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Neighborhood Eats: Rustico
Comments () | Published March 25, 2008
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Rustico - Del Ray
Address: 827 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-224-5051
Neighborhood: Alexandria
Cuisines: Pizza, Modern, Italian, American
Opening Hours: Open for lunch and dinner Sunday 11:30 to 10, Tuesday through Thursday 11:30 to 10, Friday and Saturday 11:30 to 11. Open for dinner Monday 4 to 10.
Nearby Metro Stops: Braddock Road
Price Range: Inexpensive
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; grilled cheese with balsamic onions and maple ham; braised pork shoulder over rigatoni; sunchoke-and-sheep’s- milk-ricotta pizza; Guinness cupc
Price Details: Lunch entrees, $7 to $16. Dinner appetizers, $5 to $10; entrees, $12 to $23. Pizzas, $12 to $15.

A buzzy scene and an exhaustive list of microbrews from around the world—plus 31 beers on tap—would be enough of a draw. But this pub/restaurant also has a season-driven menu.

Among the winning picks: sausage-and-pickled-pepper pizza, grilled cheese with balsamic onions and maple ham, and braised pork shoulder over rigatoni.

-March, 2008 

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