Great Takeout: Rustico
Comments () | Published December 4, 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.
If the vast beer selection at this brewpub intrigues you, sip a tall one at the bar while waiting for your to-go order. Dubbed Rusti-Go, the takeout menu is similar to one you’d find at any bar, but here you can also get a custom six-pack (or two) of amazing beers to wash down your crisp-crusted Rustico pizza ($11 to $16). Seasonal combos such as a tomato/zucchini/ricotta-salata/country-ham pizza are delicious, but you can’t go wrong with classic pepperoni.

Thoughtfully put-together salads such as tossed baby greens with shaved fennel, ricotta, and a citrus-Champagne vinaigrette ($8) and soups such as cheddar-and-ale ($6) are great takeout options, but the burger and fries ($12) go flabby in a plastic container.

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