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La Rustica
Italian Restaurant$$
Today 5:00 – 10:30 pm
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4100 Beach Dr SW Seattle, WA 98116
4100 Beach Dr SWUSWASeattle98116
$$Italian Restaurant, European RestaurantToday 5:00 – 10:30 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 5:00 – 9:30 pmWednesday 5:00 – 9:30 pmThursday 5:00 – 9:30 pmFriday 5:00 – 10:30 pmSaturday 5:00 – 10:30 pmSunday 5:00 – 9:30 pm
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Hearty pastas & entrees cooked from old-country recipes served in a cozy converted house with patio.- Google
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Debra Jennings
reviewed 8 months ago
My husband and I stayed in Alki Beach for vacation, and this wonderful little restaurant was recommended to us by the owner of the house we rented. Lucky us! We have traveled a little in Italy, and found the food here to be as good as (if not better) than anything we had there. We started with the Calamari in Umido, which is steamed (not fried) calamari in a spicy red sauce. I wasn't sure what to do with all the sauce, but it made for wonderful dipping with the pizza-like flat bread served at the table. It was difficult to decide on dinner because there are so many choices -- big menu for a small place. I finally chose the Pollo Salt'imbocca (chicken breast with cheese and prosciutto). My husband had the Involtini al Sugo di Barbera (pork loin with sausage and salami). Both entrees caused much eye-rolling and outbursts of "mmmm", which is one of the signs of a 5-star meal for us. Most surprising was the accompanying pasta with marinara and roasted veggies, which were both flavorful and unique, showing that they really do go the extra mile even for something as often neglected as a side dish. For dessert, we had the Tiramisu, which brought on many more "mmmm's" and much eye rolling. Really, truly fantastic! The service was also wonderful. Everyone was super friendly and very attentive. Our waitress had a great sense of humor, and the owner came by and chatted with us twice and wished us a great vacation when we left. If you go (and you should), note that there is no obvious signage outside, so look for the address of the place. It's a little white house on the corner of Beach Drive and Carroll Street.
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Mike Frankfurter
reviewed 11 months ago
Very authentic. Uniquely excellent.
A Google User
reviewed 10 months ago
Would have missed this wonderful restaurant were it not for Maps app. Risotto was excellent. Finished our meal with tiramisu that was extraordinary.
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Katie Musselman
reviewed a year ago
This little Italian restaurant in West Seattle near Alki Beach is a hidden gem. Perfect for date night, the restaurant is small, cozy and ornate inside. The food is AMAZING and the kitchen is super accommodating to requests for gluten-free dishes.
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Steve McClure
reviewed 3 years ago
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reviewed a year ago
Cannot speak highly enough of La Rustica. After seven (yes seven!) years eating here, I realized today that this is 'our restaurant.' The waiters are friendly, happy to be here and some have been serving us the entire time we've eaten here. How's that for employee satisfaction. We're getting to know them by name. The food is absolutely awesome. And the portions are so big that I can eat til I'm stuffed and take home over half the plate. I eat the leftovers for a couple days and love every meal. What a value!!! La Rustica is in a quiet beach front neighborhood on the back side of Alki. It's worth the view as you drive, and if there's a wait to be seated, you'll enjoy the little beach front park across the street. As it's in a neighborhood, parking right in front can be scarce, but we've never had to park more than around the block. Every reason to go here. Fall in the love with the restaurant like we did. It's a lifetime love affair.
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