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“Lovely food and atmosphere”

La Rustica Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 713 Restaurants in Doncaster
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: £8 - £32
Description: We are proud to breathe new life back into the oldest Italian restaurant in Doncaster. Our aim is to deliver quality, affordable Mediterranean cuisine with a contemporary twist – all served in a unique & relaxed environment. ​ Customer satisfaction is paramount & we endeavour to provide excellence in all areas. Our chefs are dedicated to preparing the best possible, locally sourced ingredients, to create high quality meals fresh to order. We are also happy to cater for special diets; dairy free, vegetarian & gluten free dishes are available on request. ​ La Rustica is located on Nether Hall Road in Doncaster town centre – originally Carlo’s which opened in 1979! The single story frontage is deceptive – with a split level bar & lounge entrance, where customers can relax with a drink. The downstairs dining area is perfect for any occasion – comprised of an incredible spacious rustic brick cellar – providing our customers with a unique & authentic dining experience.
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Description: We are proud to breathe new life back into the oldest Italian restaurant in Doncaster. Our aim is to deliver quality, affordable Mediterranean cuisine with a contemporary twist – all served in a unique & relaxed environment. ​ Customer satisfaction is paramount & we endeavour to provide excellence in all areas. Our chefs are dedicated to preparing the best possible, locally sourced ingredients, to create high quality meals fresh to order. We are also happy to cater for special diets; dairy free, vegetarian & gluten free dishes are available on request. ​ La Rustica is located on Nether Hall Road in Doncaster town centre – originally Carlo’s which opened in 1979! The single story frontage is deceptive – with a split level bar & lounge entrance, where customers can relax with a drink. The downstairs dining area is perfect for any occasion – comprised of an incredible spacious rustic brick cellar – providing our customers with a unique & authentic dining experience.
Reviewed 15 August 2021 via mobile

Ate at La Rustica on a Friday night, staff were very welcoming and attentive from the start. The waitress explained as it was busy and food is cooked fresh there may be a wait time for mains ( the wait time was not too long at all). Our order was taken promptly and drinks arrived quickly. The food was lovely and we were regularly checked up on throughout the meal and asked if everything was okay and topped up on drinks. At the end of the meal we were given free shots and chocolates. My only quibbles are; at the start of the meal we were asked if we wanted water, we said yes we were then brought bottled water and charged £3.50. I feel that should have been clarified as I assumed it would be tap water. Whilst we were regularly checked on by staff, trying to get a staff members attention at other times was difficult . The wait staff stand by the bar and chat, ironically our table was the neared but they do not look around whilst chatting to each other so twice I had to get up and go to them. Lastly the cocktails were not very nice, I ordered a Bellini that was weak and pulpy and my daughter ordered a pornstar martini that was not good. We did not mention the cocktails so the restaurant did not have opportunity to rectify this. Other than those few bits it was a lovely meal.

Date of visit: July 2021
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satullo, Communications Manager at La Rustica Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2021

Hi. Thank you for this candid review. We are really sorry that there were a few issues. We will look at our training programme and address your valid comments. If you dine with us again and there are any issues, please do bring it to our attention, we certainly would have changed your cocktails. We pride ourselves on our service and to find that we have let you down in some way is something we do not want to have happen, please accept our sincerest apologies.

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Reviewed 15 August 2021

Very good carbonara, excellent service and hospitality, attention to detail. Nothing to fault. Highly recommended. Even went to the trouble of singing me happy birthday !! Take a visit

Date of visit: August 2021
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satullo, Communications Manager at La Rustica Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2021

Thank you for sharing your birthday with us. We are glad you had a lovely time and hope to serve you again soon.

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Reviewed 15 August 2021 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyable Sunday afternoon dinner with the family. Food was delicious, as always. Tequila Steak was superb. Service attentive and very friendly.
Thoroughly enjoyed it, will be back soon for sure!

Date of visit: August 2021
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satullo, Communications Manager at La Rustica Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2021

Thank you very much. We look forward to your next visit to dine with us.

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Reviewed 9 August 2021

What can I say friendly staff who couldn’t do enough for you. Food was amazing authentic Italian food. I had lasagna and my partner had seafood linguine with a few sides. Manager came out with creme brûlée and a couple of shots. We are from Scotland but will be back on our next visit 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Date of visit: August 2021
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satullo, Communications Manager at La Rustica Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2021

Thank you for this amazing rating and review. We love to serve our guests fresh food and we love to hear that we are getting both the service and food right

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Reviewed 7 August 2021 via mobile

Great atmosphere and service by all the staff .. The food was very nice and we will look to return soon. Highly recommend la rustica Doncaster

Date of visit: August 2021
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satullo, Communications Manager at La Rustica Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2021

Thank you very much for taking the time to rate and review us. It is very much appreciated. We look forward to your next visit.

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