Rustico

4.6
363 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Delicious Italian & Spanish cuisine celebrating regional flavors of The Mediterranean in the heart of Oak Park, Illinois
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Shammy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Watching the level of service we received in contrast to the family that sat down next to us was highly disappointing. The waiter at the other table told the specials to the two adults at the table on two separate occasions as they weren’t both present the first time. We were never told what the specials were. The family next to us was brought a heat lamp without prompting, the waiter then offered one to two other gentlemen that were dining. At no point were we brought one or offered one. Not once did our waiter come and check on us, in fact I had to go find him for to go boxes and the check after sitting and waiting for 20 mins. My daughter was not pleased with her food as she doesn’t do spicy and it was spicy though it wasn’t stated anywhere on the menu. When it was time to go and the waiter saw all the food on our plates and my obvious attitude at the situation he then because concerned asking if everything was ok and if there was a problem and if he should get the manager. To little to late, paid the check and when Tom about my business but I will never dine here again as it was not a pleasant experience in the slightest. There was also no back patio as advertised just the middle of a sidewalk on a street that is in the middle of heavy construction, given back patio is advertised with pretty pictures that was highly unexpected.

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AlanaS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rustico has been my favorite restaurant in Oak Park since I moved here 2 years ago. The food and drinks are amazing and the service is unbeatable. Their red sangria is some of the best I’ve ever had and I lived in Spain. 11/10 in every aspect!!!

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vipGUILLERMO
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was simply fantastic and the SERVICE was really attentive and our server was just the nicest. Definitely coming back

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vipAnne
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around!! Our first visit but will be back for sure! All four of us loved our food! The service was great too.

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vipForester
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor patioo was walled in and had heaters. Made for a very pleasant experience. Love the pasta! Server was exremely gracious and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The salad and appetizers were great. Tapas were average compared to other tapas places we have been to. Slow service. Would not recommend the back patio—it is near numerous dumpsters and the strong smell of garbage kept wafting into the patio while eating. Would consider dining there again indoors.

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oakparker
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, creative menu, excellent service and very friendly atmosphere. Among our top 5 favorite restaurants in Oak Park.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing, selection etc. cocktails lovely

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vipJenniferS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for everyday or special occasion

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RachelN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rustico is our favorite date night in Oak Park! We love to order several different tapas and share!

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CarieL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fabulous food and great service -- we will be back to Rustico!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Had wait over an hour for food while people who arrived later than us got served. Food was nothing special. Wasn't worth the time or money

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio seating, drinks & food were fantastic!

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vipDOOO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great venue for personal or professional lunches or dinners. Friendly and great service.

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danny
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food is fantastic. I know everyone is trying to make the most of this dining outside situation but we were really impressed with the service.

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vipSharon
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very nice for lunch, my salmon salad with goat cheese and beets was done perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service was really good. Overall good experience. One negative, my white sangria was not good, this was a surprise. I let the waiter know and he brought me a new drink quickly. This is my second time there, I will definitely go back.

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RossT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and we had quite and enjoyable time.

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ColeM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Smell of wood burning was sublime !

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LisaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit. Dining out on the street near traffic wasn't the best, but the food and friendly service made up for it. And everyone is doing their best during these times. Highly recommend.

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natoyaj
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Nice place to eat and the service was great as well! Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Big delicious portions for the price

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vipJonathanS
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My wife and I go to Rustico every couple of months with friends. It is always worth it. We always have the tapas which are always happy with.

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MarieW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent flavor, fresh and high quality ingredients. Wine was fantastic too. Probably the best place in Oak Park. Highly highly recommended!

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livetoeat
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I met a friend for lunch and this was our first time eating a restaurant since quarantine started. We sat outside which was a little noisy, but not bad. Our food was delicious- salmon salad and mushroom and sausage pizza. The salmon was cooked perfectly and asI requested. The server was great, attentive, but not over bearing. Overall, we had a lovely lunch. Highly recommend.

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MyLifeInBanking
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food at a neighborhood eatery that has been serving community during pandemic. They are very attentive.Variety of entrees from $18 to $34. Great drinks and desserts, as well.

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MeganW
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience with Rustico was fantastic! The service was unlike any service I’ve ever had. They went above and beyond to give us a great dining experience. They even brought a second order of a dish to us (for free) because they didn’t think the first one was up to their standards...which we didn’t even notice! They were so sweet and amazing. It was my first time here and I will absolutely be back :)

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Beautyqueen1027
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This was my first time not only eating here, but anywhere post Covid. We were given the option to eat indoors or outside. The weather was nice, so sat outside.

I ordered the chicken marsala and it came with roasted potatoes and spinach. It was very good. The food could have used a tad more salt, but there weren't salt and pepper shakers at our table.

I ordered the chocolate dessert which was a lava cake with gelato. It was very good and overall I was pleased with what I ordered.

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ColletteS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during the Covid scare, not real comfortable with going back into restaurants. The inside restaurant was very open so we sat inside. The server was terrific, answered all our questions. All 4 of us absolutely loved our food! I can personally vouch for the Brussels sprouts and short rib dinner. Huge portions, great wine. Loved it!

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vipSuzanneG
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time dining at Rustico. Overall everything was fine, good food and service. Sat outside because of COVID, it was a bit hot. Would definitely go back and recommend.

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MichelleL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute patio area to enjoy during COVID. Great wine list and food!!

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AnneT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is wonderful. We are never disappointed in the food or service. The kind waiters made great suggestions and very knowledgeable about the food and wine. It was a hot and busy night but they once again provided us with delicious food and impeccable service.

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KarenT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and the service friendly and quick. The menu has a nice variety of different types of tapas and entrees. Outdoor dining was a nice option, but given the location of our table, the legs on both the table and chairs wobbled.

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vipdrmo
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant. They had a nice outdoor setting. The beet carpaccio was outstanding. I also had the branzino which was the best i have had in a long time

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OakParker
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Mediterranean cuisine. Pasta Diavalo was outstanding. Several Gluten-Free options

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vipKellyM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant for date night or special occasion. We always order tapas but they also have a variety of entrees to choose from.

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Foodies24
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was my first time eating here and we sat outside, it was a beautiful night and the place was very busy. It’s always nice to see a restaurant busy and bustling. We started with a few appetizers, a beet and scallop salad( it was a special) and a classic Caprese salad. They were both very delicious. For the entrees, we had the salmon stuffed ravioli, Affumicata Pizza( Smoked mozzarella, sun dried tomatoes, goat cheese, chicken,scallions) and the Costilla (Braised beef short ribs, skin-on mashed potatoes, carrots, celery,crispy onions, red wine reduction). Everything was amazing and I would have given them 5 stars, but by the end of the meal, our waiter got lost helping the pretty women at the next table and it was very difficult to get his attention, I’m not blaming he though. He was also helping the bar tender, I’m not sure if they were short handed or if he was simply helping get to get the drinks for the “pretty” table.

All in all, it was an extremely delicious meal and I will be going back!

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vipLudka
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was amazing but the server wasn't to attentive . He visited our table only to take our order and then to bring the check. Not happy with that

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Paulm
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food, did a great job in an outdoor setting, followed covid protocols

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McCallan18
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabriel, INCREDIBLE chef! Lamb chops are a must. The best in OP.

FAQs

Rustico offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 948-7855.

Rustico is rated 4.6 stars by 363 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.