My wife, Laura and I recently went in to sample Rustico’s happy hour tapas menu. We enjoyed watching Francesco interact with his customers, treating them more like old friends than clientele. His warmth is infectious and he is a gracious host. We nibbled on food while drinking some of Robert Renzoni’s Sangiovese. The tapas menu not only offers a great variety of food choices, they’re also priced to be extremely affordable, priced at $3.95 and $4.95. Two or three couples could stop in, order six or eight small plates, share them and walk away totally satisfied.
If you’re looking for an affordable and enjoyable evening out, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better value than happy hour at Rustico. The food is delicious, the staff is friendly and attentive and the atmosphere is very comfortable. Francesco is a self-proclaimed “tequila freak”. Ask him about the Hotel California Tequila. It’s pretty tasty.
Rustico Ristorante & Pizzeria, 29940 Hunter Road, Suite 102, Murrieta, CA (951) 698-5151 – on twitter and Facebook @iloverustico