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888 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Cucina Rustica Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cucina Rustica offers catering in the Los Angeles area.
Live music every Friday in the dining room from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
Subway: 7th Street / Metro Center Station Purple Line
Street parking with standard city parking laws and $7 valet
A word from Cucina Rustica
We offer quality authentic Italian food in relaxed surroundings. We use only the freshest ingredients and take real pride in preparing quality food for you, your family, friends or business colleagues.
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Great for Lunch
Came here on a Friday night and
was surprised at how empty it was. Our server was new but she was great. Very attentive, friendly, charming. There was live music, playing a variety of newer and older music. It wasn't too loud or overbearing. The food was good. Nice full portions, but we managed to finish almost everything. Great menu, we couldn't decide what to order!"
Dined on 3/28/2014
We were visiting from out of town
and in the downtown LA . We wanted Italian food and truly enjoyed our dinner at Cucina Rustica. The food was delicious, the service exceptional and the latte that I had with dessert was wonderful. We enjoyed a pizza, the chicken parmigiana, a grilled chicken Greek salad and a seafood pasta dish."
Dined on 3/26/2014
I had to work at a conference in
the L.A. Convention Center and made a reservation the first night at Cucina Rustica. The experience was so good we ate there the next night too. The food is well prepared. Pastas are cooked just right and sauces full of flavor, the fish is cooked medium rare and not dried out. Wine list is very good, and fairly priced and only a $15 corkage fee. Miranda is just a great waitress. Helpful descriptions of how the food is prepared and she demonstrated a caring attitude. The Manager came by not just to ask the obligatory "how was everything" but showed a true desire to hear about what you liked and any suggestions. They have live music that is very tasteful and a nice textured look in the room. thanks"
Dined on 3/14/2014
The food was good. Service was
mediocre. Our bill preparer could not follow a simple request to split the bill between 2 cards. And were unable or unwilling to correct their billing error for us."
Dined on 3/8/2014
Had a great lunch at Cucina
Rustica. Good as always."
Dined on 3/6/2014
I usually love the food there.
However, this time my lunch partner and I had the special where talapia was mixed with shrimp, olives and pasta in an olive sauce. It was aweful and we both agreed. We let half of the food go back. The buratta appetizer was great. Also, I did not like that we were seated in the very back of the restaurant although there were open tables in the open space in the front. The back of the room takes away from the open feel you get when you eat in the main dining room."
Dined on 3/4/2014
This is a nice place in DTLA. Food
is average. The wait staff will tell you their warm avacado in marinara is a house specialty. If it is, I certainly don't get it. The pasta carbonara was very good except for all of the oil from too much pancetta. I would have that dish again but with 1/3 of the pancetta and ask them to drain the pan before adding the pasta. House salad dressing is actually excellent and the warm house made bread is fantastic."
Dined on 2/26/2014
To say the least. Portions were
huge but not especially hot or tasty. The food could have been prepared in a micro. Very very ordinary."
Dined on 2/21/2014
Cucina Rustica is a nice,
affordable Italian restaurant within walking distance to Staples Center and LA Live. It's basic Italian fare done very well with good service and live entertainment. I will definitely go back."
Dined on 2/21/2014
Outstanding service, taster food,
and big time fun!!!"
Dined on 2/17/2014
Nice downtown LA restaurant for an
excellent quiet dinner with colleagues at the end of a busy work day. Great Service. Thanks open table for making it so easy to reserve."
Dined on 2/17/2014
All was going good but me and my
date felt like we were being rushed to leave. Our waitress incessantly asked if everything was okay. No sooner than we each expressed that feeling, she came back to tell us we had a one hour limit to the table we had reserved. But since it was Valentine's Day they would give us an extra half an hour."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Dined on 2/14/2014
Enjoyed the live music. It was
never too loud, but selection of music made for fun listening."
Dined on 1/24/2014
My family enjoyed this restaurant
for a number of reasons. We always love to have a booth for privacy and not all restaurants have them. At Cucina Rustica there are only a few but they are very comfortable. The menu is full of numerous pasta dishes. I had the Margarita Pizza - it was fabulous. My husband and son had spaghetti and meat balls and pasta bolaganase (sp). I love the Laurier chardonnay with it's hint of vanilla. On Friday night there was entertainment - guitar player and piano. a little noisy but nice to have something different. On MLK day at 6pm we were the only ones in the restaurant! Also, a think there is a bar scene on the lower floor."
Dined on 1/20/2014
We've come here several times
prior to attending concerts at Disney Hall, and have always enjoyed ourselves. Service and food are excellent, prices are right, and at least in the evenings, it's not crowded. So a nice quiet dinner, which is always a welcome treat!"
Dined on 1/11/2014
We had a delicious dinner here in
downtown LA. They do have valet parking on figeroua, because otherwise forget parking. Good wine list. We had Classic Italian dinners a Marsala and bolognese both excellent pasts cooked perfectly."
