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La Rustica, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

La Rustica

4.8
4.8
915 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
We are proud to breathe new life back into the oldest Italian restaurant in Doncaster – formerly known as Villa Romanas. Our aim is to deliver quality, affordable Mediterranean cuisine with a contemporary twist – all served in a unique & relaxed environment.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 15:00–22:00 Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    01302 363475
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 915 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Yorkshire

    Romantic

  • Yorkshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Yorkshire

    Italian

  • South Yorkshire

    Best Overall

  • South Yorkshire

    Best Food

  • South Yorkshire

    Best Service

  • South Yorkshire

    Best Ambience

  • South Yorkshire

    Best Value

  • South Yorkshire

    Child-friendly

  • South Yorkshire

    Good for groups

  • South Yorkshire

    Great for creative cocktails

  • South Yorkshire

    Hot spot

  • South Yorkshire

    Great for fine wines

  • South Yorkshire

    Romantic

  • South Yorkshire

    Good for special occasions

  • South Yorkshire

    Lively

915 Reviews
  1. JoshM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning food fantastic quality, service was great not over intrusive made it very special

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  2. JeanH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant, friendly staff, great food, good ambience

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  3. JackieP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very nice , good value for money , our waiter Moise looked after us very well , nice friendly staff will be returning to sample something else of the menu

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  4. LyndaB

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely perfect birthday meal. Excellent service. Beautiful food.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, very authentic Italian feel with outstanding prices for quality. Enjoyed a beautiful starter sharer which is a must try for those who enjoy traditional food. The steak is very delicious cooked perfectly, and the sauce is to die for. Pizza was incredible, halloumi was amazing especially when paired with the marinara sauce it comes with. All in all a great experience with lovely waiting staff, who are very kind, I believe her name was Codruta. Would recommend to anyone, there’s enough variety for all tastebuds!
    La RusticaResponded on 5 April 2024
    Thank you so much for this great review. We are absolutely thrilled that you had a great dining experience with us and would recommend us. We hope you will dine with us again soon.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife and I ate at La Rustica before going to a show at The Cast Theatre on a Saturday evening. The food was enjoyable and the service friendly and accomodating. We were amused at some of the flavours used in some of the dishes we chose as there seemed to be an Asian influence in some of the ingredients used which I hadn’t experienced with Italian food in the past. Slightly odd but we ate the lot which says something. The wine we selected was good and not overpriced. The Montepulciano I chose was very good indeed and would recommend. My only criticism/s would be that our table downstairs was in a corner next to a store room which was accessed by staff on occasions to retrieve table items. This was a little annoying. Also the tables were a little close together and added to the fact you are in a basement, you could hear other peoples’ conversations easily. This could have been drowned out with a little background music or better table planning.
    La RusticaResponded on 5 April 2024
    Thank youf or taking the time to write this honest review. We are glad that your overall experience with us was good and we hope that you will come back and dine with us again. We take on board your point about that table as it is normally the last table to be used for that very reason. The music was an oversight as there should be background music playing.

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  7. DEliza

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Would absolutely recommend!

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  8. GGNC

    Derbyshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal, good attentive service, but not overdone. We had a really enjoyable evening

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  9. RachelA

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely meal. Staff were attentive and just brilliant. Couldn’t do enough for you. Food was 5*!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy eating here. Great food, great service. Thank you

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ecu was amazing , the service was great. Everyone was lovely and food was out fast. Food was perfect. We go every week and we love it, see you’s soon la rustica xx

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  12. Stacey

    Spain

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Without a doubt the most gorgeous food/service every time we visit.

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  13. StuartM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food, excellent attentive service in wonderful surroundings and all at a very reasonable price. Our first visit, had a lovely evening, what a find and we'll be back soon.

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  14. SteveC

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very busy all night, the short wait between courses reasonable. Noise level high - it was Saturday night - but the atmosphere was happy and sociable. Food, as always, was outstanding. On making a request to separate fish and accompanying sauce (medical grounds, could eat some elements, not others) the chef produced a wonderful response - despite the busy circumstances - for which I was very grateful. We visit Doncaster annually for an event held in the area and make La Rustica our first reservation for dinner every time (particularly needed for Saturdays). Wonderful restaurant, friendly and helpful staff - would recommend unreservedly.

