Rustico (Westlake Village, CA)

4.7
1321 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
NOW OFFERING FREE DELIVERY - NIGHTLY FROM 5-8 PM
PLEASE CALL US AT (818) 889-0191 TO PLACE YOUR ORDER

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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PaulG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had excellent service and the food was pretty good. We ate here about 3 months ago and honestly the food was incredible.

We were a little disppointed this time. My husband ordered the duck which he had
before, and it was not as good. I ordered blackened salmon with a vegetable rice.
The salmon was good but it didn't seem to be blackened and I didn't like the rice.

We will definitely try the restaurant again and hopefully get that incredible meal
we expected.

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vipEatOutAlot
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great everything!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff! Excellent food! We love Rustico!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Eat there at least 3 times per month.

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RebeccaS
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time visiting Rustico. Was delicious! We got the sausage risotto, the short ribs, the stracciatella. All were very good and tasted homemade. Prices were fair and service was attentive. We will be back for sure.

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vipPorsche
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I would say get the Pizza! It's the best in town. Thin and crispy dough, well balanced on the sauce and Pepperoni. It's always perfect!

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vipKenR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent & they have music on Mon/Tuesday nights, which added to our experience.

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RayA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pasta - awesome service too! Will def b back

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FoodDoctor
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A very nice "local" Italian eatery. The room we were in can handle private parties, but was quite loud. Food was very very good. Service was exceptionally prompt (although our original server seemed very angry we were seated in her section even though we had a reservation, it seemed they took too many "walk ins" and the reservations were put "where ever". However, immediately after such confrontation, a new server came up to us and was AWESOME!.

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MarkG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great! All 4 of us loved our dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent!

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vipLisa
Los Angeles
111 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful including food and service. We will definitely return. Thank you!

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Josh
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My short ribs weren't great. A lot of fat. But my family loved their pasta, which was an off-menu suggestion by the waitress. Strong wine menu. Location (in some kind of strip mall) is nothing special. We drove 30 minutes to get there, and decided the drive probably wasn't worth it. It's a strong contender though if you're closer.

JA
vipJoAnnG
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Food was not as good as I remember.

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vipBeverly
Los Angeles
118 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Now my favorite Italian restaurant, and that is a tough measure. Great food, cocktails and service.

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AngelaR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant was lovely we had a wonderful dinner and the service is very good

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything! The service was 10/10!!

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HalW
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming here for years and have never had a bad meal. The service is great, and the food is fantastic. You can’t go wrong at this place…

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LittleSaint
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious. Service was great too. Always a great dining experience.

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wendy
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was very good. Duck was wonderful and they made my husband's cioppino exactly the way he wanted. I wasn't crazy about the lighting they used outside when it got dark; it could have been a bit softer and not so harsh.

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GinaC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific meal with terrific service!

Everything was delicious! And everyone in our party really loved what they ordered.

Thank you!

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Ashley92
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Engagement celebration

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vipLeslieC
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Always a great meal here!

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Michael
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

the pear salad was weak. The service was outstanding. I love this restaurant. today was a semi off day

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food good service good bus boys

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DavidV
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite dinner for 2 of us end up spending time talking to the owner.
Very friendly and excellent service.
Golden mixed calamari is fantastic!
Crispiest duck (a whole half of the duck) with cherry sauce was so delicious!
Linguine with mussels was great!
What about tiramisu (?) yumm!
Will be back when ever we’re in town!

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Jodi
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husbands birthday- everything was excellent!

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vipnoeleens
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our first time. The food was fantastic. The service was attentive. We had the Dover sole and Branzinio. Excellent presentation We will be back.

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vipJfala
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first experience at Rustico and we were all very satisfied. The food was tasty and in good portions. The beet salad, and meatball entree were delicious and more than enough for one person. Ordered the carrot cake for dessert which was ok, fairly average. Brought our own wine and they have a standard corkage fee. Certainly will come back again.

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vipTedK
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had great service. The waitress really cared about us having a good meal and making sure we had everything we needed. The food was very good. Looking forward to next visit.

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vipBB415
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cesar salad was SMALLER than usual.

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viphealthy1
Los Angeles
118 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Would like to see more options on the menu.
Side room is quieter which we like.

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vipBrettW
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the staff was fantastic and we enjoyed the entire experience. Highly recommend.

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NeilF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, the menu was diverse for any palotte and excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rustico was absolutely divine, the location is in a small shopping center so you would assume it is just another run of the mill restaurant, however once inside it is a whole different atmosphere. The food had to be the best part of our experience. Mozzarella was fresh, hand made pasta and pasta sauce. It was all delicious and worth every penny.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing gnocchi

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Very crowded on a Saturday night, we had a 6:15 reservation and they put us in a closed patio area that was very warm at that time of day. I asked for a table inside and all they could offer was a high top in the crowded passageway of the bar. It appears lots of regulars go here and the fat owner/manager walks around ONLY to the regulars. He walked past dozens of times and never said a word or cared we were there despite a $200+ tab. Very arrogant jerk. Again another example of taking too many reservations for a small facility.
Summer salad was very good, cake bread bottle of wine at $70 was a pleasant surprise. Would go back for the food but on a week night or Sunday. If they want more regulars they should treat the first timers like a regular, but it’s west lake so they probably could care less.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

We sat down at our table on 7/31/21 at 6:40pm (five minutes early than our reservation time, which is fine), had waited till 7:07pm until menu’s, place settings, and our water glasses were filled; by 7:15pm, one server FINALLY came over to take our drink and food order. By 7:30pm only our appetizers came by and no drinks, the time is now 7:42pm and we cancelled our order and closed out our check. I’m so very disappointed with the customer service in this restaurant and lack of consideration staff have for their customers. We (“the customers”) keep your restaurant afloat and pay for your salary remember that - the next time you take a reservation from OpenTable 2weeks in advance!

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NormanR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was very nicely prepared, just a bit pricey.
Since we ate outdoors, the ambiance was not a real consideration.
The service we had was close to top notch- polite, efficient.

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Rustico (Westlake Village, CA) is rated 4.7 stars by 1321 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.