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Cucina Rustica - Montrose

4.2
140 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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About

This restaurant has now reportedly closed.

A famous getaway, Cucina Rustica of Montros is an Italian cuisine, which prepares some of the best Italian pastas in town.

It has been holding the certificate of excellence from the year 2011 to 2015. A commendable thing about this place is that it actually keeps goat cheese, which isn't normally kept by other Italian cuisines. Their spaghetti Bolognese, fettuccini shrimp pesto, and lasagna are cooked at just the right blend of perfection. The ambiance is pretty spacious from the inside, and has a bar in the very middle of the site.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Daily Lunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Closed on Sunday
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Phone number
(818) 248-1881
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Cucina Rustica offers catering in the Lacrescenta, La Canada, Glendale, Burbank areas.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ocean View Blvd
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Parking details
Large public parking lot in the back of the restaurant
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipValerie (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2014

Very enjoyable! Delicious food, lovely service. Beautiful decor.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 3, 2014

We love dining at Cucina Rustica. The food is consistently good and there is always a dish that blows our mind. This most recent visit it was the mussels. They were amazing and so big! The bread wasn't as good as I remember and I missed the variety of gelato cakes, but that's okay, we still love the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 3, 2014

This place is terrific. We are regulars, at least twice a month for lunch. This time around we have a new waitress. They messed up on my order and the waitress removed it form my bill. It was not necessary, but I'm glad they take great care of their customers.

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vipNickname (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on May 10, 2014

Tasty food here but our last 2 visits were disappointing from a service perspective. Just not on the ball. The wait staff are all nice but can't seem to get things going one seated.

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viplovetogoout (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 4, 2014

Such a great restaurant! Food is super fresh. For a change we started out with an appetizer. We had bruchetta. Their version has cheese on it and it was excellent!! As usual their mista salad (garden salad) crisp & crunchy! Kids got pizza and pasta -- didn't hear a peep out of them :) We tried something off their special menu. Both we're great. It was a Sunday afternoon so it wasn't crowded. Service was excellent and just a great time overall. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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vipLadyberg (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on April 25, 2014

I had the shrimp/scallop primavera pasta special. The scallops were over cooked, but the rest was delicious. Just enough of a nice light white wine sauce and tasty veggies. I would order again without the scallops.

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viprangodog (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on April 25, 2014

Stop at Cucina Rustica for a meal. The food is good, not great, with a nice selection. The staff is terrific and are most willing to make substitutions so you can follow your own food plan. Had ceaser salad and mussels. Mussels were small and not tender enough to my liking. Salad was good but not great. Portions are large...good for sharing.

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vipKCsMom (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 23, 2014

Great Food, friendly and attentive staff. Always check out the specials... they are very special! HIGHLY recommended... Gary was fantastic

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Goddess (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 4, 2014

Food is consistently good. Service is outstanding. Jessie is a gem.

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vipLoveFood (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on March 21, 2014

A late night snack of pizza and Ceasar hit the spot. The salad was perfect and the Margarita Pizza simple with a crunchy crust, just the way I like it!

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David (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2014

Nice ambience, friendly staff, in a very nice neighborhood, and definitely some very fresh bread that came with our meal.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2014

We have been to the restaurant many times and have enjoyed the food and ambiance every time.

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vipFoodie (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2014

We spent $79 for the two of us and the food was just ok. I am fine with spending money on dinner but it has to be worth it.

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Disappointed (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2014

Limited menu for Valentine Day, not previously announced. Very limited. Confused staff. Mess hall quality food. Begnin neglect from the servers. No future visits in my future.

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vipLoveFood (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2014

Always such an inviting atmosphere, great people, great service and great food. Love the bruchetta, the best anywhere! They are always willing to accommodate special requests and will make you what you want if they have it on hand. My favorite Italian restaurant!!

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vipLoveFood (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2014

Tried something new this time...the Linguine Shrimp Pesto...loved it!! So tasty. My husband also tried something new, the baked ziti with eggplant, he ate almost all of it which means he loved it. Can't wait to heat it up for leftovers today!!

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vipNickname (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2013

A nice, upscale restaurant in Montrose. Reminds me of the many good Italian restaurant gems in Manhattan. Wines are reasonably priced and food was delicious.

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vipSaffi2050 (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2013

I had a really nice meal here. When the entree had an unexpected ingredient, they remade it for me at my request quite graciously. Loved the ambience, good food & wine.

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SLTA (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2013

Cucina Rustica is a welcome addition to Montrose. The ambiance is great as well as the food and service. I would recommend this little gem of a place to all.

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vipAltadenaRocks (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 20, 2013

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.

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