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Rustico restaurant Wakefield
RUSTICO WAKEFIELD - EST. 2007

Traditional Italian Restaurant Wakefield

Established in 2007 and based in the centre of Wakefield, Rustico Restaurant is an independent family run restaurant.

Serving an impressive variety of authentic Italian favourites, Rustico’s well priced-menu, bustling atmosphere and unmistakably delicious food have made it a firm favorite within Wakefield. We serve authentic Italian food in a cheerful and friendly atmosphere; we have an array of pizzas, pasta dishes, fresh salads and quality meat and fish. Our menu is diverse and offers a range of vegetarian dishes. We use fresh and local ingredients wherever possible and provide a setting where diners can relax and feel well looked after.

Why Choose Rusticos
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High Quality Italian Food in a Great Atmosphere

At Rustico, we believe in keeping our food simple but naturally flavourful, in true Italian style. Our fresh pizzas and pastas are made daily using only the best ingredients and traditional cooking methods.

If you are looking for tasty freshly cooked food then we also offer home dining which you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

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Rustico
4.5
Based on 915 reviews
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Aracely PerezAracely Perez
15:48 06 Apr 24
Marta P.Marta P.
19:01 05 Apr 24
Always happy to be there.
Wojciech von ChamierWojciech von Chamier
07:45 02 Apr 24
RichardRichard
17:38 31 Mar 24
Our favourite restaurant only problem word is getting round and sometimes busy at lunchtime
Rebecca CRebecca C
21:56 29 Mar 24
Nathaniel GillNathaniel Gill
11:39 29 Mar 24
Karen NutterKaren Nutter
11:01 28 Mar 24
All round it is great and the food was amazing
Alisha MallyaAlisha Mallya
09:48 24 Mar 24
You can't go wrong with 3 courses for £19.95 where you can get steak as a main!The value for money at rustico always shocks me. The portions are massive, and the food is always delicious 😋Pictured are their ribeye steak and crab ravioli (from the specials menu), as well as their creamy mushrooms starter and tiramisu dessert 😍All of the food was amazing, and I definitely left with a full belly 🤣I'd definitely recommend this restaurant for good authentic Italian food with a rustic feel and a lovely atmosphere. It's a great place for a meet-up with friends, a family vibe, or even a date night!I honestly can't rave enough about this place... If you're in Wakefield, you need to check this place out if you haven't alreadyCheck out more of my reviews on Facebook and Instagram - @mallya.food
Michael PickersgillMichael Pickersgill
11:55 21 Mar 24
Didn't go in myself but others told me it was good. Never heard anyone complain.
Bridget AutyBridget Auty
06:08 19 Mar 24
A lovely family run Italian, everything was spot on, couldn't fault it at all.
Murray BellMurray Bell
22:44 18 Mar 24
Lovely evenings meal with family at Rustico, great atmosphere and connected staff made it a superb experience. We had a filet steak, a risotto and a paella and all were flavourful and filling.Thanks do much to the whole team for looking after us, and the finishing amaretti’s were delish 👍
Steph KellettSteph Kellett
13:41 14 Mar 24
Went here on a Monday evening without a booking and we were lucky to get a table. The restaurant was warm and clean. Staff were busy but still welcoming. Had a lasagne which was standard food done really well, piping hot and very good value. Would like to go again and try something else.
Derek BoyceDerek Boyce
22:32 09 Mar 24
Fantastic people, excellent food and the prices are good too
John ParkinJohn Parkin
19:45 06 Mar 24
What a lovely restaurant with a great atmosphere. The food really is excellent and the daytime menu offers exceptional value for money. The staff are lovely, they are attentive and they are helpful and if you are lucky enough they'll even sing you happy birthday 😁.
Corinne ArmitageCorinne Armitage
01:16 29 Feb 24
Lovely place to eat.celebrate birthday s.staff all good n helpful.would go again for sure.
Kelly LindleyKelly Lindley
07:03 25 Feb 24
Cora CiasCora Cias
12:03 18 Feb 24
CMCM
14:26 17 Feb 24
Value for money
Ann TostaAnn Tosta
09:36 16 Feb 24
