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Rustica

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U 2 1 King St | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 3333
Today
12:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 17:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rustica is worth a visit. The decor is interesting, and quite eclectic, from a medieval style market scene to a caricature of lucifer, maiden and going to hell, on a large felt scene wrapped around a pillar. One full wall is glass, overlooking Shortland Esplanade, and then the ocean. This alone makes for an above average view, which would be... More 

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Thank Richard C
Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious food. Everything we tried was fabulous. Good prompt service as well. We definitely recommend giving Rustica a try!

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Thank a3c24
Newcastle, Australia
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous lunch, fantastic service. The view is first class. Had pate, gorgeous zucchini flowers and mushroom and ricotta arancini- all tasty and beautiful. Lunch was Moroccan spiced squid and a gorgeous pork belly salad. Divine lunch as always. Extremely well priced. Thoroughly recommend.

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Thank herbiiie
Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When visiting Rustica we decided to try a few of the dishes and thus share the experience. We asked the waitress her thoughts on three tapas dishes one small plate and one regional plate. She felt that this was a great way of enjoying the food. We had the meat balls,arancini and the stuffed zucchini flowers as the tapas. All... More 

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Thank Kathy P
Newcastle, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best things about Rustica, apart from the food is the view and the service. We shared the lamb shoulder - delicious.

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Thank ShirleyOS
Newcastle, Australia
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at this jewel. We had a table over looking the beauty of Newcastle's coastline. The service offered by Rustica's staff wanted for nothing - friendly and totally professional. Our meal and drinks matched setting and service. Our thanks for a special night.

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Thank Sultanshat
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Rustica Newcastle is in the best location overlooking the water. We came on the $20.00 meal day at lunchtime everyone needs to come here the food is amazing. The restaurant is very beautiful and interesting inside. It is my favourite restaurant on the waterfront. The staff are very helpful and friendly and helped us fix up a problem straight away.... More 

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Thank Annika D
Mudgee, Australia
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a great location with ocean views and warm interior. The service is excellent and the menu offers many choices. The food was good quality but the flavours weren't as interesting as I hoped. I would return but will try something different.

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Newcastle
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The scenery was spectacular from the table booked and staff were helpful and attentive. Children were welcomed and the atmosphere was very pleasant on a very hot day outside. 6 orders for food were placed and the meals were great and all aspects would make us return thank you Rustica

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Thank MR2006
Newcastle, Australia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here a few times and it seems to get better every time. The food was superb. Though the menu was so different to the last visit it was even better now its tapas style. Service was near perfect. Views from our seats were amazing. Will definitely be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Cuisine
Mediterranean
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 2 1 King St | Newcastle Beach, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4929 3333

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Greater Newcastle, Australia
7 months ago
Newcastle, Australia

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