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Rustica

2 / 1 King Street | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
4929 3333
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Ranked #32 of 343 Restaurants in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Rustica terrorised local residents with their dj pumping out music so loud that families were left angry and disgruntled at their blatant disregard for nearby residents. Local developers need to consider the impact this could have on nearby development.

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WAC98, Manager at Rustica, responded to this review

Dear NewyAme, Rustica held a wedding on Sunday afternoon and the first we knew of any issues was at 7pm when the police let us know there was a noise complaint, which happened to coincide with the end of the function. Our restaurant manageress, Stephanie, then checked the phone message bank (which we don’t always attend to during service hours),... More

Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We have been here as a couple and with friends and we love this venue. I really enjoy tapas as you get a little bit of everything without it being boring. The decor is distinctive. Service is very friendly and informal.

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WAC98, Manager at Rustica, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience as our guest. We love reading reviews like the one you've written. Please stop by again in the near future! More

Newcastle, Australia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Rustica has become the preferred restaurant for our family get togethers, The atmosphere is always relaxing, The staff provide an excellent service and topping it all of is the pleasure of enjoying the Great food whilst taking in the Magic views.

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WAC98, Manager at Rustica, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with positive feedback. It puts a smile on our face to hear that we have become the preferred restaurant for your family get-togethers. We will pass your kind words along to our staff! More

Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Rustica has become my husband's restaurant of choice on his birthday. Great food, great service and an amazing view.

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WAC98, Manager at Rustica, responded to this review

Dear Cathy, We are very pleased to hear that your husband likes to celebrate his birthday at our restaurant. We appreciate your support and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More

Newcastle, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful food, wonderful service. Very accommodating to children and lovely service. The view is stunning

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WAC98, Manager at Rustica, responded to this review

We are very pleased to hear that enjoyed our scenic views and menu items as our guest. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon! More

Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

great venue - great food at an expected price. fantastic location with views over Newcastle beach. the only downside is you have to go outside and downstairs to use the toilet

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WAC98, Manager at Rustica, responded to this review

We appreciate the positive feedback that you’ve provided us. We are very pleased to hear how much you enjoy our venue along with our food and you will be happy to know that we have just constructed work on putting new toilets in the restaurant. These should be installed around the end of next month. Stop in anytime! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I've never had a bad meal here! The lamb shoulder is a must try and the chocolate fondant is amazing as well. A great restaurant for special occasions and also a relaxing lunch with amazing views.

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WAC98, Manager at Rustica, responded to this review

Dear Melinda, It’s great to hear that you’ve always had an excellent meal as our guest. We will pass your compliments along to our head chef. Please stop by again in the near future! More

Maitland, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner for my Birthday last Friday night, table was near window, very private, the staff was friendly and welcoming. My duck was cooked to perfection as was the salmon my husband ordered, the desserts were not large but tastefully served and delicious, wine was overpriced but the setting very upmarket. Will be back but maybe not... More

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WAC98, Manager at Rustica, responded to this review

Dear Doris, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us. We love reading positive feedback from our guests and we are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful dinner for your birthday. We appreciate your loyalty to return again and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future! More

Darwin, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was my first time to Rustica. I was very impressed. The venue is styled to look like an old (but classy) tavern, and has a warm feel to it. The large glass frontage gives great views of the ocean, and the setting is comfortable. The staff were very polite and even happy when we asked to split the bill!... More

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WAC98, Manager at Rustica, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with positive feedback. We love reading reviews from our new customers’. We are very pleased to hear you received the excellent service and satisfaction that we strive to provide. We appreciate your loyalty to return again for our slow cooked meat and we look forward to seeing you again in the... More

Newcastle
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Before we even say down the waitress asked if we were aware they needed the table by a certain time. We were not aware we were part of a "sitting" and felt rushed to get through each course. Booking was made on line and nothing mentioned about time. As soon as one course ended, the next was straight out. Whilst... More

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WAC98, Manager at Rustica, responded to this review

Dear Amanda, We apologise for not providing your family with the 5 star experience that we strive to provide all of our guests. We never want our guests to feel rushed when they come to dine with us. We book up very fast on the weekends and sometimes we encounter double bookings, which leave our guests with a specific time... More

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