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All 76 Rockland Restaurants

Rustica

315 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
207-594-0015
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Ranked #7 of 76 Restaurants in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Northern CA
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Pasta dishes and salads are excellent at this sit-down restaurant in downtown Rockland. Fresh ingredients and great Italian spices make this place a gem in an otherwise lackluster town for fine dining. Prices aren't cheap, but it is a good value especially for a special occasion.

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Rockland, Maine
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We showed up without a reservation (early) and were seated immediately. Within 30 minutes the restaurant was packed and new arrivals were given the choice of the bar or a 20-30 minute wait. Each course that we ordered was prepared and seasoned to perfection. I live here and entertain many summer visitors. So far this summer I've been appalled by... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I was staying in Rockland for the night with my wife and two kids. We come up here every summer and this is the best place for dinner that we found so far. Everyone's meal was fresh and delicious. I had the baby roasted beets and the soup of the day which was corn and bacon yummy! We will definitely... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My wife and I stopped here on our way up the Maine coast. Good choice for dining in downtown Rockland. Good staff, atmospheric and the food was fresh.

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Springfield, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Always a delightful experience. The food is the best. Great wine list. We love the pear up-side-down cake. Also love the meatball pasta dish. The pizzas are the best! Can't say enough about this treasure on tithe Maine Coast!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Highly recommend. The waitress was friendly, knowledgeable and made great recommendations. Each person in our group ordered a different entree and they were all delicious. The home made gnocchi with lobster and shrimp was fantastic. We also ordered the penne bolognese, home made cavatelli and the risotto special. Even the apps were great! Best food we had all week.

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Saranac Lake, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Rustica never lets us down. Salads are interesting and well prepared. The entrees are varied and interesting. Prices are moderate. It is our regular go to restaurant in town.

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Kennebunks, Maine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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