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315 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Portland, Maine
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

They have a delicious veal marsala on the menu and chicken saltimbocca. I asked the waitress if the chef could prepare the veal 'saltimbocca'style. They were only too happy to comply. Granted it was April and they were a bit more than half full, but I appreciated their willingness to make something not on the menu. The wine list is... More 

Thank Portland F
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have gone to Rustica several times a summer for several years. It is our favorite place in Rockland. The food is excellent and so is the service.

Thank Beth N
Kennebunk, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice storefront location is conveniently located in "downtown" Rockland. Interesting menu and our entrees were flavorful and generously proportioned.

Thank charles a
Sterling, Connecticut, United States
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I live 30 minutes from the best Italian food in the country, Providence, Rhode Island and yet I choose to go to Rustica because it is damn good. Yes, I try the seafood places when in Maine and explore the various restaurants in Rockland but when I want a really good meal without guess work, it is Rustica for me.... More 

Thank Mike G
new england
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58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unfortunately Rustica does not accept reservations for less than 5 people, but four of us were able to get right in at about 6:45 for dinner. Rustica is located very conveniently right on Main Street. The dining room is small, but fortunately we did not have to wait. My husband and I had the mussels and sausage pasta, one friend... More 

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Orono, Maine
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to First Friday Art Walk. No reservations but were seated immediately at 6:15. Nice wine by the glass. We chose salad and pizza for dinner. Baby spinach salad with goat cheese and warm dates wrapped in bacon with grilled red onions was fabulous. Spouse had baby arugula with small fried zucchini pieces that was also fabulous. Had pizza for... More 

Thank LSH1944
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The egg plant Parmesan and gnocchi with shrimp or fabulous. Great service, quiet location, delicious food, and plenty of it.

Thank X1470SHbarbarac
Charlestown, Rhode Island
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102 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very comfortable setting right on Main Street. The food is fresh and delicious. If you order a pasta dish you get about a pound of pasta! Good dishes to share. Great wait staff.

Thank Craig M
Alpharetta, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Huge portions--could have split for sure. The mussels were amazing and the tiramisu was some of the best I've ever eaten.

Thank MamaJ1966
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful meal here, but were a little disappointed to be seated by the door when there were several other open tables off to the side in cozier spots. We were out for a cozy dinner as a couple. Our server wasn't very friendly, but she was attentive.

Thank Jessica W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Families with children
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?