Rustic, Francis's Favorites
Rustic, Francis's Favorites

Rustic, Francis's Favorites

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.franciscoppolawinery.com/
  • Phone: 7078571485
  • Hours of Operation:
    11a-9p Daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Independence Lane
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Rustic, Francis's Favorites
Open for lunch and dinner Francis Ford Coppola shares his personal pantheon of recipes at RUSTIC, Francis’s Favorites, the winery’s full-service restaurant. RUSTIC’s menu embraces international as well as traditional Italian dishes, with an emphasis on family-style cooking that features fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from the property’s organic herb and produce garden. Authentic, Neapolitan-style pizzas are also a specialty. A focal point of the dining room at RUSTIC is the Parrilla (pronounced “pah-REE-jah”), an authentic Argentine grill. Manned by the restaurant’s dedicated Asador, or grill-master, it provides a true South American experience of delicious, wood-grilled meats. RUSTIC offers service in our casual dining room and on an outdoor terrace overlooking the vineyards of Alexander Valley. A bar adjacent to the restaurant also serves a full complement of cocktails and an extensive wine and beer
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Rustic, Francis's Favorites reviews from OpenTable diners
452 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (394)great for outdoor dining (372)special occasion (277)great for lunch (230)romantic (226)notable wine list (197)fit for foodies (171)good for groups (169)great for brunch (95)kid-friendly (84)neighborhood gem (77)hot spot (59)vibrant bar scene (30)late-night find (18)Show More
  • Wine country gem
    PanebVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We've been here before, one of our goto places when we're in Sonoma county. Great views of the vineyards, still many items we haven't tried on the menu. Choose the patio, weather permitting. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable about the food. The rack of lamb was amazing and cooked to order, the brick chicken was a golden brown delight, and the linguine and clams were delicious as always. Coppola's wines are market price, and you can't beat that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rustic at Coppola's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    A surprisingly fine restaurant located in Francis Coppola's luxurious winery in Sonoma County. A bit on the touristy side (as one might expect) but the food, service and setting are all of exceptional quality. And most unusually for a winery, the wine list contains selections other than only Coppola's. Worth a visit even if you don't go their for the wine tasting and movie memorabilia.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Beautiful view, great food, excellent service! The offerings here are unmatched to many of the vineyards in the area. I highly recommend visiting this venue!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Decided to do as a date night and was very happily surprised at how good the food tasted and cost. I was happy I had a reservation because normal wait time was almost 2 hours. We only had to wait about 3-5 minutes while they finished setting the table for us. They had a great variety of food choices that fit me and my husband perfectly. The services was pretty good and the view was beautiful! Being able to watch the sun set over the mountains and vineyards just made it that much more enjoyable and romantic. Definitely some of the best ribs I have ever had, and I didn't even need to put the BBQ sauce on them to enjoy it. I will most definitely being going back again for another date night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    JeanDenis
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went for the first time two days ago and everything was allsome. The food, the service, the ambiance. Wow what a diner that we had my wife and i. You must try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely wonderful!
