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4100 Beach Dr. SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (West Seattle)
(206) 932-3020
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Ranked #97 of 3,491 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: West Seattle
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Loved the food at this friendly family run restaurant. We had multi courses just like Italy. We will make a point of going back.

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Seattle, Washington
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116 reviews 116 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I moved to Seattle 3 weeks ago, and last night I ate @ La Rustica for the 3rd time. I generally don't repeat so often, especially with a new city to explore, but this restaurant is exceptional. The first time I ate here was during restaurant week. The Ossobuco pork shank with risotto and roasted vegetables, house salad, appetizer and... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Family-run La Rustica near Alki Beach in Seattle is famous for its homely atmosphere and excellent classic Italian food. With no reservations accepted, diners are asked to show up early before long lines form across the street. But the wait is amply rewarded:. Once inside the rather small, cozy place, its decor measures up to the name:a deliberately rustic ambience... More 

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Vashon, WA
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

On first arrival, before the restaurant opened, it was noted while waiting that the facility was well worn with some deferred maintenance. However, once inside and seated, it was the only negative of the evening and completely forgotten on departure. Everything about La Rustica is terrific. Great bar drinks, excellent Italian wine list, great menu and food to match, plus... More 

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Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We had no problems getting a table when we got there about 10 minutes after they had opened, but by the time we left, folks were waiting for a table, so go early if you can. We had a wonderful dinner with the best lamb shank that was so tender it fell off the bone. Husband had a delicious prawn... More 

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Lockport, Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The drive on Beach Drive to Alki Beach in West Seattle is scenic. The food at La Rustica does not disappoint. There's a nice dining patio, but we sat inside. The dining room's decor has Old World charm. We had veal wrapped prawns and pancetta wrapped prawns. They were delicious!

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Everything here was great - ambience, service, quality of food. The staff were most accommodating when some of our party were running late, and kept the rest of us well looked after while we waited. All six of us really enjoyed our main dishes from the fabulous menu, and dessert was yummy, too. This restaurant was recommended by a local... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

La Rustica is the perfect "small, local, family run Italian restaurant" in the West Seattle. It is reasonably priced. The wine list is impressive, but the house wines are really excellent if you're not in to ordering a bottle. The staff is great. Everything is cooked to perfection. My husband had their lamb shank special and it was outstanding. This... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a lovely and friendly family run restaurant in West Seattle by the ocean. We had seafood pastas and they were delicious. Very good bread that arrived quickly. Nice wine selection. Excellent Tiramisu

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Sammamish, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is my favorite Italian restaurant. Me, my wife and kids have been here many times over last 8 years. It is situated in a very nice spot in west Seattle and in summer the place is blooming with flowers. We are vegetarians and there isn't much option. However, the options they have are very good. I always stick... More 

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Additional Information about La Rustica

Address: 4100 Beach Dr. SW, Seattle, WA 98116
Phone Number: (206) 932-3020
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > West Seattle
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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