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
  • Special Events: On Tuesdays Evenings at 5 pm, in Rustic A Tavola welcomes guests to the famiglia from the moment they arrive, complete with servers dressed in vintage Italian costumes and portraying a traditional Italian family through characters and music. A tavola is a casual, family-style dinner with no menus; the chef prepares multiple courses featuring a wide variety of seasonal ingredients and once seated at the table, the dishes begin to arrive. Menu is $39 for adults, $15 for children (12 & under). Drinks not included.

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 WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Rustic, Francis's Favorites reviews from OpenTable diners
479 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (411)great for outdoor dining (393)special occasion (286)romantic (233)great for lunch (232)notable wine list (225)fit for foodies (186)good for groups (174)great for brunch (90)neighborhood gem (82)kid-friendly (80)hot spot (60)vibrant bar scene (42)late-night find (16)Show More
  • Excellent Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary at the the Rustic and we couldn't have picked a better restaurant for that. The views, food, wine and staff were all amazing and I recommend this spot to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stunning View, wonderful service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had a wonderful experience at Rustic. This is an incredibly picturesque place, especially if you sit outside. The food was creative, but even more so was the wonderful tolerant server that we had. We had two vegans and one vegetarian in our party, and they were very nice about letting them make minor changes to the menu. We ordered Frances Ford Coppola wines only, and they were also perfect for the meal. We had time to linger, so no one was pressuring us to finish. This would be a top place to go to for lunch in Sonoma County.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had reservations for lunch, and were seated as soon as we arrived at a table on the patio overlooking the vineyards. The service was wonderful, and our waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu. Our order was served hot, and everything was seasoned perfect. We ordered the Chicken Mattone and the Braciole with Rigatoni in Meat Ragu. Both were absolutely delicious and I would order the same again. After such a great meal, we knew dessert had to be just as good, and I was not disappointed. I had the Panna Cotta and my husband had the Fresh Fruit Tart. Both were exceptional and with a cup of coffee, it was the perfect ending to a great meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our first disappointment at Rustic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The bottle of wine we ordered was not good. It wasn't bad, but the server should have offered a solution. Also, my husband's favorite entree was not as good as usual. The pasta sauce was thinner than usual and with a lot more onion. We enjoyed the experience, service and incredible view, so we'll certainly return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Outside dining is the best...... beautiful views of wine country.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rustic is fabulous
    CathyC
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We went on a Tuesday night when they have family style dining. There is no set menu, just what the chef decides to cook that day. They present 2 salads, 2 pizzas, 2 pastas and multiple meat courses. It's a set price of $35 per person. We've also been to lunch and dinner there on several occasions the menu is wonderful and the service always delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine country trip
    Bigfan
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I have been here many times and have never been disappointed. Great view if dining on the patio. Extensive wine list. Would come back again on next trip through!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    Suzy
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We love to come to Rustic to celebrate yearly our family birthdays, anniversaries. Sunday 21st was the worst service we have ever had since it opened. We were celebrating my husbands birthday. Having young children we always dine around 5:30pm. Our server did not take our food order till 6:10, dinner did not arrive until 7:05pm by that time the children were a mess. I couldn't enjoy my unpleasant dish & my husbands steak was cold. The 3 pizza's that were order were hot. I think the chef made the medium steak & the brick chick first and they sat under the hot plate till the pizzas were ready. Our server Stephanie did not come around for over an hour to see if we wanted more drinks. We drank 2 bottles of wine before our dinner even arrived.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Absolute MUST!
    Grandmapink
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We love Rustic at the Francis Ford Coppola winery in Geyserville, CA! Dining on the patio overlooking the beautiful vineyards and Mt. St. Helena and Geyser Peak is breathtaking! But let's get down to our FAVORITE PART - the food. We keep coming back to try other things on the menu and they have ALL been outstanding. Best lamb, hands down, ever! Awesome hamburgers, salads, pizzas, fish, spaghetti, and more. And let's not forget the dessert!! They're all good, and we've tried them all. Their cocktails are spot on, I absolutely love their Moscow Mule, best one I've had ANYWHERE. The grounds are beautiful and everything is well-kept, neat, and tidy. We keep coming back, we bring our adult children and their spouses, who love it too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luvcoppola1wine
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Gorgeous place to take friends and relatives who visit us in Santa Rosa. Love the environment, the energy, the food and the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine country lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I had a dinner engagement in Healdsburg on a Saturday evening and decided to have a small late lunch appetizer at Coppola. We settled on a Ceasar salad and grilled salmon, as my wife had this once before and it was delicious. Unfortunately, Rustic missed the mark this time. The salmon would've been better on a "sushi" plate. Extremely undercooked!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RUSTIC IS GREAT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    THE OUTDOOR PATIO AREA GIVES AN EXCELLENT VIEW OF THE VINEYARDS AND HILLS. VERY GOOD SERVICE, GOOD DRINKS AND THE OVERALL FOOD QUALITY IS EXCELLENT. I REALLY HAVE NO HESITATION IN RECOMMENDING THIS TO NEW COMERS. BOOK IN ADVANCE HOWEVER AS THEY DO FILL UP FAST
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dining experience
    BearswolfVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We had a couple WONDERFUL racks of lamb grilled on their special grill... all the food was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shada
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Worth seeing. Beautiful place and setting. Food not very good though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    lilrichy
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    A must visit restaurant & winery for tourists & a special place to visit frequently for those of us who are members and/or local.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great time
    SUPpirate
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We try to hit Rustic for special occasions, since everybody loves it so much. This time we tried something different for a change: the Moroccan Lamb. I usually don't care for lamb and never order it, but this was absolutely awesome. It was a generous portion for 2, and ended up taking half of it home with us. Wait staff is always pleasant and bartender was attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cathy
    Cathy
