Just Cooking Rustic Italian
Locally owned and operated
Fresh Locally Sourced (where available)
No Processed Foods
Scratch made recipes all made in house
Staff is exceptional and the food and wine were amazing!
For the most part, it was wonderful! However, we were seeing friends we hadn't in many years but the server was quite the chatty-cathy taking up our visit time. The meal was excellent but the gelato was a bit of a disappointment as it was too frozen which changed the consistency, flavor, and texture. I don't recommend the first table by the window. Too busy and distracting.
Excellent find!! Highly recommend Just Cooking. We had excellent service which really made the experience special.
It was a good experience, but the table outside proved a little too exposed to the noise from the road, that day particularly frequented by noisy trucks.
I have been to this restaurant many time and it has always been great. Perfect for special occasions. Last time was a birthday celebration they make everything in house so it is fresh and tasty. Staff is attentive. I would be there more often but it is over thirty minutes of highway driving to get there it is my go to place when I have a special dinner planned
We have been a few times and each time was fantastic! Great for girls lunch, family or date night
Excellent server. Gave great recommendations!
Happened to be in the area with my husband and we were starving. We decided on this restaurant after a Google search because we were dressed too casual but still wanted a nice meal, not a chain restaurant. We were so pleased with our meal and the service. All of our food was great and the server provided a great wine recommendation. The bread alone is worth a visit, it is phenomenal! We live two hours away, but intend to return.
Another great meal and time with my family at Just Cooking. The muscles and calamari were amazing to start, followed by the eggplant parm and pasta of the day. Thank you Jamie for the great service as well!
It was delicious! Service was great. Love reserving on line. All round a lovely place to dine.
Excellent service, delicious food and very reasonable prices. Exceeded expectations.
The meal was fine until the final course was delivered. There was a very long break until the halibut special was brought out. It was over cooked and dried out. Server said she would take care of it as it wasn’t eaten. There was no correction to the bill. Great start with a disappointing ending.
My husband and I had a wonderful dinner. The staff we very accommodating and knowledgeable with each course well timed. We have already recommend this restaurant to a number of people who will be travelling into the area.
Amazing !!!! Food. Staff. Restaurant. Atmosphere!!! Will eat here all the time!
The gnocchi was out of this world and the staff were incredibly friendly, helpful and engaging. I can't wait to go back! :-)
This was my second visit to Just Cooking and both times I had one of the best restaurant meals...ever!
I did post my favourable comments on my Facebook page, recommending Just Cooking if anyone was interested in a new delicious experience
the food was very innovative - a cold cantaloupe and orange soup for starter, great pasta funghi, beautifully cooked artic char, good selection of local wines. we'll go back!
The food is always amazing, the staff is the best. Always friendly and help make the dining experience outstanding!
Always great food and service. One of our favorite restaurants in the area.
Have visited several times and always enjoy the experience. Can get too noisy when the restaurant fills, so we tend to visit mid-week when it is a little quieter. The menu and specials vary to keep it interesting and the portions are ample. We each ordered a different pasta dish, all delicious, and shared an appetizer (Calamari) to start and a Tiramisu (light and fresh) to finish.
It was noisy sitting by the bar. Other than that it was a great evening.
Fabulous food and our server was extraordinary! Would definitely recommend this restaurant to family and friends.
We were traveling from NY City to Michigan (the scenic route) and decided to stop off in Hamilton as a way stop. Looked for restaurants on Google and up popped Just Cooking. Always ready for Italian, we were not disappointed. The restaurant is lovely and simple. The food was fresh, clearly ingredients are made in-house, and ample portions. Our shrimp appetizer was fresh and hot to the table. My wife loved the eggplant entree. My pasta special was done perfectly and so substantial in size that I had difficulty finishing it. And for that reason we cannot comment on dessert, 'cause it was out of the question. The service staff was attentive. I like a restaurant where all members of staff will cater to your needs irrespective of it being their assigned table. The way teams should work.
