Great Bars 2011: Rustico - Alexandria
Reviewed By Cynthia Hacinli
Comments () | Published February 7, 2011
Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour

Rustico - Alexandria
Address: 827 Slaters La., Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-224-5051
Neighborhood: Alexandria, Alexandria, Old Town
Cuisines: Modern, Pizza, Italian
Opening Hours: Open for lunch Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Open for dinner Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 to 10 PM; Friday and Saturday 5:30 to 11 PM. Bar open daily through midnight.
Nearby Metro Stops: Braddock Road
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Pot-pie and pork Mosaics; chicken-liver terrine; rockfish with fennel pollen; sausage-and-pickled-pepper pizza; sunchoke-and-sheep’s-milk-ricotta pizza; Guinness cupcake.
Price Details: Lunch entrees, $7 to $16. Dinner appetizers, $5 to $10; entrees, $12 to $23. Pizzas, $12 to $15.
Happy Hour Details:
Daily 4 to 7 PM: $2 off standard size drafts, $5 wine by the glass, $2.50 domestic cans, $3.50 American craft cans.
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Sundays

Greg Engert is the area’s authority on all things sudsy and hoppy, and this Slaters Lane pizza hangout and its newer, sleeker Ballston sibling are where he shows his knowledge. (He also oversees ChurchKey in DC’s Logan Circle.) Categories such as “soft and silky” as well as beer-and-food pairings help make the brew lists accessible. If you don’t want to spring for, say, a $12 pint of Malédiction stout, you can sample it—as well as most of the other 30-plus beers on draft—in a four-ounce tasting pour.

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