Went for a meal as it was a family birthday. A very enjoyable evening had by all. Everything was what we expected. Thank you 😊
Esox ReefEsox Reef
21:36 13 Feb 24
As always, absolutely amazing traditional food! It still amazes me that this restraunt has managed to keep the same quality, service and reasonable prices up for so many years.
gina wainwrightgina wainwright
01:46 12 Feb 24
someone please tell me what the sauce is that they serve with the bread i beg
Roche Martial ArtsRoche Martial Arts
15:51 11 Feb 24
Perfect
deb westwooddeb westwood
13:36 31 Jan 24
Mark SutcliffeMark Sutcliffe
21:35 22 Jan 24
I liked it. Food tasty...
Lindsay BentleyLindsay Bentley
19:56 16 Jan 24
Our family’s favourite restaurant. For so many reasons! The food is absolutely outstanding and amazing value for money. The staff are wonderful. We just love everything about Rusticos. But the Carbonara? the Carbonara Oh my word, The Carbonara. There is nowhere on earth that can make a better Carbonara!!! It’s heaven on a plate! THE best Italian in Wakefield, in fact, in West Yorkshire!
Darlyane AlvesDarlyane Alves
17:44 16 Jan 24
Very good restaurant.
Jayne BurtonJayne Burton
22:52 14 Jan 24
hollie beresfordhollie beresford
20:23 14 Jan 24
a1web UKa1web UK
14:38 14 Jan 24
Attempted to book a table over the phone and was told there was no need to book and just to turn up. We then arrived 10 minutes after the call to be informed there had been a technical issue and they could not let us in with the staff stating “let me put it this way, you won’t be coming in”. Yet they failed to advise what the issue was. Poor customer service and wouldn’t waste my time here.
Cristi CodreanuCristi Codreanu
14:22 14 Jan 24
I used to love Rustico, great food...but my last 3-4 visits have been a letdown due to poor management.Last visit was the most disappointing and I'd probably never go to Rustico because of this. Despite calling an hour in advance and being told no booking was necessary, when I arrived, I was hit with a story about a kitchen "technical issue" preventing bookings, and the regulations won't allow this either. Strangely, the restaurant was packed with people who according to the manager, booked weeks ago (so the regulations don't affect you if you book 2-3 weeks ahead of your visit).Honestly, I'd appreciate a simple "fully booked" over the absurd excuse I got, especially after having to drive 30 minutes to the restaurant. It's disappointing when a once-good place starts pulling unnecessary stunts and spinning unconvincing tales.
Jess ChanceJess Chance
13:03 13 Jan 24
Tim SchofieldTim Schofield
15:15 10 Jan 24
Tom STom S
12:43 31 Dec 23
The place was freezing cold. We were sat by the door and a gale blew through whenever anyone came in or out. I repeatedly asked the waiter to close the door but he mostly ignored me. The waiter (older guy with glasses) was rude and short with us. The food was average. Won’t be back!
Jord TrueloveJord Truelove
19:40 28 Dec 23
Wouldn’t feed my dog
Katie FisherKatie Fisher
18:53 28 Dec 23
Gary ShawGary Shaw
19:36 25 Dec 23
This has to be the worst experience in my entire life. Where to start?Would I go again? Never. Would I recommend family or friends? No. I wouldn't send people I don't like.We arrived at 4pm, to a grumpy, unhelpful member of staff,(wrong job mate), and received this treatment from all of the staff for the rest of the evening.Our drinks arrived nearly an hour later, our food arrived 1 hour 45 minutes later. Again served by the most miserable, unfriendly bunch of people I have ever met in my seventy years on this mortal coil. We sat,(the five of us), at a table designed for 4 people, so no room, and paid double the price because its Xmas.There is so much more negatively to add, but I find this is making me feel awful.So I intend to block this evening from my memory as quickly as I can.Goodnight.😡
Hayley RichardsonHayley Richardson
17:55 21 Dec 23
First time eating here and loved it! Thank you for finding us a spot after another restaurant cancelled our reservation!! We will most definitely be back , lovely food , great price and great people. Thank you so much
jackie Bradbrookjackie Bradbrook
18:57 18 Dec 23
Tom LaneTom Lane
15:50 17 Dec 23
Judith BainesJudith Baines
14:07 17 Dec 23
