Rustico (Westlake Village, CA)

4.7
934 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner Daily: 5:00pm - Close
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Phone number
(818) 889-0191
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Maurizio Ronzoni
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Private party facilities
Please contact the restaurant for details on private dining.
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Cross street
Lakeview Canyon
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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!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 934 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Incredible restaurant. Far and away the best Italian restaurant in the L.A. area.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Came here with my 4 year old and met my dad for Father's day. Great food, good atmosphere and great service. Fine dining for sure. Food presentation was great. Not really a place to bring the kids as this is not a place that has kids menus and such. More of a great place to bring a date to get to know each other. This menu is a great complement to any conversation.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Father’s Day

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

It had been a very long time since we visited RUSTICO. Everything was outstanding...the food, the service. We will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Our server was exceptionally good. Without our asking she offered to do separate checks. She didn’t mind having to repeat the special several times and was very friendly and made sure we had refills on our drinks.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

As always the food and service was excellent

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Above average food and service — consistently good in all respects.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

My favorite !! Food excellent!!!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

First time at this restaurant. The server and service were fantastic. Everyone liked the meal they had chosen. I had the pasta special which I thought was a little bland for my taste, but otherwise all was delicious. The specials of the day were extensive and there was a lot to choose from. We will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Needing a restaurant to meet friends that was midway and not knowing the area, photos looked attractive with a good menu. Turned out to be a pleasant surprise with a very nice atmosphere, attentive cordial service and excellent food! Would certainly go again as a place to meet friends. PS: We received a very nice greeting and, per my reservation request, we were seated at a table that would afford comfortable conversation and a degree of privacy.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great experience as always. Dined here many times, and the excellent food and service has always been exceptional.
Philip our server was very good

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Having never dined at Rustico before, my husband and I and selected it for our 48th Wedding Anniversary dinner. As it transpired, our celebration fell on the same day as one of the local schools' Graduation so the restaurant was packed out with young celebrants. Despite the noise, which I am sure was louder than usual, we had a lovely evening and received excellent service from our waiter, who was extremely busy. The management/owner(?) came by our table several times to check and see that we were being well taken care of, which we appreciated. The food was truly outstanding! We are duck lovers and rarely have the opportunity to select our favorite dish; the duck at Rustico was excellent -- very crispy and flavorful. We selected vegetables different from those originally paired with the duck and were not disappointed. We will definitely be going back to Rustico. Congratulations to all staff members at Rustico for their attentive and friendly service, and to all those graduating high school Seniors and their families with whom we shared the evening!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent Tuscan-style Italian food. Consistently good food and service. This review is from the Mothers Day special fixed menu, which was very good. On regular days, there are many excellent specials offered.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Food was amazing, everyone that work there are friendly.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Amazing food and drinks

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

From appetizers, to salad, to entrees to dessert...all was delicious. We were quite impressed and will definitely return again.

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Nice place. Friendly crew and excellent food. Can get crowded on weekends. We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Servers are top notch!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Rustico has become my family's favorite SoCal restaurant. The food is fabulous, creative, wonderful specials, old favorites always reliably delicious. The wait staff is always friendly, personable, knowledgeable and attentive. Our waiter this past visit, Freddy, was just a gem. Can't say enough good things about this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

I love this place. The food is absolutely delicious - it is the real deal Italian cuisine. Ordering one of their specials or off the menu - everything is tasty and beautifully presented. Their wine menu is deep and the service is outstanding. In addition, the acoustics are wonderful - you can actually hear your dinner partners talk without screaming above the din of the crowd. It is one of my favorite spots.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I had the delicious special “ Chilean Sea Bass”. Service was great! I highly recommend this restaurant .😋

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

A special find this gem is a must dine with Chilean Sea Bass a great choice from the specials and on the menu don’t miss Gnocchetti with Mama Maria’s Bolognese Ragu

Service was A+++!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great food at a very friendly place. Carla, our hostess, was great with amazing sense of humor.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

only problem was we had to wait 40 min past our reservation. They were very nice and comp'd some lovely appetizers.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My favorite restaurant . Carla was wonderful as always. We had the specials, Chilean Sea bass and the halibut. Amazing!!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Another great meal at Rustico. I had the salmon special with cauliflower primavera risotto. My husband had the short rib special which was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food is always delicious, and so many specials!!!
My favorite is the veal Milanese, bone in, with mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach!
Even when not in the menu or a special they make it!!!
Will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant in the Conejo Valley. It’s like our own neighborhood “Cheers”.
Delicious food, best short ribs ever, wonderful staff and Roberto makes you feel like family.
We have been eating here for over 20 years and have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

EVERYTHING ON MENU IS SUPERB. LOVE THE HAM AND BURRATA APPETIZER. BEST PAPARDELLA WITH LAMB RAGU

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

All good!!

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We like this restaurant because they offer many specials, have great service and will hold a special table if you book in advance. The food is good and we have always had a great evening.
Thank you to Anna who very good care of us.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Our waiter, Fredy, is great - so many specials were offered in addition to the standard menu. Rustico turns out excellent meals and it is always a challenge to choose. The Proscuitto and Burrata appetizer is a quality, perfectly sliced parma prosciutto served with a dollop of burrata and bread sticks. We've been coming here for y-e-a-r-s and this is the first time we were offered a lasagne special. We immediately decided to try it and so glad we did. It is light, not heavy and we ordered a side of amazing brussels sprouts that complimented it perfectly. Mauricio always offers an excellent homemade soup. The pizzas are more of an appetizer size, perfectly thin and crisp crust, and the best Margherita. Rustico is the Italian Gem in the neighborhood, friendly and never fails. Unfortunately, we are usually too full to order dessert. The entire staff here is excellent, offering the right amount of attention and everyone works together to ensure each table has a great dining experience.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The food was excellent, however, our waiter clearly was not interested in serving us promptly. We were a party of 3 and had to wait a long time for one of us to get her wine and then same thing with the salad course. Finally a very efficient busboy "took over" and it was much better after that. Still there was an error on the bill, so it was a bit of a bumpy ride. The ambiance was very pleasant and we would go back for the food and hopefully not have that waiter!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great service by all the staff

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Live in Studio City but it was definitely worth the drive. Loved it and will return.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

My husband and I had the special of the day - Chilean Sea Bass with horseradish and lemon risotto along with some carrots and asparagus. It was by far, the BEST sea bass I have ever had and the lemon risotto was an incredible companion dish. We had the coconut cake for dessert. Our waitress was exceptional. She was a pleasure to be around her. We plan on returning.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Love the consistency!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great, our 27th anniversary!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Always excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Our favorite local restaurant. Always great food and service.

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