Pizza Rustica Restaurant & Bar

3.3
107 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Pre/post-theatre
  • Authentic
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
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Cuisines
Italian, Café
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Hours of Operation

: Monday - Sunday: 6:00am - 4:00am
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Phone number
(416) 260-2200
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We cater to all needs from small business meetings to family gatherings.
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Cross Street
Blue Jays Way
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 107 People Are Saying
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3.3based on recent ratings
3.5
Food
3.1
Service
2.9
Ambience
3.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
60% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was really good and flavorful. I had the braised f ravioli which was quite tasty. My wife had the lasagna and thought it was decent. My daughter had the chicken Alfredo which she thought was delicious and full of flavor.

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1.0Dined on August 4, 2018

We made a reservation through Open Table only to arrive at the restaurant where they told us they didn't have any table for us nor the 15 other people standing outside in line with reservations. Don't book with them if you want to guarantee a table!

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1.0Dined on August 4, 2018

I’d love to share how the pizza was, but I can’t, since my party and I never got seated, even after confirming our reservation twice (once online, once over the phone).

We showed up to see many groups waiting outdoors. I went in the to tell the hostess we had a reservation and she cut me off mid-sentence to tell me and my group to clear out the entrance of the restaurant. Then, she left and didn’t come back, so I had to tell her again that we had a reservation. I was ignored, as in she just didn’t respond to my question, ignored me and continued to rush around the restaurant.

So Pizza Rustica does not honor reservations, apparently. Was the restaurant crowded? You betcha. But did I have a reservation that I confirmed? Yes. Unfortunately, the reservation meant nothing. Another friend in my party politely asked again if the hostess could give us an estimate of when we might be seated, and was treated the same rude way. The hostess snapped in an extremely rude manner and said, “Seriously, there’s a lot of groups before you who also have reservations. So you’re going to have to wait.”

So, we left. And will never return. And will never recommend. Pizza Rustica, please don’t take reservations if you’re not going to honor them. And though your hostess was clearly distressed and annoyed at me and others politely asking about our reservations, it’s not an excuse to be blatantly rude. She ruined the experience overall.

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1.0Dined on August 4, 2018

We had reservations at 5:15, half an hour later and we were still waiting. They overbooked and had no idea how to manage the overbooked restaurant. Just horrible management.

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1.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Reservation was made and confirmed on both open table and with a phone call yet the restaurant still did not reserve a table for us. We saw this happen to three groups while we were there. Eventually a table was provided but late, our group had to be separated into two and they were unapologetic about their error. Don’t rely on a reservation if you have somewhere to be after your meal.

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Unfortunately they were booked solid and running behind due to a concert. Waited 30 mins after our reservation time for a table and the the food took an hour to arrive after ordering. They staff were very friendly and trying really hard to help.

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1.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Very poor customer service. Very rude to customers. Does not hold table for customers who are stuck in traffic and will be there in 5 mins. So did not really get to eat the food and will most likely not make a reservation again cause they have no leeway with people who are stuck in traffic and are on the street where the restaurant is on.

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Food was good but despite a reservation we were seated an hour late. Servers are sparse and overworked. No air conditioning so is quite hot inside on a hot day. Cramped seating.

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2.0Dined on July 28, 2018

The reviews on here are pretty accurate - food is good, service is terrible

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1.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Worst Open Table experience ever. Service was beyond poor. White wine warm. Server refused to pour wine. Had to ask for bottle to be chilled. Food mediocre. Server brought main course 5 minutes after salads and when asked about that just said sorry but jammed the mains onto the table. Open Table should not associate its good brand with this place.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Food was fantastic!

Our waiter was not very attentive. The manager actually checked in on us more frequently. The food came out fast so getting to our concert on time was not an issue.
Seemed to be out of important things....like beer!

But like I said, wold def go back for the food!

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3.0Dined on June 29, 2018

The pizza was very tasty. However when it was time for the bill, it came to $78 Ca which was pretty high for 3 small pizzas. Ok, we’re on vacation, whatever. We asked if we could pay in US dollars and the waitress said she would ask. She came back and said yes but it’s the same amount of money. I said no way, it’s .76/$1 exchange rate that day. So we paid w/ a credit card. A little shady.

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2.0Dined on June 15, 2018

This used to be a favourite spot. This time, the waitress brought two entrees to our table of three and said, "Oh, were there three entrees?" Um, hello, yes there were. She had forgotten to submit my order and I was left waiting while the others were eating. No apology for that mix-up. Also, no offer of coffee or dessert at the end of the meal. Food was OK, if a bit overpriced. Calamari had no real flavour, other than the breading and dips it came with. Beef ravioli were good. As were the cheese tortellini in Alfredo sauce. Calzone was a little too much dough, but otherwise good. The restaurant is way too cramped. We were seated by the window, but when we got up to leave, realized there was no clear way out, without making everyone move their chairs. Guess this was why I could make a last-minuted Friday night reservation, when I couldn't at most other restaurants.

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2018

It took a while before anyone came to our table but once they did we didn't have to wait too long. Pizza was good, very cheesy though.

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3.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Pizza was bland. No flavour. Calamari was bland and overcooked.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Not sure if this place is affiliated with one in Ottawa, but post ballgame it was a good spot to get some great pizza a short walk from the ballpark. It was a bit hectic in there, but we were seated and waited on in short order and our food arrived promptly. Nice thin crust pizzas, fresh salads and decent wine, made for a good and reasonably priced meal. Not sure when next we will be in Toronto, but would visit here again.

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1.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We made a reservation on open table on Saturday for that evening (April 28th) and we got to the restaurant they would not honor our reservation. The reason : the Blue Jays had a game that afternoon.... 😳 you are on open table or not.... not when it’s convenient for you. It was then almost 8 with all this on a Saturday trying to find a place. Very unprofessional

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Fantastic food as usual and they will modify ingredients to suit your diet/allergies. I’ve been here many times and will keep returning. Great staff too. Renovated inside, looks very nice.
Great place before the Jays game!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The group enjoyed it and the food, though they were a bit disconcerted when they first arrived and were told that the restaurant didn’t have the reservation.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Always a pleasure dining at Pizza Rustica! The food is amazing and the service is great. It’s one of my favourite pizza spots in the city!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We all enjoyed the food and the large portion size. Very impressed.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great atmosphere and perfect location for post-game dinner.

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1.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This restaurant needs to learn how to manage their reservations better. Made a reservation prior to a Jays game but staff was unable to get other patrons who'd been there for hours to leave, thus opening up tables for those of us with reservations. We left without eating. Maybe they shouldn't accept reservations for game day. Also host was arrogant and rude.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We hadn't been to this restaurant in a while, but made a reservation for after the Blue Jays baseball game. Very convenient location. Glad we made a reservation -- when the game was over, the place filled up quickly with fans. Shared a "create-your-own" pizza & meat lasagna. Both were very tasty and enough to share, for 2 people.

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Had a group of 20 (instant 18% gratuity) so service was non-existent. I had to pour everyone water, get the menus myself, and once when I made eye contact with the manager and beckoned him over, he completely ignored me. The worst service I’ve ever experienced.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Been coming here for years. Best thin crust pizza in the City.

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4.0Dined 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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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 !

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Repas pré-marathon

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4.0Dined on October 20, 2017

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

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