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The salmon was very good and the outdoor patio is a perfect place to enjoy lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Rustic is my favorite restaurant in the Geyserville wine country area! Excellent on all counts, I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant and winery!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    Golfgran
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Eating outdoors with a magnificent view is tops for us. The food is excellent with nice little extras. We have gone there many times and have never been disappointed. I would recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sept 14, 2014
    MikeS
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Beautiful setting. Extensive menu and attentive service. My entree was brasciole with rigatoni and was very good. Our other entree was linguine with clams but was bland, and nothing special to write about. Portion sizes underwhelmed but were adequate. Chocolate mouse dessert was very good. I recommend Rustic for a quiet memorable occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    From the moment we arrived to the moment we left everything was absolutely fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coppola Winery
    beenarond2
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    fantastic location for viewing the hills and vineyards. Fun place to play, swim and explore. Food, not so good. Watery Morroccan Lamb. Dryden out pasta Carbonara. Had remembered it as being Good food. Maybe we just hit it at the wrong time, 2pm. Very pricey.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expectations not met
    Lopezman
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Excellent food. If you want to carry on a conversation, then get an outside table. Even with the high ceilings, the acoustics in the inside dining room are very bad especially when there are several large groups seated. It is beyond "lively/energetic". Service was inattentive. They seem to have many servers, but they may be playing to larger groups more than to a single couple. Come early and get an outside table and perhaps you will be able to write a more glowing review.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Dididi
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    What a wonderful surprise! Good food,good price,good service!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go back!
    winelover
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The view was amazing and the service was outstanding! I’m already planning my next visit!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best views
    myvue
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I always take visitors here to enjoy the great food and outstanding views. It's a hit with everyone. Really a unique and wonderful gem in Sonoma County Wine Country.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food, lovely environment
    jaycie622
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Sunny September afternoon on a shady terrace looking out across fields of grapevines to the mountains in the distance. And great food. What's not to like?! The menu is extensive - sandwiches, pizza, salads, small plates. The "Francis's Favorites" section includes anecdotes of how each particular dish was chosen for inclusion on the menu. My three companions selected the Marrakesh lamb. Even with three sharing it, there was still a lot of lamb in the bottom of the taking when they were sated. Served over couscous, my sample said "Delicious!" We saved room for dessert - lemon tart and creme puffs with a cannelloni-style filling and dark chocolate sauce. The perfect ending to a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • itsakeeper
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Had an amazing experience! Beautifully designed, great ambiance, loved the menu, especially the salmon. zucchini fries, wine selection and view! Waiter could have been more attentive, but all in all, will definitely return! Very good!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun time at A Tavola
    wine55dine
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Really enjoyed our dining experience a Coppola's A Tavola. Delicious food, great service, and fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting
    BettyMVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    You are given a menu of Francis Ford Coppola family recipes. Good food, nothing spectacular except the view. Fun looking at the movie memorabilia.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coppola
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We had our anniversary dinner here, weeknight. Just lovely. The neighboring tables were very friendly too. Our waiter made our night very special.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good meal and wine
    kej70dine
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    First time we visited this place, and had a dinner. It is not easy to find wines from Coppola's winery in Japan, so when actually I tasted some kinds of wine here, I recognized it was worth visiting here even from abroad. We have stayed in the US for ten days, and had dinners in many places. I believe the dinner at this restaurant was the best. Waiters are very helpful for selecting wines and cuisine as well. I really liked this place, so would like to strongly recommend this place to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place
    HeidiAVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We are first family members at Coppola and love eating here. Service is always good and food is always good and the wine is fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You can't beat the setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    In the middle of wine country sitting on the patio having lunch on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, you can't beat it! The food was great! We had the Habit forming ribs and Grilled Salmon. The waiter was attentive and very knowledgeable. After lunch we walked out to the vineyard and tasted grapes off the vine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view- bad food
    StevenAndreaVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    we were very disappointed with the food here- it used to be good but we had overcooked burgers and wilted salads. Not worth the price when there are so many good places around. View is wonderful, and the service was friendly.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good experience all around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We enjoyed our experience at Rustic a lot. The food was very good, the server was personable, knowledgeable and moved the meal along at a relaxed pace, never leaving us feeling as if we were either being ignored or rushed along. Overall, the experience was excellent and we would return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best of Wine Country!
    WinedaddysrVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I always try to bring our friends here when in Sonoma/Napa. The food and the view are worth it every time!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gorgeous wine country patio dining
    CarpeDiemVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Beautiful location, decent food ( try the Moroccan chicken), tasty little gratis donut appetizers to get you going. Good variety of wine from the winery. Friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best view in town
    Maracuja
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    If cinematic is what you're going for, I'd recommend Rustic, which has the best view tables in town. I wish I could also rave about the food and service. They're fine, but not as good as the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view
    FloridaClair
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Beautiful view of vineyards and mountains. Had lunch. Pizza was tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.