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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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 13
    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
What a gem

We have been wanting to try Rustica, and we are so happy that we did. This was one of the best Italian restaurants we have been to, the food was incredible, our waitress was great and the decor was perfect. The special Cavatelli Carbonara and the Veal were both outstanding along with the Calamari... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Greensboro, Vermont
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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185 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Greensboro, Vermont
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We have been wanting to try Rustica, and we are so happy that we did. This was one of the best Italian restaurants we have been to, the food was incredible, our waitress was great and the decor was perfect. The special Cavatelli Carbonara and the Veal were both outstanding along with the Calamari appetizer which was cooked perfectly. The... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Whenever I'm in the Rockland area, I make a point to have dinner at Rustica on Main Street. The menu offers many traditional and sometimes different Italian dishes which are always wonderful. When I ate there this week, I had a difficult time deciding among 4 things that I really liked while there were also other things that I would... More 

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Appleton, Maine
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have gone here for the past two years for our Christmas dinners in the office. The service is excellent, the food and drink superb.

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Harpswell, Maine
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79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Downtown Rockland, decent Italian. Generous portions, familiar options. Very well priced wine list. Friendly service. M

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Port Clyde, Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We invited 28 friends to Rustica in Rockland Maine for my wife's 70th birthday. The staff, food, facility and ambiance were all perfect for the occasion. As you can imagine, the large crowd we brought ordering and drinking might have caused some confusion, delays etc. Didn't happen. The very efficient and friendly staff were more than a match for the... More 

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Falmouth, Maine
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86 reviews 86 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We went to Rockland on the spur of the moment. We found "Rustica" walking along Main St. It looks inviting and is. We started with a classic martini and Negroni with our house salad served with homemade balsamic vinaigrette. We next had 2 big entrees- Shrimp piccata and sauage/eggplant linguini. The piccata was made with mushroom, spinach and house made... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Took a quick getaway to Rockland and stayed at a wonderful B&B. Rustica was high on thier recommendations for dining, so we gave it a go.We were not disappointed. Even on a frigid January midweek evening, the restaurant was busy. (that is always a good sign) Service was very good, and the creative dishes were served hot, ample, and absolutely... More 

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Scottsdale
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?