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LA RUSTICA Mediterranean Restaurant

3118 Surfers Paradise Boulevard | Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5570 1153
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $34
Cuisines: Italian, Turkish, Vegetarian, Healthy
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: La Rustica Mediterranean is a perfect partnership of 2 Italians & a Turkish In-Law- Specializing in 2 Empires Cuisines- Roman & Ottoman-Offering Dine In-Take Away & Deliveries-7 nights from 5pm till late- Serving handmade stone cooked Pizzas- Traditional to Creative Pasta's/ 300gm Fillet Steaks/ Veal/ Chicken & Seafoods- Now with Meze/ Shish Kebabs/ Kofta/ Fresh Fish/ Heaps of Vegetarian/ Gluten Free options/ Halal options & Daily Specials- Perfect for any occasion- Early Bird Family's/ Romantic Dinner/ Parties/ Conference/ Get togethers/ Karaoke & LCD Screen available- FREE First 2 hours Parking at Bruce Bishop Car Park just behind us & walk though- We look forward to having you at our place for dinner soon
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85% Recommend
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Looking for something with a bit of a difference on the Gold Coast. ...we were very tired of the basic restaurants and jumped at the chance for some traditional turkish food....entree of lamb kofta was sensational, shish kebabs beautiful and my 13yo son loved the traditional spag bol. Recommend booking via phone, email didn't work for us and nearly meant... More

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109 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a small, slightly daggy looking restaurant with a pizza cooking area at the front. So my expectations weren't high. It's run by a family with both Italian and Turkish members so the cuisine has that of both countries. Whilst the food wasn't cordon bleu, it was tasty and tender and the service was modest but effective. What I... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Sadly a couple of real problems with my one experience at La Rustica. I love Mediterranean food. So hubby and I ordered a mix of Italian and Turkish. Our take away order was: Meat lovers pizza, Garlic Bread, Lamb Kofta, trio of dips and chicken shish. We made the classic mistake of not checking the bag before we drove off.... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

could not speak high enough of this place. food is amazing. flavours are magnificent. it's not pretentious, it's a quaint restaurant, family run and just superb food. we go here every time we come to the Gold Coast. great options for gluten free eating too. 10 out of 10 :) !!!

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We loved our dinner at La Rustica! They have quite an extensive menu so there was a lot we wanted to try but we went with - Lamb Kofta, Garlic Prawns and a classic pizza. They were all incredible but we loved the kofta so much we got two! Cute restaurant and awesome family feel. Also we were sitting outside... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Best carbonara ever! Very nice interior and relaxed staff. The staff is very nice and helpful. Always recommend this place to friends. Going back today!

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Wasn't what we expected but we were pleasantly surprised. Inside is a very warm and cosy atmosphere. It was great to dine in an authentic restaurant where we could hear each other! The garlic bread entree was a bit pathetic- it was essentially white bread toasted and smothered with butter and a bit of garlic. Our mains however were absolutely... More

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Gold coast
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

A few friends and I went to this restaurant for dinner on a Friday night. We arrive and are seated outside when we are moved inside, the staff and moving tables around and bumping my seat as they move the chairs. We ask a young male waiter what a nice pasta is and he shrugs and doesn't mention anything. We... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

An Italian restaurant with a few Turkish dishes on the menu, although it would be interesting to have more Turkish as this is seldom done well in Australia. It is quite small and crowded but with a good atmosphere and good food. My daughter liked her risotto but the rice slightly undercooked, I tried the saltimbocca which I liked although... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Fantastic spot for an affordable, no stress, no fuss, family meal. The staff were friendly and accommodating. Our daughter has an egg allergy and they were able to provide an egg-free pasta option. The pasta is the packet stuff but to be expected for this price bracket - this was actually a bonus as it gave us confidence the product... More

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