Lobster meat, mozzarella & lobster bisque sauce
Paprika, parmesan & fresh herbs
Crab meat, breadcrumbs & fresh herbs
Absolutely loved our experience here! Waiter was very personable, very quiet (we went on a Sunday night) and food was delicious!!
Had a really fun Birthday dinner with a fun dessert!
We went for thanksgiving dinner but the service was so memorable. Our waitress was epic and honestly, definitely a place to come back next time I come back to San Diego
Great food and atmosphere.
We arrived about 20 min early and was seated right away. Staff extremely pleasant. Food was OUTSTANDING! We had the Thanksgiving dinner. My son had the turkey plate and I had the beef short ribs and we both had the lemon cello cake. Very diverse drink menu also. I also had a honey basil margarita. Delicious!!!
Very enjoyable Thanksgiving visit. Service and food excellent. A varied wine list. We (two of us) had their holiday special dinners, one turkey and one catch of the day (opah), both well-prepared, with tasty starters (appetizers - pumpkin ravioli and beet salad), and limoncello cake for desert. Supertuscan wine was a bit light, but tasty. The noise level was moderate, outside, and the dining area could benefit from some baffling on the hard surfaces (inside noisier). We'll be back.
I think the thanksgiving dinner included canned cranberry sauce and frozen vegetables/ It looked like a Swanson's TV dinner.
The environment is very beautiful and soothing. And the food was great.
We had a Friendsgiving Dinner here last week, and I am in love with this place. The food is excellent, the presentation was wonderful, and the staff goes above and beyond! Get the cheese wheel pasta special; you won’t regret it!!
Great drinks, dinner and service. Highly recommend!
Great food and great service!!
Beautiful ambiance and amazing food! Looking forward to going back again.
The service was great. Food was even better! Will definitely go back.
Cheese wheel pasta was incredible. Such a filling meal and its fun that its table side. My server Nickolas was so great and attentive. Lava cake was to die for and wine selection was exquisite. Will definitely bring the whole family next time.
The food was very good and the service was good. We will return again soon
Service was great and food was OUTSTANDING!! I had never been or heard of this place and decided to make it our date night and WOW…Can’t wait to go back again!! If you like smoky drinks try the Il Fumoso 🤤🤤
We were visiting from Dallas and were craving Italian cuisine to celebrate my best friends birthday. Nino was extremely helpful and kind to us. We started things off with the artichoke appetizer which was so delicious then the stuffed mushrooms. They blew my mind! We proceeded with a veggie flatbread which tasted like a warm hug and ended with the cioppino which was also exceptional!
Seriously the best! Definitely check it out if you are looking for good Italian cuisine *chefs kiss*
The food here was amazing. We started with beef carpaccio which we had with their Copper Fig and Aperol Spritz drinks which were delicious and had us asking for "another please". For dinner my husband had cioppino, my daughter had the cheese wheel pasta and I had the spicy shell food pasta special. All were fantastic! Mine had a spicy bite to it and was full of lobster, clams and mussels. The service was polite and attentive and all our questions and needs were taken care of quickly. We can't wait to go back to try other menu offerings
Loved our experience! Our shrimp was over cooked, but otherwise was, everything was amazing
Despite the reservation, our table was not ready and we had to wait 20min - it seems that they overbook
The ambiance is wonderful and it is a restaurant that will meeting both daily experience or a special occasion. The outside patio is warm and cozy and the inside is bustling with people yet the noise is contained. Service is really food and accommodating- Reservation definitely recommended or arrive early.
Only recommendation- The short rib is tender and full of flavor. However, I was really looking forward to a full bodied creamy tasty polenta and this was so non-distinct that it was mistaken for mashed potatoes. A yellow polenta wit cheese and blended flavors. would step up the experience of this dish immensely.
Definite will frequent this restaurant often.
Best pasta ever!
The food was acceptable, but the food flavors and quality were mediocre. We got the fried calamari appetizer - the pieces were cut too think, so the rings were large and too chewy. The drinks were small cocktail glasses, filled mostly with ice. There were 3 people in our party, and none of us are likely to return.
Great experience. Food was fabulous, the wine great and the atmosphere terrific. Sicilian owners and waiters and everyone was so friendly and helpful. Will definitely go back.
Very nice low key place. They actually had the vision to put sound dampening on the ceiling to reduce annoying echo's so that you can have a normal conversation with other people. Food was fantastic.
Delicious! Alex made our evening so special!
We had seafood pasta and the sea bass special. Food was perfectly prepared and hot! Friendly and engaging waitstaff just the right balance. This is the 6th time we’ve been here and consistent excellent food and service seems to be the hallmark.
Amazing food and service!
Cold bread dipped into cold marinara. No butter no salt no pepper. Loud concrete room. No one could see menus so everyone had to be on their phone trying to see. Garbonzo soup tasted like from a can. Server was an absolute delight!! I can’t return just for them tho. Too pricey for that.
Great Italian good and excellent service. Booked for a last minute get together for 6 and it was an amazing evening.
sooo yummy! great, well rounded menu options. had a great time in the corner booth <3
Loved everything we had! Get the table side-prepared specials for a treat. I found this place on open table and the people we were visiting in SD had never been and now have a new place!
Amazing food and beautiful ambiance. We will definitely be going back!
Good pasta. Sauce is heavy.
Food was excellent but we waited almost an hour for the mains to arrive unfortunately.
Food was amazing! Server was great as well but service itself was a bit slow.
It was a nice, quiet and quaint restaurant. The employees were professional, attentive, and friendly. We had a great time, and would probably come back.
Delicious build your own pasta dishes, as well as other menu options. The atmosphere is wonderful outdoors and in, and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable about both the dishes and wine list.
You can order delivery directly from RustiCucina using the Order Online button. RustiCucina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 310-5291.
RustiCucina is rated 4.6 stars by 368 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.