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Rustica

315 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
207-594-0015
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Ranked #5 of 76 restaurants in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Just spent two weeks in Maine, and Rustica is one of our favorites. We went twice, once with my elderly parents, and once with my brother and his family ( including two boys age 11 and 13). My father was celebrating his 85th birthday, and they graciously served a dessert with one candle, without fanfare (at his request). The highlight... More

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We love this place. Food is fresh and delicious, service is just right. Specials are always interesting -- can't go wrong here.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We liked Rustica. We dined there on a quiet Thursday evening in June and had a high quality meal in a rustic (get it?) setting. Good food and service. Right on Main St. We recommend it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I was there with my sister, and we decided to share a few things, as neither of us was that hungry. I'm glad we did, as the portions are more than generous. We had the muscles as an appetizer, which was fantastic, followed by a salad, and the gnocchi for our main dish. The gnocchi was the best I've had,... More

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We liked Rustica. We dined there on a quiet Thursday evening in June and had a high quality meal in a rustic (get it?) setting. Good food and service. Right on Main St. We recommend it.

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Durham, New Hampshire, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were hungry and ready for a great meal - and we got one! Mom and Dad with two teenage boys and everyone was happy. Highlights were; Ceasar salad, perfectly chopped & tossed and pasta special. Don't want to say too much for fear of having to wait for seating next time [our boat is in the harbor and we... More

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

If your looking for a good Italian restaurant in Rockland, Maine, be sure to visit this one. We had a horrible experience the night before at 40 Paper. My husband ordered the Penne Bolognese plenty of meat and it was delicious. I ordered the Bistro Steak, recommended by the waitress and she was right it was fantastic. My husband also... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We were in Rockland and happened upon this restaurant. The service was good. It was very prompt even though they were quite busy. My friend got a spinach salad which she said was delicious and I had the chicken carbonara which was excellent.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Great value for money, lots of choice on the menu. Flavours were really detailed and delicious. Portions a bit too big though for us Brits!

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Rockport, Maine
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Sitting around today, kid free as our daughter is on a field trip, thinking where we should go for a nice dinner? Rustica was it! You gotta love this place, great menu, great preparation, warm service. There are so many options in midcoast Maine, Rustica is a a nice little hidden treasure!

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