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24, Wongaling Beach Road, Wongaling Beach, Mission Beach, Queensland 4852, Australia
+61 7 4068 9111
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

My husband and I have just arrived in Mission Beach, weary and ready for a good meal. We happened upon Caffe Rustica, what a lovely experience. The owners have been in business now for 14 years, and we understand why. The dinner that we had was perfect in every detail, everything is cooked to order, and the presentation was beautiful.... More 

Thank NJbeachgirl62
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Pizza was edible and tasted fresh but not much topping for the price, could have been more cheese and the tomato base didn't taste of much, felt like there was no seasoning at all. Left most of the garlic bread because it had so much butter and no seasoning again.

1 Thank aPennybug
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Foods are freshly prepared. Both pasta and pizza we ordered tasted great! You could really feel the freshness of the ingredients. We also love the deserts made in house.

Thank Huihong W
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Girlfriend and I both ordered personal pizzas (Small). They are made-to-order and nicely presented. Seems like the chef is making everything from scratch. My only tiny complaint is that my prosciutto and arugula pizza was pretty light on the arugula. They also have a small but complete wine and beer selection with choices from multiple regions. Atmosphere is also nothing... More 

Thank Ryan O
Melbourne, Australia
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164 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Delightful open-shuttered cafe-restaurant. It's simple and uncluttered in both decor and food style, delivering great Italian staples with a few more eclectic modern dishes as well. The pace is leisurely and atmosphere relaxed, and it is a perfect fit for such a beautiful place as Mission Beach, although technically it's in Wongaling Beach. Highly recommended for a casual, tasty night... More 

Thank Andrew P
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Fabulous food cooked from scratch. A visit to Caffe Rustica is an absolute must when visiting Wongaling Beach.

Thank Sue Y
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

What a lovely little place! Small and intimate with lots of fresh air and a view out onto the tropical night. We went to the restaurant as a family of four. We all ordered different dishes and several things that we shared so that we tried a fair part of the menu. Different pizzas, pastas, salad, and desserts. The food... More 

Thank LoveMuenchen
Mission Beach
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Second time back again since last reviewed and it always good to know the food is freshly prepared, you can taste it. The food is made with love and can't believe the people that comment on how slow it is. It is not pre-made frozen in a bag like most restaurants these days it is good old fashioned style food... More 

1 Thank Ageinginstyle
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I found this cafe/restaurant lovely. Small wooden interior with open Shutters looking onto a tropical garden. Food was fantastic! Freshly made to order arrived hot and within a reasonable time frame. Staff were very nice and chatty to someone who was on their own, had time for you. The Toblerone Cheesecake was spectacular

Thank lorraine d
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Spent a lovely two nights at this beach and went to Caffe Rustica for dinner one night, big mistake. Arrived at 6:45 pm and ordered a pizza and a bowl of pasta. They arrived at 8:15! I think the cook was doing one meal at a time. It's not as if the place was busy, there were only four table... More 

1 Thank Brian J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$42
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24, Wongaling Beach Road, Wongaling Beach, Mission Beach, Queensland 4852, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Mission Beach  >  Wongaling Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4068 9111
Relaxed dining in tropical surroundings.Caffe Rustica is a thirty seat purpose built contemporary restaurant constructed in corrugated iron so as to provide an alfresco feel.We provide both dine in and takeaway meals prepared with the freshest local ingredients and delivered by our friendly staff in relaxed setting. There are a dozen authentic Italian pastas and nearly two dozen types of traditional crispy-crusted pizzas/calzone; to be accompanied by a range of Italian wines and boutique beers.There are a range of desserts and gelati all made on site.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?