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315 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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101 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The shrimp piccata was a "10". It was very busy on a Fri. night but the food and wine were excellent. Liked the fact we could walk to the place forum our hotel down the street, too!

Thank travelingCAgal
Portland, Maine, USA
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked into the Rustica at about 5:30 on a Tuesday in the off-season, and by 6:00, the restaurant was full. There are two rooms of tables and a bar where you can also eat meals. Service was great and it was hard to choose what to order because everything on the menu looked good. I ended up with fettucine... More 

Thank Janet0948
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our dinner here very much. The Eggplant casserole was delicious and my husband had a hot sausage and pasta dish which he enjoyed very much. Servings are large so there's lunch for the following day. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Vi O
Chatham, New York
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious pasta dishes, with huge servings. Friendly atmosphere, good service, and reasonable prices. When you're in the mood for Italian food, this is a terrific choice.

Thank moniquethecritique
Ocean View, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just left the La Rustica in Rockland, Maine and I have to admit it was one of the best pasta dishes I have had and that includes many in Italy. The 3 large -yes 3- were perfect and the pasta was a perfect al dente. I would highly recommend the spaghetti and meatballs for $18, well worth it. The... More 

Thank runamook
Kennebunks, Maine
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding pasta dish. Cavatelli was home made and excellent. Haddock wrapped in prosciutto was fantastic and highly recommended. Great wine selection, would highly recommend if you are in Rockland Maine

Thank Barry B
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in late in the evening to get something to eat. It was less than an hour before they closed, but we were greeted as if there was plenty of left. We weren't hurried at all and had time to look at the menu to decide. Food was fantastic. Great flavours with a traditional, family recipe taste. Fabulous service,... More 

Thank Kieron C
Newport, Rhode Island
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this small Italian restaurant. White tablecloths and nice casual atmosphere. The sausage and fried eggplant over farfalle pasta was a winner. The Caesar salad was one of the best I've had in awhile. Another person in a party had pizza and said it was very good. Definitely recommend.

Thank Barbara M
Branford, Connecticut
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are new to Maine and have been here three times. Lovely place with great service and food. It has atmosphere with soft lighting, cloth napkins and table cloths. This is perfect for a special occasion. A decent wine list .

Thank Barbara1369
New Jersey
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We decided to try this restaurant based on a recommendation from the hotel and checking reviews on Yelp and Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. In fact we ate there two nights, which is unusual for us. The food is delicious, especially the pasta. The waitress was top notch. Everything was perfect. I'm only sorry we don't live closer or... More 

Thank Jeffers1530

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockland
  • Phone Number: 207-594-0015

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?