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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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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 15
    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
the Chicken Parm was excellent

Good food good service a surpise in downtown rockland filled with seafood themed fare. A solid menu and reasonably priced for the area

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Pkenney2014
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Franklin, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Franklin, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Good food good service a surpise in downtown rockland filled with seafood themed fare. A solid menu and reasonably priced for the area

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Old Saybrook
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

We visit this restaurant every summer and it gets better each year. Romantic atmosphere, excellent service and delicious Italian food. Beware the portions are quite large. Excellent wine list.

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Paia, Hawaii
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

First of all, this is NOT an Italian restaurant, it is Italian American faux Italian. Main courses all too many ingredients, and pastas the same. Overly large portions, too much cheese and heavy preparations. My steak was served on a top of half dead arugula with slices of beefsteak tomatoes and capers in olive oil on the bottom. Was nearly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We have spent the last 5 days trying to find good food that comes with good service and we found it here. The waitress was fast, friendly and a breathe of fresh air from the other unskilled wait staff we had encountered in this area. The food was fresh and hot and fast. The place was packed a good sign.... More 

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Raynham, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We have eaten here before which was very good. This time was superb! I had the cavatelli and my husband had the shrimp. The atmosphere is great along with the waitstaff. Glad we went. :)

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Friendship, Maine
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I had been here for lunch before, but this was my first dinner. My friend and I started with a prosseco while we studied the menu. Both of us had trouble choosing, the soup that evening and fried artichokes beckoned me and my friend was toying with mussels. We eventually both settled for the House Made Cavatelli with grilled chicken,... More 

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South Salem, NY
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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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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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: Special occasions, Doing business, 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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