Dining Room With two big bay windows outlined with stained glass over looking historic Stevensville, our main dining room can accommodate up to 50. The main dining room is available daily for private parties during the afternoon or evening. The Tuscan Room Gorgeous bronze curtains & beads will be drawn to offer privacy from our main dining room. Our Tuscan room can accommodate groups of 12-20. Main Dining Room and Tuscan Room are available together for events of up to 80 persons. The Cellar Room Dine next to our cozy fireplace for a memorable evening. Our hand carved table can accommodate up to 8 persons or both cellar rooms can accommodate up to 15 persons. On Friday & Saturday evening a $300 minimum guest check is required to dine in the cellar room. Wine Bar Relax amidst a soothing environment with candles & Italian music as you & your guests sample wines paired with an array of Italian antipasti. Our wine bar can accommodate a reception for up to 40.
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Private Party Contact
Michelina Scotto: (410) 212-4027
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Main Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 452 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
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RR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service as usual. Give it a try, it's one of our favorites

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r
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

See my prior reviews. This is a real gem! Wonderful food,staff in a great little town.

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RD
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating a birthday and Rustico lived up to the great reviews we saw on the web. Thanks to our great wait person as she was attentive and explained everything well.

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IR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food. Good service. Reasonable prices. Good veal dish.

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D
Naples
50 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Jenny our server very accommodating

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LC
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious, good wine and cocktail selection, service was good. Overall a great local restaurant.

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F
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This little Italian restaurant in Stevensville is surprisingly delightful and delicious. We have been there a number of times this summer and always find the menu choices and preparations to be fresh, flavorful and well presented. From appetizers to pasta to entrees, it is worth the visit -- or two or three.

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c
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We’ve lived near this restaurant for 16 years, and never went until this last week. No reason as to why we’ve never gone, we just have other restaurants that we frequent instead. No big deal. Anyway, I treated my mom and brother to a 49th birthday dinner after our plans had gotten cancelled, and she was excited to go- she had always wanted to. I made th reservation for the three of us, which was an easy and quick process- All was going well! However, we weren’t too pleased with our experience. I Waited 1.5 hours to get an appetizer with My family of 3 as the only ones in the dining room. The food was fine, a little expensive, but nothing too special or flavorful. The cozy atmosphere and dining isn’t really our style, and we didn’t feel overly welcome in it. The food was a little expensive for what it was, and wasn’t worth the final price, considering the wait and the type of food. I also asked for a box for my dinner, and the waitress said she would box it for me, though never returned with my food/box, meaning half of my $20-something pasta was wasted. I didn’t feel like waiting and waiting again for the box, so we just left after paying the bill and tip. The waitress was nice, but eventually, the dining room filled up towards the end of our dinner, and she was the only one serving several tables, so we obviously didn’t get the attention (hence the lack of take-away pasta). I don’t think I’ll visit this place again, unfortunately.

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KE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

By far our favorite place to go on Kent Island, MD. The food is amazing, the wine list is good and the service cannot be beat. Definitely worth finding this off the beaten path restaurant. Also good for an afternoon snack at the wine bar!

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M
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great tasty food in nice casual atmosphere. Great service.

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MA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food and service was very good however a bit pricy for what we had !

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M
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It’s a little jem in Stevensville near the bay bridge. Best Italian food in the area - including Annapolis

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M
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Started in the wine bar had great service bar tender was attentive and brought a selection of whites for me to try because I couldn't make up my mind. We ordered the anti pasta appetizer and it was very good. The four of us moved to the dining room it was quiet table and chairs were tight but it didn't bother me because there weren't many people there at that time. Really enjoyed the special chicken dish with the sausage sauce and veggies. Great place to meet friends for conversation.

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F
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband had the filet mignon and he said it was delicious. I had the rockfish served with a wine sauce with cherry tomatoes and olives. It was excellent. Our waitress Sarah was very helpful and very knowledge about the food and right on with recommendations.
The restaurant is a real gem! We already are planning to revisit on 8/31 with friends.
We have a sailboat at Bay Bridge Marina.

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H
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food at Rustico was fabulous! Their special "Soft Crab Piccata" made me practically lick the plate!

