Rustico

4.5
206 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Delicious Italian & Spanish cuisine celebrating regional flavors of The Mediterranean in the heart of Oak Park, Illinois
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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow!!! were do I start, the food was exelent I loved the fried calamari and the lamb chops were superb, all this complimented by a knowledgeable server that had an answer for every question. Some of the best service. thank you Juan you made it an unforgettable experience and Valerio your drink was awesome!
I will be back.

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o
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impecable food, great service, varied and interesting menu, very comfortable ambiance. Certainly one of our top favorites in Oak Park.

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TZ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My mom said the pork tenderloin was the BEST she's ever tasted.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great for families, great for date night, just great all around!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, and sangrias was delicious

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Las Vegas
36 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a meal on a weekday or weekend. Good for sharing as well. Nicely decorated.

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AY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 9 people and enjoyed a delicious meal.

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JJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Casual dining place. There were many couples with children when we went. Food was good. Beer selection is only ok. They offer only bottled beer. Wine was okay.

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j
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience! Great food, great service, great ambiance! Will definitely be back!

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OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience 👍🏻

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JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Service was very good, others in group were happy with their food. I love grilled octopus and was excited to see it on the menu and to try it here but it was really bad. I also had mussels which were really great. So 1 out of 2.

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WG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live pretty close and visited this restaurant for the first time and thought it was great.

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JB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is perfect! Great combination between great food and fenomenal service. The lamb chops were perfect and the homemade pasta was just superb. I recomed this place hands down.

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AG
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was extremely delicious! The stuff very kind. Definitely I’ll visit again.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner! Service was attentive, food was delicious and great ambiance. The home made Pappardelle pasta with Bolognese was a standout as well as the Grilled Octopus. We will definitely be back.

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JL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had amazing sangria and tapas! This will be my new tapas place when I don't want to commute to the city!

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OT
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Rustico is a lively place with very good food. The service was outstanding, responsive and efficient and very pleasant. The noise level at its height was difficult, but it eased as the night wore on. Definitely a place to check out.

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JC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my whole out-of-town family for dinner after Thanksgiving. It was exceptional in every way. I recommend it any time I can!!!

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OP
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Order a Pisco sour (Valencia). Fabulous and authentic, just like in Peru
Great tapas menu. Use it!

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SB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I had a wonderful date night at Rustico. The food is just as the name describes - rustic Mediterranean. I had salmon with a rich base of vegetables, tomatoes, capers, onions, garlic, artichokes, all mixed into a yummy combo to make it rustic, rich, warm and deeelish! The wine selection was great. My husband loved his lamb chops. We hung out , drank wine and talked and had a really great night. Thanks to Rustico.

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GE
Chicago
179 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The gnocchi was a standout. Service was terrific.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rustico is one of our favs! We live in the area but have brought so many of our friends and family who don’t and it’s always been amazing. Wait staff and Gabriel are superb! Every experience has been lovely. Great food, great service, and great atmosphere.

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LH
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is always nice and the food is delish!

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MM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Gabriel has hit every note with this restaurant. Always great food!

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j
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the staff was accomodating and patient with our active toddler

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C
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently great food & service. I dined here twice in the last week and all of the dishes have such wonderful flavors & texture. Starting with focaccia, prosciutto & arugula pizza with truffle oil to the main dishes. Wine selections are nice & well priced. The quality of food and the value of price is amazing. We are thrilled to see Rustico so busy. This is exactly what needed in OaK Park!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To start, the tortilla soup and gambas were delicious.

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DA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Great food. A little over-crowded with people hovering all around us, since our table was near the door. Good service.

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MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a 7:15 reservation and were seating right away on a Saturday night. It was very energetic with a mix of couples, groups and a few families. The food was very good, and the 4 of us shared many of the tapas plates. The seafood paella was excellent. Nice wine list, and our server was great. Very attentive, always filling your wine glass, which is not so common anymore. Will certainly be back.

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F
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food & service was as usual, great! The brussel sprouts were so different and so delicious. The chef changes this recipe based on what is fresh: peaches mixed with a little "heat". The tapas are varied & my wife and I were more than satisfied with a few of them. Will be back!

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K
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Positives: Seafood paella was delicious!! Interesting menu options to choose from. Casual atmosphere.

Detractors: Noise level pretty high.
Stringer exhaust system needed because as evening went in the smoke and smells were a bit too much. Parking on street difficult but there is a parking garage about a block away

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M
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dinner for 3; service was prompt and professional; tapas menu with about 20 options and full dinner menu with good variety of appies and entrees. We starts with 3 tapas (Brussels sprouts, meat/cheese plate, and seafood croquettes) - all delicious and plentiful. Then ordered seafood paella- good, but a little over cooked (charred shells and rubbery meat). Wine was delicious. Will definitely return.

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SB
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The tapas are huge and delicious- all the dishes were great and the staff was very attentive and friendly- we will keep coming back

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S
Chicago
76 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited this fairly new restaurant for a birthday celebration. Very nice ambiance and staff. I had a question regarding a pasta off the menu and they transferred me to the chef. The chef came out and spoke with me when I arrived. Chef Gabriel is extremely nice and can work with your dietary restrictions or even an item that might not be on the menu. The food was very tasty and the staff was very friendly. I will definitely return and inform friends.

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j
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The owner did a great job, nicely decorated friendly staff, food was very good.

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ES
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently great food and service. The owner is always on hand and working as hard as anyone there.

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JP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Service was great and food was excellent. We sat out on the patio, but can’t wait to come back and sit inside since the setting was great!

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RK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Pretty good, not great. Portions were sized more for women, not men. Brussel sprouts were fabulous as was the lobster bisque. Ravioli and gnocchi were okay, but portions were small. Definitely share the dessert.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely one of our favorite restaurants! Service is always on point and the food is simple Mediterranean executed to perfection!! Must try!

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OT
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent, from the greeting and table service to the complimentary after dinner cordial. The menu was varied and included both straightforward and more unusual dishes. My husband had the paella which was presented beautifully. We definitely will be back to try other menu offerings.

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