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Rustico (Westlake Village, CA)
Rustico (Westlake Village, CA)
  • Address:
    1125 Lindero Canyon Road
    Westlake Village, CA 91352
    Agoura Hills / Westlake Village
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Rustico (Westlake Village, CA) Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rustico-restaurant.com
  • Phone: (818) 889-0191
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Maurizio Ronzoni
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for details on private dining.
  • Private Party Contact: Roberto Giliberti
  • Special Events & Promotions: Our October 2012 Gourmet Cruise Party Join us Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 at 6pm to 7pm for a complimentary Wine/Champagne Apertif and Special Hors D'Oeuvres at Rustico Restaurant in Oak Park. Representatives from Regent Cruises will be on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding our October 2012 Mediterranean Culinary Adventure!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lakeview Canyon
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Rustico (Westlake Village, CA)
A very special neighborhood Trattoria nestled below the North Ranch Mountain Range. Relax and enjoy being pampered with a warm and friendly service that captures the Italian spirit of hospitality. The menu is filled with wonderful selections made with the freshest seasonal ingredients. A bustling Monica's Bar is ready to take any request for your favorite libation and Roberto Giliberti our expert Sommelier can recommend the perfect wine to go with your meal from our Wine Spectator Award Winning selection.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "A local favorite for us. Chef knows how to make excellent soups - so if you are in the mood for soup, definitely try the soup de jour. The heirloom tomato salad was just ok today, probably should have tried the gazpacho soup. Escargot is served with lots of garlicky butter. The special lamb entree = DELICIOUS! Pasta's are always a great choice, especially the daily specials. Rustico is our favorite for "take out pizza" - they are small, thin crust, healthier and tastier. Definitely a local gem of a restaurant. Service is nice. Casual dining in a nice environment, lots of locals."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Highly recommended by several friends. Went there for my birthday. Large menu and many specials. Easy to make substitutions. Very well seasoned and tasty. Good wine list. White tablecloths, California casual but did not see jeans. Has outdoor patio. Gave us a choice of tables. Service very attentive. Has a brick oven for pizzas. Terrific neighborhood restaurant."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Specials are always creative and better than the regular menu. Very tasty with nice combinations of flavors. Great service. Always busy!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Dinner was once again great! We come frequently, and always try to sit with Carla. She's a gem. She thoroughly entertains us each time we come in and remembers our drink and food preferences to a tee! This past night there was a very grumpy man, on his phone the whole time, sitting next to us. He was so rude to his wife and cussing at whomever was on the phone. Thank goodness for Carla and the other wait staff! They got them out of there quickly. My only complaint is food related. They really need to have better coffee and serve it with half & half, NOT milk. Also, some new and more seasonal desserts would be really nice. We love it there though!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had a 6pm reservation which was perfect. Service food and placement were great. By the time we left after 7;30pm, the place was jammed. Soup, salad, pasta and seafood were all excellent"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "great food , ambience, and service. This is a popular neighborhood restaurant. Quiet, white tablecloth eatery with diverse choices and great wines."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "One of our favorite neighborhood gems! The octopus salad special is a favorite. The regular menu has plenty of excellent options, and there is usually a fairly extensive list of specials too. The chef is great and will often honor special requests providing he has the ingredients and it is not a time consuming preparation. Our server, Emma, is lovely and we enjoy being seated in her section. Although there are other servers here too that we love as well. Service is friendly and they treat everyone well. It is mainly a locals place, but anyone dining here will receive equally nice service."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "the food was good; the service was great! my granddaughter and i had a "special occassion" dinner together, and the staff (thte wait person in particular, but all) was outstanding."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We were treated to some fantastic, creative items. The staff treated us like family, they are truly great people. Give them a try, you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food is quite good and the wines are reasonably priced. We had the Chilean Sea Bass special and the Branzino on the regular menu. Both were very good and the fish was fresh tasting. We shared a creme brulee for desert that was good and correctly prepared. The portion size is rather generous, so even with skipping the first course, we had more than we could eat. The service was attentive without being obtrusive. The markup on the wines is smaller than most restaurants. We had a Grgich Hills Chardonnay for $60, which is the best price for this wine that I have seen in a long time. There are plenty of good wines in the $30 to $50 price range."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The Veal Chop was amazing. Everything was delicious as usual."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I've been to Rustico several times and will go back. The food is always great and the attention from the servers is great. The reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is that the specials are rattled off so fast and there are so many, you simply cannot remember them and while the servers are attentive, they can be a bit snooty."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants. This visit at lunch .. four of us .. wonderful in every way."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Everything was prepared to perfection. Basic dishes like ravioli were as special as the specials."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This is our go-to restaurant for special occasions .. I think this is the only place I know of where the food is truly authentic Italian. From Salads to Pastas to Entrees .. everything is made with a true Italian flair. This time was my birthday and it was a special evening indeed."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Food very well prepared. A little noisey (open kitchen) but not blaring. Appreciated absence of TV."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We should have left or informed management. We usually have great food and service but on a busy Friday night things went south and ruined our evening. The waitress was annoyed and clearly bordering on rude. My wife and I looked at each other like 'is this really happening?' Service was awful and we should have complained. We love the food at Rustico and go almost every week, but will give it a rest and will never be seated in this waitresses section again."