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La Rustica

North Gate Street, Athenry, Ireland
+353 91 845 301
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (13 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
“prawns” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Irish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
North Gate Street, Athenry, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 109 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Top class food so tasty and freshly cooked with that personal touch really recommend this spot quality food.

Thank Michael F D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in here with my daughter, place was very highly recommended to me, the food surpassed my expectations!!! Steak was mouthwatering!!! Would highly recommend this place and will definitely be back!!!More

Thank Carrina L
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Wow that's really nice to hear - Thank you so much. Our signature dish is Our Mourad's Steak. We get very good feedback on our steaks. We get our steak from Brady's our local butcher. Thanks so much again for your excellent review. Appreciate it....More

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

called in thwreny chance after having a drink at a local pub. The young waitress escorted us upstairs....she was lovely and we had a nice chat about us visiting from Australia. I ordered chicken pasta with basil pesto & peppers. I chose penne pasta and...More

Thank Quinta V
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thanks so much for your compliments. It's nice to see all plates cleared and satisfied customers. Hope Ye enjoy the rest of ye're holidays. Hopefully Ye may return some time.

Reviewed 26 March 2017 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 AthenryMore

1  Thank Enda H
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

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...More

Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank diner47
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

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.

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...More

Thank Rod W
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2017

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.

Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank abbie m
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2017

Ah Thank you. All very nice comments.

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...More

Thank Zeuxippus
Mourad B, Owner at La Rustica, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2017

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.

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 reviewResponded 25 January 2017

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

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 reviewResponded 25 January 2017

Thanks for your kind comments. We aim to please.

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12 May 2017|
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Response from Mourad B | Property representative |
Hi yes we have 10" Gluten Free Pizzas. Chicken Curry, Honey Roast Duck and our Steak are all Gluten Free. We also have Gluten Free Pasta. Hope this answers your question. Please let us know if you visit our restaurant and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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