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“Slightly disappointing”

Il Rustico Restaurant
Ranked #85 of 107 Restaurants in Unawatuna
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
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 12 December 2013

We chose Il Rustico following fellow Trip Advisor's reviews but frankly we were disappointed in the quality of the food. We were the only guests for dinner on Sunday night - perhaps the regular chef was taking the night off. The poor food did however not reflect on the good service.

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2  Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

Small restaurant tucked away at the western end of the beach at Unawatuna - the quieter, less touristy end near the temple and frequented more by locals. Good beach loungers and umbrellas which were free if you had a meal - which we did and were very happy to do so. Excellent service with a smile, fabulous freshly grilled calamari, cool beers and Bob Marley playing gently in the background -couldn't ask for more. Thoroughly recommend.

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1  Thank Fiona R
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Reviewed 1 February 2013

We stayed in Unawatuna for 10 days in January and stumbled accross this place which is located right at the end of the beach (north end). What a find! The setting is just fantastic, very peacefull away from the more commercialised south end of the beach. The food is second to none and the owner & chef (Dinesh) is a lovely man with a real passion for his food. He has spent 10 years working as a chef in top hotels in the middle east/asia and you can tell this by the quality of the food. We will be back!

Ben & Monika, London

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1  Thank Ben T
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

We started with mango lassis and saw the menu wasn't pricey so decided to order. Curry veg rice and fried veg rice, simple dishes but passes were delicious and food was great, a good breeze maybe helped as otherwise there may be mozis but it was a great find for us.

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Thank dwb52
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

We've had the dinner with my friends at the beach in Il Rustico and it was really excellent. I had my favorite spaghetti Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino and it was really delicious.

Thank MedaBeda
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