Pizza Rustica Restaurant & Bar

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Open 24 hours! We at Pizza Rustica, we strive to always bring you a little more. More delicious ways to discover great times and more smiles per minute. Honest home style cooking is our obsession that we can't help. We go out of our way to bring you tasty flavours and fresh dishes that keep you craving another bite at Pizza Rustica.



Smart humble service with infectious ambiance and a fresh vibe, creates an environment where you and your friends can feel at home, relax and be free.

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3.5based on recent ratings
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3.6
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64% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJohnH
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Food was good but service was slow. Understaffed crew

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KellyM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've visited Pizza Rustica at Blue Jays Way on several occasions and have always been impressed. We'll be back!

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GregR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, friendly service. The pizzas were delicious (we had the Calabrese and sicilian) Our friend loved his Ceasar salad. Theatre district was very close by. Bright and airy with large screen TVs playing sports. The only complaint would be that the background music was a little loud but I would highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super restaurants, on a adoré nos pizza c’est une adresse qu’on va garder pour une prochaine fois. Super frais, qualité / prix au top

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Bones
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food was mediocre. My friend’s pizza was soggy in the middle and burnt on the edges. My pasta was flavoured well but the pasta itself tasted like pasta you buy in a box from the grocery store. Place was beautiful though and good service.

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Anon
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

They were short staff, we had to wait for move than one hour for food. Some folks had to leave without eating.
The food was really good, just a tat too salty.

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HelenZ
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

My friends and I chose this restaurant because it came up as having vegan options and was accommodating of allergies. When we got there after making our OpenTable reservation, the table was not ready and cleared for us and we had to wait for them to get that ready for us — which should have been the first red flag.

We asked the server about their vegan options and whether they can prevent cross-contamination with nuts. They advertised vegan cheese on their menu and that their pizzas can be made vegan. The server came back and told us that the kitchen is out of vegan cheese and that they can't guarantee that there's no cross-contamination. The server offered us salad — which is just about the last thing anyone wants when they're trying to order a pizza. So we left.

There are some terrible reviews of this place online but I decided to take a chance on it. Unfortunately, this was one of the cases where the reviews were true. There were also a few reviews that said that the kitchen was out of vegan cheese, so this wasn't an isolated incident. I suspect that the kitchen never had vegan cheese to begin with. They shouldn't be advertising this on their menu if they don't have it. Their website is completely broken so we didn't have a way of verifying the menu beforehand.

In a city with no shortage of great pizza spots, and ones that can do way more to ensure they can accommodate dietary restrictions. Do not recommend.

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pudding111
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited over an hour to get our orders and the spot we sat at was so cold.
Not to blame any of the staffs but I think it was poorly managed.

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DinerCasual
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Way too expensive for very mediocre food. I wouldn’t go again

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Dsquared
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Severely understaffed during last Wednesday lunch. One server desperately tried to keep up with dine in and take out. When I suggested he should let guests know as they come that the kitchen is hopelessly backed up, it didn’t seem to register; he kept saying he prioritized my order and that’s the the best he could do. Net, despite making reservation I had to leave with my pizza in a box after waiting one hour. It was doubly disappointing because I took my son and his friend as they were visiting for ‘take your kids to work’ day, and it turned out this way. Left a 20% tip for the server because he was working so so hard. Management need to either staff up or give the server authority to potentially refuse business or at least be able to inform clients of long wait time. Server seemed afraid to so that.

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RochelleF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Each dish came piping hot - daily soup fresh , hot and very tasty. Lasagna very good. Pizza was crisp and very good.

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BrianW
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter/host, Doug, was the highlight of the evening. It was amazing watching him command the room and handle the sudden crowd of tables that came and went while we were dining. He was personable and informative throughout the entire experience.
Our food was amazing as well. We dined on several different pastas and pizzas that the entire table shared. I was with friends from out of town and they were very impressed with the quality of each dish and at reasonable prices.
This place is a must for your casual dining.

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Jane
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great pizza, nice pasta, cute place. What else do you need?

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RobinD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The menu on the website once you booked through OpenTable is incorrect. They changed the menu from the last time I was there and the food was dry and over cooked. The service was good but that was about it.

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vipMelJD
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service as usual. However, is was unusually warm inside.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Made a reservation for 9ppl and when we showed up the table wasn’t ready and it seemed no one was even aware of the reservation. Server was friendly but service was SLOW. No water was brought to the table, all beer taps are apparently non-functional though there are several draft beers listed on the menu. The server opened our bottle of red, then proceeded to re-cork it and put it back on the table. Didn’t pour it at all, and also with a red normally you leave it open to breathe? Odd. Especially for an Italian place. We pulled out the cork and poured it ourselves. Other non-alcoholic drinks were brought in cans which we also opened and poured ourselves. Not a huge deal, except when you’re charged an automatic gratuity for a large party (which we were), it might have been nice for the server to take care of this. Food was good and hot, but took forever to come out of the kitchen and meals were so staggered that two in our party had not even received their meals yet when others were finished. Very convenient location and food was good but not sure I’d go back due to service issues.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great ambiance. Had a lovely family birthday dinner.

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RussellG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great location near Blue Jays, with parking across the street and a café table with an awning on the street, all good including the wine, pizza, salad and dessert.

