This warm, family-run Mediterranean restaurant in the heart of the Granite City is a solid choice for a hearty meal out, whatever the occasion. Open for lunch and dinner every day of the week, its broad menu covers all bases, from pizzas with toppings ranging from Mortadella to smoked duck, hot smoked salmon and minced lamb ragu to classic pastas and an array of meat and fish dishes. So, whether it’s a romantic date, a catch up with friends, a working lunch or a family meal with the kids in tow, you’re sure to find something tasty to eat at Rustico.
The interior is styled like a fifties trattoria with cosy nooks, rough walls and pictures of the stunning Sicilian coast, but what really makes Rustico feel cosy is its staff. Their friendliness and warmth, combined with the lively atmosphere of the restaurant ensure that the infamous charm of the Mediterranean shines through on every visit.
In addition to excellent food, you’ll also find that Rustico stocks a good selection of Sicilian wines. Labels such as Nero D'Avola and Altavilla are widely available on the impressive wine list, along with favourites from all regions of Italy. To assist you in the perfect match, Rustico’s Sommelier is always on hand to help you find the perfect Vinos veritas to accompany your meal. Beer and spirit drinkers need not fear, as Rustico also stocks Italian birra along with plenty of spirits, so whether you fancy a classic Bellini, a Peroni or a bourbon on the rocks, the bar staff have you covered.
To finish off your taste of Sicilian hospitality (after a slice of homemade tiramisu or plate of profiteroles, that is) Rustico offers all its guests a Limoncello on the house. Mediterranean warmth in Aberdeen doesn’t come much better than that!