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1163 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Dimmi Score

8.7
1163 reviews
Recommended
(9.0)
Food
(8.7)
Service
(8.8)
Value for money
(8.2)
Atmosphere
(8.7)

dined on Sat, 13 Jan 2018

(9)
I chose the main zucchini flowers and it was like nothing else I had ever tasted. It was fresh and everything was well seasoned. I wanted more and more! My girlfriends bought the pasta cabonara and said it was the best one that they had ever tasted!!! We are definitely returning for round two 😁

dined on Sat, 6 Jan 2018

(10)
We went for a 50th birthday celebration . All who attended are still talking about it several days later. Incredible views inside & out , delicious food to suit all palates & ages and friendly service. We will all be coming back both separately and together.

dined on Fri, 5 Jan 2018

(10)
If anything meals could have come out a little slower. We had tapas and small plates and everything came out at once, would have been better if staggered :-)

dined on Wed, 3 Jan 2018

(9)
Food was delicious modern Mediterranean food, service was great and we really enjoyed ordering a variety of the “small plates” which allowed us to try more.
Meredith

dined on Fri, 29 Dec 2017

(10)
Beautiful, tastefully designed Mediterranean restaurant with the best beach & coastal views around. We all enjoyed the most delicious meals & desserts and a great selection of wines & beers. Service was fantastic! No complaints. A thoroughly enjoyable experience! Thank you!
Adam Robertson

dined on Wed, 27 Dec 2017

(7)
Beautiful views over Newcastle beach. Wonderful food. Service needs some work.
Annika Dowsett

dined on Thu, 21 Dec 2017

(10)
The food is delicious and the view is even more spectacular

dined on Fri, 17 Nov 2017

(9)
One of my favourite restaurants in Newcastle, and didn't disappoint this time. The lamb shoulder is fantastic and the Arancini Balls are to die for.
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Friday and Saturday Evenings

On Friday and Saturday evenings between 6:00pm to 630pm we offer a 2 hour dining period and require the table back for a second seating. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcoming you to Rustica.
When
12 Nov 2012 - 12 Nov 2020
Fri, Sat 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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About Rustica

Rustica Newcastle Beach was launched in August of 2011; a collaboration between chef Mark Hosie and passionate hospitality man, Will Creedon. Meaning ‘rural’ in Italian, Rustica was inspired by the social style of Mediterranean dining, the spice of North African cuisine and the emphasis on honest, superior-quality produce; a quality you’ll find at the heart of cooking in countries of the Med Basin. Overlooking Newcastle Beach, Rustica offers stunning views from the outdoor plaza on King Street through to their remarkable coastline across Shortland Esplanade. Not to be outshone, however, is the Dion Ackland-designed interior which features authentic and hand-crafted pieces from both local artisans and obscure foreign locations. Their philosophy on dining is that it’s an experience to be enjoyed and remembered. In the words of Mark and Will, ‘eat, drink and be merry!’

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