If you’re looking for a hearty, soul-warming meal that’s authentically Italian without leaving Telluride, look no further than Rustico Ristorante. Enjoy a meal with friends and family as you recount the day’s activities and unwind from a day of excitement. Currently, the restaurant is only offering carry out that can be enjoyed at your vacation home. Operating hours are 4:30 – 9 p.m.
Start your Italian journey with any one of the deliciously authentic appetizers. Share a plate of bruschetta Toscana – toasted filone bread with fresh chopped tomato, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and fresh basil, or savor the flavors of tomato, fresh Rustico homemade mozzarella, basil, and extra virgin olive oil when you try the insalata caprese. For something a little lighter, choose a delicious and refreshing salad.
Let the chef be your guide and order a bowl of Zuppa Del Giorno, or the soup of the day. If you’d rather go with an Italian favorite everyone knows, a hot and hearty bowl of minestrone might be just what you need.
Anyone can cook pasta at home, but the infusion of fresh and authentic Italian flavor found at Rustico Ristorante can’t be beaten. Spaghetti Rustico is a delectable mixture of spaghetti, sauteed with grilled seasonal vegetables, roasted bell peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh chopped tomatoes, white wine, basil, and extra virgin olive oil. Enjoy rigatoni, fettuccine, or their homemade ravioli filled with ricotta cheese and served in a delicate pink sauce.
Risotto is more than a side dish at Rustico Ristorante. Try it “al porcini” – sauteed with wild and selected mushrooms and truffle oil – or “alle verdure e gamberi” – grilled with seasonal vegetables and shrimps that have been simmer in white wine.
Choose from main dishes like veal, free-range chicken, steak, or fish selections, including vitello al carciofi – a thinly sliced veal sauteed with artichokes, capers, and white wine. For a taste of the sea, try pesce del giorno – fresh fish grilled and garnished with chopped tomato, cucumber, and slivered Mediterranean olives. The Prime strip loin or center cut steaks come from the local Double RL Ranch.
Try a slice made in the only authentic Italian pizza oven in Telluride. A limited selection makes offering the best authentic Italian pizza in town easy. Try the margherita pizza topped with mozzarella, marinara sauce, and oregano. Boscaiola pizza presents the flavors of mozzarella, roasted Rustico homemade sausage, select mushrooms, and roasted bell peppers, while the bianca del rosticcere is covered in four cheeses, rotisserie chicken, roasted garlic, and extra virgin olive oil, or try the selection proudly stamped with the Rustico name, a pizza topped with marinara, mozzarella, prosciutto, ricotta, mushrooms, and green Tuscan peperoncino.
Spotlight the flavors of your meal with an appropriate wine pairing from the cellar. A selection of over 500 wines from vineyards across the Mediterranean are represented in the wine cellar. Some may be available by the bottle while others are only available by the glass. Ask about ordering wine with your take-out order.
Taste of Italy at Rustico Ristorante in Telluride
Take a tour of Italy without leaving the fresh mountain air of Telluride. If your meal needs a little reheating after pick-up, everything you need to warm up and serve everyone’s Italian favorites is in your rental’s fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy your meal or try your hand at creating your own Italian dish. After the meal, settle into a private outdoor space, curl up inside with a book by the fire, or watch a TV show or movie with your group. Vacation Telluride has a condo rental to suit your needs, from a cozy one-bedroom for a small family or getaway with your sweetheart, all the way up to five-bedroom property for a large group getaway. Unwind in generous private bedrooms and pamper yourself in a spacious shower or bathtub. Choose a premium rental for luxuries like a hot tub, media room, gym, stainless steel appliances, and more.
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