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La Rustica

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North Gate Street, Athenry, Ireland
+353 91 845 301
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Back in Athenry at the weekend, as usual 4 of us went out to La Rustica (as we usually do) and all I can say is AMAZING FOOD & AMAZING SERVICE as usual. Thanks Mourad & Tara for a great night once again, we will be back.

Thank Stalkey
Galway, Ireland
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here loads of times. Food and service always excellent. The restaurant has a casual yet bustling ambience. The menu is varied and always very good.

Thank JoanneOS
Athenry, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Best food you will ever eat... steak unreal and Cajun chicken sandwich the best around highly recommend to eat here.. friendly staff too 🖒

Thank Kieran H
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

What a little gem of a place this is in the middle of Athenry town food is fantastic staff are brilliant when in Athenry do not pass this wonderful restaurant. Keep up the good work and that Special steak is to die for

1 Thank murdoy
Galway, Ireland
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful food and a reasonable selection including some veggie options. Really good value too with regular deals on family sized pizza orders. Fresh made bases..not from the freezer.

Thank AthenryRunner
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Cafe in Athenry town, centrally located. Really good menu with quick bites for a lunch or afternoon meal. There's extra seating upstairs. Food is pretty reasonable with pizza, pasta dishes and some speciality Mediterranean dishes. We went with 2 adults and 2 small kids, staff were helpful and friendly. Order was taken promptly and food brought out without any problems.... More 

Thank Athenry72
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We finished up a few days in Clare with a stop in LA Rustica in Athenry. We felt we were in Italy in a little part of Athenry..From starters to mains from ambiance 2 staff I cudn the find a fault...I highly recommend you visit this hidden GEM...Fox Clancy & our Austin Aunt BB...xx

Thank bre1971
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this review

Thank you so much it's great to hear. Delighted you enjoyed ye're visit with us. Thanks for recommending us and we hope to see you again. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Every time we visit Galway, the trip would not be complete without a visit to La Rustica. Lovely upstairs and down, great staff and excellent chef! I ordered the linguine with prawns and I have to say it was the best pasta dish I've ever had! My daughter had the chicken in a mushroom cream sauce with rice and she... More 

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

Reviews like this make us grow and grow. Thank you very much. Delighted ye all enjoyed the evening we look forward to ye're return and hopefully ye will try some other dishes. Thanks again More 

Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Fab pizza actually the best. Great atmosphere and Tara is brilliant host . Really relaxed place to dine and great variety on menu

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

Ah thanks so much. Delighted you enjoyed your evening. Looking forward to your return. More 

Baden, Austria
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

As we arrived the restuarant was full, but they told us to come back in about 15-20 min. So we made a short walk and returned. We got a table and wonderful food. At this evening we decided us for Pizza and Pasta and that was a good choice. I got a homemade Pepper-oil for my spicey Pizza. It tasted... More 

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

It's so nice to hear these comments. Sorry we had to send ye off for a short walk but I believe ye enjoyed it. Our Pizzas are still as popular as ever and homemade Chilli Oil goes down a treat. Hope to see ye on ye're next visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Irish, European
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
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
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?