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LOVEtoDine
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Need to do something with the flies. Too many buzzing around especially when we are eating!

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RoxyChic
Atlantic Canada
16 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet Sunday evening - pizza was delicious as was the Italian wine. Tiramisu was best yet in Toronto! We had a great waiter called Jason who loves his customers- hope the boss appreciates what a gem he is !

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vipMarty
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was OK but service very slow even though it was not busy when we went. Had to ask twice for the bill, no one ever comes around to refill water glass.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They did not honor our reservation and it would have been nice to receive a cancellation notification by either the restaurant or open table. Poor service!

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DuanA
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They did not even keep my table reservation I ended up not even being seated. Rude staff terrible customer service

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They did not even take my open table reservation into consideration. The Raptors playoff game was on so they were busier than usual, however, they refused to honour the reservation I made because of it. I had a horrible experience and was really frustrated the entire time. They should not be on this app if they can’t deliver on a simple expectation that is to have a table at my reservation time.

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KatieG
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Our server was nice enough but the food was terrible. I ordered the pear Gorgonzola salad which was terrible and my boyfriend ordered a Caesar wrap that was just lettuce and Caesar dressing in a wrap... we both couldn’t finish our food and we told the server we didn’t enjoy it. Nothing was taken off our bill. Food is too expensive for the quality it is. Will not be returning and will not recommend.

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FadilaA
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolute worst service I have ever had in this city. The server was very rude and wouldn’t accommodate me when I accidentally ordered the wrong thing on the menu. He refused to let me switch my order and we had to pay for food that we didn’t eat. I asked to speak to a manger and the manager didn’t take the time to speak to me. I have never come across customer service as poor as this and I promise to never go back.

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GreyC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a fine waiter and the food was great. Nice, clean, big washrooms are always a plus!

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JoergW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was ok and that‘s the best thing about the location. I ordered a tap-beer from the menu and got the answer „sorry we haven‘t that one“ so i ordered another brand, from the tap as well and got a bottle. Period.
I asked the waitress why i didn‘t get it from the tap and she told me again, it wasn‘t available, so i asked for a glas. She then brought me one ( not the cleanest specimen ) followed by another bottle. She told me, i could use the second bottle to fill the glas to the brim and she would only charge me the price of a tap-beer. As for other things not available, my wife asked for an orange-juice - sorry, an apple-juice - sorry, only cranberry available.
It was the most underwhelming diner experance i‘ve had in a long while.
No recommendation.

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AnnaS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Everything was great. The only downfall was the many flies !! If you can do something about the flies it would be perfect!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Used to be much more of a Pizzeria with specialty pizzas like “Butter Chicken” and “Chicken Tikka” etc. Now it’s a 24 hour spot with a lot of pasta and other things. Much more generic and less specialized.

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Ozzie
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service great. Tight quarters. We were a party of 8 and felt like we were in everyone’s way. Waitress, other patrons etc....

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JenniferF
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Made reservations for a busy Friday night. We were seated right away, the pizza and calamari was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We had a reservation at 5:30pm, however we were not even looked at by a staff member until 6pm, and then seated at 6:15pm. Even after we sat down, the manager was quite rude, asking us if we had ordered yet, and if the waiter had put through our order. I understand they were busy, but they clearly accepted many early walk-ins, and then were unable to accommodate people with reservations. Disappointing.

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EricaG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Had a reservation for 3 people for 5:15pm and didn’t get sitted until after 5:30pm. I was put on a small table that was for 2 person with an extra chair as it was “too busy”. My back was touching the next table which had the same issue. Ordered 2 pizzas and 3 drinks. Drinks came right away but pizzas took a very long time. We had finished our drinks already when the pizza came. Too crowded and not enough organization especially knowing that was a concert happening at the Rogers center at 7pm.

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Outoftown25
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I would not recommend this restaurant. The Manager or Owner of the restaurant berated our waitress in front of not only her colleagues but also customers. My daughter and I walked out after ordering our drinks. His voice was getting louder the angrier he became. His complaint was that she was being late for her shifts, which I agree is a problem, however, he should have had the conversation with her in private. This behaviour is not only inappropriate but also unprofessional in this setting. We left because if this is how he treats employees who knows how he would treat customers. The waitress was very upset and I told the Manager or Owner that my daughter and I did not want to hear him yelling. He waved me off and did not engage in conversation.

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FernS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ice people and good food Thanks

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TheresaH
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to Pizza Rustica for a pre-concert meal with friends. The food was great as well as the bucket of beer! The pizzas were delish, especially the Margerita, and the Chicken Alfredo was overflowing with chicken. Reasonable prices and great service!

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Craigwb
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really great food but the street front patio can get a bit noisy - probably a better experience inside

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JenniferG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service here was excellent. There are a great deal of options for vegetarians, eating gluten free, and meat lovers. The only draw back was the amount of water on the floor of the women’s bathroom. I suspect there are problems due to flooding in Toronto and that issues will be resolved at some point.

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CityLunching
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was great except it was very loud due to the nearby construction

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Pizza Rustica Restaurant & Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Pizza Rustica Restaurant & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 260-2200.

Pizza Rustica Restaurant & Bar is rated 3.5 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

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