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Reviewed 10 April 2022

My girlfriend and I had lunch at Rutabegorz. She has been to this restaurant several times, however, it was my first visit and it will not be the last. The restaurant offers indoor/outdoor seating. The menu is extensive (appetizers, entrees, soup/salads/sandwiches, desserts, etc.) My girlfriend...ordered the garlic chicken salad and I ordered the Greek salad. The portions were huge. Both salads were fresh and delicious. Service was great. Prices are reasonable. If you are ever in the Tustin area and looking for a great restaurant, then I would suggest a visit to Rutabegorz.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 5 December 2021

One of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time! The food is truly excellent... top notch ingredients and unique, tasty recipes. Service was on the ball and the entire time. Staff are super friendly. What more can you ask for??

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 9 June 2020

Great, healthy food in a cute and cozy setting. I love that each Rutaz has its own style. My favorite dish there is the Strawberry Sensational Salad. Honestly, their monthly dips and options for veggies to go with them and the seasonal menus are always...the best options! They took care of my dad and made sure we celebrated his bday, even though we never told the waitress. She overheard us, as we were leaving, and asked if she could box up some cake or pie: Dad picked carrot cake. I have been eating at all 3 locations since I was 8 years old and I always make sure to take anyone who visits me! The portions are pretty big here, especially the salads. I remember my parents sharing one every time I was there as a kid.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 31 May 2020

During the Pandemic we were able to get the same delicious, wonderful dishes we usually get while dining in this fantastic fun place! The staff is so friendly and sweet, always take care in the food they make and serve. Every dish is amazing and...healthy. Great location and fun atmosphere. Rutabegorz is a must!!More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 10 March 2020

We came here to celebrate my son's birthday and needed to accommodate several vegan diets in our group. Absolutely no problem! All of our entries were delicious. One small warning....on the seasonal menu, the spicy American slider has a kick to it. Our birthday boy...was clamoring for water after a couple of bites. We really enjoyed the decor and the ambience. Would love to come back during the holidays to see the upside down Christmas tree. Great service. We would eagerly return.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 21 February 2020

We knew we made the correct choice when we arrived for lunch at 1:30 to a full restaurant. In a few short minutes our party of 5 were seated. It’s rare such a large menu results in great tasting food and we were not disappointed!...Our party included Gluten Free and also Vegetarian requirements. They were delighted with their meals. Service could not have been better from everyone. And only 3 minutes from the zooMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 19 January 2020

This place has been here for years and never disappoints. Huge, healthy salad, fresh wraps and sandwiches...really great desserts. Go hungry, leave very satisfied.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 20 October 2019 via mobile

Great go to spot for girlfriend luncheons. Creative delicious menu options with tons of cozy atmosphere. Staff always helpful and friendly.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 9 October 2019

Choices for almost any palate. The salads are huge, they have seasonal specialties, and a 49 cent dip of the month. They have a nice outdoor patio with pet friendly seating, and it is fun to go during the Christmas season when they decorate with...an upside down tree suspended from the ceiling.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 9 October 2019

This is our go-to place when we want something somewhat healthy in Old Town Tustin. Food is great and the service is friendly!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 September 2019

For the uninitiated, Ruta's the first of wide variety of tasty food. I always stir up with the dip special. Under $1 you get to try their dip of the month. I usually get a salad but the last time I was there I tried...the ham and pear sandwich that was incredible! They have some really awesome desserts. I usually get the tropical iced tea and an amaretto milkshake. I don't drink very much but this milkshake is out of this world! The staff is always friendly and attentive. I enjoyed eating on the patio. They do have limited bar service and their menu is extensive.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 21 August 2019 via mobile

The restaurant has all the charm and menu suited for an Italian food fix. It was so good, I checked to see if my Grandma was in the kitchen cooking. All the childhood memories were revisited by going to this charming eatery. The first night...I was in town I ate there alone. It was so good that I brought my work team there the next evening. All had a great time and all raved about their meal. Be careful when ordering, the portion size is mind blowingly generous and the prices were moderate. This is one of the few restaurants that offers Gnocchi as an appetizer (easily split between 3 people) and also as an entree. The Gnocchi was much firmer than how I make it but delicious in marinara sauce. I guess I need to step up my culinary skills. I can't say enough about this place! If it is authentic Italian you seek, go here. You will rave about it also. My only complaint is that the restaurant is not close to me in South Carolina. If I lived here I would go to this place at least weekly (good thing I can't because I can't afford the carbs).More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 29 July 2019 via mobile

Love love love the atmosphere. Located next to a church in old town Tustin. Super Vegetarian friendly. Came in on a very busy day for them so the service was lacking. They did apologize to us multiple times. Yes, that definitely make a difference in...our dining experience. Thank you hippie culture! The only thing that is not so healthy was the cold pasta salad. Would have been better if it was something with less carbs. The location is perfect, do walk around.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 5 June 2019 via mobile

Been coming here for years for the salads, the soup and the cookies! Service is great! Friendly staff, great vibe. Food is always fresh and made to order, they use organic ingredients and portions are great. Love this place!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 5 June 2019

The staff is wonderful at this local eatery. Menu is average, food is good however, nothing outstanding. Large, generous portions.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Rutabegorz is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5