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200 Middle Neck Rd, Ste 2, Great Neck, NY 11021-1125 (Embassy Court)
516-829-6469
Today
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
sadly Cafe Rustica has closed

this place was a good place for a reasonably price good meal, both at lunch and dinner and brunch on Sunday. I think it became a victim of the economy, which is truly sad. Jeff Phillips ran a great restaurant at this location for many years. Would go for a great lunch or dinner with both friends... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Long Island, NY
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Long Island, NY
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

this place was a good place for a reasonably price good meal, both at lunch and dinner and brunch on Sunday. I think it became a victim of the economy, which is truly sad. Jeff Phillips ran a great restaurant at this location for many years. Would go for a great lunch or dinner with both friends and business associates... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Cafe Rustica is always my "go to" restaurant. The menu is very varied, including lots of gluten free if needed, and there is something for everyone. The food is always good and portions large. I always have a lunch for the next day. The help is really attentive and nobody hovers over you if you want to sit and talk... More 

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Great Neck, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had a couple of farewell luncheons and were extremely pleased. Service was good, not rushed. Food was very good and the overall quality over cost was also very good. Wouldn't hesitate going back for an evening dinner with my wife and family.

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Hicksville New York
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My wife requested to go back to Great Neck's Cafe Rustica for her birthday. We brought more family members this time and I'm happy to report they have not lost their touch! Food and service remain impeccable! Everyone was very happy! You will be too!

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Great Neck, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

A great menu, wonderful food and terrific service. Often frequent this family friendly place and have enjoyed eating here for many years.

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Great Neck, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Haven't been to this restaurant in 13 years. Decided to order take out. The food was very very good. I will be back!!

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Great Neck, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Have eaten here often over the years and it can be counted on as a reliable neighborhood eating establishment. The service is consistently attentive, and the veal and chicken dishes as well as the pastas are always fresh and tasty. The chef does tend , however, to be a bit too generous with the sauces so when you order, my... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We have eaten here several times over the past few years and the food has always been excellent. Every time we go with another couple they are very impressed.with the service and the food. I only wish we lived closer.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Went here for the first time in years and was pleasantly surprised with the results. Went for dinner on a Saturday night and got good attentive service. The staff was friendly and the food good. It was actually pretty crowded which was surprising for the area. It's one of the only options remaining in the town and one that is... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

We expected a little better from the reviews, but it was very typical Long Island Italian. Don't need to come here again. Plus, the floors under the tables and the bathroom were filthy!

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Additional Information about Cafe Rustica

Address: 200 Middle Neck Rd, Ste 2, Great Neck, NY 11021-1125
Phone Number: 516-829-6469
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Great Neck
Open Hours:
Monday 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 Middle Neck Rd, Ste 2, Great Neck, NY 11021-1125
    (Embassy Court)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Great Neck
  • Phone Number: 516-829-6469

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Home Style
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?