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About Pizza Rustica Restaurant & Bar
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.
Toronto, ON M5V 3P5
Hours of Operation:
: Monday - Sunday: 6:00am - 4:00am
Blue Jays Way
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We cater to all needs from small business meetings to family gatherings.
Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
Pizza Rustica Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews
Pleasantly surprised, wasn't expecting much when we walked in but server attentive, not overbearing. Tried the calamari to nibble on, not greasy, nice and light and we both had pasta. Both pretty good. Would definitely pop back before a show again, might try the pizzas as their takeout business booming and they looked good.
This was a delightful experience. We were going to a concert , and thought this is not far from ACC, 5 min Uber drive. They have vegan options and good tasting pizza, nice light crust and even vegan toppings :) The server Doug was a polite waiter and attentive to ours needs. Nice time out. Only downfall is that you don't get a lot of food for the price, but the taste is definitely there . Would be nice to have some bread or a soup to start
This restaurant is a great place to stop by and eat. The pricing of the food was not expensive. I love the option of customizing your own pizza with the ingredients being near top-notch. Dessert was a treat. Overall great food, great service and nice seating. :)
The restaurant was not busy when we arrived but it still took forever to recieved a pear and gorgonzola pizza! Our server also forgot to bring us napkins and delivered the pizza before giving us plates. Lastly, I had to retrieve hot sauce and condiments on my own as he never returned after we asked for them.
Wouldn't recommend unless you have time to kill.
Food ingredients were such poor quality. Calamari was what I would expect at a cheap chain restaurant - definitely not fresh. So chewy. They used regular mozzarella on a margarita pizza which is supposed to have buffala mozzarella. Basil wasn't fresh and they put tomato sauce on top of the cheese which made no sense.
We had a 5:30 reservation for 6 so we could get to a special event, showed up on time and were told to wait in line. The guy with the list said it would be about 5 minutes. After 10 minutes I had to ask again and explain that we had to be on our way by 7. I was then told that they weren't sure they would be able to seat us. After another 15 minutes and after loosing my cool a bit, they found a table for 4 and another for 2. Not what we came for. I myself asked the people sitting at the table for 2 beside us if they would mind switching and they most gratiously did. The food was good and we did end up with an AMAZING server who helped us forget about the rocky start. Be mindful if you make a reservation and need to be somewhere at a particular time!
Eating here was a strange experience. The music was so loud we couldn't hear each other across the table. The service was good and the staff were attentive, but there seemed to be a lot of them there. It felt overstaffed and the staff were just hanging out watching everyone. The whole time we were there we felt like we were being watched. It was bazaar. The food was great, the overall experience was not great.
This was one of the worst restaurants I've ever been to. The service was very poor. The staff wouldn't even look at us. We weren't offered Parmesan cheese for our pasta which was very bland. The waitress did not check on us and I had to ask for salt as our table did not have it. All the rest of the tables did. I will never eat here again and will recommend that others not either.
Had been before and enjoyed it last time. This experience was terrible though. Attempted to order wine but nobody seemed to know what they had or didn't have and were eventually presented with 2 options. Ordered food and after 15 minutes were told they were out of one option. No big deal ... it happens ... but then they were also out of option 2 (simple spaghetti and meatballs). The service seemed chaotic, there were dirty dishes and empty boxes on the bar, and it just wasn't enjoyable. When leaving, the manager (we assume) asked how it was. When we didn't respond positively he offered to make us a free calzone. We had just finished eating so certainly weren't up for that. Very disappointing and we won't return.
We were a little worried when we first arrived because there was only one person working, but
he was quite amazing! Serving, cooking, taking money. Finally another staff member
came and helped out. The food was delicious and they had vegan options available for
one of our party. A small but lovely venue for a fine lunch.
Went for christmas dinner so it was quite busy. Somehow the restaurant only had one server, so our food took a long time to come. Not his fault. He did look stressed but it's quite understandable. Not what the low rating is for.
The window beside us had a huge draft so we were cold the whole time. Even the manager was wearing his jacket inside.
The food is pretty atrocious for an "italian" place. Commercial made tomato sauce. Meatball sandwich was disgusting. Pizzas were edible but nothing what I would expect from a stone oven. Pasta was decent but nothing to brag about.
Not to mention it's supposed to be a pizza joint but only has like 8 options for pizza, and half of them are a cream sauce base. Are you kidding me? This place is no libretto that's for sure.
Overall I get the sense that the only reason they're still in business is because of an endless supply of blue jay fans coming once, never to return.
Would not go back to this place and would not recommend it for anyone, no apologies.
I am gluten free and also a vegetarian, I was excited to try their pizza. Unfortunately they were all out of dough, which is understandable. However, this left me to either one kind of gluten free pasta or a salad. Not many options for me and I was not pleased with the quality of the pasta and their sauce. It would be wise for a restaurant that advertises they have gluten free options to have all of their options available.
The smoked salmon salad was topped with Kraft processed Parmesan cheese (not fresh), shaken all over the smoked salmon, and the dressing was Kraft Sun-dried tomato. I used to go here quite often and I now remember why don't. If I wanted processed cheese and store bought (cheap and frankly not good) salad dressing I would go to the grocery store - I expected more. I won't be going back.
The food and drinks were excellent. My one complaint is that their menu in the restaurant was vastly different than the one posted on their website. I am a vegan and chose this restaurant because of the numerous vegan options I saw on the website and was a little disappointed to learn not all of these items were actually available.
We made a reservation for 4 for 6pm. When we got there at 5:55pm we were told that they don't take reservations on Fridays but they would try to get us in (it was packed with a ball game and concert in town). We were seated by 6:10 and told no problem getting fed and put by 7:00. We still had not been served and had finished our drinks without offer to refill by 6:45. The manager came by to say our meals were on the way and we complained that we had been there nearly an hour and he argued with us! Said there was no way we had been there that long...very rude!
We finally received our meals at 7:05, rushed to eat (did I mention that they didn't have the gluten free pizza dough that was the main reason we chose the restaurant for the dietary needs of our group?), and were offered a measly 15% off and free dessert which they KNEW we didn't have time to eat!!!
Serious disappointment overall and zero tip left by us.
I have been to Pizza Rustica a few times now and always had the best service and the food was great. This time I brought my friends for the first time there before the Blue Jays game and it was absolutely awful; the service was terrible, food took over 45 minutes and this point the restaurant was not as busy and was mostly cleared out. Our server was not attentive, was very slow and took over 20 min to get a machine to pay for our bills. It was a terrible first impression for my friends which was upsetting because it was my first terrible experience there, will seriously consider not coming back, the food however is great.
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