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About Rustic, Francis's Favorites
Francis Ford Coppola shares his personal pantheon of recipes at RUSTIC, Francis’s Favorites, the winery’s full-service restaurant. RUSTIC’s menu embraces international as well as traditional Italian dishes, with an emphasis on family-style cooking that features fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from the property’s organic herb and produce garden. Authentic, Neapolitan-style pizzas are also a specialty.
RUSTIC offers service in our casual dining room and on an outdoor terrace overlooking the vineyards of Alexander Valley. A bar adjacent to the restaurant also serves a full complement of cocktails and an extensive wine and beer list.
For reservations visit https://www.francisfordcoppolawinery.com/rustic
Geyserville, CA 95441
Hours of Operation:
11am - 9pm | Daily
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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On Tuesdays Evenings at 5 pm, in Rustic A Tavola welcomes guests to the famiglia from the moment they arrive, complete with servers dressed in vintage Italian costumes and portraying a traditional Italian family through characters and music. A tavola is a casual, family-style dinner with no menus; the chef prepares multiple courses featuring a wide variety of seasonal ingredients and once seated at the table, the dishes begin to arrive. Menu is $45 for adults, $15 for children (12 & under). Drinks not included.
Rustic, Francis's Favorites Ratings and Reviews
After a day at Sebastapol winery and Healdsburg tasting rooms, we went to Rustic for dinner. We talked with staff in the herb and vegetable garden outside the building. Very friendly. Beautiful grounds with flowers, hummingbirds and plenty of seating. Dinner was excellent. Enjoyed ourselves and want to return.
Rustic was a favorite of ours, and we set up this group lunch (Easter) because we like(d) the place. However this time we were very disappointed and embarrassed in front of our friends. The place was so loud we couldn't talk. When the food came only one out of the 7 entrees was good. My ribs weren't heated through. The pastas and the other dishes were not good. Only my wife's rack of lamb was good. Very disappointing.
Great food and service. Love the place. We had an Easter lunch and hoped to sit outside but the weather was not cooperating. But sitting inside was great - just a bit noisy. Loved the food!! And of course the wine wasn't bad either. If you haven't been there, just do it. You'll love it.
we celebrated my Dear friends Birthday and it was Fantastic , Cheff Tim was amazeing brought us A fava Bean Rissoto that I dream about now often !!!!all the other food choices were Great I have been their twice before and I will be Back agin soon , I live in Nice in Lakecounty so it is A litle drive , But so worth it , Thank You ~CIAO~Tary Myskey
We LOVE Rustic, but usually visit later in the week. Tuesdays they do a family-style dinner... step right into the family's "home" with actors and servers playing the parts of an Italian a family that you're joining for dinner, with live accordion music and incredible Italian singing. There's no ordering, they just bring dish after dish out and you eat what you like! There's no shortage of choices... I think we had about 15 different courses! Something for everyone, and every single course is delicious! It's such a fun experience, I highly recommend it! Food is fantastic, atmosphere is fun, staff is incredible - be sure to save room for desserts!
This is the second time I've been to the restaurant while visiting the winery. Food, service, ambiance are all fantastic! A perfect addition to and break from wine tasting. Several delicious selections to choose from. There was also a 4 course tasting menu paired with wines that people in my group tried. They loved every course and said it was a bargain for the price.
There is a lot to like: Great food , really Great service (Vanessa) didn't rush our service though we didn't know what we wanted from the extensive menu. She offered suggestions and was able to describe preparation of the entrées. Our experience was very satisfying, though the restaurant was quite noisy.
What a delightful setting on the patio overlooking the vineyards! You certainly want to get to dinner early enough (or late enough in the summer) to enjoy the sunset. We had a really nice dinner, although it was a bit cool outside, but there were patio heaters that helped. My grilled salmon was EXCELLENT, so crispy on the outside and nicely seasoned. My husband was not too sure about his spaghetti carbonara at first, but the more he ate and the more mixed the flavors of the sauce became, the more he RAVED about it. It was one of our most reasonable meals of our week in Sonoma and Napa Counties -- only $59.50, plus tax and tip, for 2 glasses of wine and 2 entrees.
Rustic is a great spot. My wife and I go there whenever we want a special treat. The patio has a wonderful view of the vineyard and of the entire valley. The food is great and the service has always been excellent. The big bonus is that it is located in the Francis Ford Coppola winery which is a destination in itself. There is an extensive display of props from his movies (Apocalypse Now, Turner, The Godfather), a tasting room and a huge public swimming pool with an outdoor bar and a bandstand...live music during summer weekends. A really fun place to spend some time.
The HIGHLIGHT of our wine tour weekend!! "5 Star" across the board; the grounds, the atmosphere, the staff, the wine, the food AND THE VIEWS!!! OMG! Take a bottle of wine and sit out on the patio, and let your cares go. I will be incorporating a regular trip to Coppola going forward!
Great food and service. I have tried their NY strip steak and their whole fish on salt. Both are very good and worth ordering. Add to that the great service that we always get from our server Jorge. We plan on dining here every time we visit the Coppola winery.
A friend and I enjoyed lunch celebrating Restaurant Week and also Coppola's 10 year anniversary. We did a prix fixe menu with wine pairings. Each course was delicious and it was a lovely day to eat outside and relish the spring color in the vineyards and surrounding hillsides. Lovely!
Expensive Lunch during restaurant week. The menu was $39 for lunch. Typical prices during this week are $19. Dinner is capped at other restaurants at $39. The service was very good. The food was fine but not worth the price. This restaurant is part of the Coppola Winery. Simply a tourist trap.
I really wanted to visit the winery mostly for the 'museum', so I had no grand expectations of how anything else would be. We totally enjoyed our entire experience. It's so much more then just a restaurant, or just a winery, it was a beautiful property, a feast for the eyes. The building even though large, felt cosy and inviting, with different bars for drinking or wine tasting, and then lovely views from the restaurant, the pizza oven in the middle of the back wall (seriously perfect pizza, dough was not too thick, not too thin, just right and perfectly crispy, we had the four cheeses, big thumbs up!) our waiter Francis was friendly and professional :), our pasta's were also perfect al dente, both desserts also tasty and just the right balance of flavors. As we were having a late lunch and driving from SF, we didn't drink a lot, but we totally enjoyed the red wines we did taste, and did buy a couple of bottles, even though this was not our main intention, but it was hard not to! The various photo's and props and pieces from various Coppola movies were thrilling to see, we are big fans of the Godfather movies, but wow, when it's all put in front of you, what an impressive career, and a talented family, thank you ever so much for sharing pieces of movie history with us. It was raining for our visit, but the pool was still alluring, it would be heaven on a warm day. I hope you enjoy it just as much as us when you visit, oh yes, make sure you book the restaurant, there is a very long wait if you don't!
This visit was to Rustic's weekly Tuesday night "A Tavola" family dinner. Great fun, good food, wonderful evening, perfect for celebrations. Due to the family atmosphere and constant entertainment, the noise level is VERY high, so come on a different if you want romance or conversation, but A Tavola can't be beat for a party!
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