Rustico (Westlake Village, CA)
Celebrating early V-day
We love Rustico, a regular place for us! Love the Asparagus appetizer and the asparagus soup. Delicious short ribs too.
Our favorite family dinner night out
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...
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 ...
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!!
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.
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.
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.
Great service by Hanna!!
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?
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.
Love Rustico! Love the ambience, love the food. Our go to place when visiting our kids at school! It’s perfect, old school Italian!
We go to Rustico often (it's in the neighborhood!) You can't go wrong; always a great meal with great service!
excellent Italian food
tiramisu is wonderful
My son’s birthday celebration. Always a delicious experience at Rustico.
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.
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!
Amazing Restaurant! Delicious food and great staff. A definite must if you are in the area.
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!
Service and food were excellent
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.
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!!
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.
Always a pleasure to eat here. Wait staff professional, pasta wonderful and Super Tuscan wine is superb.
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.
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.
I had the sea bass served over asparagus risotto. Truly, the best sea bass I’ve ever had!
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.
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.
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.
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
Great restaurant for everyone. Love to celebrate special occasions.
Great restaurant but did not get any points
We love Rustico! The food is delicious & our server David is always outstanding!
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.
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.
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!
Great food, great service.
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.