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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: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 171
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
Most recent review
Not so good

We were looking forward to great Italian food. But sauces were glue like and flavor just okay. The wait of 45 minutes between course was tedious. Special appetizers were small and wildly over priced (we did not ask). So the charm was the only thing we really liked. Don't plan to go back.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
33Granny
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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229 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We were looking forward to great Italian food. But sauces were glue like and flavor just okay. The wait of 45 minutes between course was tedious. Special appetizers were small and wildly over priced (we did not ask). So the charm was the only thing we really liked. Don't plan to go back.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

how many times have you been disappointed with Italian Restaurants in Florida?? Well I can guarantee you will not be disappointed with Rustico! The minute I walked in off the street I felt like I was in a restaurant in Italy. It was charming, quaint and romantic. Once seated we were graciously greeted and offered drinks. The menu was delightful... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We have visited this restaurant twice while visiting family in South Florida. I come from a large Italian family, and upon walking into the restaurant, it felt like home. The smell was strangely familiar, like my grandmothers spaghetti sauce, and the atmosphere was very comfortable. It almost feels like you are walking into a restaurant off a small street in... More 

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Lake Worth, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The best pizza salad and calzones,,yummy food ,u cam sit inside or out and the waitress mellisa is the sweetest girl ever ,,she is on point shes friendly and actually very beautiful! !

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Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Rustico has been one of our favorite Italian restaurants for the past few of years! The food is consistently very good, as is the service. The number of tables is limited so the atmosphere is cozy and intimate. It is great for dinner with friends or a romantic dinner with your significant other. From their standard Italian dishes like ravioli,... More 

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Palm Beach County Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went on Saturday night with another couple. The food is not your regular Italian. Very rustic small restaurant with a romantic atmosphere. Great service and food. A bit pricy but well worth it.

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Delray Beach, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My wife and I always love going to Rustico when we are in South Florida. Tonight we dined with friends of ours from New Jersey. As usual, the presentations were very impressive. Our service was excellent and the server offered many suggestions, all sounding excellent I might add, but in the end I had to stay with my favorite entrée... More 

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Wellington, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Where should I start? I guess I should say that this is the best Italian food that I have eaten at a restaurant. This is coming from a person who's parents came from Italy and had a very successful restaurant for over 40 years. I myself was an owner/chef of an Italian Restaurant for over 10 years in South Florida.... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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683 reviews 683 reviews
472 restaurant reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Tried for the first time with friends. Were disappointed. The welcome was warm enough and the main server promised flexibility on the part of the kitchen in coping with some dietary preferences.This led some of us to order the veal chop, Milanese style But there were food disappointments. A salad primavera turned up with several ingredients/components simply not mentioned on... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

If you are in the vicinity of Lake Worth, Florida and you crave Italian food, look no further than Rustico Italiano. The food is excellent. The owner and chef, Niño, is gracious, friendly and congenial. It is the finest Italiano restaurant in the county. Try the zucchini flowers or whatever risotto is on the menu. The pasta is so well... More 

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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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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