Pizzeria Rustica News Blog

Passport to Verona Featuring Wines from Bertani Vineyards

Enjoy a 5-course dinner paired perfectly with high-end wines. This wine dinner benefits Colorado Springs Food Rescue. Make your reservations today!

Tuesday, December 18th, 6 PM
$89 + Tax & Service to RSVP
Call Coaltrain at 719-475-9700

Olive Oil Poached Halibut Cheek with
Passion Fruit Beurre Blanc and
Black Olive Dust
2016 Bertani Due Uve Bianco

Garlic Marinated Labneh with
Gooseberries, Salumi Bits and Chives
2015 Soave-Bertani

Smoked Duck Pizza with Figs and
2014Valpolicella Ripasso

Airline Chicken Breast Saltimbocca
with Roasted Chestnut Demi-Glace and
Wood Fired Vegetable Orzo
2014 Secco-Bertani

Ricotta Salata Panna Cotta
2007 Amarone della Valpolicello Classico

Passport to Sardinia Wine Dinner

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
peppercorn gravy
2011 Tanca Farra Alghero

Fig pudding with chocolate tobacco
2012 Carignano del Sulcis Terre Rare

Meet the Winemaker Lorenzo Gatteschi of Podere Ciona

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

Bresaola Carpaccio

2013 Podere Ciona

Chianti Classico Riserva

Braised Leg of Lamb Bruscetta

2009 Podere Ciona

Le Diacce

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.

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Wine Wednesday – Valpolicella and Amarone Wine Tasting!

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.

Featured Beverages:
Valpolicella 2014 Bertani
Valpolicella Ripasso 2012 Giuseppe Lonardi
Valpolicella di Amarone 2012 Cesari

Cost: $25 per person

Meet The Winemaker Dinner

Passport to Small Vineyards Wine Dinner
Featuring Winemaker Lorenzo Gatteschi
from Podere Ciona
Tuesday, April 26, 6PM
For Reservations call
$59 + tax & service
Coaltrain at 719-475-9700

Chilled oyster with tarragon sabayon
Bocelli Prosecco
Wood-fired chicken with polenta crespo,
arugula and oil cured tomato pistou
Podere Ciona Semifonte 2012
flatbread with braised rabbit,
roasted mushrooms and herbs
Podere Ciona Chianti Classico Riserva 2010
Cassoulet with house made
wild boar pancetta and gigande beans
Podere Ciona Le Diacce 2009
Tuile pave with strawberries,
white chocolate and honey
La Perlina Moscato