A testament to how much we enjoyed Just Cooking, on our trip back to NYC - exactly a week later - we just happened to stop back in Hamilton for a night. We chose to return to the restaurant yet again. Excellent the second time around. The only downside to Just Cooking: we live about 700km away. Unfortunately, won't be a regular.
Always a great experience! Staff is great food is always top shelf!
Two of us had the fish special and were disappointed as we had so many bones to contend with and it wasn’t all that tasty. The third person had the pasta special with salmon and shrimp and it was very good.
Fantastic food, great staff, unique location, and beautiful patio.
This place is our favourite restaurant by far. Again, the quality of the food is excellent. The veal chop is our favourite. This restaurant is not a steak house but could probably beat any steak house in niagara region. They always cook the veal chop. The vegetables are just done right. We have been coming here for awhile now and they have been consistent. Consistency is probably the key. Is what makes people go back. Excellent Customer service.
There's a feeling of authenticity in this Italian food. I've been waiting for a great Italian restaurant in the area for quite some time. Service was fantastic as well. I will most definitely return.
This restaurant has become a favourite place to share delicious food.
Really love the expanded seating area. The service is top notch!!
Great food, decent price point and excellent service. The new addition is where we sat and it was much nicer for being able to converse with our friends while dining. Will head back for sure.
Outstanding! Never a disappointment, food and service is always exceptional.
Lovely menu for Father's Day. The Sweet Pea Risotto with Lobster and a house smoked pork belly was off the charts. What amazing flavours, with the sweetness of the sweet pea, creaminess of the risotto,and tenderness of the lobster. Now the pork belly, I have to say best I've had anywhere! Just the right amount of smokiness and the bark on the meat was crisp to perfection. The Tagliatelle with Bolognese, as my husband put it best, is like sitting in my mom's kitchen.
Service excellent, staff always helpful and knowledgeable.
Our favorite Italian restaurant in the Niagara region.
Food was fabulous! Service was good!
I like 9oz. Option for a glass of local wine. 6 oz. glass priced a little high but they let me have a sample, so ok.
Left with a smile on all our faces!!
This is become one of our favourite places to eat. The food is exceptionally good and the service and staff are amazing. We just did a father's day dinner there this weekend and the specials were great. Nice wine list and very comfortable place to be. Highly recommend.
A hidden gem! Our server was very friendly and personable. The food was delicious. I would like to see an additional chicken entree on the menu though (I did find the menu a bit limited). The focaccia bread and basil dipping sauce they brought us was very tasty. They have vegetarian options.
The ambiance is lovely , except for the noise level -but that was mostly because they sat the 2 of us right next to a group of 8 people that were obviously celebrating something, and acted as if they had the place to themselves! They were very inconsiderate of others around them.
I have been to this restaurant three times and the first 2 times were fantastic! This time it was very good but it was extremely loud. Service, the pasta dishes, the chocolate torte and the creme brulees are amazing. I ordered the osso bucco this time and found it had great flavour but it was a big tough. The risotto more than made up for it. To be fair I did not complain as they would have tried to fix it and I had enough food and definitely needed to save room for dessert. I will be back next time I am going to the Shaw Festival (from Toronto where I live).
We were in the new room..lovely decor but unfortunately the musical duo was a little two loud to enjoy conversation. They were very good but perhaps needed to be more mellow to compliment the dining atmosphere
My good friend and I had dinner here last week. The service was excellent. We ordered the calamari as an appetizer and it was very good. We both ordered the mushroom pasta and we were both disappointed, it seems as though they use dehydrated mushroom instead of fresh and many of them were tough and not very flavorful. We both had the arugula salad and while it sounded delicious on the menu, it was lack lustre. Good wine list.
A consistently great experience, both the food and the staff. Subtle and sometimes complex flavours come through because nothing is overpowering. An added bonus is the staff. Knowledgeable and friendly without being overbearing.
We have by now tried most of the menu items and nothing has disappointed.
What an incredible restaurant
Service is excellent, food was excellent
Everything was great
One of my favourite restaurants. Always exceptional!