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La Rustica

North Gate Street, Athenry H65 C899, Ireland
+353 91 845 301
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (14 reviews)
“steak” (27 reviews)
“nice wine” (2 reviews)
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
North Gate Street, Athenry H65 C899, Ireland
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

I've eaten here several times. All the dishes are great. This includes all the dishes from the pasta dishes to Mourad's special steak to the pizza. My favorite is Mourad's steak with the chilis and onion cooked with the steak; and it is always cooked...More

Thank JetLagJack
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thank you so much delighted with your review. The Mourads Steak is our Signature Dish, we love it too.🌶🌶🌶 Nice to hear you have also tried some of our other dishes. We don’t have a large wine list as we found the wines we stock...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Myself and my husband visited here on a Sunday evening, we arrived not long after they opened as we both don’t like crowds or noise. We ordered garlic bread and cheese to start and both ordered the steak and chips well done with pepper sauce/...More

Thank Sierra1984
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thanks so much. Nice to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. Our steak is from our local butcher John Joe Brady and we get a lot of compliments about our meat. Thanks again and we look forward to your return. Ciao La Rustica 😊

Reviewed 14 January 2018

Good choice on menu, great value for money, small place but cosy. The service was great. It was busy when we were there but that didnt take away from our experience

Thank AoibheannNi
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Thank you. Nice to hear we kept our fingers on the pulse. Delighted you enjoyed your experience with us. Thanks for taking time to review us. Arrivederci.

Reviewed 12 January 2018

This restaurant is fabulous, the food is top class. Mourad the Chef and owner of the business is absolutely brilliant. My husband always had the Mourad's steak which he said was one of the best steaks he has ever eaten. I am vegan and it...More

Thank meggy29
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Well that says it all. Delighted delighted delighted, thanks so much. Steaks are locally sourced at John Joe Brady Butchers, so it’s a good combination, works great for us. Mourad loves a challenge and will always try and get it right. Thanks so much again....More

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Just had another amazing meal here. Tara is such a warm friendly lady. Food top class. Lucky to have such a gem in Athenry.

Thank MaryKellyCummins
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Ah thank you it's nice to hear that Athenry has such a gem. Thank you for all the compliments, it makes us grow. Looking forward to your return. La Rustica

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here whilst visiting on Holiday. Menu is outstanding as is the food and service! Had a 6 month old baby with us and was well looked after.

Thank katielouisebraford
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank you for the positive review. It's nice to hear that you all were looked after including ye're baby. We hope if ye are on holidays again that ye will call into us. La Rustica.

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Food is lovely there,I've tried nearly everything on the menu,nice staff,nice wine,decent coffee,brillant

Thank Laura S
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Thank you. Nice to hear you have tried nearly everything on the menu you'll have to call back and try something from our weekend specials board. Looking forward to your return. La Rustica.

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I visited your restaurant on Tuesday September 5th, I got the House Steak which was fantastic, presentation was great and it was definitely not like any Steak Dish I've tried before, will definitely be back and will be dragging my friends in for a taste...More

1  Thank Rachael C
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Great to hear. Thanks for the compliments, appreciate you taking time to review us. Looking forward to your return and the more you bring the merrier.

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Fabulous run local family restaurant. Great food with a great variety to there menu. Lovely selection of house wines. Staff are very friendly and attentive to your needs. Would highly recommend.More

Thank Mark F
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thanks for all the compliments. We are 15 years in business and we still thrive on our customer reviews. It is a family run business with our son and daughters helping out. We have a large menu, and we also run specials at weekends for...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Top class food so tasty and freshly cooked with that personal touch really recommend this spot quality food.More

Thank Michael F D
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Thanks very much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We thrive on reviews like this and it gives us a boost and motivates us more. We love our restaurant and between ourselves and our staff it's lovely to hear that we give the...More

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12 May 2017|
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Response from Mourad B | Property representative |
Hi yes we have 10" Gluten Free Pizzas. Chicken Curry, Honey Roast Duck and our Steak are all Gluten Free. We also have Gluten Free Pasta. Hope this answers your question. Please let us know if you visit our restaurant and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Gate Street, Athenry H65 C899, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Athenry
  • Phone Number: +353 91 845 301
La Rustica is a Family run business .We are open 14 years and still enjoy every night. It's our social life too. We have good craic with all our customers , and I think that's what makes it so special. We aim to satisfy all our customers,old & new. If there is something in particular you are looking for & you don't see it on the menu, just ask me (Mourad) & I will do my best to accommodate you. Thanking all our customers for there continued support. Mourad Bouhlel
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