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The Rusty Oven, DONEGAL, DONEGAL

The Rusty Oven

4.8
4.8
607 Reviews
€30 and under
Pizzeria
Handmade Wood-Fired Sourdough Pizzeria in the secret garden behind Patsy Dan's bar.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 21 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pizzeria
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri–Sun 17:00–21:30
  • Payment Options
    Cash Only
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Dunfanaghy
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 607 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
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

607 Reviews
  1. EoinC

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Pizzas, antipasta board was delicious, staff were friendly and very efficient. Highly recommend.

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  2. CathyF

    Dublin

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took friends to the rusty oven. Fantastic food. The special last night was devine. Friends loved the food and the restaurant. Devon was our server and she was amazing. Great night in the rusty oven. Tys folks.

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  3. Rioghnach

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 no notes - you just have to go! Staff so friendly, pizza best we’ve tried. (Get the garlic bread)

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  4. MadeleineG

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As per usual - lovely staff. 💕 Friendly, quirky atmosphere 😊 Great pizza. Our dog was made incredibly welcome.🐶 What more can you ask for !

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  5. ElijahG

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch pizza and top notch people. Highly recommended to anyone passing through Dunfanaghy.

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  6. IrisB

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a super meal. One of the children has recently been diagnosed with a mild gluten intolerance. We were able to bring a base. The staff topped this for him. It was such a delight that he was able have a pizza with the rest of the party. Thank you

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  7. LaurenH

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were lovely and friendly, and the food was delicious. A great value meal for the whole family!

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  8. MatthewT

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Definitely worth a visit, great pizza and good value. Booking is a must!!

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  9. Slowhand

    N. Ireland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Back up for our first meal of the new season and we were not disappointed. The food service and atmosphere was fabulous. Thanks again guys see you again soon 🥰

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff couldn’t be nicer, and also being seated outside we were given blankets which was very welcome. Very accommodating and everyone checked in to make sure we were seen to. The kitchen was non stop and the quality of the pizza was lovely, nice sourdough thin crisp crust.

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  11. EoinG

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality pizza and better service. Had a brilliant time. Thank you!

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  12. ZZLL

    London

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, delicious pizzas served with a smile. All the waiting staff were excellent, cheerful and making sure we had everything we needed. Good selection of affordable wine and enjoyed a lemon posset for dessert which was lovely and sharp and delicious. Great atmosphere, served promptly. Always make sure we eat here when visiting Dunfanaghy.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a few people trying Rusty out for the first time. They absolutely loved it 👏👏

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  14. HelenS

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always , loved their Christmas special. Great place

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Ulster, ROI

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic pizzas, perfect ambience, great wine, excellent service 🫶 - what more could you need except maybe sunshine and heat!! 😂

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pizza was absolutely delicious. Staff were polite and very helpful. The atmosphere here us just wonderful I love it

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always sad to have last pizza of the year but had the Christmas special which made up for it 🎄🎅🎄. Very special place and the reopening after the annual hibernation makes it mark the new year/season. Have a great Christmas and see you in 2024 - big thanks to all the staff x

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  18. PaddyM

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice to see some special items intake menu as well as the excellent usual pizzas.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service as always - it is a shame that the restaurant will now be closed until March

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  20. Aelin123

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Basic pizza , nothing special. Waited nearly 30 mins for our order to be taken. Pizzas didn’t come at the same time so partner was finished before mine arrived. Also inside- it is freezing.

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  21. Slowhand

    N. Ireland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual another brilliant night of amazing food and atmosphere. Will miss it so much over the next few months bring on the spring. Fabulous place amazing food and atmosphere keep it up guys.

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  22. KarenM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a wet evening but staff accommodated us and put under cover with heater. Food was amazing and service very quick and with a smile even in the rain.

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  23. PaulH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night with the family for a Birthday weekend

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  24. PaulE

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pleasant and friendly welcome. Efficient and courteous service. Tasty flatbreads. Superb pizza bases and flavoursome toppings. Charming environment. Enjoyable and memorable experience. If you haven’t been to the Rusty Oven, you need to go.

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  25. NMcS

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and delicious pizza. Not the first visit..and most certainly not the last! Highly recommend a visit to the Rusty Oven. Nuala

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  26. LindaH

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pizzas freshly cooked and served by friendly staff.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. Dennygal

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the experience everytime we come here ,such a lovely atmosphere

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  28. DavidFitz

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding - great pizza, great staff, great atmosphere and the Guinness from Patsy’s is 100%. Thank you for a fantastic time with the family.

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  29. AMLW

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and fabulous service. Only critisism is that it’s very cold with limited heaters outside

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  30. CarolM

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as always Welcoming and fun Delicious food

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  31. CarolineK

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat whacky decor good food we love it

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  32. MaureenO

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious and the table was ready on time. Good service but we had a bad seating spot- inside but beside the door - every time it opened we got a major draft so not ideal. So when you’re booking make sure you request a table away from the door. Overall though we loved it.

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  33. RuthM

    Jersey

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just love Rusty oven. Look forward to returning soon 😋

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  34. ChrisS

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really excellent quality (and variety) pizzas at good prices. Staff very friendly and helpful. Possibly because we were up in a corner out of sight I had to go to the dock to say when we were ready to order mains and again when we were ready to order desserts.

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  35. Danni

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food as always! Really enjoyed the specials - hummus and salsa verde was delicious!

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  36. Momo

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As good as ever. Always a pleasure. The shed was a good option on a cold night.

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  37. Ciara

    Ulster, ROI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Rusty Oven is always the highlight of our trips to Dunfanaghy. It's a rustic, cool little place with an awesome atmosphere and an even better taste in music. All that before you even try the pizzas - mouthwatering doesn't do them justice. Suitable for family feasts, date nights and catch ups with friends of all ages. If you haven't been, it's an absolute must if you're in the area!

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  38. Steadyeddie

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pizzas were great as usual , our whole family loves Rusty Oven and it’s the first place they want to go when they visit. We were served by Ewan who was pleasant and helpful as always.

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  39. AntheaL

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Just as I remembered when I lived in Donegal …. The best pizza I’ve ever had !

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  40. KarenC

    Ulster, ROI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect as always, hope you have a wonderful time off when you finish up it’s very well deserved ! X

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The Rusty Oven is rated 4.8 stars by 607 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for The Rusty Oven

MAIN STREET DUNFANAGHY, DONEGAL, DONEGAL F92 A6NA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Dunfanaghy
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri–Sun 17:00–21:30
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pizzeria
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    Cash Only
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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