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2 / 1 King Street | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
+61 49293333
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 126
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, ordinary service

Don't order desert. They try to be too fancy deconstructing everything and loosing flavours. After a great banquet meal it was a disappointing way to finish off. The house Shiraz was surprisingly superb however waiting for 15-20 minutes to order another bottle was poor and it wasn't an overly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Travis W
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Don't order desert. They try to be too fancy deconstructing everything and loosing flavours. After a great banquet meal it was a disappointing way to finish off. The house Shiraz was surprisingly superb however waiting for 15-20 minutes to order another bottle was poor and it wasn't an overly busy night.

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Raworth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Loved the food (especially the pork belly), the service, and the atmosphere - it was all spectacular and a real credit to the staff, considering the number of people at other tables. Highly recommended by me and my partner - we will definitely be back soon!

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Love this restaurant. Atmosphere and decor are great. Service is great and value for money. Love the lamb, it is amazing and everyone who has it, loves it.

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Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Rustica is a beautiful, enchanted & unique restaurant. The food is divine and the location is amazing. The staff are great & the atmosphere is peaceful & makes for a really special night out, whether as a couple or a group.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We recently visited Rustica with a large group for my sister in-laws 40th birthday dinner, overall the dinner was fantastic and the food was almost faultless. Our 20 or so guests had the Chicken, Sirloin, Pork belly and Barramundi mains. Those who ordered the Barramundi were a little disappointed with their meals but the other mains were exceptional. For desert... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Took the missus here for lunch and she knew what to expect. We ordered a shared meal of slow cooked lamb with all the trimmings.We think we cook a pretty mean meal like this at home but Rustica surpassed all our efforts. We couldn't fault it. We arrived with an empty stomach and we were unable to polish it off.... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Visited with family for Mother's Day- despite having a full house, service was at its exceptional standard, the food was amazing, and the atmosphere relaxed. We were there for near on 4 hours having a chat, and never felt hurried to leave (in fact offered more drinks and coffee) Definitely the best restaurant in Newcastle!

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I have been a number of times and every time it is fantastic. Grab a table by the window or on the big table where you can flick through the gourmet cookbooks whilst waiting for your meal. The wine list is sensational and the tapas plates divine. Make this a must see on your visit to Newcastle Beach... You won't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had dinner here on a Wednesday night and although busy, the service and food was great. We had a regional plate to share as a starter and followed it with the shared rib eye. Just beautiful. Service was attentive and friendly. We will return.

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Dungog
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My wife and her family organised a Mother's Day visit to this restaurant. The location is beautiful and overlooks Newcastle Beach but the real attraction for this place is the food. I have eaten Mediterranean cuisine in many countries but Rustica takes it to another level. Not only are the meals delicious and authentic but they are also ample. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 / 1 King Street | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 49293333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 27
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?