Tucked into a busy, curb-edge site, Rustico (8 North Shore Rd., Flatts Village, tel. 441/295-5212, fax 441/296-6686, rustico [at] northrock [dot] bm, www.primaverarestaurant.com, lunch 11:45–2:30 p.m., dinner 6–10 p.m. daily) is one of Bermuda’s most popular and consistently top-quality restaurants. Sister to the Lighthouse Restaurant at Gibbs Hill, Rustico offers take-out or eat-in service—either inside its cozy dining room or alfresco, where a tent-room tucked into the limestone cliffside is heated with lamps during the winter. Lovers of Mediterranean cuisine will not be disappointed here. A well-chosen wine list, and menu staples like crisp calamari, inventive salads, pastas ($12.50), pizza (starting at $11.50), and one of the island’s best mahimahi fish sandwiches ($8.75), create high demand for parking spots on the narrow street outside. Devotees swear by the efficient service and tasty, carefully-crafted dishes.
Specials like crab-stuffed prawns in pastry ($16), ceviche ($14), lobster lasagne ($26), rack of lamb ($32), tenderloin filet ($36), plus a full menu of Indian, Chinese, and sushi choices, bring foodies to Indigo (6 North Shore Rd., Flatts Village, tel. 441/296-3634, lunch 11 a.m.–3 p.m., dinner 6–10 p.m. daily). The restaurant’s size is more ample than it looks from outside; included are six dining areas including a sushi lounge, a rear outdoor terrace, formal interior dining rooms, and a demonstration kitchen. In the summer, the back terrace doubles as an after-hours dance floor.
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