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“Friendly Small Italian/ Turkish ” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of LA RUSTICA Mediterranean Restaurant

LA RUSTICA Mediterranean Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $31
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: La Rustica Mediterranean is a perfect partnership of 2 Italians & a Turkish In-Law- Specializing in 2 Empires Cuisines- Roman & Ottoman-Offering Dine In, Take Away & Deliveries 7 Evenings from 5pm till late Serving handmade stone cooked Pizzas- Traditional to Creative Pasta's/ 300gm Fillet Steaks/ Veal/ Chicken & Seafoods- Now with Meze/ Shish Kebabs/ Kofta/ Fresh Fish/ Heaps of Vegetarian/ Gluten Free options/ Halal options & Daily Specials Perfect for any occasion- Early Bird Family's/ Romantic Dinner/ Parties/ Conference/ Get together/ Karaoke & LCD Screen available- Functions & Festivals Parking at Bruce Bishop Car Park just behind us & walk though We look forward to having you at our place for dinner soon =)
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Friendly Small Italian/ Turkish ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant was full but the friendly owner took us to the neighboring restaurant to have a drink at their bar while we waited. 30min later we settled on the cozy space and enjoyed the calamari, dips and the yummy thin based pizza, true Italian. The house special had a little heat but was very good. We left with a friendly goodbye and a complimentary Turkish delight.

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  • English first
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English first
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
73 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Lip Smacking!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

one of the most delicious meals we have had! the chicken cacciatore was amazingly soft and the sauce was exquisite!

we reached just when they were about to close and still they accommodated us! (thank u :) )

we had a pizza and the chicken caciatore... nothing can be said apart from the fact that it was Delicious!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gean2011
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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“4 happy Greeks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013

We went here in early December 2013 based on the reviews we read (discarding the obviously unreasonable negative reviews). My mousaka was delicious. I was sharing with my daughter and my only complaint was that she ate more than me. Luckily we also shared a pizza. The pizza was the best I have had in many years. It takes an Italian to cook one well. He also prepared my wife's lasagne which was also cooked to perfection. My son's pasta with bolognese sauce on the side satisfied a very fussy 9 year old. Garlic bread was perfecto. Tiramisu was decadent and beautiful. I even forced myself to make room for the lovely complimentary selection of Turkish delights at the end of the meal. The timing of the meals was perfect. The outstanding thing at this place was the attitude and attention of the lady owner. From the moment we arrived and were looking at the menu she was helpful, chatty, and gracious. She took an interest in us and ensured we were taken care of and happy. This service is sadly lacking in the majority of other Surfers eateries. The service staff at other places have been disinterested and grumpy. La Rustica is a family business and the pride the owners have in the place is reflected in their service. We were told that they were reviewing their menu and can't wait to come back again in April next year. PLEASE keep the tiramisu on the menu. Thank you for a lovely night.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Steve P
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Pizza On The Gold Coast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013

This place is amazing has the best pizza's and bases on the coast, went there for our wedding anniversary weekend ,great food and exceptional service the atmosphere was fantastic the owner sam is such a lovely and friendly guy sat down with us to have a chat and a complimentary limonecello to follow we visit everytime we are down the coast in surfers paradise its definatley a place to visit just amazing thanks so much la rustica for a amazing night see u all again soon.

Marco & Sandra
Panebianco (Brisbane)

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sandra P
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An OUTSTANDING atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

We walked the whole distance from BroadBeach to Surfers Paradise looking for a meal and this restaurant was by far the best of the lot. This was such a great meal and I would strongly recommend anyone to go there. The family that ran the restaurant were extremely kind and provided a great atmosphere. Definitely worth the trip when in Surfers Paradise

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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