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.
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
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!
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.
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!
We all enjoyed the food and the large portion size. Very impressed.
Great atmosphere and perfect location for post-game dinner.
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.
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.
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.
Been coming here for years. Best thin crust pizza in the City.
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
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.
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.
Terrible service, table not ready for 15 minutes even with reservation, food quality poor. Will not return.
Have a great pizza and pasta and price is good!
The service is very good and the atmosphere pleasant.
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.
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.
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
We were three adults and 4 children after a matinee show. The food was good and service attentive and friendly.
Pizza Rustica was very accommodating of our group which I appreciated. The pizzas were good, lots of variety, and no issues with substitutions.
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.
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
The service was excellent and the food was terrific! I’d recommend it for lunch or a casual dinner
Great pizza and soup. Panini's - pass. Pleasant staff and reasonably fast service.
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!
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. :)
Had an amazing lunch deal. Great atmosphere and waitress was great.
Very friendly, good food.
Good food, fast and friendly service, had our kids with us.
Food was average. Service was friendly but not overly competent.
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.
Horrible service. - no cutlery or napkins and server was non Existent. Food was mediocre at best and NOT worth the price.
Good food! Awesome pizza!!! Friendly staff!
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.
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!
We had pizza and it was very good... thanks!!!
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.
Amazing food, especially the pizza! Quick and friendly service. Server offered great recommendations.