Rustico (Westlake Village, CA)

4.6
1030 reviews
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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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating early V-day

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PS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Rustico, a regular place for us! Love the Asparagus appetizer and the asparagus soup. Delicious short ribs too.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite family dinner night out

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MP
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just found a rental in Oak Park after being burned out in Malibu and absolutely thrilled to find this restaurant so close to our new home. Our fish was incredible, lovely service and love the charming look of Rustico. Certain to become regulars as we rebuilt...

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

I had said on open table that we were celebrating my bday but no one acknowledged it - i also ordered something to go at beginning of night and the waitress forgot to put the order in ...

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CJ
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time in as many months and the food is fabulous. I am a former restaurant owner and hard to please and there is nothing to critique. I had the best pork chop I have ever had the other night. Literally can cut it with a fork. We will be back!!

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S
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good old fashioned Italian restaurant. Food was excellent. If it wasn't on the menu, they would fix it for you. The specials were outstanding. Service was good. Sat for 10-15 minutes before waiter came to offer drinks upon arrival. After that, he was on top of his game. Very busy and did get loud. All in all, a good find and will probably return.

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LK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My salmon was absolutely delicious and I would go again just for that. Our waiter was friendly, attentive, (even though it was a busy Saturday night) and made our dining experience relaxed and enjoyable. Rustico is a real neighborhood gem.

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KM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was not impressive for the price. We could probably get a better pizza at Whole Foods Market. The waiter was robotic. We were just not impressed with the quality of foods and after the special salad, we decided to pass on a dinner. We instead ordered a Marguerite pizza which was not appetizing. We then ordered calamari with shrimp and not saying any more, we took a couple of bites and left it.

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LD
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service by Hanna!!

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D
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food is excellent, and it is a local restaurant we go to more than anyother anywhere, especially with guests and for birthdays. That said - we were turned off this past visit. Wife ordered a special - seabass (not Chilean). Simple preparation - relatively small piece of fish - very tasty. Check arrived - cost - $48.00. Utterly ridiculous. Need I say more?

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T
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carla was our server. We have had her several times and she is always pleasant and funny and knows the specials like she knows her own name.

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AM
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love Rustico! Love the ambience, love the food. Our go to place when visiting our kids at school! It’s perfect, old school Italian!

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c
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Rustico often (it's in the neighborhood!) You can't go wrong; always a great meal with great service!

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NA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent Italian food
warm ambiance
great service
tiramisu is wonderful

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son’s birthday celebration. Always a delicious experience at Rustico.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good, service was not. Server continued to be distracted when giving specials, stopping in the middle to go check on other tables multiple times. Made it feel like our table was not a priority. Then server was also somewhat rude, I think in the spirit of being funny, but it was still just rude. Place was loud and crowded, but not in the cool hip way you may be envisioning, as it’s not a young crowd or a hip feel. With the age group and ambiance, quieter with a little more space between tables would be better. Food was good enough to overcome all of that, but still will likely be sometime before we go back.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The server brought our main courses out within seconds of finishing our appetizers. With 5 seconds of finishing our main courses, she slid the dessert tray under our nose. Poor service like this really ruins the dining experience. Prices at this place do not warrant such poor service. I think the food is still quite delicious!

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Restaurant! Delicious food and great staff. A definite must if you are in the area.

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RG
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local Italian restaurant w/wonderful ambience and incredible food from a real Italian Chef! Wonderful family owners and huge local following. Great for all occasions!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were excellent

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CJ
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous and the service was great, especially for a New Year's Eve. The NY was absolutely off the charts. I look forward to dining here again. Thanks for a great experience.

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KS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS AND ALL WAS TIMED PERFECTLY BY THE STAFF. A WELL ORCHESTRATED AND FABULOUS SELECTION OF SPECIALS!! I'M CRAVING THE CHILEAN SEA BASS WITH SUPERB RISOTTO! RIGHT NOW! OTHER PATRONS WERE FRIENDLY AND QUITE DELIGHTFUL. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND RUSTICO TO MY FRIENDS ABD NEIGHBORS!!

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r
Los Angeles
106 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Starting with being at the bar, had to wait just a few minutes for the reservation bartender made a great Manhattan. I had the short ribs they were tender and delicious and not too salty which is great. My friend enjoyed his pork chop. My other friend orderd the Cioppino and thought it was about average, although there was a lot of seafood in it.
It was a very busy nite, server was in a bit of a rush.

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LA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to eat here. Wait staff professional, pasta wonderful and Super Tuscan wine is superb.

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L
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

despite it being Christmas eve, we were seated in the back room where it was much quieter and quite easy to talk. Our service was excellent and I have not stopped raving about the food to my friends. I would always prefer not having to ask the price of specials however... since they change frequently, a chalkboard per table or even a xeroxed insert in the menu would be helpful. There were so many specials it was hard to keep track and they all sounded delicious.

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B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We have been for dinner several times and enjoyed it. Went for Christmas Eve late lunch. My mother got the Cobb with scallops and shrimp. The shrimp was cut so small that you could hardly see it. Scallops were small too. The eggplant parmigiana was not as good as I was expecting. The third dish, shells with chicken and corn filling was good. Overall it was the first time we were not thrilled with the food. I still love this restaurant, but I guess we did not chose the right dishes this time.

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PL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the sea bass served over asparagus risotto. Truly, the best sea bass I’ve ever had!

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RG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is great and the price is right. Excellent wine selection. Dinner party or intimate dinner, Rustico is a great restaurant. Plan ahead. Reservations are usually necessary.

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D
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Rustico's, such a friendly place to hang out for a special occasion or just a meal. Great food, they will make your dish to your specifications. I have been there many times and will continue to dine there. I celebrated my BFF bday for a great lunch.

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b
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great neighborhood find! I had to plan a birthday party for my friend who is very picky. So I remember the Rustico was a great restaurant in the area.
I had 10 people at the dinner and what a great experience from the appetizers to the desert.
The specials were fantastic I had scallops and they were the best I ever had. Some of my friends had oso bucco what a great dish and so tender. The waitress was a delight and entertained us with great service . I'll make sure to come back often.

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IW
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

Kept waiting for a table for close to 40 minutes
People were just sitting I was told for several hours after bill was paid Mgr did nothing
Killed an otherwise good evening

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B
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant for everyone. Love to celebrate special occasions.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant but did not get any points

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SD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Rustico! The food is delicious & our server David is always outstanding!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rustico is the best Italian Restaurant in Ventura County! The food is delicious and the drinks are fantastic. I love the pizzas and pastas! They make a fresh pasta with mushrooms that will knock your socks off! The steaks are better than any steakhouse! The service is always great. Can’t wait to come back.

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MH
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It is consistently great. The menu is varied with common Italian items and with dishes that are new to me. Our waitress on this visit was appropriately enthusiastic and was not afraid to offer her opinions.

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I
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

I went there for lunch and ordered the chicken sandwich. However, after my first bite the smell of the chicken made me ill. The service was great!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service.

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EM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The salad was soaking in dressing, more soup with salad. Despite telling to the waitress, nothing was done.
Further the staff was eating and drinking (wine) themselves while working, which for us was very unprofessional.

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