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315 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
207-594-0015
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Ranked #7 of 78 Restaurants in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Scottsdale
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Rustica is a charming, contemporary Italian Restaurant in a storefront on the Main Street in newly upscale Rockland , Maine. The menu is an appealing mix of traditional and updated options..and the specials we were,offered were magnificent. The risotto topped with pulled pork shoulder was wonderful; the classic fettuccini Alfredo was probably the best pasta we'd eaten in years. On... More 

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midcoastmaine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We arrived early on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and sat at the bar, which is our preference. The tables began to fill and soon the restaurant was quite lively given the slow time of year. The bar tender poured a perfect Manhattan for me and Old Fashioned for my date, and then let us savor them at our own pace.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The food is unfortunately over rated. I ordered the Saltimbucca which was a special on this Saturday night. The chicken was tough difficult to cut, and my iimpression was that it was previously frozen. Regardless, it certainly was not fresh. My husband had the spaghetti and meatballs which was okay but nothing to write home about. We had two appetizers... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

first time here, walked by lots of times but for some reason never been, glad we tryed it this time tho, food was very good, and the portions were good also, had the 'risotto' and it was to die for, my cousin had the same and loved it as well, everyones food was good, our only complaint was our waiter... More 

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Smithfield, Maine
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Had a wonderful dinner at Rustica this past Friday. The restaurant is conveniently located on the south end of Main Street in a nice old brick front building. They have a very creative Italian menu with a couple of standards like Fettuccine Alfredo and Penne alla Bolognese but the eclectic selections are what my wife and I chose. She loved... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Unfortunately this place didn't live up to the hype for my husband and I. We went in on a Tuesday evening (the place was a little more than half full) we didn't have a reservation and the host seemed a little overwhelmed. Answering the phone in the middle of greeting us and then not really knowing what to do. Our... More 

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Boston, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Excellent restaurant, with a solid menu and food cooked well. Our sauteed mussels were a delight, the crispy calamari was very enjoyable as was our bacon and blue cheese pizza. Next time we are in Maine, we are going back for sure. I highly recommend it. Prices are very reasonable too.

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Palm Harbor, FL
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171 reviews 171 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Nice atmosphere. Very good Margarita pizza and salads. Wine selection mediocre. Would go back - food was good.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Sausage and eggplant.... Very enjoyable. Lovely fennel flavoured sausage and lots of tomato in the sauce. The Guinness was pretty decent too.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a great place to have a meal without reservations when in Rockland. My wife and I have been several times and have not been disappointed yet. Just be careful of the drinks because they are delicious and you may walk out side ways

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Additional Information about Rustica

Address: 315 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
Phone Number: 207-594-0015
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockland
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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