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  15. ChazC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just like to say a special thank you to all the staff for a brilliant night. I wanted to treat my wife for her birthday after she had mentioned that we hadn’t been out for a meal in ages and I wasn’t actually sure what to expect but from the moment we arrived we were treated and looked after superbly. We have to say a special mention to ECO who was fantastic all night We never had to wait for anything and at the end of our meal eco and the other staff gathered around the table and sang happy birthday to my wife which really ended a fantastic night. The food was 5 star The service was 5 star The whole night was 5 star I can definitely say that we will be returning to la rustica the best Italian that we have eaten. Cheers. chaz & sue

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  16. CosminS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place. Good food and great staff. I will definitely comeback. Thank you Rustica.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WOW. IS ALL I CAN SAY!! We went today to celebrate my partners birthday. We went early as I had to go in to work, so was the first people in. We had the place to ourselves. The lady that greeted us Marie was so lovely. Fantastic service so kind as she placed a balloon 🎈 on out table and happy birthday confetti 🎉 for him. The food was delicious and when I say that it's praise indeed. I fancy myself as a bit of a foodie and most places do not meet my standards. THIS PLACE DID . I had lasagne its flavours were simple out of this world. My partner had sea bass it had a crispy skin and looked like something from a magazine.His vegetables were cooked to perfection also. He said it was gorgeous. The kids had calzone and again , perfect. We will definitely be returning on every birthday. Marie looked after us so well . Well done La Rustica . Simply exquisite 👌.

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  18. BozenaP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service . Maria made sure we have everything served to high standard. Good was excellent and beautifully served. I will visit again soon

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  19. ChelseaS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Waited for food for too long we were there 2 hrs and it took them half an hour to get us the bill after we asked

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  20. MariaH

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place. The food was amazing and the people working there are so friendly and helpful. I will definitely be going again.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and very friendly staff! Great portion sizes too!

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  22. IanS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Valentines meal ive ever had. Beautiful food, my girlfriend said it was the best risotto she'd ever tasted, and my beef tagliatelli was devine. Service was excellent and it was a nice atmosphere too. Would definitely recommend and use again

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  23. Cass

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AMAZING! the atmosphere was amazing, the design was beautiful, service an staff were so lovely especially Maria and made our stay welcome, food was delicious overall 10/10

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  24. KevinFisher

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, fantastic service everytime. Went out this time for Valentine’s Day with my family, we had a warm greeting, sat in a very cosy area of the restaurant and was well looked after by Ecu and his team. Nothing was a trouble for them. We ordered lasagne, carbonara and a kids meal and they all came out in good time, even considering it was Valentines. I have to highly recommend their carbonara, the pancetta in it is to die for and the sauce is full of flavour. The lasagne is my wife’s favourite, the tomato sauce is really rich and flavourful, wiped down with a side of their thick cut chips is bliss. The price is really good too, really affordable and a really nice atmosphere. Will be going back over and over again.

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  25. SarahH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Staff great a special mention for Maria

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  26. JaneC

    Yorkshire

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service, lovely food, never let's you down.

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  27. Julie

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous evening at La Rustica. Food was delicious. Service was good. 2 desserts took a little time to arrive. Although I do appreciate it was very busy by this time! Also had to amend the bill as they the desserts had not been added. Overall, fabulous experience and we will definitely be back.

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  28. JacquelineW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's the 2nd time we've eaten here when in Doncaster. Lots of choice and lovely food. Would definitely recommend 😊 x

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  29. Kate

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is amazing. My friends and I always look forward to coming here. I had my 60th here in December and it was amazing. Staff are familiar and always friendly.

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  30. Yaniv

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience, lovely food, good value. Eco looked after us, will definitely dine there again

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  31. Leah

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely amazing. Blows any Italian out the water in doncaster!

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  32. Dessertnicker

    Nottingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, friendly service and lovely surroundings. One of my favourite places.

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  33. DavidB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a great restaurant everything is very good the staff are polite attentive and very obliging we went for a birthday and the staff sang happy birthday to him. The food is amazing and plenty of it, we had a calzone and a pasta dish, the atmosphere is very welcoming. We will definitely return👍😁

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant was amazing. Cristo looked after us. Food was excellent. Proper home made traditional family food.

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  35. Chrisrow

    Yorkshire

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was lovely as always and still had room.for desert at a push haha Very busy on a saturday

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another lovely time at La Rustica, always very welcoming and friendly, they don’t rush you which is what we like , food was amazing as always , it was mine and my husband’s joint birthday , the table had balloons on , they sang happy birthday and at the end surprised us with a lovely dessert, overall an excellent experience will definitely be going back and complements to the chef and lovely staff.

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  37. BarryB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Rustica has got to be the best Italian restaurant in Doncaster. The food was fantastic, the service was friendly and very tentative. We will definitely be going there again

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  38. ClaireG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have a lovely meal and the staff were very helpful and friendly too.

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  39. BenH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service for a birthday meal. Food outstanding as always, will be returning.

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  40. LukeP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The customer service, The Food & The Price was perfect... me and my girlfriend very much enjoyed our date night! We will definitely be returning in the near future! Very friendly staff

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FAQs

La Rustica offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01302 363475.

La Rustica is rated 4.8 stars by 915 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today

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Google Map for La Rustica

5 Nether Hall Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN1 2PH

Additional information

  • Area
    Doncaster
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 15:00–22:00 Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
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