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La Rustica

4100 Beach Dr. SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (West Seattle)
(206) 932-3020
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Ranked #162 of 3,452 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
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: West Seattle
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English first
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108 reviews 108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

Service was very good. Waiter explained specials and offered advice on menu foods. We enjoyed an Italian merlot, two appetizers and various main courses. Canolies and lemon cake for desert. Neapolitan love songs playing in the background. Very small with limited seating located across the street from Elliot Bay.

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This place came recommended by some locals during our latest trip to Seattle in March 2014. We swung in just after 5pm on Sunday night and was surprised to find plenty of seating. It was nice to see locals hanging out and someone pop-in just to tell the staff there was a bald eagle across the street. Only in Seattle,... More

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Lakewood Pierce County, Washington
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69 reviews 69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Having lived in Italy for five years, I usually avoid Italian restaurants in this country but went as part of a birthday celebration for a friend. Pros: Decent ambiance although the the dining area is small, crowded, and noisy. Service was good. There is also outside dining for the summer months. Cons: Food was mixed. Chinghiale in an agrodolce sauce... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This family owned Italian restaurant is hidden around the corner from the busy part of Alki Beach. Great food, excellent service, crowded in a good way. Prepare to wait, they don't take resos.

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