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La Rustica

4100 Beach Dr SW, Seattle, WA 98116-3526
+1 206-932-3020
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb shank” (11 reviews)
“wild boar” (10 reviews)
“pasta” (19 reviews)
Closed today
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4100 Beach Dr SW, Seattle, WA 98116-3526
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our go to place for something a little special. A little gem on beach drive in West Seattle. You might drive right by it the first time you go looking for it as it really does not look like much from the outside but once...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Zane B
Reviewed December 16, 2018

We had dinner last night at La Rusitica. The menu was pure Italian. We shared an appetizer of grilled calamari and the special wild boar. Our server was helpful and gracious, the food was very good. BUT, the restaurant was very noisy. There was a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Eugene M
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

6 of us. Some at the table were okay with their food. My chicken parm was terrible! Just like one of the other reviewers said it was like eating at Olive Garden. I was ill from it all night. ALSO, BE VERY CAREFUL! They conveniently...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank jkallmeyer
Reviewed September 2, 2018

La Rustica is a gem in Seattle and the go-to Italian place for West Seattleites. Charming, romantic, and excellent food and wine. Can be a bit noisy and crowded on weekend nights. They don't take reservations, so be prepared to wait, especially in summer.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank seattlerose2017
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

The cuisine is classic, not innovative. Dark seating indoors, nice patio on the side patio, can see the beach. Good lamb shank, salmon with pasta. Nice drinks, wine is decently priced. My Sicilian sister in law approved!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 993chucks
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Everything was delicious. We had calamari, lamb shank, and pasta carbonara; would recommend all. Bread and salad were wonderful too. Definitely busy, we were told there would be a half hour wait (Friday night at 715) but they had a table ready for us in...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed June 22, 2018

We were there on a recommendation, for a special anniversary. We were told we could not make reservations, and to get there early for a seating. We arrived early and waited for them to open. As we went in, we mentioned why we were there....More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Bet711
Reviewed June 18, 2018

'Definitely the best I've experienced so far! From the intimate seating to the attentiveness of the wait staff, the experience is great. As for the food, my Bronx-born Italian family members were knocked out...'need I say more?

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank YawAxis
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

We must have passed by this place a half dozen times during a weeklong trip to Seattle before discovering its true identity. It looks like a general store on the outside and couldn’t be more unassuming. I couldn’t imagine this was a restaurant at first...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank tarhealer
Reviewed June 5, 2018

This little restaurant was recommended to us &, entering, we though it would be perfect!. But, my Italian husband & I were not impressed. Our waitress was inattentive, she refused to split our check---a simple task that makes dining easier for guests. She failed to...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank sarek1cat
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Questions & Answers
December 8, 2016|
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Response from Mabel L | Reviewed this property |
Reservation is always good, but we just walked in, and was able to be seated. We had dinner around 6.15p
Norine C
December 16, 2015|
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Response from Diana H | Reviewed this property |
What a WONDERFUL idea! I do not know if they have gift certificates. Try callling the restaurant as suggested above. Good luck getting a gift certificate!
Gianno W
August 4, 2015|
Response from Diana H | Reviewed this property |
WOW! I am sorry that I did not see this question sooner. I hope you went to the restaurant and asked if they hire an interested person of your age. Many times workers begin by working in the kitchen doing dishes which is a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4100 Beach Dr SW, Seattle, WA 98116-3526
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > West Seattle
  • Neighbourhood: West Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-932-3020
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