Rustico (Westlake Village, CA)

4.6
1265 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEileenK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing authentic Italian food! The specials are always delicious and the chicken parm is a huge hit with my family. There is also a dessert called "Stupid Good" you have to try that they do not tell you about, but ask for it! It's fresh berries, nutella, icecream, whipcream and piroutte cookies. Yum!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent services. We love celebrating here and also eating a nice weekday meal.

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vipstiles
Los Angeles
387 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SAND DABS TERRIFIC AS WAS WHOLE BRANZINO WITH OLIVE DRESSING. APPETIZERS ALWAYS GOOD AND GREAT CHOCOLATE GELATO.

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vipGourmet
Los Angeles
401 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious duck, cioppino a delicious chicken, lovely restaurant. A wonderful evening

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vipMarkL
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. This place is a hidden gem.

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MaryL
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Helpful staff! Nice charm and very good food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The worst service and food was not as good as the previous time I visited.

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Toma
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food & service good. Ate in outdoor area which was what we requested.

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James
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always very good a nd the service is great!

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Sweet
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food every time we eat there
Friendly staff and always accommodating to everyone’s needs!

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JoAnnH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat outside which we quite enjoy and hope restaurants will continue to offer. Between one appetizer, one pasta and one entree and all were excellent.

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vipAConstable
Los Angeles
85 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Met my daughter and her husband for dinner here (they live in Manhatten Beach) and had a very nice evening. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was good. I had the crispy duck and enjoyed it thoroughly. Desserts were great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I do not recommend this place, we’ve been a few times and have not been treated well.

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vipGeorge
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. As always. Love eating outside.

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vipBoris
Los Angeles
123 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food & service were excellent. However we were seated at a table a few feet away from the table where they assemble take out orders. Maybe the worst table in the restaurant- very busy, noisy, lots of traffic back & forth. We were celebrating our anniversary- not very romantic.

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vipDonT
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ww had a really nice evening with terrific food and service. We have been to Rustico a number of times over the years and it never disappoints . We strongly recommend it.

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vipMichaelB
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was good

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The place is overpriced for the quality of food served .... extremely dated and old environment! It’s evident they are NOT using fresh foods ( possibly even frozen ) and charging “ high quality “ prices .

I would donate the food to Olive Garden at 4X the price :((

Disappointed

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Susi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Overall, the food was excellent. Be aware, you may be cold if you sit in the outside tent area in the evening. The servers were friendly and professional. However, the service was a bit slow, they seem short staffed which is not an uncommon problem these days.
The hostess could have been friendlier, more welcoming, considering they are the first to greet you at a restaurant. We asked a question and were met with an abrupt dismissive answer. Not good. To be fair, the rest of the staff were great.

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TeriC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had 5:30 reservations and were quickly seated the service was great and friendly, the waiter brought us water a basket of warm bread selections and fresh bruschetta, for dinner I had the lamb ragu the pasta was fresh the food was delicious no complaints, my only issue was sitting in the tent in the parking lot. I totally understand with all the COVID restrictions/protocols the restaurants are doing their best and spending a ton of money on modifications and I'm just grateful the restaurants are fully open now. Overall a great experience I will definitely be back and I would recommend this restaurant.

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LauraG
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants! We have been enjoying Rustico for over 15 years.

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vippeterkak
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always amazing. I have dined at Italian restaurants throughout LA ; the food at Rustico is as good as it gets.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really great dinner on Mother’s Day !

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was good but service was slow. Had to ask for coffee refills, took a long time to get our check.

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JayB
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Pasta - Service was supreme !

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vipMichael
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not as Italian as I was expecting. But the Salmon special was good. The rest of food was okay. There was a weird smell inside that tainted the mood. The service was okay too, just not good enough to make up for the mediocre experience overall.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
51 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and wine is always excellent here. I always make a point to take family here when I’m in town. Due to covid, had to dine in parking lot in a tent so no ambience. However, it was safe and quiet. Service is good while maintaining all safety measures. I will continue to return.

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vipFraz
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Clara is a great waitress. It was nice to see her again

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vipTravelingAgain
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have had in a long time. The service was fantastic, as were the NY steak, linguine with clams, and gnocchi! We will be back soon!

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vipLove2dine
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good
Food delicious and large portions
Good service
All good

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ALWAYS love Rustico & we weren’t disappointed after not going out to dinners for over a year (due to Covid).
Thanks for keeping everything perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience! Although it was a little chilly, they made us comfortable by providing heaters. The staff was very attentive and pleasant. The food was amazing! Hopefully we can return once dining (outdoor or indoor) resumes.

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vipmarlene
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Use to love going there for dinner. Thought the lunch was very disappointing. Plus, there were 8 older men sitting at a table with no masks coming in or leaving

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vipstiles
Los Angeles
387 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

FOOD ALWAYS GREAT. LOVE THEIR POUNDED VEAL CHOP DONE AL A PARM OR WITH CHOPPED TOMATOES AND GARLIC AND BASIL.

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EileenK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with plenty of specials and the kitchen will make almost anything you request.

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wlvfoodie
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in the tented outside space. It was cozy and inviting. The food was terrific as always and our server delightful.

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EricL
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality service and food. Authentic Italian cuisine and at good prices. Romantic yet not dark.

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KevinN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was friendly and incredibly accomadating. The food was top notch and they had the best tiramisu my wife and I have ever had. Will be back for sure.

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vipFoodie
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had the parpadelle with lamb and sliced truffle on top, and filet sole for entrees. Appetizer was excellent as well ( Calamari with potatoes). The wine was on point, we had a bottle of Sicilian wine that complemented our food very nicely. The pumpkin cheesecake we took to go was very delicate and would highly recommend. Highly recommend this local gem. Was also nice tone seated inside for a change during this Covid era.

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vipPorsche
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience4

Our waiter was more than slow and ignoring us. Even after we said we where ready to order he would still ignoring us. I only left a 10% tip, maybe then he will get better in his job.
It was disappointing since we where there 2 weeks before and service was perfect.
I only will recommend your place if you are really series to take care off that waiter.

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Rustico (Westlake Village, CA) is rated 4.6 stars by 1265 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.