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A
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great find in a little town just a hop over the bridge from Annapolis. I highly reccomend. Hope to go back.

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KE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff is amazing, they always make you feel special. The food - to die for! Just a great experience from every aspect. Highly recommend Rustico!

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BB
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Rustico is one of the go to restaurants for my wife and I on KI. It's extremely consistent with both food and service. We love it here. They have a decent wine list as well and even do wine dinners periodically that are thoroughly enjoyable. Great Pasta and fish particularly.

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LD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Rustico is a favorite restaurant of mine. They continue to provide delicious food, a cozy atmosphere and outstanding service. Every time is a pleasant experience!

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VT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

great. This is a small town and very quiet. the food is very good and the place is very quaint . The service is excellent and dining outside or inside is very nice.

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OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food is always good! !

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SB
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service.

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AE
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

It was just ok...

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FG
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was good, service was great. Worth your time and money.

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AG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food was fabulous
Service was wonderful
Will DEFINITELY be returning!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Fathers Day lunch was good- but when we booked the reservation we were hoping for an actual brunch menu with eggs and some sweet options, but what we ordered was still very tasty. Just so happened that we were there at the same time as a large bridal party so it was a little loud and our food took a little longer than normal because it came out after theirs. Completely understandable in all regards but overall it was good food and we left happy.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We took our daughters for my husbands birthday. We always rave about the filet mignon so all 4 of us ordered it but we were told there were only 3 left. So my daughter settled for the pork tenderloin which was very DRY. Service was ok but our server didn’t seem to care that we were unhappy with the pork.

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NB
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We have stopped and enjoyed dinner at Rusticos for many years now. It is a convenient location. I felt this time the food and service were not as good as they once were. It was ok but not great. I hope they improve soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another exceptional experience of fine Italian dining at a reasonable rate. Service and atmosphere tremendous.

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BR
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I wish they had more vegan/vegetarian options other than salads. The food was very good and we always enjoy the ambience.

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MR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very good food and excellent.service . I'll be back

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food and service in a great setting and location.

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LC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for Mother’s Day’s special menu. Everything was delicious. And as a mom, I got a free glass of prosecco! The restaurant (and entire island) experienced an unexpected power outage. We were still able to finish our lunch and pay by credit card. Overall, it was a great way to celebrate.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I booked the reservation on the website for Mothers Day Brunch for 8 people. I received a text to confirm. This part went very smoothly. I reviewed the menu ahead of time to make sure it was suited for all invited. I was very disappointed when we arrived and found out there was a very limited fixed menu for Mothers Day. We had planned to have a light brunch, but we had no other choice but to have a heavy 3 course meal instead. If the menu will be fixed like this and the booking is done 100% electronically it should be obligatory to make the customer aware of the menu change with the confirmation. The food, atmoshphere, and service were excellentn but the experience was not what we had planned for the special day. It seems very irresponsible or almost deceiving to make this change without making it abundantly clear to your reservations ahead of time. I really like this restaraunt and would really like to come back more often but this is a big miscue for such a generally nice place.

Thanks,

Bryan

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B
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

All was good, but one problem...one diner at our table has Celiacs Disease, so we confirmed with our server what dining options were Gluten Free. The meal arrived, and the fish was GF, but the side dish was NOT GF. We inquired and our server confirmed the side dish did indeed contain gluten, and quickly offered an alternative. When a diner has a serious condition that requires a special diet, servers are key in preventing foods being served that will trigger an ill effect. Her willingness to amend the situation was appreciated, but had we not questioned all that was on the plate, a trouble would have ensued.

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P
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I went with my daughter and we had a delicious and delightful dinner.

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AS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was good as usual (I’ve been there several times), and our waitress was well informed and efficient. Only negative was that our tablecloth was soiled with what I think was two scratched out blobs of candle wax. I found that to be a turnoff. I want a crisp, clean tablecloth on my table when I eat.

The baked Brie was delicious as always, and we all three tasted the fried green tomatoes appetizer and enjoyed it. The penne vodka was very good and just a large enough serving for me for lunch. The chocolate truffle cheesecake was outstanding.

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FG
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was very good. Quiet atmosphere. Wonderful service.

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