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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
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Kennebunks, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wow this was an awesome dinner. It was a busy Saturday but the service was excellent. Had the Chicken Parm and the pasta was fresh. Cavatelli is made on premise and is the best Pasta I have had north of Boston. Highly recommend the home made Cannoli for dessert - it was amazing.

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Ellsworth, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We tried this restaurant on a friend's advice for date night. For cocktails, hubby tried the G&T and I went for the Sidecar. The G&T wasn't presented in the correct glass....it was served in a beer glass, but what the heck, you got a LARGE G&T so who's complaining? I highly recommend the Sidecar as it whispers into your ear... More

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Forest Ranch, California, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We read reviews of Rustica and decided to try it. The service and the food were excellent. The fried artichoke salad and the fried zucchini salad were that my husband and I shared were both delicious. Our entrees were equally wonderful. My husband had the pasta special with crispy prosciutto and shrimp in a creamy tomato with Marsala sauce, and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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
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36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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