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.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Café

Hours of Operation:

: Monday - Sunday: 6:00am - 4:00am

Cross Street:
Blue Jays Way

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 260-2200

Website:
http://www.pizzarustica.ca/

Catering:
We cater to all needs from small business meetings to family gatherings.

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Pizza Rustica Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.1

Service

4.0

Ambience

3.6

Value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (8)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Lunch (4)
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Neighbourhood Gem (3)
Group Bookings (3)
Child-Friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Pre/post-theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten-Free Options (2)
Business Meals (1)
Vegan (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-Night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Cozy (1)
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Food4
Ambience2
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was great and our server was great but the ambience was a bit uncomfortable- it seemed like several staff members were fighting amongst themselves openly in the front of the restaurant, which was distracting and awkward

Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The food and service from the staff was great. Towards the end of our dinner, the manager came in and started to yell and swear at his staff. It was very inappropriate to do that in front of customers. It also made me and my friend feel uncomfortable. We really wanted to leave once he started. The experience and service before the manager arrived was excellent. I want the manager to know that his team is doing a good job and if you need to discipline them, please do it in private so the customers in the restaurant does not have to hear or see. Thanks.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Had a wonderful pre concert meal prior togoing to Glen Gould Theatre. Started of with glass of syrah & the mushroom salad to share, it was wonderful a big bowl but gone in no time. My husband had the jambalaya fettuccini & i had the vegetable lasagna which came piping hot nice large portions. I then had a cappuccino & my husband had hot tea both came nice & hot a perfect ending to our meal. We got to the concert in time. Service was good.

Food1
Ambience2
Service1
Value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Terrible service, table not ready for 15 minutes even with reservation, food quality poor. Will not return.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Have a great pizza and pasta and price is good!
The service is very good and the atmosphere pleasant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Good for Groups
Food2
Ambience3
Service2
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had heard good things about Pizza Rustica but weren’t really impressed. My wife ordered a soup that never showed up; the sauce for the pasta tasted like it was something out of a can; and the panzerotto wasn’t overly tasty. Recommendation to avoid.

Food5
Ambience4
Service4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Made a reservation for supper with The kids following Disney On Ice. There were a few other families with the same idea. The food came out quickly and they were quite attentive to my children despite not necessarily being a "family" restaurant.

Food3
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was pretty good but the service was slow. There were only 3 active tables and the server was very inattentive. 2/3 of the tables had young children <10 years old and the server had no idea how to speak to children. She referred to my daughter as “the child”

I ordered a Diet Coke and was provided a dirty cup and the server was not really understanding that a clean cup was required.

Just overall bad attitude by the wait staff

Tags: Casual, Cozy
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were three adults and 4 children after a matinee show. The food was good and service attentive and friendly.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Pizza Rustica was very accommodating of our group which I appreciated. The pizzas were good, lots of variety, and no issues with substitutions.

Tags: Vegan, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Fun
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 30, 2017

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

Cheers !

Tags: Healthy
Food5
Ambience4
Service2
Value3

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Repas pré-marathon

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The service was excellent and the food was terrific! I’d recommend it for lunch or a casual dinner

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Late-night Find
Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great pizza and soup. Panini's - pass. Pleasant staff and reasonably fast service.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great food! Had the rustica pizza and good wine. Disappointed to find they no longer have their mussels on the menu but other than that, great food and outstanding service!

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 30, 2017

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. :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Had an amazing lunch deal. Great atmosphere and waitress was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
Food3
Ambience3
Service3

 
 (Manitoba)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Very friendly, good food.

Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Good food, fast and friendly service, had our kids with us.

Food4
Ambience2
Service4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Food was average. Service was friendly but not overly competent.

Food3
Ambience1
Service1
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
Food1
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Horrible service. - no cutlery or napkins and server was non Existent. Food was mediocre at best and NOT worth the price.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Good food! Awesome pizza!!! Friendly staff!

Food1
Ambience4
Service5
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
Food4
Ambience2
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 23, 2017

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!

Food4
Ambience4
Service5

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We had pizza and it was very good... thanks!!!

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on June 4, 2017

We were looking for a location near buy the hotel and found this place. It was great. The appy was fantastic and the food was made the way we like it. Nice find.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Amazing food, especially the pizza! Quick and friendly service. Server offered great recommendations.

Tags: Casual
Food4
Ambience1
Service3
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 15, 2017

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.

Food1
Ambience2
Service1
Value1

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 14, 2017

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.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Amazing food and service. Very accommodating. Was our first time and it was for our 26th birthday.

The restaurant was even nice enough to give us a complimentary bottle of champagne!

Highly recommend. Thank you for my making my birthday so special!

Tags: Fun
Food3
Ambience1
Service1
Value2

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on February 18, 2017

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.

Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Healthy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Staff was very friendly and professional.
Pizza was good and they had a nice choice of beers.

Tags: Quick Bite
Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Good - not great.

Food5
Ambience3
Service4

 
 (Guadalajara)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Excelente calidad en La Cocina. Hay q reservar por qué si no es difícil encontrar lugar

Food1
Ambience1
Service2
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 25, 2016

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.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Had a great time. Food was delicious as usual. Always a great salad choice and sharing a pizza with friends.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
Food1
Ambience3
Service4
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Pizza was terrible. Cheese was rubbery, sauce was canned, dough was not cooked in the middle, toppings were bland. Too many other good restaurants nearby to ever go here again.

Tags: Fun

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