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We love this place! Good food, great service and fabulous view!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coppola's Rustic Is Delicious
    RobertE
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The Rustic was a Great find. Went to the winery for a wine tour and found Rustic. The menu is varied and designed by FF Coppola's based on his favorite meals. We had the Pasta Carbonara, Linguini and the Rack of Lamb. All were excellent. The Carbonara was done with a lean but flavor filled bacon, the clams were tender and fresh, the pasta was a perfect al dente, and the lamb was tender and succulent. It was marinated in pomegranate juice and other spices then grilled. They flavor was very different from other lamb I have had but delicious. The fried zucchini was the best we have had. I was surprised they charged us for some dipping sauce, also for more bread, and drink refills.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great venue, but underwhelmed
    KBGolf
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Dinner for 12 on terrace. Had set up a special reservation for a group in town on vacation. They said they'd set us up on the terrace with wonderful views. They did set up a 12-top for us, but it was in the back against the wall, so our view really was of the other tables in front of us. The food was great, but the one thing several of us wanted from the menu, they didn't have. The last thing that could have been better was the speed of our server...while attentive when he was at the table, that wasn't very often, and our 6:45 reservation turned into food around 8:15.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Our main server, Will, was excellent! It was a very busy night, but somehow he didn't miss a beat. He made us all feel special and deserving of excellent service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bareynolds
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food was a little disappointing. The view was amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    Daveandjo
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Good experience at Rustic. Very good food with a great view of the vineyards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    froggy
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My grandson from Tyler Texas ,recently graduated from college was so impressed by the food and setting,that he decided he would seek a career in California
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding in every way
    jeffl
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food at Rustic was excellent and served in a very classy manner. The outdoor service was impeccable along with the view which was topnotch. This restaurant should be rated five stars.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    didn't get enough to eat.Waitress came by only once. Wasn't offer a bit of everything available. Probably wont go back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a wonderful time
    shopcat1
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    A group of 11 old High School friends got together for a great time. I think the higher noise level was all our doing. We loved all the memorabilia and spent time both before and after our reservation visiting with old movie favorites. We went on Tuesday, which is Tavola night. This is where the servers dress in outfits from the 30's and 40's and you are made to feel like you are a member of a large extended family. It has changed since we last did it and now it is all one reasonable price, but not quite as tasty. Everything was very good, just nothing outstanding. Just the service, it was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    dinnerout
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Love the Tavola and if you haven't tried it, it's a must! Food is great and there is plenty of it! Service is excellent! Perfect for that special occasion on your list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Maurizio
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Very good experience in a beautiful location. Very good service and food, perfect ambience and view. Great choice of wines and good wine-food pairing menu. Very recommended
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was served cold.
    foodie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We had the porterhouse steak. The waiter really talked it up. We ordered it medium rare as we always do. 1. Our food came out and we did not have plates to put it on. 2. Our meat was at best luke warm. 3. Some of the meat was raw. 4. Our waiter never came back to our table to check on us until we had finished. Very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slowest entree delivery ever
    BigMac
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We were really looking forward to Rustic for a nice romantic dinner. Started off very well with the appetizer and salad then... We waited over 1 hour for our entree! Dinner took over 2.5 hours!! Since we wanted a nice romantic view of the vineyard, we were seated outdoors along the perimeter wall of the patio. While we waited and waited, the temperature dropped about 20 degrees as it does in this part of California. Waiter was serving many tables, including a large party and came by twice to apologize during that time. Another server noticed that my wife was using her napkin as a shawl and brought her a blanket. Finally, yet another waiter came by and moved us to a table by a heater. Meal was good. Experience not so good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great view and good meal outside on magnificent veranda. You take a chance eating outside for dinner--it can get chilly, and it did, so we moved inside. Best for lunch outside, dinner in. Must go. Dinner or lunch is just part of the whole experience of visiting this entire "movie set".
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely place to unwind
    Clovergal
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    A group of us that formerly worked together met after 20 years. My friends particularly loved the museums. Our outside dining was relaxed with great service, wonderful views of the vineyards, and delightful wine selections. This was their first visit; I am a member of the wine club and have eaten here before. I thought the food was just okay, not excellent as in the past. We didn't get a glass of wine for members as in the past so wonder if this portion of the experience has been eliminated. I must note that reservations were handled professionally and were as requested.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Braciole is the dish
    MissPicky
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had been here twice before but always during the week. They serve braciole only on Sunday. This is a dish that my mother-in-law used to make years ago and I was very much looking forward to it. It didn't disappoint. Other people had the short ribs, the rack of lamb, and a chicken dish. All were very good. The desserts weren't particularly tempting so we skipped that course. We were lucky enough to get a table outside, always a lovely view and nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love Rustic
    RickyVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We live nearby and treat Rustic as our clubhouse, so easy to bring guests to, and always excellent. Try to sit outside for world class views with your meal. We even saw Francis himself enjoying lunch Sunday...the man knows how to live
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Order Dessert!!
