Just Cooking Rustic Italian

4.6
258 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
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 258 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 1

While the service was excellent, the food was adequate at best. The calamari was a bit cool and flimsy when it arrived at the table.

The second veal entre was good, but the first had to be sent back as it was undercooked and the meat and plate were both cold.

The interior of the restaurant was decorated nicely so visually the experience was fine. However, this is, bar none, the loudest restaurant I've ever attended. My wife and I literally laughed as we listened to the waiter yell the specials to the table next to us. The noise level made conversation impossible. We spent the meal listening to other tables try to yell over each other. Quite honestly the noise level was the same as you would experience at a dance club but without the music. Too many tables/people crammed into a small space.

This restaurant is absolutely not recommended for an intimate evening, which my wife and I thought we were going to have on our anniversary.

Not the worst dining experience I've ever had but will never go back.

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JB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A solid, reliable night out. We've never had a bad meal there. Can't wait to go back!

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LA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have dined there several times and have never been disappointed. We recommend them to friends.

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AK
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service and food were outstanding. We were attending the OscarPeterson Jaz festival in St. Catharines and the short trip to Just Cooking was well worth it.

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MD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quaint italian eatery with a friendly atmosphere. Food is phenomenal.

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HG
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great. And service staff know their wines. Went off the special menu and was NOT disappointed. Can’t wait for spring to enjoy lunch on the patio

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RT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was an amazing night ,amazing service,lots of beautiful smiles .The staff is wonerderful,courteous .My wife had the gnocchi with bacon and I had the penne with sausage.Both were excellent .We also had the fried calamari also an excellent choice.All and all just cooking rustic Italian is the best Italian restaurant ever.

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g
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been to this restaurant a few times as a couple and with friends. Food is always excellent and service friendly. That’s why we keep going back.

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LL
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful spot, intimate without being cramped, not too noisy or busy. The food was incredible and our server was so lovely and kind. We are making this our date night spot from now on!

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DM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience at Just Cooking. Fantastic food as always.

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DD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This is always my "go to" place for great food and wine !

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BN
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome evening with great friends and great food.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, friendly service and good food....Will defineately go back and recommend to others.

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BM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic Calamari & huge share portion!

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OT
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always incredible food.
Staff are amazing.
Our go to restaurant

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was great - especially the homemade gnocchi, squid ink spaghettini, focaccia. Fish cooked perfectly.

Table a bit awkward with servery traffic going by.

Outside signage need to be lit - missed the spot and had to circle back.

Overall a good dining experience, would be back!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Great food, really nice server but it’s hard to get a good table there. So many tables are up front in cold when people open door or in front of kitchen entrances or down the stairs visual of exit sign. Lovely place just need to reserve a good table

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c
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food. Not too bad prices, I would go again. It was overall a good experience.

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H
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

Took an hour for us to get our food. They told us we ordered a special order which takes longer around 30 mins!!!! It was also freezing in the restaurant and had to sit with coats around our shoulders. We have given this restaurant three tries and each visit has been poor. Will not be back.

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G
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Just Cooking continues to impress us with their creative food offerings. From Appetizers to desserts, we always go home satisfied. The local wine selections are a bonus. Great reds to choose from local vineyards. And Miranda is a gem of a server. Such a bubbly personality and very attentive and helpful.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and excellent service. Will be back

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LM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have never been disappointed. We love Just Cooking and will continue to bring friends and family.

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RM
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed our post christmas dinner for 4. great services and local wine recommendation. Fresh pastas were fabulous. Gelato desserts was great finish. Wheelchair accessible.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

New Years Eve

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CW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic Food & Service! Very friendly staff
Definitely a gem!

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DT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We always enjoy our dinner

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice night out! A little chilly in the restaurant which made it a little uncomfortable. Overall nice night and would go back!

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L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Waiter not interested in serving us. Wanted to talk to friends instead. Never took our desert order waited 20 min then had to ask another sever for our bill. Food tasted great as usual but the service was lacking this time.

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t
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Absolutely delicious meal. I ordered the puttanesca and I could eat it every day I swear it was amazing!

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KM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent reataurant. I have always driven by and always wanted to go and try their food. Amazing food, excellent service small and quiet, great for conversation.

I would highly recommend this restaurant. I am sure if you go once you will return again and again.

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MP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It was really good food! And the menu had a lot of choices and the waiter was very helpful

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E
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We reserved for 5 with request for special table. There was a child with loud iPad game behind us which made it impossible to hear conversation for 3/4 of our meal time. My eggplant was not hot. Our server was efficient and delightful

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HG
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love this place! Hope to be an every other month event for us. Santa loves eating here. And staff knows their wine

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KH
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A hidden gem. Had a lovely pre-Christmas lunch with truly exceptional service and creative delious food. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone venturing to Vineland. I can’t wait to go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

The noise level was so high that it was difficult to talk. The restaurant was busy during the holiday period, but it needs to be quiet enough that customers can enjoy their meal. The customers weren't rowdy or partying excessively; the ambient noise level needs to be reduced with baffles or noise reduction technology etc.. The atmosphere should be appropriate for fine dining, not celebrating in a pub. We left earlier than we planned.

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PS
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quality food, respectful staff, aroma's awesome, extremely tasty food. This is our GO TOO restaurant.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Awesome as usual. Great menu, great wine list Wish they had a coat check during winter months

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ES
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great food and service. Very reasonable for lunch.

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Overall a very good experience. The service was also very good

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JV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great ambience. Lively and fun place. Food is impeccable.
Can’t wait to go again.

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