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“Best devilled Chicken”

Il Rustico Restaurant
Ranked #84 of 101 Restaurants in Unawatuna
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: New restaurant on the beach. Chef specializes in fresh catch seafood and authentic classic Italian fare. Exceptionally good quality and value for money (e.g. 600 LKR for bowl of pasta).
Reviewed January 30, 2012

Il Rustico is situated at the calmer end of Unawatuna Beach, the north end, nearly where the beach finishes. It is right on the beach so that you're sitting with your feet in the sand. Tablecloths are clean, there are even cloth napkins, not those impossibly thin useless things you get at other places.
You can get all the usual Sri lankan dishes and some Italian as well. It took a little before our food came, but it was made from the ground with fresh ingredients. We tried a very spicy devilled chicken, Srilankan rice&curry, pasta with shrimps and it was all very delicious and well spiced. And the beer was cold! And the price level was adequate.
Recommended!!

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Thank hehoberg
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

Had lunch at Il Rustico twice. Both times a really pleasant experience. The chef cooks wonderfully with lots of ginger and garlic when appropriate. Tom yom soups is great and so was our grilled red snapper. Sitting on the beach completes the experience.

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Reviewed January 26, 2012

Fantastic food and service, Dinesh, the owner, makes the guests feeling at home, comfortable and satisfied. He really likes italian food and music, he even played some opera in the bar!

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Thank Lottisch
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Reviewed January 13, 2012

After spending lots of money in this restaurant during our 2 weekstay as the food was very good, we had agreed on having 3 jumbo prawns on the last night the same as we had had on a previous night. They arrived cold with 2 of them having big chunks of the meat missing and the other one was half the size! After comlaining to the owner, he just denied it. We should not have said it was our last night, but didnt expect this to happen. Very disappointing

Thank Gerlish
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

This was our favorite restaurant in all of Sri Lanka. The location is great on a calmer stretch on the northern end of the beach far from the techno music and redbull-buckets.

The food was amazing. The owner told us he had worked at luxury hotels around the world and judging from the food, he learned a lot. The grilled shellfish and curries was better than any food I have had in Sri Lanka.

Thank MrSchiller
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