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“Dinner before the theatre”
Review of Rustico Italiano

Rustico Italiano
Ranked #5 of 396 Restaurants in Hastings
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$49
Description: Rustico Italiano is a little slice of Neapolitan Street Food loveliness in the heart of Hastings. Eat in, Take out and Delivery service after 5:00pm.
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Description: Rustico Italiano is a little slice of Neapolitan Street Food loveliness in the heart of Hastings. Eat in, Take out and Delivery service after 5:00pm.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for dinner before going to the theatre. Food was amazing and the atmosphere was great. Thoroughly recommended.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing food, just like from the streets of Sicily. The pastry, pizza, meatballs and even chicken salad are delicious. The service and atmosphere are friendly, warm and welcoming. Will definitely come back.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this little place for lunch . Beautiful good food even catered for my gluten free needs . Polite friendly service

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on recommendation and are so pleased we did.

From the gloriously warm, friendly welcome, the authentically Neapolitan/Italian menu, the great ambience to the food itself-all first class.

This is not homogenised, formulaic Italian 'chain' food. Rather it's rustic, bold and bolshy, big flavours-large portions.

The mussels were heavenly, robustly garlicky with just enough ? Pecorino.
The rice balls were huge, tasty and super filling.

Pizzas followed, a slight raising of the eyebrow when I requested Gorgonzola with my puttanesca pizza!! It predictably, tasted like food of the gods.

The only down side was the lattes! Anticipating a seriously good, well ratio'd steam/foam combi. The reality was a bitter (with burned, peppery undercurrents) espresso with insufficient silky steam milk and far too much foam. Quite unpalatable.
But, for once, no deal breaker as the rest of the experience was perfectly sublime.

On a final note, we ate here at dusk, and even the outlook felt so very 'Italian' as we watched the church opposite succumb to night fall.

We are just SO very fortunate to have Rustico in our town, We will doubtlessly be returning very soon.

Thank you xx

1  Thank susiewKent
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious and authentic food! We ate from the street food part of the menu for a lighter lunch. Really light dough and non greasy. All about the ingredients which are fresh and tasty. Great service. Would go a million times over again!

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