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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%
Travellers talk about
“wild boar” (9 reviews)
“lamb shank” (9 reviews)
“pasta” (18 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4100 Beach Dr SW, Seattle, WA 98116-3526
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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.

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!

Thank Chuck S
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

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

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?

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

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

Thank sarek1cat
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Our son lives in West Seattle and we had already been to most of the restaurants along Alki Beach on previous visits and wanted to try some place new. The reviews convinced us to try La Rustica and we are so glad we did. No...More

Thank Susan I
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

La Rustica is the best kept secret in West Seattle. Small, classic and authentic, Italian restaurant. Perfect ambiance for couples, friends or families. Has a view of the water, plays classic Italian music and everything youbised is delicious. You will not be disappointed in anything...More

Thank Lisa B
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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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