We love this restaurant and
We love this restaurant and go quite often. The appetizer eggplant was to die for! My husband always gets the swordfish which he loves. Very friendly service.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great meal, staff was highly
Great meal, staff was highly attentive but not over-bearing, only (slight) complaint was the long wait for check. Food and service was fantastic.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Exceeded our expectations!
What a find! The food was amazing, the service was perfect, we brought a starving 5 year old with her Grandparents and our waitress read the room perfectly. She got something to eat quickly while we took our time, all with a crisp, friendly and professional feel. Everyone working here is Italian and they take real pride in their jobs. The restaurant is perfect for a special occasion, but it is also has a local neighborhood feel, so families feel welcome - the perfect blend of elegant, but not stuffy, very comfortable. From the appetizers to desserts, it all exceeded our expectations. We are putting Rumari into regular rotation!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
EVERY single item we ordered
EVERY single item we ordered was outstanding! Pasta, wine, dessert... ALL amazing.
Service was great.
Best experience at a restaurant in a long time.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time, but not our last,
First time, but not our last, to visit Ristorante Rumari. We had the lobster ravioli, pollo marsala and cannoli - all delicious - at an early and quiet Sunday dinner. A special thanks to our attentive and friendly waitress Allesandra.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
A little bit small but really
A little bit small but really good for a romantic dinner
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service here are
Food and service here are consistently of high quality. We always enjoy meals here.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is spot on delicious! Wait staff was friendly and I love it when actual Italians work at an Italian restaurant (cause you know they know how the food should taste). I'd visit again though for a special occasion since it was a little pricey
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
As good as Tuscany
I lived in northern Italy for almost 3 years and this is the closest I have seen to true Italian here in the U.S. Great little place you would miss if you did not already know it was there, I found it by mistake. Make a reservation and do not expect fast service as dinning in Italy takes more than two hours sometimes so great for a date or go with someone you enjoy a lot of conversation with. It is more of a dining experience than it is to go and grab a bite to eat. There is limited seating outside but if you are dining for two go for it, it is fairly loud inside.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ristorante Rumari is a gem.
Ristorante Rumari is a gem. The food does not just excite the taste buds but the aromas as well, which complement each other. They have a very good wine list. I had the Gabbiano Chianti Classico which paired nicely nicely with the Salsiccia All Griglia.
6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Italian food in a quiet section of town. This is an Italian restaurants that the locals enjoy and not touristy at all. Eggplant rollatini was excellent as well as their marinara sauce.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best of everything. Have to try the seabass with chili sauce. It is sooo good.
a side dish of Garlic and oil pasta goes great with this. Love Rumari's.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our third time dining
This is our third time dining at Rumari and the food and service was exceptional again. We will return to our favorite Laguna Italian restaurant.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Rumari is romantic -- and raucous
Authentic and delicious Italian food with great service. Noise level is super high but it didn't take away from the overall experience. Lasagna is beyond. So good! Also had decent gnocchi. Calamari and beef carpaccio are both plentiful, more than you'd usually get at a nice restaurant. Prices are reasonable.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice location with great proximity
nice location with great proximity to the beach for an after dinner stroll
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend and I spent our anniversary weekend in Laguna beach with no knowledge of the dining scene so ended up at Rumari's after a hotel desk recommendation.
We both ordered specials (lobster ravioli with shrimp in a seafood bisque sauce and house made linguini with a variety of mushrooms and filet pieces in a rich cream sauce) and they were beyond our expectations! Not to mention the bottle of wine our waiter recommended was a delicious import from Italy, worth the extra $$.
We were seated in the back corner which was perfect and very private. The staff was all beyond helpful and made sure we were taken care of.
Would recommended this place to anyone craving delectable Italian! Delicious!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly staff. Very welcoming
Friendly staff. Very welcoming bartender, wonderful server and even the food runner was pleasant and made the two of us laugh. This was our first night out since moving to Newport Beach and this restaurant was the perfect welcome to the area. We will be back for sure.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
dinner with our golden
fantatic food...excellent service...and they allow dogs on the patio to sit with their family while having dinner,,,we will be back
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italy in Laguna Beach
Fantastic as always. First time I have had a large group and the staff handled it fantastically. Giovanni was right on the money with his service & wit.
Great place for an enjoyable evening.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a nice dinner for our
Had a nice dinner for our 1 1/2 year anniversary. The food is wonderful.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food all around.
Meat ball appetizer and mushrooms were great. I had the squid ink linguini which was outstanding. Other entre's included Sea Bass and Sword Fish. Food and service were top rate. I highly recommend Rumari.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rumari is our local restaurant.
Rumari is our local restaurant. We are a couple who seek a comfortable bar with
a good bartender/waiter & Rumari is that. Outstanding service.
Outstanding food, luckily a customer suggested an Argula Salad w parmesan, served with Olive Oil/Lemon dressing. Excellent. (It isn't on the menu). Our entree's were outstanding. Prices on some dishes are a bit steep but extremely tasty...BUT THE SERVICE IS EXCELLENT W HAPPY ATMOSPHERE. Enjoy...
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved it when we lived in
Loved it when we lived in So Cal. Always go back when visiting.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service
Excellent food and service - look forward to another visit
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM