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“Turkish/Italian Mix...delicious”

LA RUSTICA Mediterranean Restaurant
Price range: US$11 - US$30
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: La Rustica Mediterranean is a perfect partnership of 2 Italians & a Turkish In-Law- Specializing in 2 Empires Cuisines- Roman & Ottoman-Offering Dine In, Take Away & Deliveries 7 Evenings from 5pm till late Serving handmade stone cooked Pizzas- Traditional to Creative Pasta's/ 300gm Fillet Steaks/ Veal/ Chicken & Seafoods- Now with Meze/ Shish Kebabs/ Kofta/ Fresh Fish/ Heaps of Vegetarian/ Gluten Free options/ Halal options & Daily Specials Perfect for any occasion- Early Bird Family's/ Romantic Dinner/ Parties/ Conference/ Get together/ Karaoke & LCD Screen available- Functions & Festivals Parking at Bruce Bishop Car Park just behind us & walk though We look forward to having you at our place for dinner soon =)
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Looking for something with a bit of a difference on the Gold Coast. ...we were very tired of the basic restaurants and jumped at the chance for some traditional turkish food....entree of lamb kofta was sensational, shish kebabs beautiful and my 13yo son loved the traditional spag bol. Recommend booking via phone, email didn't work for us and nearly meant we missed a table.

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

This is a small, slightly daggy looking restaurant with a pizza cooking area at the front. So my expectations weren't high. It's run by a family with both Italian and Turkish members so the cuisine has that of both countries. Whilst the food wasn't cordon bleu, it was tasty and tender and the service was modest but effective. What I particular liked was that I overheard 4 families/couples finishing up over the time I was there, and each time they commented positively to the staff about the quality of the food and the service.

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Sadly a couple of real problems with my one experience at La Rustica. I love Mediterranean food. So hubby and I ordered a mix of Italian and Turkish. Our take away order was: Meat lovers pizza, Garlic Bread, Lamb Kofta, trio of dips and chicken shish. We made the classic mistake of not checking the bag before we drove off. We were provided with the pizza, garlic bread, kofta, chicken shish - and a garlic pizza?? and no trio of dips?? sad. Oh well - not the end of the world.
We dove in. OH NO... for a restaurant claiming to have a long history, we were delivered RAW CHICKEN. Yes - pink chicken and soo disappointing. Shame. Probably a place I would try again on a future visit to the Gold Coast - but not so great this time....

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Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

could not speak high enough of this place. food is amazing. flavours are magnificent. it's not pretentious, it's a quaint restaurant, family run and just superb food. we go here every time we come to the Gold Coast. great options for gluten free eating too. 10 out of 10 :) !!!

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We loved our dinner at La Rustica! They have quite an extensive menu so there was a lot we wanted to try but we went with - Lamb Kofta, Garlic Prawns and a classic pizza. They were all incredible but we loved the kofta so much we got two! Cute restaurant and awesome family feel. Also we were sitting outside and could see them making the pizzas - the technique was AMAZING!

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