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Rustica

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315 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
207-594-0015
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 121
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Italian

I have been here several times and have withdrawals to go back. Very good Italian dishes in a nice small quaint Italian restaurant go and try it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Pete P
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I have been here several times and have withdrawals to go back. Very good Italian dishes in a nice small quaint Italian restaurant go and try it!

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Wandered in after checking out other restaurants on Main St. Excellent Food! We took a chance and this came out a winner. I had Shrimp with pasta that was outstanding As good as anything I had in Italy!

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Rockland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Good food and great service. Try the tiramisu. The best tiramisu I have ever had. Can accommodate large parties.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Had to sit at the bar as the restaurant was full. We decided to eat our dinner there. The food was excellent. The bar-keeper, Josh, was a delight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We ate dinner as a larger group of 2 families. We ended up taking an earlier reservation than we wanted, given the size of the group. We may as well have come at our original time given how long it took to get service. That being said, it felt quite Italian. We were in no hurry, the food and drinks... More 

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King William, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We found this on our second night in town and it was so good that we ate their for dinner the next two nights as well. We were able to try several dinners as well as the pizza and it's all incredible. The spaghetti and meatballs have meatballs that are some of the best ever. Be sure to listen for... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We too needed a break from the Seafood Fare that one expects in this part of the country. I had a basic pasta dish, Bolognese style - it so heavy I was full 8 bites into the dish, Barely ate a third of the meal. Same with my wifes Chicken Parm. I'm couldn't even consider dessert. I'm a voracious diner,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

After eating seafood for four straight days we were ready for something different and Rustica delivered. Easy to find right in downtown Rockland, we entered on a week night without a reservation and were immediately seated. Service was excellent throughout the evening. The dinner was never rushed , but we never had to wait long for the next course to... More 

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Franklin, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Good food good service a surpise in downtown rockland filled with seafood themed fare. A solid menu and reasonably priced for the area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

We visit this restaurant every summer and it gets better each year. Romantic atmosphere, excellent service and delicious Italian food. Beware the portions are quite large. Excellent wine list.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 315 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockland
  • Phone Number: 207-594-0015

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?