Just Cooking Rustic Italian

4.6
189 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary European
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Hours of Operation
Wednesday - Sunday: 12.00pm - 10.00pm
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Phone number
(905) 562-3222
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Tim Cherry
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Private Party Contact
Carolyn Davis carolyn@justcooking.ca: (905) 562-3222
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Catering
Full Catering Available, please contact Carolyn Davis 905 562 3222 or by email carolyn@justcooking.ca
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Victoria Avenue
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Parking Details
Parking in front for accessible needs as well as multiple spots on shoulder and plenty of parking in rear of building.
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Entertainment
LIVE MUSIC ON THE PATIO STARTING FRIDAY JUNE 1ST AND CONTINUING EACH FRIDAY FOR THE SUMMER, IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER BAND WILL BE INSIDE, LATE NIGHT MENU OF APPETIZERS AVAILABLE UNTIL 11PM.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 189 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I suggest this gem to everyone I know! I have many clients and friends that make the drive from oakville and Burtlington. Tim only does super fresh! The staff are super friendly and engaging. Our favourite spot hands down! Never ever disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always enjoy the food!

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OW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We have eaten on the patio before, which is always nice. Due to colder weather, we ate inside this time. Very nice menu with some daily features. Everything is prepared fresh to order. Small but sufficient wine list.

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BL
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress was very friendly and tentative. They never rush you. Fantastic food

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WC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Best restaurant in the niagara area. Consistently superb in both food quality and presentation. Generous portions and good value...terrific combination. Highly recommend to everyone

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EC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was great. We were by the door so it was busy and a bit cool when the doors opened. Our waiter was a bit busy and almost forgot about us at times. He was door man and our waiter. I would request to be nearer the back of the restaurant not as busy. The food came out quickly and looked great. They could use more space in this little restaurant. All in all we enjoyed our girls night out.

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LA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic local fare. We are regulars and love it.

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j
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was my third visit in just over a week and every time the food was wonderful and the service excellent. They have in addition to the regular menu, three specials every day. It is a very enjoyable place to visit.

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DS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Been here a few times - came for lunch this time. Food was average for three of out diners, poor for one. One diner is a vegetarian so the waiter suggested a dinner entre (pasta with veggies). It came lots of veggies - hardly any pasta. When we were asked how the food was and mentioned the lack of pasta we were left with a blank stare. No offer to correct, make more pasta or reduce price..... not cool.

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ES
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was attentive and friendly, and the food was varied so that there was something for everyone. Loved that everyone was able to relax and have a good time.

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KK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good service...friendly, efficient and knowledgeable staff.

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S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food made all made from scratch, with fresh ingredients.

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AR
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful find in Vineland. Fantastic food. Wonderful ambience. Definitely will be nack

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w
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We went for lunch and the food was terrific.Our waiter was very attentive and professional.The restaurant was very nice atmosphere and very clean.We went for lunch on 9 29 2018 and all 4 of us loved our meals.The oil dip for the bread is fantastic! i recommend this place to anyone

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JE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 5

Served raw!!!eggplant parmigiana
We were the first customers for Saturday lunch. Reservations for noon
Restaurant was empty showed us a table in the back
Had to ask to be placed in the front The daily special was meatballs Placed an order and then told they had none

Very impressed by the appearance of the place but the food was a disappointment servers could’ve been far more attentive. Never offered to refill the bread but had visited the other table and refilled their’s. There was only eight people in the place, two table.
Not worth the drive from Hamilton

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SR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Headed there again for my birthday dinner this time - loved it again too! The waitress was so patient with our 2 girls (who are young but learning to use their restaurant manners)! Wonderful experience - looking forward to the next one!

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SM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was really delicious and the presentation very good. Took two friends who live out of town and they were very impressed with the food, service and atmosphere. Really great experience.

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CT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantasize every time we dine at Just Cooking! My absolute favourite restaurant; I recommend wonderful place to everyone I meet!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It was a very pleasant experience for our first time. Very friendly staff and food was very good, but portions could be larger for the price.

Overall, we would come back and try a different dish.

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A
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Best meal and service we have had in a while. And we dine out every weekend.
Will visit again for sure.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

It’s the second time in a row where we appear to be an afterthought for the server.
It was a 15 min wait for water.
He appeared preoccupied with something else.

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent as were wine choices. Our server was personable and efficient. The musicians were very talented and added to the great atmosphere. We will definitely be back!

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EY
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is always delicious and flavourful. I have been a fan of the place for some time. Whenever I visit Niagara region, I make sure I drop by for a meal each and every time.

Great ambience, great food, great service.

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DW
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was good, food was excellent, priced reasonably. I have been raving about the seafood linguini, especially the seared scallops!! The volume of the entertainment was a bit high, making conversation difficult... otherwise awesome experience!

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DB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous and delicious culinary experience! The specials are always savory and the servers are friendly and excellent.

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B
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wouldn't know where to start in rave reviews. Food is amazing. I had the Pollo Parmigiano and got two large chicken breasts. Took half of the meal home. My companion had the Fusilli con Pollo and had a little to take home also. Both meals were piping hot when presented. The Caesar salad was fresh and not drenched in dressing. Unfortunately we were both so full we were unable to taste the desserts. This is a place not to be missed.

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GG
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always EXCELLENT. We have never been disappointed except when Ryan messes up reservation... Smiley Face!

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CG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We were told there were no tables until 8:30 but I was able to get a reservation on open table for 7:45.
Food took too long to be brought out.
Needed to keep asking for water

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PS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was our anniversary first time trying just cooking !!! We loved it food was good service excellent !! We will be back !!

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DT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always enjoy my dinner

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious- great service

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LI
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The singer and guitarist were spectacular!
Need to have some more cocktails/mocktails on the menu

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NN
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The staff always makes the night that much better. The prices are what are a little high for a small town restaurant. We suggest it to friends, but price often deters them.

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MG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

The veal chop I ordered at $ 45.00, although somewhat tasty, was not tender and was very tough and chewy. The portcella that my wife ordered was not good at all. Our first time there and although we had heard good things about the restaurant, we will not go back.

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great evening. Awesome food and friendly service.
Recommended!

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed our lunch very much. Good food, good service at moderate prices.

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TE
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

EXCELLENT DINING BOTH FOOD AND SERVICE. WILL BE BACK. FRIDAY MUSIC APPRECIATED.

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DT
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot! All the staff are cheerful! Tasty food.

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AH
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious (as always) and our server, Miranda was fantastic. We love eating at Just Cooking. Great food and wine selection and lovely ambiance. We’ll be back soon!

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BB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Ryan was a great server. Wine list is small but lots of good options and reasonable. Food was good but not memorable. I think we ate a bit early so maybe not as hungry as we might have been. It was good but not great. We will try again and hopefully enjoy more. Nice atmosphere.

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