Rustico (Westlake Village, CA)
Perfect dining experience
Our go to place!
Neighborhood jewel. Everything delicious and the pizza is the best
Great menu choices and specials - top notch execution / excellent Caesar salad, pasta & pizza
The food is so delicious---you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. We've had excellent service and good service. If you want great food and drinks, this is the place to go.
Rustico is a restaurant where the atmosphere is warm; service is personable yet professional; and the food is delicious and bountiful. The basket of breads at any restaurant makes an important first impression and the garlicky, buttery rolls that melt in your mouth tell you that you’re in for a treat. The short ribs, lamb chops and cioppino were perfectly cooked and so satisfying. We were so full but had to have dessert since every course was delicious. This was our second dining experience here and Rustico is now one of our favorites!
Food and service is excellent. The bar area is reasonably large in which to wait and have a drink if your table is not quite ready. Sometimes though, all the space is used by patrons who have dinner in the bar. Friday and Saturday evenings are usually very busy so reservations are highly recommended.
Solid in all respects--food, service, value. Leaves you with a good feeling when exiting
Tried Rustico for a date night with my honey on a Sunday evening. Food was great, and the service was outstanding, happy they had a FULL bar. It's a bit pricey but well worth it, especially because it's local to us and a short drive. Only thing missing was music playing in the background... they should play the standards, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, old lounge style music. We will definitely return.
Amazing food and service! I Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for good Italian food
The calamari and octopus salad was wonderful… And the Pappardelle can’t be beat!
Delicious food and warm attentive customer service.
I can see why they were so busy.
Always excellent both food & staff
Always a nice consistent experience with great food!
Since it was Valentine’s Day we expected the restaurant to be busy. We were seated on time at a respectable table, not too noisy, ok. We kept feeling pressured to order something, so we ordered drinks while we scanned the prie fix menu. All was ok until I received my sea bass entree. It was very translucent and the waiter agreed it was undercooked. I do admit he offered to get me a replacement, but after being there for over an hour, I told him I was content to eat the properly cooked part, and not wait for a replacement. Bottom line, we normally have a good experience at this restaurant, but never again on holiday or a prie fix menu. Lastly there was no effort to adjust my bill for a wrongly cooked entree, so we left very disappointed and in no rush to return.
Food was excellent. There were so many different choices. Since it was four of us, we tried to taste a lot of items. Each taste seemed to just get better. Service was excellent even though the restaurant was packed for Valentines Day.
So happy the Brussel sprouts are back (even if maybe a limited time)!! The cedar plank Salmon was cooked perfectly, and the calamari was tender and so yummy. Hubby ordered a special with filet mignon and pasta and raved about it. We’ve eaten at Rustico at least a few dozen times and it’s always consistent and delicious. Every time. Great local eatery with a small town vibe
We go here for special occasions often. The food is great. Shannon was our server this night and the service was perfect, just enough attention. We’ll be going more often.. the last two times I have had the best pork chop and best lamb chops ever at a restaurant
I love Rustico and have been there many times.
This visit was off. We were seated quickly by the host. And then we sat there for about 5 minutes before being acknowledged or given menus. The server finally gave us menus and then another 8 minutes went by...not even a drink order yet. The server returned, we ordered drinks and said we were ready to order food. We placed our orders (one appetizer to share and two entrees). The server took our order and then another wait for our drinks. Another table was seated next to us while we were waiting. The server was there promptly to greet them, take a drink order and tell them what the specials were. We were never told about any specials.
We stopped the server one of the times he was walking by and asked why he didn't tell us about the specials. He then apologized and proceeded to tell us about the specials. We both wanted to change our orders, which he allowed us to do, and order one of the specials.
It took a VERY long time after that for our appetizer to show up and just about the time we took the last bite of the appetizer, they took the plates away and then 5 minutes later our food showed up.
The food was excellent, AS IT ALWAYS IS, but the service was really poor. The server tried to make up for it by giving us a free desert but we just wanted to leave.
I will have to evaluate when I return for a meal at Rustico.
Excellent food and service!! Great atmosphere. Could not have been better!! We’ll definitely be back!!
Rustic is a solid, consistently good place for dinner. Great service and really good food every time.
Everything was delicious from the bruschetta that was brought to us when we first sat down to the amazing cheesecake for dessert. Can't wait to go back.
It was a wonderful experience in every way. The food was delicious and our server was excellent. Thanks for the great time!
Love Rustico. The food (duck this time) is always outstanding, the wait staff is usually friendly and professional, as was true this time, and the hostesses are very welcoming!! Prices are a little high but all the rest make it well worth the cost.
We had the best time. We’ve been to Rustico many times before, but tonight we were celebrating two birthdays. It could not have been better. Thank you for helping us share such a fun evening!!
Great Food, Great Service!! We were in an area with two large parties so it was a bit noisy...but we will definitely be back!
Thank you to our server for a fantastic experience.
If you sit on the indoor patio it is very cold by the window. Not sure if they were short on waiters service was very slow.
Waitstaff and hostess are very accomodating. Great location slightly tucked away from the Westlake/TO crowds.
My favorite restaurant in Westlake! Best food! Best service and consistency of really good food! A bit pricey but well worth it!
Now I know why we haven’t been here in months. As a couple, we got seated next to a loud table of 12. We couldn’t hear each other talk. The cocktail I ordered was subpar as was the food. Such a disappointment! Will not be returning.
Excellent dinner entrees, thoughtful service by the waitstaff, and elegant ambiance. Prices are creeping up, but can’t argue with the quality.
Excellent food and amazing wait staff. Will definitely go back.
Freddie our waiter was fantastic. He treated my 87 year old mother with such respect and grace. He brought an extra order of potatoes for her when he heard she liked mashed potatoes. Overall amazing meal. We had the veal steak pounded and breaded with mushroom sauce. Wonderful.
Food was delicious. Wine was perfect!!!!
Rustico is a neighborhood restaurant for us and we are so fortunate to have them so close. Great food and great people! We are frequent diners and love every meal we have had there.
We were seated at a table that was next to the kitchen and bathroom. It would have been fine except that the tables were too close to each other and it was difficult for waiters and guests to get by without disturbing us. Food was great and so was the service.
Horrible water logged tasteless ceaser salad. A ceaser salad in an Italian restaurant should be much better!
Was treated with disrespect from the hostess. The manager rectified the problem, but it should have gotten so far out of hand