Just Cooking Rustic Italian

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455 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Welcome to Just Cooking Rustic Italian
Locally owned and operated
Fresh Locally Sourced (where available)
No Processed Foods
Scratch made recipes all made in house
Artisan Gelato
What 455 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SM
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A wonderful selection of dishes and each dish had wonderful flavours and was prepared perfectly. I wonderful experience in a nice small town. I would eat here anytime i am in the area.

TD
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Normally i wouldn't say much, but we were there for our 10th anniversary. They food was good as always. But the calamari was very good except the aloi and the verde dipping sauces had no flavour whatsoever.

D
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a marvellous meal, attentive service and a warm atmosphere.

DL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Upon arrival our reservation was not found. It appears when the other couple arrived first the reservation was somehow deleted so when we arrived we were sat at another table. We waited about 15 minutes waiting for the other couple and when my husband went for a look around the restaurant we found them. Must be a better system in place to ensure all parties have arrived.

Food was very good. Sizeable portions that everyone took home something.

Our waiter Jamie was very good. Personable and spot on with wine recommendation.

Looking forward to the next time!

RV
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent! It has become our restaurant of choice for Niagara bound region.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another marvelous meal. Thanks again to Chef Tim Cherry and our server Miranda. Cheers

EG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very authentic!

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Many time repeater.Good food and ambience. Never a complaint or disappointment. Will be returning.

LM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of the best restaurants we have visited in the Niagara Region. The food was delicious; the service delicious! The menu is priced very fairly do such high quality dining. We will definitely be back for our special occasions.

g
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I visiting Just Cooking Rustic Italian on a whim in July. It was for a friend's 50th birthday celebration and it was excellent. My sister and I planned an overnight visit to Niagara-on-the-lake in commemoration of losing our mother 10 years ago. My first thought for dinner was Just Cooking Rustic Italian and we were not disappointed. The ease of booking a reservation online, the attention to and friendliness of service, and of course the food - the bread, salads and main courses were all excellent. Just Cooking Rustic Italian would be my restaurant of choice any time I am in the Niagara area

G
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were seated in the new solarium addition and had a very quiet setting to celebrate my wife's birthday. She had the seafood pasta dish and i had salmon and risotto, although my favorite is the Lamb shank. Wines are local and a very good selection. We always come back to Just Cooking when we return from spending the summer at the cottage. We book it online from the lake!

NK
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is of outstanding quality, cooked to perfection and delicious. Put that together with friendly, service and attention to detail for perfect food and wine experience.

SM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've been to this restaurant several times and it has always been a pleasure. Great food and atmosphere and a very satisfying experience on every occasion.

J
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Will return.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The ambience and friendly staff sure make for a fabulous dining experience. The food is always fresh and tasty! What’s always important to me is that my food arrives at the table HOT and it has each time. Also, it was no problem letting staff know that a person at our table had food allergies. Highly recommend “Just Cooking Rustic Italian” for a high quality dining experience.

MH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

This was are first time eating at Just Cooking Rustic Italian and we were both extremely happy with are overall experience. From the complimentary bread, appetizer and main course everything was delicious and served hot. Service was friendly and not rushed even though the restaurant was on the busy side. Have been to most of the restaurants in the area including the wineries but this one really stood out for quality and price. Looking forward to are next visit.

Cheers!

L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Greeted warmly. Waiter Jamie was enthusiastic about the food and experience we'd have. He was attentive and informative. Salad and main arrived well within expected time frames. Eggplant entree came without veggies, sauce or pasta a disappointment and surprise. Flavour good. Entree lamb shank terrific, veggies great, presentation and flavour spot on. Dining for us 430pm, only diners there. Eill go again.

AR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time there and we enjoyed it a lot. Food was excellent although we thought the fish should have been prices $5 less. I had the Gnocchi Ragu which was excellent. No room for dessert though so next time.

AV
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

I should have chosen a different main course, my meal was very bland, my wife's meal on the other hand was excellent.

B
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favourite places. Excellent food. You never leave hungry.

ZR
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was an incredible experience for our party of 6. The staff were experienced, respectful and very informed. Food was outstanding! Great night overall. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

AR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was incredible, complimented perfectly by the local wine selection. Service was brilliant and the ambience perfect. We’d definitely make a return visit!

MG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This place was highly recomended by several people. I decided to try it for our 25th anniversary. The service was excellent and the osso buco was one of the best ever. My wife had the gnocchi and was very happy as well. Our creme brulee dessert was a 9.5. Very different as it was made with 40 Creek whiskey which you could actually taste. We'll definitely be back.

AP
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been here 3 times, this was by far the best time yet
The waitress was incredible, all the staff are friendly, very helpful, it’s as if you are visiting someone’s home
It was the first time for our guests, they were very impressed
Excellent food
They use local food and beverage providers whenever possible
Excellent night

DW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great real vegetables, with good flavour. Lamb was a little chewy, but fish was great.

AS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I had a beautiful lunch at Just Cooking Rustic Italian and our waitress was exceptional and looking forward to enjoying our next meal here!

l
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My sister had recommended this restaurant. We were on our way home from the Niagara area and decided to give it a try. Our waiter Jamie was exceptional both in recommendations and service. My husband had the mussels and then the seafood linguine. I had the arugula salad and then the eggplant. Everything was just delicious. Including a bottle of red wine (recommended by Jamie) our bill (not including tip ) was under $125. The bread and dipping sauce which were complimentary were melt in your mouth. We will definitely go back. We highly recommend reservations.

KB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, attentive waiters, nice decision of wine: It's a great receipe for a good restaurant.

j
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant in Vineland. Not cheap but reasonable considering the quality. We have been there about 7 times and never been disappointed. I am a big fan of gelato and they make their own. Lemon honey rosemary is my favourite.

SG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service! Would definitely go back.

KM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Just Cooking has a new menu with lots of great choices. Their food was excellent and the service was excellent. Has become one of our favorite restaurants .

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food good service

NM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great. We were not disappointed !! Some friends suggested it to us, and we are glad they did.
Service and food were great !

PM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

As always the food is delicious and very reasonable. Service was quick as our group had a wine tasting reservation to attend.

DU
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Both quality of food and service were excellent. Aleeda did a fantastic job. We will be back for sure.

MV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Thank you for the new set up. The noise level was wonderfully reduced from our last visit. We really enjoyed our dinner.

LO
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at this restaurant and we absolutely loved it. We are from out of town and thought it looked interesting and we were pleasantly surprised....excellent food, excellent wait staff.....highly recommend.

A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was good but service was not which made the experience not very good. Wouldn’t go back.

RM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

We are regulars at just cooking but that may change. Food is still quite good but the service tonight was dreadful and not what we are used to. Water not refilled until we asked for it, server did not really care about us at all. Just a blah experience for us tonight. Might not be as regular going forward.

Just Cooking Rustic Italian
Responded on October 3, 2019

Every restaurant has times where things come off the rails...It is unfortunate and we take no pride in service failures like you describe. It's also unfortunate that we are never forgiven for an off night...remember, your favourite servers in all your favourite restaurants are all human.

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food...was our first time since it was recommended by a friend. Egglpant Parm was out of this world.