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“Wanted to love this place”
Review of Trattoria Rustica

Trattoria Rustica
Ranked #21 of 180 Restaurants in Pittsfield
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked in on a sunny weekday afternoon in June and was utterly charmed. Felt like I was in Italy at a warm and friendly bistro. But the food was so ordinary and severely underseasoned -- if you aren't going to put salt and pepper on the tables, you've got to put some in the food. Pasta was terrible -- watery sauce and rubbery noodles. The biggest problem was the service. Nice servers but we had to ask twice for the bill while we watched them doing sidework for an hour and ignoring the tables. Too bad -- it is a lovely setting.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beautiful front entrance made us optimistic that we would have a good post-Tanglewood dinner. Our expectations were fully realized. Great ambience reminiscent of the restaurants in Boston North End. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Excellent food. We started with mussels Am Pepata well prepared and delicious. Then Costolette d,Angelo (lamb chops) and a special Merluzzo (cod in casserole). Both beautifully presented and perfectly prepared. No doggie bags tonight. With 2 glasses of wine our bill was about $90.

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

We went for dinner with another couple and had a very nice meal. The atmosphere is very nilce and it was quiet, something I miss with so much loud music everywhere. The staff was reasonably attentive and not at all annoyed while we were waiting for the others. Prices are a bit high, but three of us were very happy with our meal. Neither of the fish orders was overcooked, a bit plus anywhere. The less than happy diner was only a little disappointed with a flavor that didn't agree and slightly overcooked meat. It was still an OK meal. Like some fancier restaurants, there was no choice as to vegetables which I found disappointing as I don't always like the same things as the chef, and then food gets thrown away. You have to go down a short flight of stairs to enter the dining area.

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Thank Bluebonnet2009
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Small restaurant with a small menu, with huge flavors.
The homemade gemelli pasta with their tomato sauce and mozzarella was delicious. We had it as an appetizer. We were told it would take 20 minutes. Great!! Freshly made!
My wife had the veal piccata which was superb and I had the veal chop which was perfect temperature and flavor.
The only thing needed is homemade desert.
Definitely a good place to go for authentic food.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Very good food in a cozy setting. Slightly overpriced, but acceptable if planned for. Wait staff were pleasant and attentive.

Thank constance f
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