I tried a new dish tonight,
I tried a new dish tonight, The eggplant/baked ziti, it was the best. I will order this again!! So good to see Alan back, we are thankful he is recovering as his presence adds even more joy to such a wonderful place :)
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place! Excellent
Love this place! Excellent service, food and ambience!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everyone is happy!
It is a great find when you can take your teenage children to one of your favorite spots and they love it too. The pasta is excellent, we all have our preference on sauces, and each is our own favorite!! So many choices and all so good :)
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
A bit loud for a romantic dinner but the food was delicious and the ambiance perfect for our family dinner! I think we discovered a new place to frequent!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
great as always
Mike is great as always. He takes great care of us every time. We don't even need to remind him as to what we like, he already knows!!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!! It is always
Love this place!! It is always good. I love that in addition to their regular menu, they always have a chef's special menu as well. It's nice to go and try new things. This time I had the chicken picatta. It was excellent! Another special was the beef wagu ravioli. My husband thought that was excellent too!! This time we brought our twins. They were nice enough to split a pasta for them -- they do not have a children's menu. We had a great dinner. Will definitely be back!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tried the bruchetta for this
Tried the bruchetta for this time. Wow!! excellent!!! it was different than the ones we had before then added a little something to it!
Everything in this restaurant is very fresh and tastes great. My only suggestion to them is that they consider a kids' menu. Even though there are things to choose from the menu, it would be nice. I would definitely come back. Cucina Rustica NEVER disappoints!!!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Accommodations with a Smile
I ended up an hour late meeting my friend for a six pm dinner reservation (leaving them sitting at the bar for that long), and yet the wait staff worked diligently to accommodate us as if I'd been on time, and we actually ended up with what I consider the best table in the place. But then, every employee I encountered in the restaurant--bartender, hostess, waiters--all had a smile and exuded a willingness to serve. Our meals came out of the kitchen in a timely fashion and were tasty.
This was my first time here, but I would definitely come back and recommend it to others. Some of the high-profile restaurants in Los Angeles could learn something from the warm, welcoming Cucina Rustica.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent and the
Food was excellent and the service from the staff was exceptional
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely excellent!! This
Absolutely excellent!! This place is consistently great! I recommend that you try something off their special menu, too. The salad mista is my favorite starter. Really fresh. I had a pasta with artichoke hearts and marinara and my husband had ravioli stuffed with mushroom in a creamy sauce that was too die for (that was on the special list). I would highly recommend this restaurant.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always love Italian cuisine and this place will never disappoint you. Went there with 3 of my girlfriends. The waiters never got who ordered what straight when they delivered the dishes. One of the waiters offended my friend when he tried to remove the plate when she finished eating but the others still working on theirs. Other than that, the experience was good! I will definitely go back.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always!!
Consistently good. You cant go wrong with this place.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Years of Great Meals
I have been going to Cucina Rustica since it first opened. Dining with a friend, we thought we'd give it a try. We were delighted by the quality of the food and the ambiance (which has improved dramatically since those early days). Recently, I had long-lost relatives in town and I knew we wanted to enjoy great food in an atmosphere where we could talk and be heard. This restaurant at lunchtime is the perfect place. My guests loved their meal, the surroundings, and the dessert! Their regular menu, always exquisitely prepared, is enhanced by their excellent daily specials. Their wait staff has greatly improved over the years, which I am really thrilled to see.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM