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Cucina Rustica

888 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017 (Downtown)
213-988-8880
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Ranked #161 of 8,560 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Figueroa
Transit: Subway: 7th Street / Metro Center Station Purple Line
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
225 reviews 225 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
10 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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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I did not like this restaurant so much. I came here to meet a client for lunch and the food was below standard for me. I am not one to complain, maybe they were having an off day. I will say the service is outstanding.

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West Bromwich, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Visited here with 3 other friends after reading reviews on TA, we reserved a table but restaurant was quiet, staff were very good, all ordered starters, among stuffed mushrooms, bruschetta, avocado al forno and French onion soup, all very good and good sized portions, mains were spag boll, pollo fiorentina, baked ziti, fettuccine crab meat, all again very good, shared... More

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
218 reviews 218 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Very good choice for italian for lunch. The couscous soup was fresh and surprisingly terrific! The penne pasta with chicken was properly al dente and the sauce was fresh and nicely spicy for an arrabiata sauce. After that we had no room for desserts - maybe next time. The wait staff was accommodating and friendly - good team work in... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

"I love the relaxed feel of this place - I enjoyed the CALAMARI and i loved the PENE MARSALA. My husband loved the Stuffed Mushroom and LINGUINE DE MARE. The place has a beautiful ambiance and has fresh flowers on every table. Managers are very accommodating and helps us with the menu. Service was well-timed and friendly, great selections of... More

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Sarasota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Walked here from our hotel and enjoyed a nice dinner with my wife and daughter. Would be a good choice for a reasonably priced romantic dinner as well. Good food, good service.

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