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Just Cooking Rustic Italian

4.7
77 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Authentic
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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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Special Events & Promotions
See website for Special events or contact Carolyn Davis 905 562 3222 or by email carolyn@justcooking.ca
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 77 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

For our first time there it was a great experience overall.
I had the veal chop (bone in) and my wife had the eggplant parmigiana. Both Fantastic!
The antipasto (antipasto) which was the cured meats, cheeses, olives and bread was a great starter for two.
Would go back in a heartbeat!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic place for lunch dinner nestled in wine country

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food, the wine, the staff and the ambience make this place a great dining experience. It is always a pleasure going there for dinner!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was amazing again, have the salmon it is really good.
calamari was also good but the salmon was amazing.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

I had tagliatelli a la bolognese. The pasta was great but it had too much sauce which was too thick and rich. Not enough tomato in the sauce. My colleagues had fish which they thoroughly enjoyed. We waited too long for the food and at the final count it was too expensive for what we received. To be fair it was overall a good experience except for the price and the wait time.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We met with friends who were never there before and said what a good choice.
Waiter was knowledgeable and very friendly. I had the pickerel dinner yummie
Staff always friendly.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was very good but not particularly outstanding, so a touch disappointed as we had heard so much hype. Maybe better for dinner and not lunch. Food came very quickly though. Lovely ambiance and great service so would definitely come again.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Our waiter Ryan made the evening all that it could be. He is a true professional and worth coming back to have him wait on you awesome outstanding.
He catered to my parents every need even before they asked. Light conversation and quick wit the kind of wait staff you hope to find at every restaurant. He set the benchmark very high.
The food was delicious and plentifully portioned.
Worth the drive from Milton and Burlington.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Having had a great experience some months ago, we decided to book dinner again as a pre-mother's day celebration. Not having a place to park in either parking lot indicated a busy evening ahead in the restaurant for our 5:45 reservation. And indeed it was. Guests were packed in so tightly our chairs lodged tightly against those behind us and we had to slide out sideways when one of us needed to leave the table. The conversation noise was so loud it was difficult to communicate with our server at a normal voice.

Our calamari arrived first, and was mostly on the chewy side, but no so much it had to be sent back. When it came time for our mains, we were surprised to have the wrong order placed on our table not once, but twice. My wife ordered pasta with mussels and shrimp, and all three of us at the table felt it was quite salty. We brought it to the attention of a staff member who did not identify himself and were taken aback a bit after he returned it to the kitchen to tell us 'the chef didn't think it was salty but he made another one with no salt at all". Sorry, but we really don't care what your chef thinks.

The halibut and veal were prepared well, but had I known the halibut was sided with two large parsnips, I would have reconsidered this selection. By the end of dinner, the packed dining room became a little more airy and a little more quiet, so we decided to stay for dessert. The menu had all the classic favourites. We ordered Tiramisu and Crème brûlée... desserts we have had many times before. These did not stand out, taste-wise or presentation-wise.

I suppose the reason I am writing a somewhat negative review is because this restaurant places itself in the premium range, but in terms of service and ambience, it did not meet that criteria. It was overcrowded and too noisy, and it seemed like that is why mistakes were being made.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We had an excellent meal. It is a small space which feels a little crowded but not a big deal. I recommend this spot for a nice dinner out.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

So pleased to of found this restaurant in Vineland. Great staff and delicious food.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Food and service is exceptional and it was excellent value. This was our second visit and our first time for dinner. Cannot say enough good things.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Impressed with the reservation system. Easily correctable. Very friendly waiter service. (Not bad looking either). Food was great. Great choice of table. Although we did sit rather close to the couple on the next table. Parking is an issue for those who can’t walk far.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Excellent service, delicious + well presented dishes. Wine, appetizer, salad, meal + dessert within 1 hour. Very attentive + we will definitely return. Very well done!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Such a fabulous meal and incredible service.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Hello. I come often and so do our friends. I love the restaurant but I wish your pasta sauce was more authentic.
You have a wonderful place. I love it but the food is always too salty where I can’t taste the flavours of the food itself.
Thank you.
Love your restaurant.
Ciao.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Excellent food, very noisy, difficult to hear one another sometimes. Service slow at times. The chef is an artist, the seafood is exceptional. Second time we've been we will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Excellent food and service. Noise was a little distracting but that was no fault of the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Everything was tasty from the olives to the dessert!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The food and service was excellent. The suggestion of wine from the waiter was helpful.
The only suggestion I have is that you serve the amazing gelato on a plate like you use to. Possibly with a sprig of mint. ....Catherine

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Wouldn’t go on a Friday because of the winery reps up selling. also our table was in a bad location. For the price it should Include a salad as well. Otherwise the meal was good!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Went for lunch with my wife: This is the second time we have been and will go back again for sure. Food is authentic and obviously freshly made...you can taste it. Staff are friendly and attentive. For a quick bite lunch it may be a bit pricy for a 2 course however we did go for the prawn avocado salad which price wise was 50% of our bill...it was awsome. If you want cheap and bland go to Boston pizza, if you want freshly made and tasty at a reasonable price then come here.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

This is our favourite restaurant in the Bench area. We always have a fabulous meal and the staff are great! Great food. Great service. Great value.

We were there this time for our 10th Wedding Anniversary. The entire staff, including the owner made a point to give us well wishes and to ensure our meal was a success.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Second time here and it was as memorable as the first time. Great meal! Great service. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Food excellent beer excellent =great time!!!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Fabulous! Great food! Definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We had a group of 10 and everyone thought the meal was wonderful. Thanks

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We went to the restaurant because we like Kacaba wines but really enjoyed the meal. My husband and I choose the fish suggestions while our son chose from the appetizer menu, the calamari and mussels. All were great. Next time we will try the rustic Italian dishes.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Outstanding food! Excellent service!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

This place is a gem. Service is excellent. The quality of the food is amazing. Very affordable. The place is clean and all the staff are very pleasant and friendly. Veal chop is a must try.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our second time there, introduced friends to a new place that we enjoy very much. great food in good portions, leaves just enough room for the gelato

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Absolutely love the food and cozy atmosphere. This is the place we take all our out of town friends to. Their bread and dip is to die for.

Ryan is awesome. Great sense of humour!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Just Cooking is an absolute gem. The food is wonderful , the service excellent. My husband and have dined many times and the menu and food and service never fail to delight.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The service was friendly and very helpful. Food was delivered at a reasonable pace. We loved the atmosphere. Everything was set up so nicely. Have already recommended it to friends and plan to be back.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Supper was great!
We really enjoyed having Julie as our server.
The Crème Brulee was the perfect texture.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Wonderful experience! The food is wonderful, the atmosphere relaxed and formal at the same time. Our go to place when in the area! Osso Bucco is amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Second time was as good as the first. Great food! Great service. Looking forward to next time!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Once again Just cooking delivered another great experience. The food was delicious and the wait staff timed everything perfectly.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always great food and friendly service

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food always amazing but sad to see wine list change so much, missing some VQA favs.

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