La Rustica

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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 364 People Are Saying
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StephenR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic restaurant La Rustica is, with great staff and amazing food.
It was my wife’s birthday and they made her feel special. We will definitely be going back with all the family. Best restaurant in Doncaster by a mile for service and the quality of food - Try the carbonara, it was amazing!!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was lovely and fresh, was told it would be an hour wait as was busy but was only about 25 minutes. All the staff were really friendly and attentive.
The restaurant itself is like a hidden gem when they lead you to the seating area downstairs, it’s lovely
And was very good value for money, definitely recommend!

La Rustica
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for this amazing rating and review. We are glad you had a great dining experience with us and we do hope to see you again soon.

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GeoffC
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, just fantastic!

La Rustica
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for this amazing rating and review. We hope to see you again soon. With guests like yourselves, excellence is easy to achieve.🥰

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GemmaF
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab service and amazing food . Will be back. Highly recommend

La Rustica
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for this amazing rating and review. We look forward to your next visit

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AnthonyH
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited La Rustica a year on year and it improves all the time. We really enjoyed our meal and the welcome and service we received.

La Rustica
Responded on 14 January 2022

Thank you very much for this outstanding rating. We are so pleased you had another excellent dining experience with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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ScottR
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual excellent service and food - had a brilliant time, easily one of our favourite restaurants

La Rustica
Responded on 12 January 2022

You are very welcome. Thank you for choosing to dine with us again and we are thrilled that we are consistent in the delivery of our food and service to you. We look forward to your next visit.

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amelias
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was really lovely! the atmosphere was wonderful and the was delicious and very good value for money, i came with a group of friends for my birthday and it was great! :)

La Rustica
Responded on 12 January 2022

Thank you very much for this rating and review. We are glad you had a great dining experience with us and we are grateful for your choice to dine with us to celebrate your birthday. We hope to see you again soon.

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Morley123
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The steak were lovely but out of the whole meal we received that were the only nice thing. Our starters were half warm half cold- prawns were cold and hot almost like they had been microwaved and bread were soggy. Chips were also very burnt.

La Rustica
Responded on 12 January 2022

We have to say we are really shocked at this review as to the best of the Manager's knowledge there was no mention of issues from your party. Our food is cooked fresh to order using pans. Our bread is made fresh in house and we have no idea why it would be soggy. We can only apologise that you had such a poor dining experience with us. Had you spoken to our team, steps would have been taken to rectify issues immediately, we are human and mistakes can happen but they are dealt with immediately

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JimmyW
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with a very good menu, fabulous food, great service and excellent staff.

La Rustica
Responded on 12 January 2022

Thank you very much for this rating and review. We are glad you had a great dining experience with us. We hope to see you again soon.

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MariuszS
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for a family birthday dinner, we were greeted very warmly upon entering, the customer service is of a very high standard. The table was waiting for us decorated, the food was delicious and after the meal was finished the staff brought the birthday girl a dessert with a candle and they sang "happy birthday" together. We really recommend this place.

La Rustica
Responded on 12 January 2022

Thank you very much for this rating and review. We are glad you had a great dining experience with us and are grateful that you chose to dine with us for this special occasion, we love a good singalong. We hope to see you again soon.

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Vicky
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful fresh home cooked food. Highly recommend.

La Rustica
Responded on 7 January 2022

Happy New Year to you. Thank you for this lovely review, we hope you will dine with us again soon.

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EmilyG
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Absolutely lovely staff and brilliant customer service. Food good value for price

La Rustica
Responded on 7 January 2022

Happy New Year to you. Thank you for this lovely review, we are thrilled that you had a great dining experience with us and we hope you will dine with us again soon.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing place ! Food was absolutely gorgeous ! Will be back again

La Rustica
Responded on 7 January 2022

Happy New Year to you. Thank you for this lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

New Year’s Day

La Rustica
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for this rating and review. We hope to see you again soon.

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DeanB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Very lovely staff, amazing authentic Italian dishes 😀

La Rustica
Responded on 7 January 2022

Happy New Year to you. Thank you for this lovely review, we hope you will dine with us again soon.

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Stacey
Spain
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service as always. Can’t recommend La Rustica enough.

La Rustica
Responded on 7 January 2022

Happy New Year to you. Thank you for this lovely review and the recommend. We hope you will dine with us again soon.

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AllanG
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect thanks, excellent food, very friendly staff.
We’ll definitely be back soon.
The best meal I’ve had in a long time.

La Rustica
Responded on 7 January 2022

Happy New Year to you. Thank you for this lovely review. We look forward to your next visit.

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DebbieD
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely surroundings, food was excellent

La Rustica
Responded on 7 January 2022

Happy New Year to you. Thank you for this lovely review, we hope you will dine with us again soon.

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MaxF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, quality and quantity of food was great. Very reasonablely priced. Would reccomend and return 👍

La Rustica
Responded on 31 December 2021

Thank you very much, Happy New Year, we hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food
Would 100% recommend and will be back again in the future.

La Rustica
Responded on 31 December 2021

Thank you so much for this. We are really pleased you enjoyed dining with us and we look forward to your next visit. We wish you lots of love, laughter, good heath and luck for 2022.

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Nickyr
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been visiting this restaurant for the last 20 years and have never been let down. Food and service is always outstanding

La Rustica
Responded on 31 December 2021

Thank you so much for this. got to love our regulars 😘We are really pleased you enjoy dining with us and we hope to see you again soon. We wish you lots of love, laughter, good heath and luck for 2022.

