• Discover the Best of Capri

    Discover

    The Best of Capri

    through an array of savory dishes
    that perfectly capture the island’s
    elegance and charm

  • A Menu

    A Menu

    that honors the unique flavors and aromas of the magnificent Mediterranean.

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  • Extensive Wine List

    Extensive Wine List

    features acclaimed selections
    of Italian, European and
    International labels

  • Rustico Italiano

Rustico Italiano

Celebrating 15 years as Lake Worth's premiere Italian restaurant!

Rustico Italiano is a quaint Italian restaurant nestled in the heart of downtown Lake Worth. Chef-owner Nino Annunziata brings a variety of authentic family recipes from his hometown on the beautiful island of Capri, Italy.

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Our Signature Dishes & Wine List

His signature dishes include elk tenderloin, risotto with wild quail, salciccia cacciatore, veal caprese and buffalo shank osso buco.

Rustico Italiano’s extensive wine list features acclaimed selections of Italian, European and International labels, and Chef Nino is happy to help his guests choose the right bottle to perfectly complement their dining experience.

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Chef Nino

Nino Annunziata is a highly experienced and well-travelled chef with more than 20 years experience providing authentic Italian cuisine for a variety of tastes and occasions.

Originally from the Isle of Capri, Chef Nino has made Lake Worth, Florida his home. When he first opened the doors to Rustico Italiano Ristorante in 2000, Chef Nino introduced South Florida to his innovative interpretation of traditional cuisine by presenting savory, flavorful dishes reminiscent of the classic fare of Capri’s rustic trattorias.

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Customer Reviews

Globetrotters and locals alike share their amazing experiences and stories of eating at Rustico Italiano.

  • Simply Amazing

    Simply Amazing

    This is my third visit to the restaurant, and once again, it was simply amazing. I would never dream of coming to Lake Worth without visiting. There is literally nothing I can criticize on. It has a great, casual atmosphere, the owner and staff are super professional (and nice), and the food is incomparable. It will blow you away!

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  • Rustico Italiano is Always Great

    Rustico Italiano is Always Great

    We go to Rustico for most special occasions and when we are feeling the need to splurge on declicious food, wine and a romantic, relaxing atmosphere. This is not the place to go if you are in a hurry. Savoring every bite of the fresh, perfectly prepared food is one of the special things about this restaurant. We also enjoy Nino, the chef/owner who is always cheerful and accommodating and has a wonderful sense of humor. Don't forget to try one of the delicious desserts made in-house. We have been there about 25 times and are never disappointed.

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  • Best Italian Restaurant Ever!

    Best Italian Restaurant Ever!

    I'm from Hoboken, NJ, just minutes away from New York City. There are plenty of delicious Italian restaurants, but there aren't any like this one. Rustico Italiano is by far the greatest Italian restaurant I've eaten at. The food is very well prepared and extremely flavorful. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. Overall a great place to have a nice Italian meal.

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  • Just Perfect

    Just Perfect

    Well where do I start, so many good things, but mainly the service was great the server was all smiles . Food was perfect hot and and quick like I like it. I had a nice Wine and unbelievable pasta and my wife had the ravioli. Perfect over all, definitely a must go in Lake Worth.

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  • Fresh & Authentic Italian Cuisine

    Fresh & Authentic Italian Cuisine

    Rustico Italian was a great find that was close to our resort, The Omphoy. Our party of 5 were immediately greeted & seated by the owner, Nino. We were shown the fresh daily specials, which all looked delicious. Our meals were all outstanding and Nino's wine recommendations were spot on! The fresh homemade food is definitely worth the money. Our service throughout the evening was exceptional. If you are near Lake Worth area, this is a definite must for dining.

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  • The Best Osso Buco & Italian Fare Ever!

    The Best Osso Buco & Italian Fare Ever!

    Make your reservations early and be sure to greet Nino, who owns this wonderful establishment. The food is outstanding--from the wonderful appetizers to fabulous desserts. Savor every mouthful!

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Press Reviews

Rustico Italiano offers all things Italian, and more ... "Delizioso!"

Palm Beach Post

Rustico Italiano combines two regions on one plate

"If you want 'versatilita Italiana,' you'll find it here. Rustico Italiano is a friendly place where prices are reasonable and the Italian owner himself sometimes waits on your table. The ambience, quality and location make this an ideal spot for a romantic meal or small family gathering."

Andrew Marra, Palm Beach Post
Miami Harald

Rustico Italiano: Best of Dining Italian

"If it's a homey little Italian restaurant you seek in Lake Worth, Rustico may just be the place. The food is downright excellent. Rustico delivers dinners better than mama made, unless mama was one heck of a chef."

Paul Reid, Miami Harald
Palm Beach Pulse

Rustico Italiano combines two regions on one plate

"If you want 'versatilita Italiana,' you'll find it here. Rustico Italiano is a friendly place where prices are reasonable and the Italian owner himself sometimes waits on your table. The ambience, quality and location make this an ideal spot for a romantic meal or small family gathering."

J. Gwendolynne Berry, pbpulse.com

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(561) 547-2782