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2 / 1 King Street | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
+61 49293333
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Ranked #27 of 369 Restaurants in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $28
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Finally got around to trying Rustica, we visited here in a group of 6 people. From the moment we walked in we were welcomed with a smile. The entire night was very impressive with the service being attentive but not over the top. The lamb dish 'to share' was exceptional. Prices are very reasonable and the atmosphere is great. Would... More 

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Kent
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12 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This gem has great views across Newcastle Beach and has a top menu for fine dining. Service excellent and the team seemed to be really enjoying their job. Wine selection excellent as u expect in The Hunter. Decor like no other location bring a mysterious feel that adds to the evening.

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Bundanoon
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10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

At the top of King Street one is greeted by very hospitable welcoming staff, authentic decor and spectacular view of early evening Newcastle Beach and its nuanced shades. Free of dining expectation, we relished the scallops and were seriously overwhelmed by the sensational shared lamb shoulder. After 6.30pm dinning it was a perfect setting from which to embark on a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Whilst we enjoyed our meals and the service was ok, it did seem as though the staff were under a lot of pressure to accommodate everyone. The only other thing that was it was very noisy inside, which really takes away from your dining experience. Never the less would visit again.

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Cessnock, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Fabulous food and great atmosphere. Service was incredible and price reasonable. Positioned in inner newcastle it has amazing ambience and views.decor very Italian authentic

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Newcastle, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great outlook over the beach, food and service very high quality, nothing was too much trouble for the staff, highly recommend, will definitely be back

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

the food here is amazing.. share the lamb for two.. great location.. not cheap but good value considering the quality of the food

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great vibe - friendly staff - good good - fantastic location ! If you want to enjoy a great night out, RUSTICA is the place to go for good choice of good and wine. L

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Had our office christmas party at Rustica. Managed to get a window table with fantastic ocean views. We had the 8 course banquet which is a seriously large amount of food. We had a diner with food allergies and a vegetarian and both were perfectly looked after. Will definitely go back.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Fantastic exclusive restaurant with fresh mouth-watering cuisine, overlooking sensational ocean views. We had a most enjoyable evening.

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Additional Information about Rustica

Address: 2 / 1 King Street | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: +61 49293333
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 28
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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