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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Very good Italian

We no longer go to many Italian restaurants because too many are not as good as my wife (not of Italian heritage at all) makes at home. Rustica however is very good. Four of us went, and we each had a salad, main course and dessert. Some things were a bit better than others, but everything was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Swegnson
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South Salem, NY
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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English first
South Salem, NY
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94 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We no longer go to many Italian restaurants because too many are not as good as my wife (not of Italian heritage at all) makes at home. Rustica however is very good. Four of us went, and we each had a salad, main course and dessert. Some things were a bit better than others, but everything was very good. Prices... More 

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Parkland, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favorite restaurants in midcoast Maine for traditional Italian food and inspired specials. It's an affordable alternative to Primo (also excellent, but pricey) for a night out without breaking the bank. Try it, you won't be disappointed!

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Friendship, Maine
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87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have eaten at Rustica many times...but the meal this evening is well worth another mention. Friends and I attended a live cast at The Strand. So it seemed only natural to walk over to Rustica for dinner. We were not disappointed. Two friends had their goat cheese pizza, another had the chicken parmigiana and I had the exquisite gnocchi... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We booked on the recommendation of the local b&b. After a week in Maine we were looking for something other than seafood (although the seafood was fabulous). The restaurant had a nice atmosphere and the staff were prompt, polite, knowledgable and friendly. What made this restaurant stand out however was the wonderful food. As 2 couples we had 4 different... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Have been a few times and always enjoyed my meal. Love the margarita pizza. The atmosphere is calm and relaxing.

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

After two weeks on the Mass/Maine coastal crawl, eating seafood every lunch and dinner, we hit Rockland and decided to go Italian. And, of course, both of us ended up ordering seafood! Rustica was a nice change from eating out on the dock or in a crowded place. The restaurant is quiet and subtly (i.e. dimly) lit with well-spaced tables.... More 

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Rye, New Hampshire
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I have eaten here a few times over the years. Always have a good meal. I had risotto seafood special. The only disappointment is the wine selection. I always wish they had a better selection by the glass. I realize it is an Italian restaurant but always wish they had a good Californian wine like Petite Petite Syrah. Doesn't break... More 

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Camden, Maine
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Rustica's talian specialties are tops.. Please try the unique salad with a perfect vinaigrette and fried artichoke hearts . All entrees are magnificently seasoned..and quite generous. Atmosphere is simple and pleasant. The food is the star.

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NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Wonderful olive oil, bread and of course dinner! We loved our dishes of chicken fettuchini and house made capatelli.

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durham nc
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Arrived at 8.30. Restaurant closes at 9pm. Didn't feel very welcome, however we were hungry for Italian food. In a nutshell, dinner was decent. Waitress was verging on surly, we could tell she wanted to go home. Bartender turned off music and counted the coins into his drawer loudly. Won't return. There are other options.

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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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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic
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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