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La Rustica

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North Gate Street, Athenry, Ireland
+353 91 845 301
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Athenry
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Food is always cooked to perfection and staff are so friendly. Prices are more than reasonable I absolutely love this place.

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Thank Jenny B
tunisia25, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this review

Thanks. A1 sounds very good to us. Appreciate it. More 

London
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We visited la Rustica last night and I had linguini with salmon. The hubby also had pasta but with marina da use with seafood. Proper homemade food, great wine.

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Thank LondonGeraldine
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this review

Thanks very much. Our specials go well with our customers. We do our best to accommodate all different tastes. Looking forward to seeing ye again. More 

Dublin
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

What acn I say, I love this resturant. From the fresh pizzas to the steads, we have have tried it alL! Their steads are lovely, and the Maourad Special is my favourite. We always sit upstairs and only on one occasion have not got "Our table"

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Thank Erinn M
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this review

All nice comments. We feel very proud about our food when we hear our customers say nice things. Please let us know "ye're table" the next night and we will certainly do our best to seat Ye there. Thanks again. More 

Newbury Park, California
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Italian food in Ireland? What a find . Had the chicken Marsala and it was great. Wine was very taste and the Creme brûlée. Very accessible and affordable. Great walks from restaurant to bay waters.

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Thank dbjx33
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

What can I say? This gem of an eatery never fails to impress me from the moment we entered until the moment we left it was once again a very enjoyable experience as both the food and the staff were excellent. We had a very enjoyable evening here and I can highly recommend it anybody looking for good food that... More 

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Thank Stalkey
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this review

Great to hear. Thanks for taking time to review us. It's all part of the service. Hope to see you again. More 

Rockaway Park, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the owners, until we left a few hours later, our entire experience was a delight. Waitresses were friendly and helpful, the setting was beautiful, and the renowned "Steak Mourad" was incredible. Even though we were full, we had to taste the desserts--apple pie and cheesecake were unique and delicious.

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1 Thank kevinomealy
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this review

It's very rewarding to hear all your comments. Thank you. Our Mourad's Steak is our signature dish, we get excellent feedback on it. It's a combination of excellent cooking and excellent meat supplied bob our local butchers - John Joe Brady's. Desserts always go down a treat. Delighted ye had a lively evening. Hopefully ye will visit us again the... More 

Galway, Ireland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Great staff, good food, good value for money. I ordered the kebab, and it was massive! All came separated on a place with dips etc. Staff were very nice, also I noticed a sign saying they do take away pizzas for €5! Bargain. You will definitely be full after eating here !!

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Thank elisa r
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this review

Thanks so much. Nice to hear the feedback. The Kebabs are quite filling. Nice to hear comments about our staff, we appreciate it. Hope to see you back soon. More 

New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Really good Italian food, reasonable prices! My family & I were visiting from NYC and we ate here a few times. We met Chef Mourad, who is charming, funny & a great chef. We recommend the Carbonara, and Mourad made it for us Italian style, which was absolutely fabulous! Mourad's wife, Tara, is the head waitress and she is kind... More 

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Thank meagain11228
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this review

Nice for you to say all nice comments about the restaurant and it been a family run business. We love having the craic and fun with our customers, it makes our job worth while. Thanks again. More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Who would have thought such authentic Italian food in a small town in Ireland? Food was wonderful. Staff and owner/chef even better. Small, nondescript, but well worth the stop.

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Thank Joe S
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this review

Thaks very much for your nice words. Great to hear it. Look forward to your return. More 

Washington, DC
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We were surprised to find decent Italian food in this small town outside Galway city. La Rustica's carbonara pasta dish was really excellent (ask for "Italian style"). And the pizza was pretty good too. Very nice people who own/cook/serve. It's a small place, so groups might consider making a reservation or just taking the food home with you.

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Thank thosetwo
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. Not a lot of people ask for the Carbonara Italian Style, but anyone that does loves it. Delighted ye enjoyed it. Hope to see ye again More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Irish
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Gate Street, Athenry, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Athenry
  • Phone Number: +353 91 845 301
Description
La Rustica is a Family run business .We are open 14 years and still enjoy every night. It's our social life too. We have good craic with all our customers , and I think that's what makes it so special. We aim to satisfy all our customers,old & new. If there is something in particular you are looking for & you don't see it on the menu, just ask me (Mourad) & I will do my best to accommodate you. Thanking all our customers for there continued support. Mourad Bouhlel

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