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“Just Get the Pizza”
Review of Rustique Pizzeria

Rustique Pizzeria
Ranked #4 of 473 Restaurants in Green Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza
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1,251 reviews
660 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 772 helpful votes
“Just Get the Pizza”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Last time visiting Suamico we stopped at Rustique on a Friday night at about 7 p.m. When we were told there'd be an hour wait for seating, we didn't stay. This trip I wanted to find out what we'd missed.

The ambiance is neat. It's an old church, renovated with a large birch tree sculpture on one wall and warm decor. Seats at the larger tables appear to be leftover church pews.

Sunday evening at 6:30 the parking lot was full, but there was only a 10 minute wait for a party of five (and no wait for 4 people or less). We waited in the bar while perusing the cocktail menu. Half a dozen white wines, half a dozen reds, as well as another half dozen specialty drinks made it difficult to choose. Before we could decide, our table was ready.

After we were seated, we were entertained by pizza crusts whirling in the air, while pizza chefs made their magic. It was nice and warm in the dining area because of the large ovens radiating heat from one wall.

That was the best part of the experience. We waited and waited ... and waited, though the restaurant wasn't overly busy. Our drinks arrived about fifteen minutes after we ordered them. Then we waited another 15 minutes for our food orders to be taken. Our server was only three days on the job, so that might have accounted for some of the wait.

Wine prices range about $6-8 for a 6 ounce glass. Mojitos were $6

The food menu is limited, as this is primarily a pizza establishment. A handful of appetizers are available, as well as a few side salads, one entree salad, and four sandwiches. You can order fried perch any night of the week, which is unusual. That's typically a Friday-only offering in Green Bay.

We all ordered an appetizer called CBGB - cheese bread/garlic bread. It boasts seven cheeses and is served on a sliver thin crust with a side of marinara dip. It's about the size of a personal pizza for $7.95.

Our CBGB didn't arrive until an hour after we arrived. We couldn't believe how long it was taking for some food to show up. Meanwhile, two tables adjacent to us were eating their entrees while we still awaited our appetizer.

Having said that, the CBGB was very good when it finally did arrive, and we wolfed it down. Then we waited again. Almost half an hour later our entrees finally showed up (90 minutes after we entered the restaurant.)

Several of us ordered fried perch. We were told that the small order had three pieces of fish and the large had five. I ordered the large, which arrived with only four pieces of fish.

The fish batter was extremely salty, kind of unusual for fried perch, but the tartar sauce made it edible. Hubby slathered his in vinegar. The fries were also very salty. The rye bread was served dry (no butter), sliced in half, with a bunch of raw onion in the middle. Gross.

One of our party ordered the pesto fries for a $1.50 upcharge. They were pretty good. Another couple in our group ordered a barbecue chicken pizza, which they raved about. I wouldn't choose that type of pizza, so I didn't try it.

When the checks arrived, our friend was charged for 2 beers when he'd only ordered one. The server corrected his bill.

Though I was shorted one piece of perch, I was charged $16.95 for the large order as opposed to $12.95 for the small order. I paid four additional dollars for one extra (very salty) piece of perch.

If you want pizza, Rustique might be a good choice. If you're not in the mood for pizza, I'd recommend eating elsewhere.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

Seriously good pizza. Crispy yet chewy crust, amazing sauce and fresh toppings.....my son is a "pizza snob" and he said it's one of the best he's had. Will definitely be back.

Thank artist62
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Level 2 Contributor
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“Fantastic Pizza”
Reviewed 29 March 2014

This place has awesome brick oven pizza. The crust is what makes a pizza; and their crust is chewy with a little crunch. Not your average pizza joint. Empanadas were excellent and the side salad included leafy greens, not iceberg. They have a nice bar inside as well. A little out of the way, but worth the drive!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank medtec
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Went here for the first time on a Friday night. We knew ahead of time that we were going to have to wait for a table. It was an hour wait for a table. We ordered the pesto fries as an appetizer because of the reviews on Tripadvisor and they were fantastic!! We ordered the Margherita pizza and were not disappointed. The reviews were spot on. Our daughter ordered the chicken tenders and they were not your average fast food chicken tenders. They were an actual chicken breast that had been tenderized and hand breaded with what looked like panko. They were very good too. The only disappointment was that they were out of the soup of the day. Would definitely go back. It was well worth the 20 minute drive.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank tam2gab
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“Best pizza ”
Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

Best pizza in Green Bay. Fish fry is also one of the best I've ever had, staff are always friendly. The owners are directly involved and are very passionate about their restaurant.

Thank Mike V
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