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Il Rustico Restaurant

Dewala Road, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good15%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
7 Nov 2016
10 Mar 2014
“Highly Disappointing ”
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Italian, Sri Lankan
Dewala Road, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Very slow service. From the time we ordered it took 45 minutes for the first dich to arrive. Then another 30 before the last one. One chef made one dish at the time. And there were no other guests.

Thank Karin O
Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

Went to this place on the recommendation of TA reviews, and was totally let down. I think the regular chef must have quit or been out this day , because the seafood platter we ordered was bad. Everything was overcooked, especially the fish, which was...More

4  Thank DFalco
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...More

2  Thank Paul B
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...More

1  Thank Fiona R
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...More

1  Thank Ben T
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...More

Thank dwb52
Reviewed 15 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
Reviewed 4 May 2012 via mobile

When we was in Unawatuna - we take breakfast, lunch and dinner only in Il Rustico. Very good food and chief.

Thank alalig
Reviewed 3 April 2012

Very good food, nice service. The Sri Lanka food i very good, but try the italian food because it in the top. I'll hope to come back again.

Thank Jannie L
Reviewed 14 March 2012

If you like to eat out on the beach I would highly recommend you try this restaurant, it';s a little tucked away at the far end of the beach near the temple and the fishing boats, but once you find it you wont be disappointed...More

Thank katrina H
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Restaurant Details

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Italian, Sri Lankan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dewala Road, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Unawatuna
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).
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