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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, Lunch, Dessert, Reservations

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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 60
    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
Fun with food

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Susie L
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Camden, Maine
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Camden, Maine
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Greensboro, Vermont
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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81 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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, Romantic, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?