English Menu: Yes
Average price: 60 NIS
Address: 1) 42 Basel st. 2) 15 Rothschild st.
Tel. number: 1) 03-6026969 2) 03-5100039
What a fine Italian restaurant Rustico is! It surely fits on the list of the best Italian restaurants in Tel Aviv, together with Pappa's: high quality pasta, fresh ingredients, fantastic flavors and great indoor design and atmosphere.
Being very fond of linguini pasta, we were totally not disappointed by what Rustico had to offer: tuna linguini and seafood linguini. Both had a unique taste of its own: the fresh slices of tuna in a lemon-chili sauce with capers and Parmesan cheese were pungent and zingy in the right amount; the seafood sauce was more delicate, mainly made with shrimps, calamari and mussels, white wine and garlic. We did prefer the tuna over the seafood one, though.
We were also impressed by the canneloni with spinach and ricotta cheese, which was topped with a tasty tomato sauce and then baked in the oven. A great dish for vegetarians.
We ended the great meal with two amazing desserts: Frozen creme brulee which leaves your tongue with a soft and delicate sweetness once it melts; and a great panna cotta, with the right texture and flavor (although too sweet for some of us).
How to get there
For Basel Branch: Basel st. is located in the north of Dizengoff and connects all the way down to Iben Gvirol. You can reach it by going north on Dizengoff and then taking right to Basel; or by walking on Iben Gvirol.
For Rothschild branch: Rustico is located at the beginning of Rothschild st. You can reach it by going all the way down on Rothschild Blvd., or by walking all the way on Nachalat Binyamin street (starts at the beginning of King George).
View location and walking directions on the map: 1) Basel branch 2) Rothschild branch