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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.

1125 Lindero Canyon Road
Westlake Village, CA 91352
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner Daily: 5:00pm - Close

Cross Street:
Lakeview Canyon

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(818) 889-0191

Website:
http://www.rustico-restaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Maurizio Ronzoni

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the restaurant for details on private dining.

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (22)
Good for Birthdays (20)
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Authentic (9)
Casual (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Romantic (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
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People Watching (3)
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Healthy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
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Happy Hour (2)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Took some relatives from out of town and we all liked everything about the resturant.
Specials were pricy but the food was very good

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Was seated on time, service was very good, accommodation of special requests and food excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Always a great experience at Rustico's! We use this as our go-to restaurant for both everday dining and special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was great and the service also very good. The problem for us was the crowded space with tables close together causing a high noise atmosphere where it was difficult to talk and be heard.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good food enjoyable evening great service

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Deserves the term "gourmet restaurant." Food was exceptional. Duck, branzino over tri color ravioli stuffed with vegetables, fettucini with mushrooms and veal meatballs, linguini with red clam sauce.
Delicious. Restaurant was packed as usual.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Second time there. Food great, service excellent, noisy. Loud table near us....

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Always perfect

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent salads and soups.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Fun evening with friends. Good food and deserts. Good service and fair prices.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Anniversary

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Delicious food as always. Friendly waiter.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Rustico has become our favorite Italian restaurant. We love to introduce it to people who have never dined there before. They are always impressed!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food and service is always terrific! Carla is the best.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Was disappointed with the main course. We chose the Pasta with Shrimp "special". The sauce was very bland and actually had no taste. We expected much better. On a more positive note, we thought that the Caesar salad was very fresh and tasty.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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food4
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Really quality food well done. A little loud and sometimes service is a little slow but the food is well worth it.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

As always the food is terrific. My wife thinks the branzino is the best she has ever had. The pasta dishes are great and they have a very nice wine selection. A real neighborhood gem.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent as usual.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent! Food was excellent and waiter was very attentive and fun

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.
Just rude
Can find better Italian elsewhere
No apologies when I said something on the way our

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Always quality food and good service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our dinners were delicious , and the service was excellent . Amazing bread . Delicious Sand Dabs! A bit pricey for a regular dining spot but well worth the splurge once in awhile . Will definitely go back .

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Reliably wonderful. Rustico never disappoints.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Wonderful service...Always exceeds my expectations!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I live in Hawai‘i and eat here every time I’m in the area. I love this place and so does my family. I’ve never had a bad meal!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Always consistent always very good

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We always have a delicious meal at Rustico. The specials are amazing, especially the seabass!! It's a Family and friend favorite!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I have been dining at Rustico for many years and always enjoy the experience. It's a wonderful place for locals as the owners are always on location to make sure everything is perfect.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The salad was soaked in balsamic vinegar, and the salmon was overcooked. Our plates were cleared before everyone had finished eating.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

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!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent. The food was good service great. If I had a complaint it would be there is nothing to complain about!!!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Met friends at Rustico because it was half-way between Santa Barbara and Santa Monica and we all loved the food. The duck, branzino, cioppino, pastas and salads were all excellent. We will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Casual
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