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Ristorante Rumari

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1826 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3231 (Bluebird Canyon & Diamond)
+1 949-494-0400
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Bellevue, Washington
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238 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Keep going back as consistently good food and special history for us but less so these days as getting tired of over priced food and more families and kids making it less than ideal for date nights but we get good treatment as pseudo regulars which is nice. But our last visit while we had as always requested our favorite... More 

Thank David J
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This place is one of the best Italian restaurants my family and I have had the pleasure to try out. On my 2nd visits we were able to sit and have dinner on the main room, what a delight really great atmosphere. Service was great as always, can't wait to come back again.

2 Thank Louie M
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I've been here many times. The staff is very friendly and the food is excellent - authentic flavors and aromas. I usually find Vince waiting to greet guests unless he's traveling back to Italy to visit family and friends. I always sit at the bar because I'm typically by myself and enjoy the service and quality of the drinks and... More 

2 Thank Jonathan H
Florence, Italy
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Completely a terrible experience. We went there because it was recommended to us and had good reviews. I'm Italian, I live in Florece so i think i know a thing or 2 about real italian food. The wait staff greet us with warm "Buonasera" I replay in italian and oh surprise nobody speaks italian there, so why to pretend you... More 

1 Thank PattyFirenze5
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

First visit had attentive wait staff, delicious food, and a romantic setting. This time, food was very bland and average at best. Wait staff left us waiting between each course. Waited for 15 minutes for dessert. After finishing that, we waited another 15 minutes to see our waiter to ask for bill and he never showed. So we went to... More 

Thank William C
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134 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

One of the best Italian meals we've had in a while. They were accommodating on special requests. The pasta dish we had was full of flavor and ample in portion. The steak was well seasoned and tasty. Service was exceptional. We would definitely return.

2 Thank Ron E
Laguna Beach, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I am fortunate to be a local , and when I want really good food, and not just Italian , I go to Rumari's. The bacon wrapped and grilled asparagus with balsamic reduction and shaved parmesan is to die for. The wait staff know the menu very well, and also knows what fresh fish is available. My wife had grilled... More 

2 Thank Mike A
Vancouver, Canada
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126 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

It appeared to us that the locals eat here. I think we were the only tourists. The staff and patrons seemed to know each other well. We were treated very professionally, the food was excellent, well prepared, and plated properly. We weren't that hungry, and ordered, salad, and entree and split both which is usually an annoyance to kitchen and... More 

3 Thank Bayleafroses
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice ambience, but once again, the OC comes up short in delivery. As many people know, it seems the OC is just about looking good on the outside, but don't expect to find much below the surface, and unfortunately Rumari's is no exception. We began by having a mixed drink at the bar - a mistake - but perhaps... More 

Thank SoCalCruising
Laguna Beach, California
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has been around forever and used to be a great spot out of the chaos of downtown. Just seems as though it could use some TLC as it a bit rundown. The staff have also been there forever and seem to have lost that desire to please. Unfortunate for this establishment a few really good Italian restaurants have... More 

Thank eric d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 80
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1826 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3231
    (Bluebird Canyon & Diamond)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-494-0400

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