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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 - Close
$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, 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
Without a doubt, one of the finest, friendliest restaurants we frequent. NEVER a bad meal. I’m Italian and hard to please when it comes to Italian restaurants. Rustico NEVER disappoints!
Besides it’s great menu, they always have a large “Specials” selection. Can’t go wrong!
The food is very good. The service is usually very good. The management and hostess were poor. The hostess seemed either untrained or poorly trained and management has an attitude of not caring. The difficulty at the front desk started (what should have been a good experience) off the meal on the wrong foot.
This is one of those strip mall gems. You walk in and it feels like you've been taken to an urban area and maybe even an earlier time. Service was excellent. I picked the wrong appetizer, but the fresh lasagna was fantastic. We also had the clam linguine that had the garlic wine broth instead of the thicker stuff many restaurants serve.
Excellent food, service and atmosphere. All in the party of 4 were very complementary.
We have been looking for a new place for dining out since our favorite restaurant has closed.
I think we have found our new favorite. Excellent chowder, duck, plank salmon, and short ribs.
We come here often..normally I'd give this 4 and 5 stars. I'll admit it WAS New Year's Eve...however we have been here before on New Year's Eve....with always a 9:00 reservation...so:
We were getting a little upset that arriving at 9:00 we were told they were clearing a table and it would be just a few minutes, and were not seated until 9:30. Service was OK..but slow..took about 10 minutes before we got noticed. Server knew the menu and specials and was very pleasant....however I never did get the decanter for my wine which I asked for. NOTE TO RESTAURANT: PLEASE educate your servers that asking a patron who brings (or even orders) wine if they would like the bottle uncorked so it can breath awhile...does NOTHING! Decant the wine or pour it in the glasses to let it breath if it need time. Yes, I'm a wine-o but certain things bug me like that and also not automatically pouring a short taste. Yes, I'll be back. Love the restaurant, especially the crispy duck....best around. But probably will not go back on a major holiday again.
First you need to read what I requested never put near a busing station! What we next? Also my channel purse on the back of my chair knocked over at least 10 times.
Than put under my leather fur coat, changed sides worse !
Scared the coat was going to be ruined!!
I also requested to be next to a Wall our friend can not hear real good! No we put in a noisy area.
Can find better Italian elsewhere
No apologies when I said something on the way our
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.
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