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Rustica

2 / 1 King Street | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
4929 3333
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Ranked #38 of 344 restaurants in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Newcastle, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We have been before and the quality of the food has not changed. It is good to try the different courses on the menu. Staff are very friendly and the window seats have a good view of the beach at night. Would recommend.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our first experience at Rustica. The decor is rich and interesting. Reminds me of some favourites European restaurants from the 80s/90s in a warm and nostalgic way. We enjoyed the share plate of lamb shoulder that was succulent and melted away from the bone. Delicious Zucchini flowers with basil, almond, ricotta..yum..fresh lush high quality oysters. Wonderful attentive service... More

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Newcastle, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food has been amazing every time I visit ... cannot wait to go back the Confit Duck Maryland is cooked to perfection.... I try a different desert each time

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Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

For a restaurant with lots of waiters and waitresses moving about, the wait service was a little slow. The food was very average. The clutter and noise made it hard to talk to my husband and have a nice conversation. We may try a lunch time dining experience one day, but won't be back for an evening one. Then to... More

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Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The decor tries to be rustic, but a little eclectic. However the food really hits the mark. The baked oysters were fantastic, the steak cooked to perfection (medium rare) as was the tasty chicken dish. Two of our party had the lamb shared plate, and it was both plentiful and magnificent. The flavours and the vegetables also went a bit... More

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Newcastle, Australia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

The food at Rustica has never disappointed and neither does the views. Service can be a little slow and it can be difficult to get the wait staffs attention. This is disappointing as everything else is top notch. I have experienced this on a number of occasions. I will still go back for the food and views.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

The customer service was fantastic, the food was cooked to perfection and the steak was exactly what we ordered which was rare! You don't get that often in a restaurant! Well done kitchen! The waitress was spot on with providing amazing service without being overtop. Overall a really enjoyable night, will definitely recommend to friends and will come back soon.

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Newcastle, Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

a lot of attention has gone into the decor, providing a lovely intimate atmosphere. However it can be really loud and "clattery" if it is crowded (and it often is). The baked lamb shoulder is particularly delicious.

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My wife and I have eaten here several times. The food is great, well priced and the staff are excellent. The view over newcastle beach is fantastic as well. Always quick service too. We had our wedding reception here in May 2013 and the proprietors couldn't have been more helpful and really enhanced our reception.

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Newcastle
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Love the menu and we enjoy going back time and time again for lunch or dinner. Our kids love it too - it gives them a chance to try new foods and share them altogether with us.

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