Pizzeria Rustica News Blog
Passport to Puglia Featuring Wines from Li Veli Benefiting Millibo Art Theatre Tuesday, March 19th, 6PM $59 + Tax & Service
Pan-Fried Hushpuppies with Remoulade 2017 Li Veli Fiano
Shrimp Etouffee 2018 Li Veli Verdecha Askos
Blackened Catfish Pizza with Okra, Onion and Bell Pepper 2016 Li Veli Passamante
Braised Oxtail with Creamy Grits and Southern-Style Greens 2016 Li Veli Susumaniello
Red Velvet Cheesecake 2016 Li Veli Orion Primitivo
to RSVP Call Coaltrain at 719-475-9700
Impress your Valentine by avoiding the crowd and reserving your seat for this 5-course wine dinner. Your sweetheart will swoon when they remember that this wine dinner also benefits CASA of the Pikes Peak Region.
Tuesday, February 12th , 6PM
$59 + Tax & Service
To RSVP Call Coaltrain at 719-475-9700
2017 San Angelo Pinot Grigio
Seared Branzino with Tomato Caper
Bruschetta and Salsa Verde
2017 Toscano Vermintino La Pettegola
Dried Apricot and Gorgonzola Pizza
with Arugula and Balsamic Reduction
2017 Toscano Stil Novo Governo all’Uso
Pappardelle with Duck Ragout
2014 Toscana Belnero Proprietor’s Reserve
Chocolate Pistachio Napoleon
2017 Brachetto d’Acqui Rosa Regale
Passport to Northern Italy Benefiting RezDawg Rescue
Chilled Marinated Mussels with Green Apple Mignonette
NV Borgoluce Prosecco Brut Lampo
White Wine Braised Calamari
2017 Le Monde Ribolla Gailla
Mortadella and Black Olive Pizza with Garlic and Pistachios
2014 Corte Alla Flora Vino Nobile de Montepulciano
Veal Scaloppine with Rici E Bici and Mushroom Sauce
2015 La Massa Rosso IGT
Raspberry Chocolate Cremoso
NV San Silvestro Dulcis Rosso
Tuesday, January 15th , 6PM $59 + Tax & Service
RSVP Call Coaltrain at 719-475-9700
Chef Brian Blasnek and Sella & Mosca Wines will transport you to Sardinia with an imaginative five course wine dinner benefitting Colorado Springs DeMolay on Tuesday, September 25th at 6pm at Pizzeria Rustica. Combine the wines with an amazing meal benefiting a terrific cause, and you have the perfect way to spend an evening.
The cost is $59 plus tax and tip. Call Coaltrain to reserve.
Gulf coast oyster with artichoke
heart and citrus foam
2016 La Cala Vermentino
Wood roasted quince with proscuitto
crisp and local goat cheese
2014 Terre Bianche Torbato
Pork pastrami Pizza with roasted red
Peppers and caramelized onions
2013 Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva
Roasted quail with pumpkin risotto and
2011 Tanca Farra Alghero
Fig pudding with chocolate tobacco
2012 Carignano del Sulcis Terre Rare
|Join us for a pairing event with Lorenzo Gatteschi – curator of Podere Ciona Wines.
Podere Ciona is a boutique Winery and Agriturismo owned and operated by Franca and Franco Gatteschi. Nestled amongst silvery olive trees, woodland forests and manicured vineyards our estate offers world-class wine and accommodations in an 18th century Tuscan Farmhouse and cottage. Located near the historic town of Gaiole in Chianti, our vineyards and accommodations sit high a on a hilltop, between 1,600 and 2,050 feet (490 and 625 meters) above sea level, and overlook the lush, rolling hills of the spectacular Chianti Classico wine-growing region.
Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs
Bocelli Prosecco nv
Smoked Cremini Mushrooms with
Shallot and Herb Persillade
2014 Podere Ciona
2013 Podere Ciona
Chianti Classico Riserva
Braised Leg of Lamb Bruscetta
2009 Podere Ciona
Tuesday, August 21st , 6PM
$29 + Tax & Service to RSVP
Call Coaltrain at 719-475-9700
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Colorado Springs, Colorado: Pizzeria Rustica
Take a historic building from 1889, a reverence for the slow-food movement, a love of craft beer and wine and a commitment to the environment, and you’ll get Pizzeria Rustica. Adapting Neapolitan style to the altitude took some work, but mixing in local gluten and Italian Ischian yeast with classic Caputo 00 flour makes for a crust that honors tradition while keeping things local. The namesake pie features a garlic ricotta pocket baked into the crust, and toppings of prosciutto, arugula, crushed San Marzanos, house-made mozzarella and parmesan, but they also offer toppings you’ll almost never see elsewhere, including house-cured bresaola.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day a little early with our educational wine
Wine Wednesday – Valpolicella and Amarone Wine Tasting!
Wednesday, February 7th 6:00p.m.- 7:30p.m.
Swing by for our monthly wine tasting, featuring three 2oz. pours of Valpolicella and small bites.
Valpolicella 2014 Bertani
Valpolicella Ripasso 2012 Giuseppe Lonardi
Valpolicella di Amarone 2012 Cesari
Cost: $25 per person
#ColoradoSprings one of the featured @Flipkey affordable destinations and @PizzeriaRustica featured for affordable dining – one of 3 @ColoradoSprings restaurants mentioned!
PIZZERIA RUSTICA NAMED A TOP CATERER. Expertise.com named Pizzeria Rustica one of the Top 20 caterers in Colorado Springs. While the trailered wood oven season is over until April, remember that TAPAteria can do paella events year-round.
In October 2016 Tripping.com published an article on the best pizzerias in all 50 states. Pizzeria Rustica was chosen as the Best Pizzeria in Colorado from over 1,000 pizzerias in the state. The criteria included the pizza, other menu offerings, ambience, and service. The staff is very proud of this award!