La Rustica is a great spot for celebrating a special occasion with a group. The menu offers many Italian favourites, in generous sizes that are well suited for sharing.
Spacious and airy, it is nicely situated on the Kingston Foreshore having moved recently from it’s former Kennedy Street, Kingston location. A warm and friendly experienced family business, staff are flexible and helpful when ordering.
Four dishes for six people is about right for lunch, but if you order more than you need, staff are happy for any leftover to be taken home.
Prices are good value and BYO is offered at $4 per person.
The antipasto (for a starter), a salad, a pizza and a risotto (or pasta) makes a a nice combination of dishes.
The chicken risotto was definitely the stand out dish and a favourite for all.
Mediterranean Antipasto $24 – selection of cold meats, Italian cheese, marinated vegetables, served with crusty Italian bread.
Verdura salad $15.90 – marinated and grilled seasonal vegetables tossed in an avocado and lime dressing (I’d probably try the Caprese next time).
Rissotto Pollo $22.90 Penne Asparagus $22.90
Medium Vincenzo Pizza $23.90 Large Marina Pizza $28.90