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315 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
+1 207-594-0015
17:00 - 21:00
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Dresden, Maine
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perhaps I should say Italian American. Portions are ample and well-prepared. Service was prompt and attentive. Alcohol prices were more reasonable than is usual in restaurants at this level. My sausage and eggplant was heavy on both and modest on pasta. The eggplant was breaded and fried crisp and stayed that way. My companion had a chicken and kale dish... More 

Thank Dale H
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We shared the Mussels starter, a Fried Artichoke Salad, and the Bistro Steak. Each dish was ample and beyond our expectations. My dining partner took the sauce from the mussels home in a to-go cup! The whole dinner was very reasonably priced. We were delighted.

Thank luluU
bar harbor maine
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Good food .. Not excellent but good. nice people always seam a little hurried so not relaxing. Good if you are just wanting a simple meal. They could step it up a notch home pasta would be a first if you can cook and own a restaurant. the critic. signed me.

Thank bfizzel
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

My friend an I treated ourselves to dinner and a movie Tuesday night. Rustica is located just steps away from the Strand Theater and we both love Italian so it was a perfect choice. We were warmly greeted and seated at a four top near the door. The table setting is simple but elegant with white table cloth and large... More 

Thank Linda Z
Chesapeake, Virginia
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128 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 605 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Went to Rustica after failing to find the restaurant we were originally looking for. However, we were glad we went as the food was delicious (I had the Pasta Bolognese and my husband had a pizza). They provide great bread with evoo from the local Fiore. Portions were HUGE - providing us with another meal in our timeshare unit. Wide... More 

Thank Suzski
Portland, Maine
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535 reviews
423 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

My friend and I had a fun time researching our found-online list of Rockland and Camden restaurants over Thanksgiving weekend. We were staying locally and wanted to enjoy a nice meal together in the area. So many of the region's websites showcased delectable cuisine and fabulous settings, so it was really hard to choose which one to make a reservation... More 

Thank James F
Killingworth, Connecticut
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We went on a whim last Saturday night. Got a great table in corner of second room. Service was fast and server was very friendly. We shared a salad which fresh and delicious. I had the Hanger Steak with thin potatoe strings on top with arugala and tomatoes. It was perfectly cooked. My husband had the spaghetti and meatballs. He... More 

Thank Shepherd2
Augusta, Maine, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Such a good meal. Wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive. Food was incredible. We had a party of four and we all ordered different things. I had the bistro steak, which was perfect. My wife had the sausage and eggplant, which was better than you could imagine. Some restaurants just nail it, and Rustica gets it right every time.

Thank Toebee P
La Paz BCS
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212 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Wandering down the street trying to find a late night place to eat and found Rustica. We got a great seat near the window and had a great meal. Big plates of food we couldn't finish. My wife had the beat salad and I had the cesar. Both were excellent. Then, we made the mistake of ordering more! She had... More 

Thank Jonathan R
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We had dinner here on the evening of our wedding, and the food was stellar. The only drawback was the service, which wasn't bad but not overly great either. On our last night in town we decided to return and again the food was amazing, and the same waitress was absolutely one of the best ever. We'll check the first... More 

Thank Corrine M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?