Rustica Cucina Italiana: Rockland's Choice for Innovative Italian Dining
When it comes to creative, yet traditional Italian cuisine, Rustica strikes the perfect balance. Conveniently located on Main Street in Rockland, Maine, I couldn't resist stopping by after the Lobster Festival for an appetizer. My favorite is the suppli. These deep-fried risotto balls are delicately crispy on the outside, and chock full of fresh, creamy mozzarella and salty, savory prosciutto on the inside. They're served with a delicious sun-dried tomato sauce, which adds a nice hint of acidity. This is my idea of the perfect way to start your meal at Rustica. I think you'll see why their community has voted this restaurant the "Best of the Best" for Italian cuisine and pasta every since they opened for business in 2006, as their website proudly attests.