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Rustica

315 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
207-594-0015
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Ranked #4 of 70 restaurants in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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89% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Bakersfield, California, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I was in a terrible mood with a migraine coming on when the love in my life tells me we cannot just get fastfood by our hotel but we must do a nice sit down dinner. It did not take me too long to get comfortable and enjoy to tranquil atmosphere and delicious aroma. Our food was great and our... More

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Frog Jump, Tennessee, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The service is very good . The atmosphere, crowded and noisy , is not . Considering the generally positive tone of others' reviews, I had high hopes for the veal marsala that I ordered on my first ever visit to Rustica . Sadly, my high hopes were not realized ! The sauce was bland, the mushrooms skimpy and the entire... More

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Coastal Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

If you are looking for good Italian food in a pleasant environment with great service, then this is the place for you. We have eaten here many times, and have never had a bad experience. We love the fried risotto balls - they are so good! The restaurant is clean and the staff are so friendly. We will definitely be... More

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Grantham, NH
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Good variety in menu choices. Reasonable pricing with very pleasant and efficient service. Atmosphere is on the contemporary side, and can be a bit noisy. The risotto my wife ordered was done perfectly, and she enjoyed every bit of it. My chicken parm was a bit undercooked for my taste making it somewhat rubbery. However, the pasta side dish was... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

When I go out for Italian I usually know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised with their interpretive twists. A delicious fried artichoke salad.

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Spotswood, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Being from New Jersey & married to an Italian, I have enjoyed many great Italian dinners at home, at my in -law's and a multitude of excellent restaurants. As Rockland is one of my favorite destinations when heading to Maine, I have always headed to one of their many fine seafood restaurants. My wife & I first found Rustica this... More

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Uxbridge, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Topped with portobello mushrooms and marsala sauce - wow. Also the special, prosciutto-wrapped grilled salmon with tomatoes and haricots vertes Sinful desserts We were among the first arrivals on a Friday night, and the place was filling up fast when we left, so it's a good idea to arrive early.

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Rockport, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We are locals & have been here many times over the years. The food is consistently good and so is the service. There doesn't seem to be much turnover in the wait staff so we like that. This is chef-owned which is important to consistency.

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Rockland, Maine
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Ate for dinner on a Friday night around 7ish. Not too crowded and were able to get a table quickly. Menu was a little pricey for pasta, but you are paying for the "classier" atmosphere and I was told they make all their pasta, sauces, etc from scratch so everything is also really fresh. The food was actually really good!... More

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Dublin, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The soup of the day was sweet corn chowder. If I had tasted it before ordering my entree, it would have been my dinner too! Thank you Josh for your great service and recommendations!

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