Rustico (Westlake Village, CA)

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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
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JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fabulous restaurant. My family and I have have never been disappointed. The atmosphere is warm and friendly.

w
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The warm octopus salad is devine! We had it as an appetizer last week and came back a few days later to have as an entree while it’s available. Any selection is wonderful.

JE
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as usual

M
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food excellent, prices have gotten a bit high so only 4 stars on value, service excellent, too loud due to very noisy bar area. Hard to have a conversation. That really the only negative about dining at Rustico.

c
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were very good. It's nice that they are open a little later than most restaurants in the area.

MV
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious, but it was so loud that we could hardly hear each other speak. The room could use some baffling (to make the sound more tolerable) and the decor in the dining room seems a little worse for the wear. It’s in need of being refreshed.

p
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal. Pasta specials and pizzas are fabulous. B

LC
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best neighborhood restaurant. Amazing, consistent food - We love to go and eat dinner at the bar!

R
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always love it here

f
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This s now our go to restaurant. We love the food. They always have many specials, so there is a lot to choose from. Karla is a great server.

SH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were seated in the bar area, that would not be our first choice, but it was a last minute reservation,
It turned out to be not so bad. The food is great, all the wait staff are good & helpful...I go there a lot &
have never had a disappointing meal!!

WF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. The service is outstanding.

WC
Los Angeles
507 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

A local gem Italian, always delivers a great meal. All the salads are great, and usually we go for the special salad or soup of the day. Another appetizer thats a favorite is the Proscuitto with Burrata. The Chef knows how to freshly slice the prosciutto perfectly. Daily specials are many, and this time we opted for the Pork Osso Bucco and Veal Parm. Both delicious. The Veal Part is a large portion, big enough for two small appetites to share. Desserts are always delicious, tried the cheesecake which is also enough to share. If you go on a night that David or Freddy work, they are our favorite servers.

KM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very disappointed as told them birthday celebration which in the past was a dessert to celebrate. Waiter did nothing but show dessert tray and when told was birthday still nothing. Why ask if special occasion when reservation is made if no follow thru.

RM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our neighborhood favorite!!! Great food and service every time we go. Ladies had the potato encrusted salmon which was amazing. Guys had veal parmigan with a bone that was so huge they took most of it home!

Always love it here!!!!

LZ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant with very extensive menu. One of my favorites is their Chilean Sea Bass.

JS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All in All a fine restaurant to have a good meal. Fish is always a good choice and Veal Chop.

BN
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My food was delicious. I had a tomato and Burrata salad and a linguine with seafood dish. Both were exceptional.

d
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Rustico has very good food and service. One of the few very pleasant places in Thousand Oaks/Westlake.

LD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love this place!!! Unbelievable selection of specials not on the menu!

B
Central Texas
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true gem. We have eaten here for years and we have never had a bad meal or experience!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Rustico is consistent having attentive service, excellent food at a reasonable price for a nice establishment. The menu has variety and the wine selection is excellent.

MJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food and attentive service at a reasonable price

LC
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lucky for us, Rustico is our neighborhood restaurant! The best Italian around!

DE
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service! So happy we found this gem!. We were seated on time and there was plenty of staff that catered to you with out asking. Highly recommend ❤️

AC
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. My husband and I and another couple had a lovely dinner at Rustico. I had the duck which was fabulous and my friend had the gnocchis. All the food is good here, this is our second dinner here within 5 days and we will be back again soon. Nice ambiance, and so far the service has been very good, fast and efficient.

CA
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We recently returned to Rustico after taking a break for a few years. We are local to the area and happened to hit Rustico a few nights when they were off their game. Whatever caused that blip in their performance they are 100% over it now. We've had dinner there 3 times in the last month and each time the food, service and atmosphere has been fantastic. Though italian based, their menu is broad with numerous specials options daily. My husband and our friends are impressed with Rustico overall. From the hostesses, to the wait staff, to the chef and food and drinks, they are on top of it and the end result for us was a great experience each time.

T
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

what a great find . we wanted something different . I went online and took a chance... so glad we did, the food was outstanding, the service impeccable. Thank you for treating us like royalty on our first visit.. we will be back. Willie and Bob

CC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Food was bad. Fish was missing sauce, chicken was salty. Sauce was salty

V
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food but the server could have been more attentive

AC
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at Rustico’s was a well orchestrated event. Our food was delicious, I had the crispy duck and my husband had a pasta that he said was excellent. Their deserts selection is such that you will have to come back several times in order to sample all the tempting delights. Service was impeccable and wine list was good

IW
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect David our server is the best
He makes everyday dining special

M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Rustico before and always love it. Service is friendly and competent and the food is outstanding. We will patronize this restaurant again for special occasions.

SH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Carla, our server, was terrific. She made our evening very special.
Wonderful food and great service. We’ll definitely go again.

c
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal!

GF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time as usual

JM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant for both lunch and dinner. It has a great atmosphere and music. The servers are kind, polite and attentive. I highly recommend Rustico (Westlake).

L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Duck was a little tough. Otherwise food was excellent. It was my birthday and I was given a complimentary tiramisu which was delicious.

CS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We ate homemade pasta and I highly recommend. Also try their Octopus salad...

f
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love our server Karla. She made our dinner so enjoyable. We love the food here also.