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“Best food in Unawatuna”

Il Rustico Restaurant
Ranked #69 of 115 Restaurants in Unawatuna
Cuisines: Italian
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Description: New restaurant on the beach. Chef specializes in fresh catch seafood and authentic classic Italian fare. Exceptionally good quality and value for money (e.g. 600 LKR for bowl of pasta).
Reviewed 3 April 2012

Very good food, nice service.
The Sri Lanka food i very good, but try the italian food because it in the top.
I'll hope to come back again.

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Thank Jannie L
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

If you like to eat out on the beach I would highly recommend you try this restaurant, it';s a little tucked away at the far end of the beach near the temple and the fishing boats, but once you find it you wont be disappointed and will return again and again, The owner (Dinesh Kumara) is also the chef who is fully trained and has also worked overseas. He cooks all the food from scratch himself and everything we had was delicious, his speciality is Italian but all the other dishes are great too, its very reasonably priced (almost half the price of places like Lucky Tuna) and it's a beautiful setting sitting under the palm trees looking out to sea, and he appears to be more concerned about guests enjoying his food than the money. His staff are also very friendly and helpful, and if you happen to meet the puppy dog 'Julia' who you will not miss as will probably be trying to chew your toes under the table, give her a big hug from me!! My mother and I tried quite a few restaurants in Unawatuna which were all pretty good, but this was by far the best and became our local for both lunch and dinner. Enjoy.
Katrina, Feb 2012, Sydney

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Thank katrina H
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

If you want authentic Sri Lankan food, cooked by a genuine chef, whilst sat under a palm tree listening to the lap of the ocean, this is the place to be.
The quality of the food is second to none, and the value cannot be beaten, and considering every meal was freshly cooked we were never disappointed. As a true vegetarian I found Sri Lanka a little difficult, but not here - Dnsh (the chef) could not have tried harder.
A little difficult to find but just stay on the beach and head for the temple, and it's just before the fishing boats.

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Thank RebeccaCook
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

I wouldn't call this a restaurant (anymore?) but more something of a beach-bar. The guy that cooks is a very good cook and can make very nice food. Service is rather slow though, which seems to be common in Sri Lanka. The risotto is especially nice here!

Thank olafmol
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

Il Rustico is situated at the calmer end of Unawatuna Beach, the north end, nearly where the beach finishes. It is right on the beach so that you're sitting with your feet in the sand. Tablecloths are clean, there are even cloth napkins, not those impossibly thin useless things you get at other places.
You can get all the usual Sri lankan dishes and some Italian as well. It took a little before our food came, but it was made from the ground with fresh ingredients. We tried a very spicy devilled chicken, Srilankan rice&curry, pasta with shrimps and it was all very delicious and well spiced. And the beer was cold! And the price level was adequate.
Recommended!!

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Thank hehoberg
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