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La Rustica

Northgate Street, Athenry, Ireland
091 845301
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Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in Athenry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish, Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: La Rustica is a Family run business .We are open 11 years and still enjoy every night. It's our social life too. We have good craic with all our customers , and I think that's what makes it so special. We aim to satisfy all our customers,old & new. If there is something in particular you are looking for & you don't see it on the menu, just ask me (Mourad) & I will do my best to accommodate you. Thanking all our customers for there continued support. Mourad Bouhlel
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: La Rustica is a Family run business .We are open 11 years and still enjoy every night. It's our social life too. We have good craic with all our customers , and I think that's what makes it so special. We aim to satisfy all our customers,old & new. If there is something in particular you are looking for & you don't see it on the menu, just ask me (Mourad) & I will do my best to accommodate you. Thanking all our customers for there continued support. Mourad Bouhlel
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English first
Newmarket, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went for a late dinner to La Rustica and couldn't have been happier (or more relieved). We are from Toronto and had booked a B&B in Athenry who claimed to accept B&B Ireland vouchers...upon our arrival to the B&B that evening, they claimed they had no booking for us and said they don't accept vouchers. Not... More

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Galway
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Nice menu and the food is always excellent and the service is always friendly and efficient. Great staff

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Athenry, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

excellent restaurant with a super menu, great food and very very good value. Often pop in on a friday for a take out pizza - always a treat. If you are in Athenry and looking for a nice meal you wont go too far wrong here

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I was briefly back in Athenry recently and we decided to try out La Rustica again and I was not disappointed. The unique selling point about this little place is the chef who is originally from Tunisia and worked in Italy so he cooks excellent pizzas and pasta with proper homemade bases and sauces. The 'exotic bit' is his secret... More

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I was there on Sunday night and I had seafood with pasta with a tomato based sauce. I am usualy quite wary of ordering seafood as a lot of places overcook the mussals and prawns so they lcan be very tough and shrivelled. However, I had no worries on that score at La Rustica as they are cooked to perfection,... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We were in Athenry for two nights and visited this restaurant on both nights. The food is excellent. We both had the sea food pasta on the first night and it was amazing, scallops, prawns, mussels etc. All the dishes are made fresh and you can tell. The 2nd night we had the Chef steak and again top marks..so tasty.... More

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Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this review

Thanks a million for taking time out to rewiew our restaurant. Delighted you enjoyed both nights with us, food and craic wise. Its great when you enjoy a night out and that's what we try to ensure, as a lot of our customer's would come for something to eat and then head home. We do have good craic and we'd... More

Marbella, Spain
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

My family took me here again on the 4th of January for my birthday. As expected, another enjoyable night here. I had the goats cheese pizza and my brother and his wife had chicken pasta. It was delicious. I had two glasses of house wine which was very good. Tara who is one of the one of the owners made... More

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Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this review

Thanks for a lovely review. Both Tara and I do our best to ensure we look after everyone, we really love and enjoy our restaurant. You should off told us it was your birthday and we'd off brought our Complimentary dessert and of course THE CANLDE accompanied with our lovely singing......... On a serious note delighted you enjoyed the night... More

Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I've been in LaRustica many times and I need to acknowledge their food and service....The pizza's are absolutely supberb...Steaks are cooked to perfection..There is something on the menu for everyone...All local and fresh ingredients are used...The wine list is perfect....Something for everyone there...I would highly recommend La Rustica to anyone looking for a decent meal for the right price...

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Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this review

Thanks for a lovely review. Our pizza's are Homemade including our Pizza Sauce. Our steaks are supplied from our local butcher , John Joe Brady and as Imentioned in another review - The steak and Mammy's secret are the perfect couple........ We do try and cater for everyone with our menu selection. Looking forward to your return. Mourad More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I visited my home town in Athenry and ate a few times at this lovely restaurant. The food is very tasty, delicious. The staff are so welcoming and helpful. Everything that you would expect from a local restaurant and more. Very pleasant experience. I wish I had a restaurant near where I live, just like this one. It's quite special.

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Mourad B, Manager at La Rustica, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. It's nice to hear you enjoyed your night. At least you can enjoy our restaurant when you return home each time. We will be waiting and looking forward to your return. Mourad More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Passing through on my way from Dublin to Oranmore to visit my family I couldn't resist stopping off in Athenry to have a bite to eat in La Rustica (again) and as usual it was delicious. as expected. Please keep at it Mourad. Your stake is the best in the west!! Thanks again.

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Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this review

Thanks very much. It's very handy to come off the M6 without adding too much to your journey. Thanks for the comment about the steak. Our steak is provided by our local butchers John Joe Brady's, and then we have our own Mammy's Secret seasoning which I use to finish it off. They are the perfect couple the steak and... More

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