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Rustica

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315 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
+1 207-594-0015
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La Paz BCS
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177 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wandering down the street trying to find a late night place to eat and found Rustica. We got a great seat near the window and had a great meal. Big plates of food we couldn't finish. My wife had the beat salad and I had the cesar. Both were excellent. Then, we made the mistake of ordering more! She had... More 

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Thank Jonathan R
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here on the evening of our wedding, and the food was stellar. The only drawback was the service, which wasn't bad but not overly great either. On our last night in town we decided to return and again the food was amazing, and the same waitress was absolutely one of the best ever. We'll check the first... More 

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Thank Corrine M
Brunswick, Maine
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I really like Rustica and always stop there when we're in Rockland near dinner time. The food is very good and the service is friendly and very good too. We both love their chicken parm and usually get that. We shared a excellent caesar salad as an appetizer during our last visit. If you're looking for a... More 

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Thank Jeff P
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best pizza I've ever had and I've had pizzas all over the world. The salads were great, esp the arugula with crispy eggplant.

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Thank Betsy G
Camden, Maine
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174 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Couldn't agree with previous review more. Had wonderful,attentive service. i particularly appreciate it when a waitperson will make separate checks for numerous couples at a table and do it so effortlessly that you don't feel you spoiled their day with all that additional work. Meals were quite hearty and delicious, despite how crowded and busy the restaurant was we all... More 

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Thank flyeroli
Newmarket, New Hampshire
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent dinner!!wonderful spinach salad, fabulous mussels, fantastic pasta & sausage over linguine! Friendly and professional service and very reasonable prices!

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Thank lynnnh
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

I tend to eat lower carb, but occasionally treat myself to a pasta meal. So, while on vacation in Maine last week, we decided to give Rustica a try. When looking at the menu I realized that there were options that I could enjoy and not stray too far from my typical eating preferences. Skipping the bread was not a... More 

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Thank Roberta B
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

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!

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Thank travelingCAgal
Portland, Maine, USA
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

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 

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Thank Janet0948
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 207-594-0015

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