Rustico is an Italian restaurant in Flatts, one of the most picturesque areas of Bermuda and home to the island’s most popular tourist spot, the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo. In 2001, while visiting the attraction, owner Odilio Angeli noted the area was lacking a decent family restaurant and decided to open a business here.
Over a decade later Rustico has established itself as one of the Bermuda’s best out-of-town restaurants. Almost every year it wins the Bermudian magazine’s award for the Best Out-of-Town Eatery. It’s also a favourite with Michael Bloomberg. An article in the New York Times said Rustico is ‘his favourite Italian restaurant in Bermuda’ and that he ‘stakes out an outdoor table for six and orders platters of herb-marinated chicken, tenderloin of beef and fresh orecchiette.’
For a starter choose Local Fish Carpaccio. Rustico takes full advantage of its dockside location and purchases the fish straight from local captains. Mains include Veal Milanese (cutlets of veal, breaded and fried Milanese style) and Pappardelle con Scampi (pappardelle pasta with jumbo shrimp in a spicy marinara sauce). A variety of pizzas are also offered. Prices are reasonable, so you don’t have to be as rich as the mayor to eat here. Pasta dishes and pizzas are particularly good value.
The restaurant is open every day of the week. Hours are 11.30 until 10 pm. Bookings are recommended, especially at dinner. It’s situated on the North Shore Road in Flatts. To reach it by public transport, take bus number 10 or bus number 11.
Odilio is originally from the Lombardy region of Italy. Since his arrival in Bermuda in the 1980’s he has established himself as one of the island’s most successful restaurateurs. He also owns the Dining Room at the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse and the Gulfstream near Horseshoe Bay.
Map showing location of Rustico Restaurant and Pizzeria.
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Rustico Restaurant and Pizzeria
8 North Shore Road