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“Mens Dinner”
Review of Rustica

Rustica
Ranked #11 of 565 Restaurants in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Newcastle, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Mens Dinner”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Great outlook, excellent food. Try the Lamb shanks. Friendly staff. Good value for your money. Book well in advance and aask for a window seat

Visited November 2012
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English first
Newcastle, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice and casual”
Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

I love the interior of this restaurant, it really is breath taking. I found the wait staff a bit vague, they didn't really know much about the wine and were not very interactive with us.
The food was nice and I really enjoyed the restaurant.

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Tarro NSW
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Worth a second go!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

Went there recently for a work Xmas party, nice venue and presentation was lovely. Found there was too many options and the man that went through them had done this many a time and probably needs to slow down as I wish I had taken notes! We had Candice (iam sure tgats what her name was)as a waitress, she was fantastic, needs to be promoted! Food was nice enough, servings need to be bigger for price and I think the steak and chips and nothing else was quite boring for this up market restaurant, no sauces etc and salad cost extra, was really just a pub meal! Desserts were fantastic, well done to the chef!!

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Thank Karen M
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australia
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Decent but room for improvement.”
Reviewed December 5, 2012 via mobile

I've been here several times & have noticed that couples tend to not get water view seating on busy nights. (it was very busy with lots of big groups which also made it really noisy).
Mezze entree was lovely! Duck was very good, rib eye was average. (i dont rate a $40 steak in such a restaurant to be served with fries & sauce & nothing else!) Staff knowledge of menu & wine list was poor. It's nice that they were trying to be attentive at times - but it can get annoying when asked by 3 separate staff members about ordering drinks & then meals at each stage. And then even being asked if we were ready to order after already done & menus taken away!
So a decent evening, but a few small improvements could really improve the overall experience.

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Thank Louise C
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Newcastle, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“NIce Location”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Food was ok, the location was great, no otilet on site but rather you had walk outside to one shared by the rest of the building, would be dissapoiinting if not near the window. It noisy when full. Staff are pretty good.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Glen D
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