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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 - 11:00pm

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, 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

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (32)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Good for a Date (22)
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Special Occasion (21)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Authentic (17)
Worth the Drive (15)
Casual (14)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Business Meals (9)
Romantic (9)
Cozy (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 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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·Dined on November 6, 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 5, 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 4, 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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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service, highly recommend!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Whatever we order, always a good meal at Rustico! David, our server, the best!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food was very good from the calamari and pear salad to the Osso Buco and the asparagus soup. They brought a complimentary dessert for our friend who had a birthday. Our friends had never been to Rustico before and said they would definitely come back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Our dinner at Rustico was awesome. Rustico is a couple blocks from our house and should eat there far more often.

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

Small group of women to have a luncheon get together. Was very enjoyable. Excellent food. Excellent service. Everyone agreed to return here again. These women have been friends together for more than 50 years

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Excellent as always

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great evening Food was very good. Very expensive corkage however. $20 a bottle

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Had a lovely dinner with friends. Food was delicious, service very good and ambiance was pleasant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Healthy, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 11, 2017

WE live near Rustico. Never had a bad meal always go there when we want to celebrate something special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This was our second visit to Rustico and again we were very pleased. The service, wine, food, ambience. It’s all there. It’s going to quickly become a regular on our dining list.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Fantastic food but lousy services!!! Need more waiters or waitress!!!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Late-night Find, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Consistently great food and drinks!! Braised beef and the half chicken are some of our favorites!!

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Terrible service and food was lousy. Came highly recommended and was really disappointed.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was excellent as always. We've never had a bad meal at Rustico. The food always comes to the table hot and its always delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Excellent as always! I had the branzino with pasta. Super tasty! My husband had the pork chop parmasiana. Delicious!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Sydney was great! Heather our waitress was very accommodating

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 17, 2017

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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Service was fabulous and food was delicious!!! Waiter was attentive and knowledgeable.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Excellent as always. Their specials are in fact special and the wait staff is always accommodating and helpful. Always a pleasant evening and the food quality is superb. A real go-to without hesitation recommendation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

A great go-to for delicious Italian food. It's very authentic and very consistent. When we want a good meal, we always find it here. Order the specials, they are always fantastic!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Live Sports
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Once we got seated everything was outstanding. It took about 10 minutes to be seated in an empty restaurant. Hostess (several) were laboring to find a table for us in an empty restaurant.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Amazing dishes. Carla was great waitress too!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Food is excellent, service was excellent just about everything was great in the restaurant. It does get a little loud in the main room if it is full but I would absolutely still recommend it

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

I always enjoy the pasta dishes here but there are also seafood and meat dishes as well as specials. The service is consistently attentive and price is reasonable given the quality of the dishes.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We've been there many, many times and it's never disappointed. Great food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 1, 2017

This is are go to place. Love it they will make whatever you like just ask

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Always a terrific meal. Great tasting pizza. Paoardella with lamb ragu best anywhere. We love it there

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2017

nice italian restaurant in a small mall far from the beaten path, great service, friendly, family oriented, relax. The food I had was excellent, no pretentious plating, generous portions. I had the beats salad and arugula and the special lobster ravioli and safran sauce.
The wine list is small and not from the best properties but you may always have a martini.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had pasta with truffles. Very fresh and pasta cooked perfectly. Waitstaff very attentive. He knew all the specials without reading them, and he could explain in detail their ingredients.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Still our favorite after all these years!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 25, 2017

They have a problem with holding reservations on a Thursday.. 7pm resv sat down 7:45

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 25, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints. The food is wonderful and our waiter went above and beyond for us! His knowledge of their menu was great and his smile made the evening!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Delicious food everytime we are in restaurant/ Veal parmigiana is amazing!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great Italian restaurant in the Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village area. Easy to find, plentiful parking, they have a summer terrace. The food and wine were great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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