Rustico

4.5
235 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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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food from the Brussels sprouts appetizers to our entrees, which included braised beef, pizza & pasta. The service was attentive but not intrusive. This group of foodies with high standards was impressed!

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must go to place in Oal Park

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Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very nice Mother’s Day dinner. The place was packed and quite loud, but little extras like free champagne and roses for mothers made it an enjoyable meal!

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K
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salmon and ravioli was excellent. Definitely on my list to visit again. We had a party of 15 and they were super organized an attentive to our individual needs. Some of our party are allergic to several foods, vegan and not beef/pork eaters. Something tasty on the menu for everyone.

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GV
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service, great food, great sangria and the restaurant is very nice. Definitely would recommend this place to a friend.

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OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about our visit. It was busy but my sister and I were able to visit, enjoy our meal and bottle of wine without being rushed.

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KM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Decided to check Rustico out a few weeks ago. Thought it was terrific. Decided to go back a couple weeks later with a group of 6. Everyone really enjoyed their entree selection. Portion size is generous. Delicious sauces! Not a one and done kind of place to visit. We will keep going back to work our way through the entire menu.

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BP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We visited Rustico for my birthday. All the food was very tasty and nicely presented. Service was a little slow, especially for young kids but they did have coloring sheets which always helps.

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DB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is a little loud when crowded but we are happy when it’s crowded because we love dining here and are glad that this restaurant is successful!
Even when it’s busy the service is good and the food is outstanding!

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LL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Good food, great pasta. Interior decor is quaint and classy. The appetizer menu could use some help, however the pasta and paella are great.

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EC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Rustico never disappoints, interesting food and great service

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MW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Confirmation

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

My salad was not great, felt like I was eating the end of a bag of lettuce.

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PG
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love Rustico! Great food in Oak Park. The service is always excellent! They have a nice variety of choices on their menu- Spanish dishes, Italian dishes, and pizzas. Tapas too! Their patatas bravas is delicious!

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JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

The most recent visit left me confused because the normally excellent food and top notch service was not up to par. My crab cake did not have the usual crispy outside coating and tasted blander than other times I’ve had it at Rustico. My friend’s meatballs which I had recommended looked dry and very dense-tho he said they tasted fine I wondered if he was being polite-he didn’t finish them.
Service was too quick-I appreciate paced timing when dining out so as not to feel rushed. This time I did tho the room was only a third filled.

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CT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family outing for Easter. Service was exceptional and food was amazing from appetizers to entrees and desserts. Sangrias were on point!

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SJ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall, I liked Rustico. I would have liked to see more gluten free Tapas options. I was somewhat limited in what I could order. I ended up with a mixed salad. It was very good, but would have liked to have been able to have more of the items on the menu.

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OT
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not much of the flavor. Just okay Brussels sprouts and another dishes. Pretty good cocktails and desserts.

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RZ
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine at Rustico on a regular basis and always are excited by the interesting menu choices and great wine selection. The staff is fantastic and very helpful. Each time we dine at Rustico we have a great time and just love the food. You will not be disappointed!!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tremendous food. Great flavors and great value. I would eat more of the portions were smaller. Everything and I mean everything was delicious.

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DB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We go there often. Always delicious and fun!

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MR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would absolutely recommend Rustico to a friend. The food, drinks and dessert was delicious.

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RZ
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined here at Rustico many times and were never disappointed. The food is creative and very fresh. Every item we have ever tried on the menu was outstanding. The staff is very attentive and friendly. Do not miss this local gem in Oak Park.

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RB
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New favorite spot in Oak Park! I went once about 3 weeks ago, and have been back 2 additional times since! The service is outstanding, the food is outstanding, and the overall ambiance is fabulous! Highly recommend for a date night or for a girls night gathering. I love being able to order a variety of tapas to share for the table.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Solidly mediocre! Unorganized service & wine list.

Unclean restrooms.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! The chef is amazing! Staff are very personable.

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

it was delicious. they kept refilling my water without asking which was a huge bonus!

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CC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My great niece from out-of-state was in Oakbrook for business meetings, and we had just 1 dinner to spend time together. I live in Chicago, so I wanted a restaurant sort of 1/2 way between. I read about Rustico on OpenTable and was intrigued by the Italian and Spanish cuisine. Rustico was perfect in every way! Unique, delicious dishes, fun, engaging wait staff, and a quiet, cozy atmosphere - so that we could talk and hear each other! I was especially impressed and appreciative of with how very gracious and good-humored (could say, playful) they were when we kept talking beyond their closing time.

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CD
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was delicious! Went on a Saturday night. It was crowded loud and the tables are set a little too close for my liking. I will go again, just not on a Saturday night.

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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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 10, 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 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, and sangrias was delicious

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Las Vegas
37 reviews
Dined on January 19, 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
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 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 11, 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 December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience 👍🏻

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JC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 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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