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La Rustica

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North Gate Street, Athenry, Ireland
+353 91 845 301
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called here on my stay in Athenry after it was recommended to be by a local in a local. Well worth a visit and highly recommend the house steak it was only delicious Get in there when in Athenry

1 Thank Enda H
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this review

Well Thank you very much. Word of mouth works very well. Our Steak and especially our Mourad's Steak is our signature dish. Sourcing our meat from our local butcher John Joe Brady's stands to us. Thanks for taking the time to review us and hopefully you will return on your next visit. More 

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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Celebrated a family special occasion at La Rustica. The service was excellent and Tara made us very welcome. The starters, main courses and desserts were perfect. The chicken was tender and delicious. The steaks were soft, juicy and done to perfection. Thanks to Mourad and Tara for making our stay at La Rustica so special. We would highly recommend this... More 

Thank diner47
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the amazing review.. Its reviews like this that keep us motivated and helps our business thrive. We love our restaurant and when we see comments like theses it makes us grow. Looking forward to ye're return. Thanks again. More 

Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

My wife & I had a long day traveling & were really hungry when we arrived at Athenry. We tried a couple of pubs with no luck. We stumbled accross La Rustica & decided to give it a go. To our delight this unassuming little restaurant displays a huge menu & delivers on the promise. The service was fabulous &... More 

Thank Rod W
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this review

Thank you. Delighted to hear you knew your wife was quite happy with the evening at our restaurant. We get a great sense of achievement when we hear new customers having a very positive dining experience with us. It makes us happpy too. Thank you. More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

All I can say is first impressions count ,the minute you walk in the door you get a friendly Italian welcome ,and the aroma the decor ,food to die for and good size portions ,pizza is bestest and a pasta dish with chicken and bacon can't rem name of it is yum

Thank abbie m
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this review

Ah Thank you. All very nice comments. More 

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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Back in Athenry at the weekend, as usual 4 of us went out to La Rustica (as we usually do) and all I can say is AMAZING FOOD & AMAZING SERVICE as usual. Thanks Mourad & Tara for a great night once again, we will be back.

Thank Stalkey
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this review

Thank you very much. Nice to see you like to return it shows us we must be doing something right. We love our restaurant and take pride in it and these comments make it worth our while. Thanks again. More 

Galway, Ireland
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Have been here loads of times. Food and service always excellent. The restaurant has a casual yet bustling ambience. The menu is varied and always very good.

Thank JoanneOS
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this review

Thanks a lot. We take pride in our restaurant and thrive on positive feedback and comments from our customers. Nice to hear. More 

Athenry, Ireland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Best food you will ever eat... steak unreal and Cajun chicken sandwich the best around highly recommend to eat here.. friendly staff too 🖒

Thank Kieran H
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind comments. We aim to please. More 

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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

What a little gem of a place this is in the middle of Athenry town food is fantastic staff are brilliant when in Athenry do not pass this wonderful restaurant. Keep up the good work and that Special steak is to die for

1 Thank murdoy
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. Nice to hear. Our Steak is locally sourced from John Joe Brady Butchers. Our steaks are very very popular. More 

Galway, Ireland
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful food and a reasonable selection including some veggie options. Really good value too with regular deals on family sized pizza orders. Fresh made bases..not from the freezer.

Thank AthenryRunner
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this review

Thanks yes all our pizzas are freshly made on our premises. Our Special Pizza deals run everyday so our customers get to avail of the all week. Thanking you for reviewing us. More 

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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Cafe in Athenry town, centrally located. Really good menu with quick bites for a lunch or afternoon meal. There's extra seating upstairs. Food is pretty reasonable with pizza, pasta dishes and some speciality Mediterranean dishes. We went with 2 adults and 2 small kids, staff were helpful and friendly. Order was taken promptly and food brought out without any problems.... More 

Thank Athenry72
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this review

Thanking you for taking time out to review our restaurant. Great feedback all round. Thank you More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Irish
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Gate Street, Athenry, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Athenry
  • Phone Number: +353 91 845 301
La Rustica is a Family run business .We are open 14 years and still enjoy every night. It's our social life too. We have good craic with all our customers , and I think that's what makes it so special. We aim to satisfy all our customers,old & new. If there is something in particular you are looking for & you don't see it on the menu, just ask me (Mourad) & I will do my best to accommodate you. Thanking all our customers for there continued support. Mourad Bouhlel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?