Rustica Ristorante - Chester

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$30 and under
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Italian
Authentic Italian Food!!!
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New England
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, the food was incredible. Worth the drive! The bar was a bit noisy, so they easily accommodated us in the dining room. Perfect.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great night out! Tables are very close together, would be my only complaint. Wonderful food and service!!!!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was incredibly slow. They took our card to check out and kept it for over 20 minutes while we waited for our receipt. Took over 15 minutes after we were seated before they brought drink menus and another 15 before they came back to take our drink order.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good experience!

CB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant!!! Perfect for date night

P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Bus staff was excellent however waitress was not very attentive that’s why the rating and very noisy

CK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

At least the wine was good.

CB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my absolute favorite restaurant! The food is perfect and the owners and staff ore too. The carbonara is to die for and the wine selection is outstanding.

FO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant with homemade pastas, but also a variety of fish and meat dinners. You can't ask for better service, attentive but not rushed. Great cocktail selection too! Highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing from start to finish Owner came out who is also the chef !! Service was fantastic Matt was attentive and on point. Food was outstanding!!

AH
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious! I am not sure how we missed this restaurant since we live in the next town over. Service was excellent. Ambience was perfect! The food was amazing. Everything tasted so fresh. We will definitely be back. If you haven’t been there yet-do go!

B
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good food and service. Quiet dining room.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Best pasta I have had in a long time. Service was awesome.

My family will definitely come back.

J
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite of ours! Get the corner high-top table in the bar - best seat in the house for 2 people! The food and service is always spot on. Excellent, elevated Italian, extensive wine list, friendly, attentive staff. Love, love, love the Fettuccine Carbonara and my husband, a picky devotee of anything red meat is always impressed with their ability to consistently turn out perfectly cooked dishes - weather it is the New York Strip or Rack of Lamb. Visit Rustica...it will become your new favorite too.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy with food and friendly service.

OT
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is excellent but the menu is relatively small. However, when I asked if the chef would be willing to prepare fettuccine Alfredo (not on the menu), he did and the dish was excellent.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience, amazing food, definitely going back again!

BU
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent food with nice presentation. Nice wines and superior service. Attractive simple decor. Can be noisey when full.

BA
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came across this restaurant while looking for a place to eat after a matinee at the Goodspeed. What a find! The waitress was most accommodating, splitting both our salad and dessert for us. The bread and oil went well with the house salad. I had the fettuccine carbonara which was outstanding. My partner had the lasagna with bolognese sauce which she thought was the best ever. The coconut cake was a nice finish to an awesome meal. If we lived closer, I would make this a regular stop. But the next time I am in area, I will certainly visit.

RR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server, Andres was very personable and efficient. The pasta melted in your mouth. Homemade pasta makes such a difference. The salad looked like artwork and the desserts were superb. White linen table clothes too. We took 4 friends who had never been there and they were very impressed!

LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent food but long waits to order and get food

BA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This is the second time we've been there where the service was super slow. We were seated relatively close to our reservation time, and the waitress came fairly quickly to take our drink orders. The drinks didn't arrive for another 30 minutes...it took another 20 or so minutes for our appetizer to arrive. So we were there nearly an hour and just getting to appetizers. I'm all for relaxing and enjoying a leisurely meal out, but that seems like a fairly excessive amount of time to wait - they were clearly understaffed with their waitstaff. Thankfully, the food was good and our waitress was very friendly (as were the food runners, etc) - I think they just need to add a waiter or waitress to a busy Saturday night!

OT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is wonderful. The family the food the ambiance the warmth and the fun. We love love love Rustica

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious fresh food, excellent service. The pasta is made fresh and was amazing!

D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

If you go choose from the menu... The prix fixe menu is very limited and not the same quality as the regular menu. Disappointing.

KM
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional. Our waitperson was attentive without being intrusive. Other wait staff filled water glasses and took plates away.

The food was amazing. My daughter and I had the sea bass, my granddaughter had the salmon, and my husband had the NY strip. The presentation was lovely and the meals were wonderful. I appreciated that the salmon dish was so simply prepared...just right for a 10 year old.

The coconut chocolate cake tasted like a very upscale Mounds bar. It was so rich, I couldn’t finish the slice. My husband and daughter loved their cheesecake and crostata.

W
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The salads we started with were bright and perfectly salted, so my wife and I had high hopes for the entrees. However, we felt like the pasta dishes were a little under seasoned and the homemade pasta, while lovely, slightly overcooked. The apple tart for desert seemed like it had been warmed up in the microwave and was a little soggy. The coconut cake was really good. The service was wonderful and warm. Overall, it was a nice dinner before a show at the Goodspeed, but we would not go out of our way to come back.

KS
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My friends and I had a lovely evening at Rustica Ristorante. Our server was attentive without hovering and was a lot of fun, as well. The food was quite good. I might have given it 5 stars, but I dine in New York often and it’s hard to compete with THAT!
By all means, try it. My guess is, you’ll return over and over.

B
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific good from appetizers to dessert. 4 of us, all had different dishes. Every one a winner.

CA
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Very good for a pre-theatre dinner, even w/o having a prix-fix menu which we have had there at another time. Excellent homemade pasta, especially the very thin lasagna pasta that must have been 6 layers high. Decent wine & drinks.

m
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Rustic is a great place before the Goodspeed Opera House
Love sitting at the bar as well as in the bar area

OT
London
62 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the best Italian restaurant in Chester. Low-key and efficient service without fuss or bother, a dependable and always well-prepared menu of Italian favorites, and an approachable wine list with a solid range of options.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great dinner before show at Goodspeed Opera House. Good sized portions and great flavors. Def. a place to visit if passing through.

CA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there and it won't be our last. Great service, nice food selections and OK price.

d
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great pasta. Delicious lamb chops. Friendly service. Before leaving, I went to the kitchen to thank the owner-chefs.

C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are locals who love to dine at Rustica. Our favorites are the meatballs, the pasta carbonara and the salads. Very consistent and always delicious. The drinks are outstanding as well.

LD
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rustica is a gem, we have been many times and we are never disappointed. The food is wonderful and so is the service.

BS
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our go to Italian restaurants on the shoreline. The artichoke app and the brussel sprouts salad are both very good. My wife goes with the Pasta Carbonara and I almost always go with the pasta and seafood.
Andres and the entire staff are friendly and helpful.

M
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A co-worker suggested this restaurant. Have to say the meal was just ok.

R
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!