Dined on 1/8/2014
Went in on a Tuesday at 6:30 as we
were going to a show at 8...left at 7:30pm and honestly we were one of 3 other tables in this large space. Was hoping we had found a new Italian restaurant gem downtown...reviews on yelp were skewed both ways...needless to say...we were disappointed. Great shell of a space...wait staff had a great attitude..hostess was accommodating Food was literally what one would expect of an olive garden or an italian restaurant in a shopping mall...bleh..bleh..bleh Note to chef...never ever ever put cheddar on a parmesan of any kind..ever..you may need to do some research of your own with good Italian food so that you can tell the difference with what you are doing there."
Dined on 12/10/2013
I took my husband and three kids
Rustica for his birthday dinner before going to the Kings game. The kids ordered from the regular menu (no need for kids menu), they loved the pizzas and pasta, my husband enjoyed his Risotto, and I really like my seabass. It's a convenience and delicious restaurant before going to games at the STAPLES Center."
Dined on 12/7/2013
We have gone here for bday
celebrations on a number of ocassions. The food, seating, atmosphere is wonderful for an intimate group. We can actually hear each other speak. The food is amazing. Everyone enjoyed their dish and the location is a perfect distance from our office."
Dined on 11/22/2013
We went for a small family dinner.
The food was pretty good and reasonably priced. The valet (not owned by the restaurant) was a joke. Nobody at the stand. Left my car at the curb with the keys on the valet stand. The service was weak. Our waitress tried to act gourmet, but was not natural. The busboys brought the food and would call out " who had the gnocci? who had the filet?" We had a nice night as it was relatively quiet and we could talk. Again, the food wasn't bad, but the overall experience was marginal."
Dined on 11/23/2013
I was there for Dinner and the
food was great. Dessert was just as good. I will definitely come here again."
Dined on 6/8/2013
We recently attended a USC
football game and were looking for an after game dinner spot. We made reservations at cucina rustica. We arrived earlier than our reservation time, we were greated warmly and seated immediately. The service wast fast and efficient, the food was great and the desserts were absolutely amazing. We will definitely be back.................................................... Fight On"
Dined on 10/26/2013
We ate here last week after
reading the reviews and looking for a place within walking distance to the Sheraton. I walked by earlier in the day around lunch time and the place was packed. But, we dined on a rainy Monday night 10/28 and it was pretty empty upstairs. The fresh hot bread and oils to start were great. The waiter (Nabeth) helped me select a nice bottle of red wine that was not too expensive and super. We also took his recommendation for an app and glad we did. It was the avocado dish, which was unique and really good. I had the lasagna and my husband a seafood linguine I think. Overall, we enjoyed the dinning experience and it was nice to see a place with real candles on the tables for dinner."
Dined on 10/28/2013
We arrived early - 5:15 p.m. - so
we could enjoy a relaxing dinner prior to the theater. Our waitress was warm, friendly and willing to share her thoughts about the wine list. There were three of us and all ordered a different entrée so we could "taste-test" the offerings. No one was disappointed. Our two starters arrived promptly along with bread for dipping. The wine was excellent as was the service. The only exception was the busser wanting to clear the starters before we were ready. I know he was being efficient, but we wanted relaxing and not rushing. That was easily taken care of when we thanked him and told him we were content to graze. Definitely plan on repeat visits."
Dined on 10/29/2013
Thank you Cucina Rustica for never
disappointing! :) Definately one of my favorite places to eat at."
Dined on 10/16/2013
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Live Jazz Music every Friday and Sturday Night
Friday-Saturday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Various Jazz Musician play Friday and Saturday Nights from 6:30 to 9:30pm. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Mar 21, 2014 - Jun 21, 2014 on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM. Offer valid March 21, 2014 - June 21, 2014
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Work in the Restaurant Industry? Show us proof of employment, and Buy One Drink, get 2nd Drink for $0.99 (Only valid for Well Drinks, Draft Beers, and House Wines). Excludes Tax and Tip. Available at the bar and lounge only. Special valid Mar 20, 2014 - Jun 20, 2014 on Tuesdays from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Offer valid March 20, 2014 - June 20, 2014
Free Sampler with Purchase of Specialty Cocktails
Monday 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Purchase Two of our Specialty Cocktails and receive a free appetizer sampler. Excludes Tax and Tip. Available only at the bar or lounge. Special valid Mar 24, 2014 - Jun 23, 2014 on Mondays from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Offer valid March 24, 2014 - June 23, 2014
Free Cheese Plate with Purchase of Wine Bottle
Wednesday 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Enjoy a complimentary selection of cheeses with any Bottle of Wine purchased from our large selection. Excludes Tax and Tip. Available only at the bar or lounge. Special valid Mar 26, 2014 - Jun 25, 2014 on Wednesdays from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Offer valid March 26, 2014 - June 25, 2014
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