TripAdvisor Rating: 3.5
Address: 114 E Colorado Ave, Telluride
Hours: Sun-Sat, 5:30p-9p
Known as the true Italian restaurant in the area, they have an extensive selection of food and drinks to choose from. The most impressive being the wine list, as well as the recommendations from the waitstaff on what to pair it with. The service is excellent, with most of the waiters taking orders without writing anything down or messing anything up. From the traditional spaghetti and meatballs to other pasta dishes, and everything in between, Rustico Ristorante provides the service, food and atmosphere to impress. Chicken, beef, seafood and so much more is offered. Vegetarian dishes are on the menu for those that do not wish to have meat for their dinner. The dessert is decadent and rich.
What They’re Known for: Their first class service, atmosphere and food. With high quality choices to go with, and even higher quality food; it is one of the favorite places to visit after a long day on the slopes when you want more than a burger and fries. They have true Italian dishes that are made to order, and come out quickly.
What to Watch for: The prices are a bit higher than some of the other restaurants in the area, but the quality of the food, the great service and the seating makes up for the price. It is a higher quality dining experience when compared to the others that do not offer higher quality food such as seafood, or large pasta dishes served with expertly crafted, vintage wine.