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About Rustico (Westlake Village, CA)
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.
Westlake Village, CA 91352
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the restaurant for details on private dining.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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!
Rustico (Westlake Village, CA) Ratings and Reviews
We love Rustico....celebrated my birthday with 5 other couples. Table was stuck in a corner....so it was hard to talk to both ends.......and one end couldn't move. Most of the food was excellent as always except for 1 person who did not like the Branzino fish.
Unfortunately the toilets were not working in the bathrooms, and the sinks weren't working either. There was a problem and was being fixed as we were there....but was very inconvenient.
Rustico is still our go-to neighborhood restaurant.
This used to be our favorite restaurant in Ventura County area, but it's up for sale (we learned afterwards). We both ordered the beef short rib. It was way too salty and definitely not succulent. The veggies were undercooked. It just seemed that a host of problems accompanied an overly expensive meal. We were saddened and unimpressed. But things that were once good and then become not so good is a frequent issue in the restaurant world. We will have to search for something better. So it goes. Terribly disappointed!
Rustico served authentic Italian cuisine in a nice upscale, yet casual atmosphere. It is definitely a neighborhood gem and one that we frequent often. We are never disappointed. All of the dishes are fantastic, but do try to order the roasted pumpkin salad. Served during the fall months only, it is one of my very favorite dishes.
Have eaten here many times and the food has been good. Was recently there and ordered the seared tuna special for that evening. Received it and it was 6 thinly sliced pieces of the tuna, 2-3 spoonfuls of mashed potato and a small portion of some stir fried vegetables. Ok a small to at. Eat averaged sized meal. I would of course eaten more had the portions been more. Anyway I received the bill and they charged me $38.00 for that special. I have had many seared tuna dinners and wasn't expecting to be charged that much. I'd seriously suggest asking the price of the nightly specials before ordering them.
Rustico's never fails to deliver a great meal and wonderful service. They have a great wine list and a very wide selection of appies and entrées, plus daily menu specials. The only down side to this evening was my reservation was at 8:00 and we didn't get seated until almost 8:30. Not sure if it was overbooked or if the earlier diners didn't want to leave. :) We will always come back though!
We love Rusticos and have been there many times, but our most recent dinner was NOT up to past standards. The Caesar salad was pathetic...simply bits of lettuce and some small croutons. Italians should know how to make a Caesar salad! The fish was overcooked and the spaghetti dry. We were told Sea Basd was no longer available, and that has been our favorite dish. We were also told no house made pasta was available either. One of our party had ravioli but it was completely unremarkable and blah. Rusticos has so much potential. We hope the chef has not changed or left, and that this was just an off night.
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