    Kj612
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    As much as I love the views and the amazing food, the dessert is always amazing!!! My favorite is the panna cotta and the chocolate mouse! Their pastry chef is top notch! Always a special treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    When we have company from out of town or if we just want to have a nice, relaxing lunch...we always enjoy Rustic! Chris has been our server for a number of times and he is always great...very helpful and knowledgeable!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb Service and great food
    Kirk
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Every time we entertain out-of-state friends who are visiting the wine country for the first time, we take them the Rustic for lunch. We've been there about 10 times. Every visit has been a pleasurable experience for all of us. Great food, wine, and the staff has always been superb. Thanks again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wine country dining
    dotdotdot
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    There was a fixe prixe lunch menu but the entree choices were not as enticing as the regular ala carte menu. The three of us opt to order 3 different entrees + a salad and shared them all. We enjoyed our time @Rustic's dining room and the memorabilia galleries.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable evening
    beachprof
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Visting friends in the Santa Rosa area and we searched for a nighttime dinner at a winery. There are not many to be found, that were also available, and luckily Rustic had a table. It was so beautiful and the food was exactly what we wanted. Steak cooked perfectly, pasta and pizza both were excellent and of course the wine was delicious. The great part was the view from the patio. It was so relaxing and we had a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Strekoza
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was good,except the chiken sauteu. Their appetizer (olives) was delisious. The portion of lamb was huge, it can easy fit 2 people.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This was our first visit! It was the best experience we've ever had at a winery! The service in Rustic was impeccable, friendly and informative. The meal we had was superb and we had complementary champagne for our anniversary! We are family now and can't wait to return for a visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine Selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We were disappointed to find that Kendell-Jackson wines were not represented on your wine list.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous Views and Great Food
    Spadoni
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Enjoyed a great lunch on the outdoor patio. Food was perfect, service was wonderful, a great time was had by our table. We love The Rustic and bring all our friends and family to enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at Rustic
    Thierry
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Spectacular location, setting and view. Very professional, kind and helpful service. The menu is extremely original, and is made of personal choices of Coppola. All the dishes we had were authentic, perfectly prepared and served. We had great wines (from Coppola’s winery). Wonderful dinner! Very affordable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jorge
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was excellent, the entire facility is beautiful. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Was it a Restaurant or Disneyland!
    Lola
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We were expecting fine food and wine. We made a reservation ahead of time. The hostess was unfriendly, bordering on rudeness. She put us in the children's section, although there were vacant tables elsewhere. My caesar salad was so awful I just had them take it away. The entree's were edible, but nothing special. The wine was OK, but also nothing special. If you want to go, I would suggest lunch, which is served outside by the pool.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 10th year wedding anniversary
    Stubbs
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My wife and I are from Canada and were celebrating our 10th year wedding anniversary. Staff was very accommodating and winery and restaurant were perfect. Thank you for a great afternoon and evening!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magical Dining Experience
    Whendeesreviews
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Dinner after wine tasting and a walk through the movie memorabilia was perfect. We were seated as requested at a lovely outdoor table overlooking the magnificent vineyard. Our server Adam was most helpful in assisting us as we selected our dinner options. The entire wait staff was efficient and friendly. Our food was excellent. We shared the zucchini and enjoyed our salads. Our entrees were the lemon chicken and the ribs and each were cooked to perfection. The dessert menu looked delicious, but we were full from this lovely meal. We were not rushed and enjoyed the ambience as much as the dinner. We were quite pleased with the entire Francis Ford Coppolla experience and would gladly return when we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We love Rustic.
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Love the zucchini fries...... We have taken all our friends and family to Rustic over the years and its consistently consistent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Rustic is our new "must-go-to" restaurant in Sonoma Valley. The food was absolutely delicious, especially the Eggplant Appetizer. Outside dining is a must. The view is stunning, looking out over a vineyard. We even had a little hummingbird join us in the flower garden next to the terrace. We are already looking forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining with views....
    Agem
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great dining with beautiful views.....they have large outdoor dining with scenic views or seating inside. Perfect for large groups, special occasions. Tuesday nights offer family style dining with no menu ..... a roaming musician playing the accordian and singing opera ... always a fun experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.