Rustico Italian brick oven pizza a find in Mattapoisett

Sep 21, 2019 319

BY: Brendan Kurie

I got a find for you. I’m sure many have beaten me to the punch, but Rustico, which has been open for some 15 months in some incarnation, provided my wife and I, and even our little dude Cooper, with our best meal in several months.

Rustico -- pronounced Roo-stico -- first started offering takeout brick-oven pizza along with salads, sandwiches and pasta dishes in the old location of How on Earth on Route 6 in May 2018. Cooking up farm-fresh ingredients, house-made dough and unique flavor combinations was the brainchild by owner Al Meninno and chef William “Gui” Aguilar, who had cooked at several restaurants in New Orleans, including Channing Tatum’s Saints and Sinners, and at the Aqua Grille in Sandwich.

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