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LA RUSTICA Mediterranean Restaurant

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3118 Surfers Paradise Boulevard | Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5570 1153
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: La Rustica Mediterranean is a perfect partnership of 2 Italians & a...
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 Evenings 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 together/ Karaoke & LCD Screen available- Functions & Festivals 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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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Simple and delicious

Does not look like much from the outside but the food was very nice and the staff were friendly. There aren't many tables so we recommend to book for a fri/sat night

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Amy A
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Canberra, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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177 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Canberra, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Does not look like much from the outside but the food was very nice and the staff were friendly. There aren't many tables so we recommend to book for a fri/sat night

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Don't be at all put off by the decor of this fantastic little restaurant. My 18 year-old son claims the pizza to be the best he has ever eaten and our steaks were perfectly tender and perfectly cooked. The staff were friendly and the meals of good size. You may like to do a BYO but they do offer a... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

we were going to dine in other restaurant but it was closed. We somehow landed in La Rustica for the sign which says '2 Italians and 1 Turkish in law'. Italian and Turkish food. We ordered risotto with king prawns, scallops, sautee mushrooms in saffron cream sauce. It was awesome!! Although the rice was a bit too cooked, it was... More 

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Broadbeach, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

La Rustica is a family favorite and always on the menu when my parents come to town. Mum insists we go to La Rustica for many a special occassion including birthdays. The decor is very authentic italiano style and cosy and warm in winter. In the summer we prefer to sit at the outside tables as it can be quite... More 

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Tauranga
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116 reviews 116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Initially looking from the outside, you may be put off by the appearance but don't be fooled, this restaurant deserves its high place within TripAdvisor. VERY large meals, the Euro salad is enough to feed 4 people! Authentic dips and a hard working team that promptly served you with delicious food. I need to try the Pizza next visit, as... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

You should always be cautious of restaurants that serve more than one cuisine but La Rustica is the real deal! It passed the lasagne test - very few Italian restaurants do this dish well - and the fish was excellent too. Service was friendly. Would definitely return.

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Sydney, Australia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

I have been eating at la rustica since the 80's and the owners have never let me down, this is a quaint little establishment that delivers authentic style Italian at a reasonable price . The family who run it have been doing a great job for years. I go back every time I am in the coast and will continue... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We all ate pizza after a dips entree. Beautiful pepperoni. Beautiful hawaiian. BBQ chicken was fine. Tables outside are pretty small. Service was pretty quick. Friendly staff.

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Canberra
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Visited LA Rustica with my wife whilst visiting Surfers. Quantity of food will not disappoint but quality may not reflect trip advisor rating. We found both pasta & risotto to be overly salty. Staff are very friendly and accomodating. Note that this is a BYO restaurant.

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Barbara P, Owner at LA RUSTICA Mediterranean Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi David Thank you for reviewing La Rustica... We are happy to be known as a 'Good home cooked meal' however sad to hear your meal was overly salty... In our culture when the cook adds too much salt we say... Too much love! Next time please mention it in the first bits, we are always happy to remake or... More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

we went to this restaurant yesterday after having followed the tip of trip advisor and was a disaster. My girfriend and I, we order 2 bruschetas (was ok,nothing special),kofhta (was terrible, it's a kind of meatballs without taste,the sauce was the worst)and 2 cokes, after this we couldn't finish because was so bad and we decided to move to an... More 

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Barbara P, Owner at LA RUSTICA Mediterranean Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Matthieu I was disappointed to read your poor review... We take pride in our fresh & tasty traditional recipes from our blended cultures- I wish you an open mind as you adventure the world & appreciate the experience of diversity Regards Barbara More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3118 Surfers Paradise Boulevard | Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Surfers Paradise
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5570 1153

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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 Evenings 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 together/ Karaoke & LCD Screen available- Functions & Festivals Parking at Bruce Bishop Car Park just behind us & walk though We look forward to having you at our place for dinner soon =)
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?