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Rustico Italiano Restaurant

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701 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460-3822
561-547-2782
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 194
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
This is a place to splurge on

Finally some real Italian food in Palm Beach County. You can always judge an Italian restaurant by its pasta, and Rustico Italiano lived up to the hype. The gnocchi, ravioli, and fiocchi were phenomenal and scratch made, which made the meal in itself. The stuffed artichoke special appetizer and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Joshua G
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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English first
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Finally some real Italian food in Palm Beach County. You can always judge an Italian restaurant by its pasta, and Rustico Italiano lived up to the hype. The gnocchi, ravioli, and fiocchi were phenomenal and scratch made, which made the meal in itself. The stuffed artichoke special appetizer and limoncello cake were equally delicious and fresh. The service was professional,... More 

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Lake Worth, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We dine out a lot. Italian cuisine is probably our most frequent "go to " food when we can't decide mutually about anything else. We discovered Rustico Italiano, years ago. We have never had a "so so" meal. Each dining experience has been flavorful, and delicious. The proprietor Nino, is hands on, he is an amazing chef, and an expert... More 

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Parkland, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

You don't ever fret ordering here. I keep going back so I can trying everything. Everything I have ever had is an award winning meal. You MUST have the truffle ravioli. All his pasta his handmade. So so good that all other Italian restaurants pale in comparison.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We have been living in Palm Beach County for five years now but only recently discovered Lovely Lake Worth, an up and coming claimant to the culinary and artistic crown currently held by Delray Beach a few towns to the South. A bohemian beach community where art galleries,honky tonk music bars, and now it seems fine dining restaurants combine to... More 

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Lenexa, Kansas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I entertained 2 different groups this past week to Rustico Italiano and both meals were simply outstanding. Chef Nino and his staff treat you as family. Chef recommended a great red and white wine at a nice price point. The food: the Osso Bucco is the most tender and flavorful I've ever had; the homemade pasta dishes were delightful; the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Just ate this evening in the Fabulous Rustico Italiano.. A most happy discovery. Comprehensive menu to please even the most discriminating palate. Nothing ordinary. Flavors to excite your palate. Most pleasant staff, and very attentive to a lone diner. Quiet evening most enjoyable. Happy to retirn soon....maybe tomorrow.

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Valdosta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Magnifico! The home made pasta is wonderful! My picky step son cleaned his plate as did everyone in our party. Great food, great service, familiar Italian dishes kicked up a notch, prepared and served in a way that is extraordinary!

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palm beach, florida
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

just like being in Italy, only better. as a mixture of Italian music plays in the background, Nino, who is the owner, will show you the specials of the day.. a three course meal for $35.about $50 pp with a glass of wine. If you want to be in Italy without getting on a plane, this is the place to... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Expect the unexpected. Appetizers that are memorable. Pastas and main courses that are to die for. This is not your ordinary Italian restaurant. It is a foodies paradise! Beautiful selection of game: elk, bison, quail. My favorite dessert is the pistachio cheesecake.

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

First visited this restaurant last year with very positive results and our return to Rustico Italiano yesterday did not disappoint. They offer a small, traditional setting with great food and service. Long history of favorable reviews are well deserved.

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Additional Information about Rustico Italiano Restaurant

Address: 701 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460-3822
Phone Number: 561-547-2782
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake Worth
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 701 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460-3822
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lake Worth
  • Phone Number: 561-547-2782

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?