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888 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017 (Downtown)
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Ranked #487 of 8,699 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $20 - $30
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Figueroa
Transit: Subway: 7th Street / Metro Center Station Purple Line
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Paris, France
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Spaghetti not al dente, I rest my case. Sent it back and made the same way. Too much spices on the bolognese more like Indian food than Italian. Onion soup neither looked like one or tasted like one. When the waiter took the bolognese to bring the new one she took my spoon with it so my soup got cold.... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This place was terrible!!!! We made reservations for NYE weeks in advance. Showed up at 8:30 on NYE to be told by an extremely rude man that despite the fact that they had our reservations, that they could not accommodate us because THEY did not call US back to confirm -- not that we had some obligation to call them... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Ate here solely on the advice of others on TripAdvisor, and found the restaurant to be pretty bad, truth be told. The restaurant was totally empty (bad sign) and the food was about what you might expect from a second-tier chain italian restaurant. The calamari was supposed to be "lightly fried" but was deep fried. The pasta was not el... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The meatballs my husband ordered reminded him of his Italian mother's homemade meatballs. Need I say more?

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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441 reviews 441 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It was a great experience going to this Italian restaurant in downtown LA. There are so many options in downtown, that is not easy to choose. I was very pleased with this choice. The place is cozy and the dishes were really of high quality. I chose pasta and so other members of my family. I can recommend that. The... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

In town for a conference and was staying at the Westin so my team and I decided to have dinner here since it was within walking distance. They had live music and the place was packed. Our server was very knowledgable and was able to offer recommendations based on our party of 5's personal preferences. I had the shrimp fettuccine... More 

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London UK
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A great place next to Engine Co No 28. Valet parking, wonderful menu, great wine choice and lovely portion sizes. Quiet and informal but classy inside. Great service and friendly staff. This is in an up and coming area of downtown LA - much like Canary Wharf in London - well worth a drive if not in the area and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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256 reviews 256 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have eaten here several times over the years as I have to go to Downtown LA on business a couple of times a year. Pretty good Italian particularly if you don't want to leave downtown LA. I have tried Dragos and while I love Tanino Dragos in Westwood, their downtown location is not worth the trip. We had lasagna,gnocchi... More 

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Herts, UK
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I had a meal here on a Wednesday evening with 5 work colleagues and we all enjoyed the experience. The atmosphere is calm and relaxing and the service excellent. We had a mix of starters to share and all were very tasty and I had sea food linguine/spaghetti which was very good. We also had puddings which were great too.... More 

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wilmington, de
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6 reviews 6 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Just happened upon this restaurant and felt compelled to share my experience. Everyone at the restaurant was warm and welcoming. Food was great... Just an overall pleasant comfortable dining experience for a family or couple looking for a nice meal out.

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Additional Information about Cucina Rustica

Address: 888 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone Number: 213-988-8880
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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