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Paige
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite Italian in Doncaster. Personable service and amazing food.

La Rustica
Responded on 31 December 2021

Thank you so much for this. got to love our regulars 😘We are really pleased you enjoy dining with us and we hope to see you again soon. We wish you lots of love, laughter, good heath and luck for 2022.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

food was outstanding as usual

La Rustica
Responded on 31 December 2021

Thank you so much for this. got to love our regulars 😘We are really pleased you enjoy dining with us and we hope to see you again soon. We wish you lots of love, laughter, good heath and luck for 2022.

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SummerS
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and quick service, the best value meal i’ve had in a while.

La Rustica
Responded on 31 December 2021

Thank you very much, Happy New Year, we hope you dine with us again soon.

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Gromet
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent place for food and drinks. Service was outstanding staff amazing.

La Rustica
Responded on 31 December 2021

Thank you very much, Happy New Year, we hope to see you soon.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great atmosphere, fantastic food, reasonably priced and the table service was great. Will definitely be coming back.

La Rustica
Responded on 31 December 2021

Thank you very much, Happy New Year, we hope to see you soon.

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JoeG
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t ask for a better night. Food was unreal and the service was just as good. Could not fault. Will be back

La Rustica
Responded on 31 December 2021

Thank you very much, Happy New Year, we look forward to your next visit.

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DeniseR
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely staff, excellent food. I would definitely return.

La Rustica
Responded on 31 December 2021

Thank you very much, Happy New Year, we hope to see you soon.

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Mattc
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food quality and presentation was perfect

Lasagne could maybe have come with 2 cuts of bread roll to dip in the sauce as there was no option on the sides but atill amazing

La Rustica
Responded on 31 December 2021

Thank you very much for this candid review. Please, if you would like some extra bread for dipping next time, just ask a server and they will be happy to fetch some for you. The sauce is too good not to be mopped up. All good wished for 2022 and we hope to see you again soon.

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ALS89
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The bruschetta was a little too wet and the antipasti board only had a little bit of mozzarella but all the rest of the food was superb and faultless. Fantastic service as always, will 100% be coming back!

La Rustica
Responded on 31 December 2021

Thank you very much for this honest review. We are really sorry that we failed to deliver everything to your satisfaction but we are really pleased you will be back, which is lovely to hear. When you next visit if there is anything that you would like changing, altering or adding to, please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to discuss/alter it for you. Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you in 2022.

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DaljinderD
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A really good value restaurant. Very generous potions and friendly service.

La Rustica
Responded on 31 December 2021

Thank you very much. Happy New Year and we hope to see you in 2022.

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CarlK
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very nice place. Great service, good value for money.

La Rustica
Responded on 20 December 2021

Thank you very much, we hope this means we will see you again soon.

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Nic123
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really nice food, quick service to say it was so busy and helpful staff.

La Rustica
Responded on 20 December 2021

Thank you very much, we hope you will dine with us again in the future.

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KatieB
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a lovely meal get a lot for your money and was fabulous service too looking forward to coming again

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and the service was amazing !!! The lasagne was out of this world !!
The only negatives are we felt a little rushed to eat quickly even though we had the table for 2 hours - I was putting my last mouthful of my starter in as the waitress was taking our plates away and the main came out very soon after not really leaving a break . The toilets were absolutely freezing aswell .
We will definitely be back tho :-)

La Rustica
Responded on 20 December 2021

Thank you for this lovely review. We sincerely apologise that our servers were a bit too quick to remove your plates, we will certainly review that during our training. We also must apologise for the toilets, we are in the process of getting quotes to sort the heating our in that area. We are pleased that despite these issues you will be returning and we look forward to seeing you again.

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TraceyE
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived till the moment we left we were treated amazingly. The food and drinks were gorgeous and the service brilliant. Eco the manager was awesome and made us feel like family. My husband even said the steak was the best he'd ever eaten! 5 stars from us

La Rustica
Responded on 20 December 2021

Wow. Thank you for this magnificent review of our food and service. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again soon.

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Mangy
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely place to celebrate in style.food was delicious and cooked to perfection,with generous portions.very friendly staff who made us very welcome and looked after us and catered to all of our needs,and also added a bit of their own la rustica magic before we left.highly recommended,we will be visiting again .
Thank you so much .xx

La Rustica
Responded on 20 December 2021

Thank you for choosing to celebrate a birthday with us. We love every celebration and feel privileged that we are included. We are glad you had a great time with us and we look forward to your next visit.

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MeganH
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely meal, first time coming here. We will definitely be returning.

La Rustica
Responded on 20 December 2021

Thank you very much. We look forward to seeing you again.

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JordannaH
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great customer service. Went above and beyond for a brithday with decoration, singing happy brithday and free desert

La Rustica
Responded on 20 December 2021

Who doesn't enjoy celebrating a birthday. Thank you for dining with us, we are thrilled you enjoy it and we hope to see you again soon

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MandyP
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended. Food is delicious and well priced and got to say that the staff are fantastic. Will defo be going again soon.

La Rustica
Responded on 14 December 2021

Thank you very much. We love serving our guests, we gain our pleasure by watching others enjoy our food and each others' company. We look forward to your next visit.

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FAQs

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

La Rustica is rated 4.8 stars by 364 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.