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Three of us dined. One had the fish special Halibut, great, second person had bolognese, great, third person had the recommendation by the server, pork chop breaded and pounded parmesan style, excellent, the vegetables that came with it was a great variety, squash, asparagus, broccoli and they were delicious. I am definitely returning. FYI fish special $32.00"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was my 3rd visit recently and again very enjoyable! The bartender is always pleasant & she greets us immediatley which is a plus. It is so nice to have a neighborhood restaurant with such class!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Table location as requested was good. Food and Service- excellent. Our favorite restaurant in area"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "we loved it here as always - friendly, wonderful food and wine, great vibe"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We eat at home so want a special treat when we go out. Your place is one that fits the bill"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "This was our second time eating at Rustico. The first time (~1 month ago) was for an 8:30 reservation. The service was good and the food was terrific. Which is why we decided to go back a second time. The second time was for a 6: 30 reservation. The noise level in the restaurant made it impossible to have a conversation. In fact we couldn't even hear the daily specials as our server recited them. Oh, and they has SO many specials it would have been impossible to remember them anyhow. Why don't they just print them out? So, after waiting 20 minutes for our server to come back, we ordered off the menu. My suggestion....go for the excellent food, but go later in the evening."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We were celebrating my son's college graduation. I booked our 7:00pm reservation on Open Table one week prior and requested David for our server. When we arrived the restaurant was packed. We were not happy to hear that we had to wait around 20 minutes for our table. The place was packed and there was barely standing room. Thank heavens David was there to greet us and make us comfortable at our table. The food was excellent and as usual, David's service was superb!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Rustico is a lovely restaurant for lunch and/or dinner. The menu offers choices for any palate. It can be romantic and/or a great place for conversation. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "there was either too many people or not enough waiters. very, very slow service. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "A great brunch .. We've done this for Mother's Day several years now. Food choices are excellent .. And quality of fod the best. But I guess due to the nature of it being a Mother's Day family event .. There are just too many small children to allow it to be a peaceful event. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is one of the top restaurants in Westlake Village, which is saying a lot. The service is friendly and very accommodating. The menu is quite varied and delicious. Roberto, the manager, is a very gracious host. All in all, a wonderful experience. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Each of us ordered something different and everything was delicious. I'm looking forward to the nice weather to dine on the patio. The ambience was outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Continues to be a favorite of ours. Soups are always D-lish. Pizza's are excellent, I prefer the Pizza Margarita with extra cheese! Often we get pizza here "to go" as it truly is the best pizza in town. The pastas are all very good, portions are sized for sharing as an appetizer. Generally the specials are the way to go..but everything and anything on the menu is quite good. Not a fan of the pheasant, pretty lackluster and not nearly as good as duck. While I do love duck, here it tends not to be as "crispy" as I prefer. Short Ribs are always excellent. Linquine and mussels or clams are a personal favorite. The staff are all friendly, the kitchen knows how to turn out fabulous dishes. Service is usually attentive. Bar is fun!!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Had our twins one year birthday celebration and rare s restaurant can actually be just as fabulous 18 years later! Thanks committed staff at Rustico. Oak park loves you. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "After being somewhat underwhelmed but its suburban strip mall location, we were surprised at the outstanding meal we had. The salads and homemade pasta were excellent and the double cut pork chop better still. The wines by the glass were impressive and rounded out the meal very well. I would highly recommend this to other foodies who really appreciate a great dining experience even if the ambience lags the cuisine."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The food was excellent! Definitely would like to go back. Our waitress was on point with dish descriptions, answers to questions and helping to select a wine I really liked. The only reason I did not give 5 stars for the food--rating deserved in every aspect but this one, is that I ordered sockeye salmon. However, as someone who has spent many years in islands of Washington state, and for whom sockeye is a favorite, I do not believe that was the salmon I was served. I would guess it was Atlantic salmon instead. Meanwhile, again, the food was excellent, as was the over all value of the meal."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "My Husband and I eat dinner here often but when a girlfriend wanted to go to lunch someplace I thought was special, I made reservations at Rustico. The food was great as well as the service. She loved it and would love to go again."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Best neighborhood place since "Cheers".. Food, atmosphere, owners, what can you say about Monica, Roberto and Maurizio they make you feel like your at their home.."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We like to go early to any restaurant do we're not eating at a very high nice level or seating on top of the next table,this hostess unlike other restaurants did spread out the customers she was seating good start.food selection many good choices,food itself very tasty service can not find anything wrong therfore I gave it a very strong rating"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite places for weekday nights out. The chef's specials are always excellent and you can't miss ordering off the regular menu."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "This is one of the great restaurants. The food is delectable. The quality, taste and preparation as good as any restaurant in Manhattan or LA or any major European Capital. What more to say. On this recent occasion we shared a Caesar Salad and Asparagus soup to start, I had veal parmigiana [a major veal chop, split and pounded - size of a large plate] along with the most delicious roast potatoes ever and spinach with garlic, and wife had crisp chicken on a bone with a natural sauce that included artichokes, olives and tomato. Every single item was delicious. House Cab is excellent and generous pour."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite neighborhood places. The food is consistently well prepared and provides enough variety both on the menu as well with well thought out nightly specials so frequent visits are something to look forward to. Portions are generous so lunch the next day is something we plan on. Service is good but can be rushed as this is a popular place and for good reason. Reservations on Friday and Saturday are advised."
    Dined on 4/12/2014