Just Cooking Rustic Italian

4.7
337 reviews
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • 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
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MM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant has become a favourite place to share delicious food.
Really love the expanded seating area. The service is top notch!!

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

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.

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WC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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KG
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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!!

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w
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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DN
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

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.

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JC
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

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).

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JW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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

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O
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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GV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What an incredible restaurant
Service is excellent, food was excellent
Everything was great

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SH
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants. Always exceptional!

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CP
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

First time at this restaurant and it won't be my last. Overall very pleased with the food and the service. Improvements can be made to the ambiance, but it was still quite nice. This is a hidden gem in the Beamsville area. Loved that there were several local wines on the list. Keep up the great work!

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TS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Saturday dinner for2 as part of a wine country weekend. The place was busy but service didn't seem to suffer. The grilled calamari salad was an interesting combo, very tasty, the squid being cooked perfectly. We had two special mains, gnocchi with rapini & gorgonzola ( to die for apparently as there was no offer to share & she came close to licking the empty bowl) and fusilli with hot sausage and peppers. The pasta was not fusilli, more like rigatoni, and I found the dish to be dry, a splash of pasta water would probably be all it needed. The tiramisu dolce proved to be a very satisfying finish. The wine list weighted towards Niagara, but there were a number of interesting Italian bottles including a by the glass Aglianico that paired beautifully with the sausage (the wine was very warm, a pity). Very enjoyable overall & we'd go back in a heartbeat.

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J
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was unreal, she went the extra mile, food was amazing, generally just a great dinner. First time in a long time I was more than happy to leave a 20%+ tip.

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MG
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great food and service. We would recommend this restaurant

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GH
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were very impressed with the decor and service. And my lunch was one of the best I have ever had.

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KL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always fabulous food. Nicely expanded inside for larger group area and nicely set up patio too.

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DW
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Food very flavorable and portions size was good. Nice location stsff is quite friendly.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Calamari was excellent!

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TM
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have dined at Just Cooking numerous times both as a couple & with as a family group & have newer been disappointed. We look forward to coming back with the family & enjoying the new sun room.

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PM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We will definitely be back. Food was outstanding and price was right. Service was just below excellent as they had just opened a new room and ended up a bit understaffed. Easily corrected.
Thank you.

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T
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely spot in wine country. Recently expanded space to accommodate a loyal following. Amazing focaccia and tasty homemade pastas. Lovely, helpful staff.

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NW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great evening!
Superb staff!
Enjoyed all the food and the updated wine list.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Will be back. Food very fresh and excellently prepared!

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n
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just Cooking is an absolute gem that shouldn't be missed. The restaurant is very warm and inviting and the patio is comfortable. The food always exceeds expectations and the service is second to none with the friendliest of staff. This restaurant has been one of our favorites by far for several years. We recommend others to visit whenever possible and everyone always raves about the experience and food. The owner and Executive Chef, Tim is one of the friendliest and most accommodating people we have ever met. We love Just Cooking!

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great ambiance. I would definitely go back. Great place for a date night!

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JW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

table for two - got stuck facing the bar - disappointing - food was excellent although the server did not mention the price of the daily special which I ordered and was surprised at the price when the bill came - limited red wine choice - was looking for "rustic" as in the name and we got a "reasonable" attempt at fine dining - desserts look interesting and may come back to sit on the patio and just have dessert

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GH
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I had great evening. It was our first time and will definitely return. Looking forward to try out the new patio.

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GA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

I love your restaurant, always have but was seated in the new addition. It was lovely but there needs to be a covering on the windows. When the sun was lowering I had to change positions at our table as I couldn’t handle the sun in my eyes. You may already have this covered but if not would highly recommend doing something about it.
As always the meal was wonderful.

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I found the restaurant very good and not overcrowded.

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RF
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

My wife had the pasta and seafood dish which was outstanding, the Osso Buco i ordered was slightly overcooked, dry and not a lot of taste.
Wine selection featured lots of local wines, limited selection from other parts of the world. We had the Primativo, very well priced and delicious.
This was our third visit to the restaurant and although my dish fell short of my expectations, we will return.

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j
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would recommend to a friend but maybe not to a lot of other people because I don’t want it to get so busy that I have a hard time getting a reservation. That’s a joke. It is in Vineland but it’s my favourite Italian restaurant in the Hamilton area. Definitely worth the drive.

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SM
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is great. Service and food were excellent. We are fortunate to live so close to this place. The take out is just as good

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PM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is a gem. The food is great & the service is amazing. A perfect compliment to wine tasting in the area.

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AR
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and good service. Group of 5 and everyone enjoyed their meals. Nice to support local wineries too. Will come again.

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CJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We brought our parents back for our mothers birthday. The service was incredible with all the staff being incredibly attentive and chatting with us like friends. The food came incredibly quickly but cooked perfectly. Everyone at the table loved their meal and there was no way anyone could have eaten any more. We made room for dessert anyway though and again we weren’t disappointed! Just Cooking continues to be at the top of our favourites list. It’s even better in the summer only because you can sit outside and enjoy the sun and patio. Amazing experience.

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S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Thoroughly enjoyed Just Cooking, staff and food was very good! Nice options on the menu..
Full house so a bit noisy, would book a later reservation another time because I will go back.

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D
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great service from the friendly knowledgeable staff.
The food was very favorable, tasted great, well presented, and cooked to perfection!
Always a great meal each time we go.

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We hAve never had a bad experience at Just cooking. We very much enjoy the quiet atmosphere & the scrumptious food.

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