Pizzeria Rustica News Blog

Passport to Where You Want To Be Benefiting Rocky Mountain Field Institute

Tuesday, May 14th, 6PM
$59 + Tax & Service to RSVP Call Coaltrain 719-475-9700

House-made Burrata with Flatbread and Kumquat Marmalade
2017 Conti Beretta Pinot Grigio
Heirloom Tomato Carpaccio Salad with Passionfruit Vinaigrette
2017 Prodigo Sauvignon Blanc
Fire-braised Chicken Pizza with Figs, Roasted Garlic and Arugula Pistou
2017 Elena Walsh Schiava
Porchetta with Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Sweet Potato Fingerlings
2017 Emilio Bulfon Piculìt-Neri
Chocolate Cherry Almond Cake
2016 Cascina Ballarin Barbera d’Alba

Passport to Puglia, Benefiting Millibo Art Theatre

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


Passport to Montalcino Featuring Wines from Castello Banfi

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

Shrimp Diavolo
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 January 15th

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

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