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La Rustica By The Lake

17 Eastlake Pde, Canberra 2604, Australia
+61 2 6295 0152
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (36 reviews)
“gamberi” (6 reviews)
“pollo” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
17 Eastlake Pde, Canberra 2604, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Now I am not a pasta fan usually, but I do rely on recommendations and reviews. After noting that our hotel had generally very poor ratings for in house dining we booked for dinner out of hours on a message service. The booking was returned...More

Thank Glenn G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really well fed with generous servings of fresh produce. Service a little slow to start (was really busy) but very friendly.

Thank 7PointACT
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

A wedding dinner booked for 35 all on one table was a smash hit thanks to sensational food and flawless service. The food commenced on time and just kept on coming with wait staff attentive enough to redirect one was left with an empty glass....More

Thank DavidH2000
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Dined here tonight with three family members. Very busy and noisy place, must book ahead. Staff were great but our meals were a bit hit and miss - the calamari fritti and beef tenderloins were very good, the penne with asparagus and prawns had plenty...More

1  Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 10 October 2018

My granddaughter is studying in Canberra and dines here regularly but it was my first visit. Great choice. Terrific ambiance, friendly, knowledgeable staff and wonderful food. BYO wine. I wish they were on Bribie Island where I live. I would be a regular. Highly recommend....More

Thank MaggieB75
Reviewed 1 October 2018

What a great little place to visit. Was so excited to visit this place and was not disappointed. The food was great, the atmosphere was great the service and staff were excellent. Would recommend to anyone visiting Canberra.

Thank mattdiann2
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

We are from Adelaide and enjoy coming here when in Canberra. We have not had a bad meal, the service is great . We had a pasta dish with seafood, fish of the day lemon sole and pork balls in pasta and sauce. It’s the...More

Thank I5721VTroberth
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Loved it, every time we go it’s consistent and delicious. It’s authentic Italian which is so hard to find these days.

Thank Isabellagelo
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We’d heard good things about La Rustica & were looking forward to a special family dinner . Ambience & friendliness of staff were fantastic . The food though , was ok , nothing more. I explained to two staff members that one of our starters...More

Thank Jo M
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The food at La Rusticated by the lake is very average and dated cuisine. Our plates were dirty, both with fingerprints on the top and caked on food scraps on the bottom. Much better choices on the foreshore.

1  Thank LenH170
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Christiaan M
1 February 2018|
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Response from MichaelandAnne | Reviewed this property |
We have split bills. So I guess its "yes" - might depend on night. Not totally sure. Ours was a 50/50 tho - not 10 etc ... :)
Laura W
26 June 2016|
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Response from Melanie L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Laura, sorry I'm not sure but I'm sure if you call and ask they will be able to help. They were so friendly 😊
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Eastlake Pde, Canberra 2604, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6295 0152
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