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315 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
+1 207-594-0015
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
315 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for our Italian fix and we were not disappointed. A very nice Bar person was prompt and very friendly even tho' one of the wait staff didn't come into work. The beer was good and cold and the red wine was good...More

Thank john k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always look forward to our stay in Maine and our frequent visits to this well attended restaurant. Italian tomato sauce is authentic and menu offers nice variety and evening specials.

Thank Betsy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very good meal with fine service here recently. The risotto ($23) was prepared well, had fresh vegetables, and was tasty with just the right amount of olive oil and cheese. The grilled salmon (also $23) was very good, overall. The fried artichoke...More

Thank MaineGuy777
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Had enough fried clams and Haddock? Rustica delivers big bold portions of delicious italian fare with a modern twist. We really enjoy their mixed green salad with fried artichoke and citrus dressing- a great combination of bright flavors to begin dinner with. The eggplant parm...More

Thank jenny l
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Four of us had a wonderful Italian dinner here recently. We knew in advance that portions were large. Women shared a salad and entree and still did not finish the latter. Men ordered individual entrees and took a portion home. Very good service, nice people,...More

Thank Nancy2005
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Large portions of delicious food. Most entrees in the $18 - $26 range. Nice atmosphere, small cozy bar area. The Scottish salmon over fried potato strings was the best ever. Can't wait to go back .

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

It was a bestfriends birthday and 6 of us gathered here for dinner. It was my first time even though we live locally and I was pleasantly surprised! Fresh, flavorful, and very cheap for such great quality food. We will be back! (I have the...More

1  Thank Traveling_gypsy4811
Reviewed 3 February 2018

We were lucky enough to get reservations at the spur of the moment. There were six in our party. Obviously a local favorite. We found a couple of seats at the bar/lounge area while waiting. Everyone we met was friendly. We got seated a little...More

Thank Geraldine D
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Getting a table at Rustica wasn’t easy but we lucked out! filled with holiday revelers we thoroughly enjoyed the casual Maine vibe. The highlight of my overall excellent dinner was my green salad with warm bites of fried artichoke heart. But the, salad is my...More

Thank jenny l
Reviewed 21 January 2018

The last time I ate here, I thought this was a 4.0 restaurant, but I'm downgrading it a bit to a 3, after eating here in January. Why? In the past, we have liked the risotto and fish dishes generally. I've tried the eggplant parmigiana...More

Thank MaineGuy777
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9 September 2016|
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Response from welshpembrokecorgi | Reviewed this property |
Don't think it was on menu. But no harm calling to see if they can make it for you.
30 August 2016|
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Response from welshpembrokecorgi | Reviewed this property |
It's not the place you want to pay just for boiled lobster. Too costly for plain lobster. Claws, about a mile down Main Street is the place to go for that, nice water view , very casual , most outdoor type place.
27 June 2016|
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Response from HereAtLast | Reviewed this property |
Only for groups of 6 or more
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-594-0015
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