Hello and Welcome to Café Rustica

Our approach to food is what we call "Euro-Comfort." This isn't haute cuisine but delicious European flavors you would experience at a friend's home. We specialize in Mediterranean and German dishes freshly prepared and served in a warm, casual atmosphere. Paired with our old world wine list and selection of European beers, a memorable experience awaits you.  Come on in we are waiting for you!  


Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

Tuesday - Saturday

Sunday Supper

Sunday Brunch


Save the Date!

We are very excited to announce the return of our Wine Dinner! We will be featuring wines from Nice Legs. Details to come, but mark your calendar for this sure to be scrumptious wine dinner on May 18th!

Valentine's Day Pre-Fixe Dinner

Come join us for all the love!

$50 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)
Menu will include suggested wine pairings for all courses.
Expect some bubbles, something delightfully pink, and some deep reds!

Cheese Plate
Cambazola cheese with truffle honey and Espresso Belavittano cheese with shaved dark chocolate

2nd Course
Soup - Roasted Red Pepper with sauteed shiitakes and toasted pignolas, drizzled with heavy cream and chili oil

Salad - Scallop, grapefruit and avocado ceviche 

3rd Course 
Gorgonzola Risotto cakes with a caramelized onion sauce over sauteed baby kale, pears and pecans

Pan seared Lamb chops with black currant pan jus, sweet potato dauphinoise and almond haricot verts

Smoky Paprika rubbed Salmon with a sweet tomato, golden raisin, and kalamata olive sauce, charred brussel sprout leaves and roasted garlic polenta

4th Course
Vanilla bourbon custard with dark chocolate-chili sandwich cookies

Grilled walnut bread topped with a quinnel of sweet mascarpone folded with creme fraiche and topped with macerated strawberries and fresh mint

Posted: December 20, 2014

PLEASE NOTE: After close tonight, Saturday, December 20th, Cafe Rustica will close our doors until 5pm on New Year's Eve. Please join us then for a delicious Four Course Pre-Fixe Menu. Click here for more details!

Posted: October 9, 2014

We are sorry to inform our guests that "A Walk Through Europe" wine dinner is cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you will dine with us again soon. Our humblest apologies.

Posted: October 9, 2014

A Walk Through Europe Wine Dinner

Come join us as we celebrate Europe through wining and dining.  Rodney Rosser of Nice Legs will be our tour guide for this Five Course meal and pairing. Full Details will be available soon, but make your reservations early.

$60 per person, seating limited (tax and gratuity not included)

Make your reservations online here and specify "Europe" or you can call it in at 804.225.8811.

Posted: September 1, 2014

Come join us and enjoy local photographer, Cindy Hicks on September 8th at 5pm. View our EVENTS page for further details!

Posted:  July 21, 2014

We are currently looking for local artists to show and have an opening at Cafe Rustica. Please call or email us if you are interested for details.

Posted:  May 4, 2014


Well, it's that time again...did you go to the bike race?  were you involved in a foot race? maybe you just slept in and ate bad things...we won't judge, but you should really start the week off on a good note!

Soup:  Spicy Italian Sausage and Barley
Quiche: Bacon, Blue Cheese, and Tomato
Entree:  Cheese Ravioli with Marinara and shaved Parmesan

Posted: May 4, 2014


Well, Happy Sunday to you!  Another beautiful day here in RVA and we've got some delicious Brunch Specials for your eating enjoyment...

Soup du Jour:  Spicy Italian Sausage and Barley

Quiche du Jour:  Bacon and Gorgonzola

Entree:  Mortadella and Eggs with Spicy Pepper Relish, Roasted Potatoes and Grilled Bread

Oh, not that hungry?  Well we have some refreshing brunch bevvies if you are on that liquid diet!  Come on in and relax with the "Big Bad Mama" or her "Slightly Naughty Sister"

Posted: May 2, 2014

We will be open during the Collegiate Road Cycling Race. We understand it will be a bit of trickiness with limited parking and passing through streets. We are unfortunately right in the middle of it. Please don't let that hinder your want to dine with us as we will make your trek worthwhile! Thank you for your patronage during this time.


Posted:  April 30, 2014

Steve Dakes, Multimedia Artist

Steve Dakes will be presenting his works on May 5th at 6pm.  We will be providing snacks and refreshments for your viewing enjoyment. For more information, visit our EVENTS page.

Posted: April 28, 2014

All Shiny and New

Thank you all for being so patient as we updated our website. We will be posting full menus shortly.