Love this restaurant. All the staff are friendly, the atmosphere is great and the food is tasty and well presented. The only negative is don't let them seat you near the door if it's cold outside.
Kieron HamiltonKieron Hamilton
20:40 16 Dec 23
Judith BainesJudith Baines
09:29 16 Dec 23
Shelly JonesShelly Jones
18:32 14 Dec 23
My favourite place to eat but so disappointed today. Felt rushed . The waiter neither smiled nor said hello or thank you. Very miserable. Food was OK but very bland today... not it's usual tasty self. Really put off now from my favourite place
Adam HarcourtAdam Harcourt
12:54 13 Dec 23
Really great place to eat, one of the best restaurants in Wakefield.
Roberto RoberoRoberto Robero
19:46 10 Dec 23
howard smithhoward smith
01:24 10 Dec 23
Chef mic is the hardest working employee in the kitchen, not the best Italian in Wakefield by any stretch
Mike BridgmanMike Bridgman
15:24 06 Dec 23
Tony HughesTony Hughes
06:31 05 Dec 23
marie smithmarie smith
19:15 02 Dec 23
Daniel BarclayDaniel Barclay
16:31 02 Dec 23
Sandra LoweSandra Lowe
17:59 01 Dec 23
Janky DroidJanky Droid
13:59 30 Nov 23
Strange sides with main courses.
Trish BrooksTrish Brooks
08:52 23 Nov 23
Lovely restaurant staff and food delicious 😋
Rachel BRachel B
11:32 19 Nov 23
We go to rusticos at least once a month the food is fantastic and so reasonably priced. The service is great and we always feel so welcome here. The kids absolutely love it too.
Ian PurcellIan Purcell
20:51 15 Nov 23
Nice reasonably priced food and drink. Friendly staff, always busy
irene sharpirene sharp
17:23 14 Nov 23
This is well worth a visit. The staff are friendly and helpful, the food is excellent and very reasonably priced. Can't fault the place.
John HallJohn Hall
20:57 10 Nov 23
Had an amazing lunch and well worth the price
Helen PolaroidHelen Polaroid
06:02 08 Nov 23
Very good restaurant and nice service. Food is always delicious. I tried many times salads, mussels in tomato sauce, scollops, prawns in tomato sauce, pizzas, pastas, mushrooms in cream, lobster and seafood soup, and more. Staff is amazing and you can feel here like at home.
Simon MaSimon Ma
19:44 05 Nov 23
Good food and service with nice atmosphere, especially like the risottos
paulina kozlowskapaulina kozlowska
20:45 04 Nov 23
Paula FinisterraPaula Finisterra
13:59 02 Nov 23
Russell LilleyRussell Lilley
13:52 30 Oct 23
Nice food, excellent value for money.Extensive menu choices.
Tracey MurrayTracey Murray
07:42 30 Oct 23
Beautiful food
Janet Spencer HillJanet Spencer Hill
18:55 29 Oct 23
Mick GallowayMick Galloway
13:51 21 Oct 23
Risotto from the lunch menu. Really tasty and good value. Cracking place
Kris QoorsonKris Qoorson
05:11 21 Oct 23
Debbie HoggDebbie Hogg
21:50 19 Oct 23
Delicious pizzas and pasta..great value and excellent service. It's always busy, so I suggest you book in advance!
Janet KingJanet King
21:20 16 Oct 23
Samantha AdamsSamantha Adams
16:08 16 Oct 23
Food was rank, pollo stroganoff, yuck 🤮 😑 😐 😫 never again
Yvonne BarkerYvonne Barker
22:35 15 Oct 23
Lily WardmanLily Wardman
22:21 15 Oct 23
My lasagne was great, very reasonably priced and filling. Our table's server was also very welcoming and cheerful.
Mike WalshMike Walsh
16:15 12 Oct 23
Its a regular Saturday dinner time for us now. Food is really good, service is always friendly and we keep going back
Anne LevittAnne Levitt
17:57 11 Oct 23
fabulous food at great prices and friendly staff.
Christine MackintoshChristine Mackintosh
07:14 11 Oct 23
Visited here with our family 10 of us including 4 children. A very busy Saturday night with a great atmosphere. Food was delicious very tasty tomato soup and thin and crispy pizzas. All dishes were excellent. Only one drawback was them only selling beer in bottles. Would definitely recommend and will return
stephen evansstephen evans
15:10 09 Oct 23
Wonderful evening out. The food was delicious and well priced. The service was fantastic. Everyone was friendly, polite, and really engaging with kids. Would definitely recommend it, and I will be visiting again.
Tom FergusonTom Ferguson
07:23 08 Oct 23
Excellent Italian Food in a friendly, informal atmosphere.
Fabiola ValeroFabiola Valero
13:07 02 Oct 23
Excellent food and very friendly servers. Thank you! We had a lovely lunch
Adele KayAdele Kay
20:52 30 Sep 23
memphis heatonmemphis heaton
22:17 29 Sep 23
Been coming here for 15 years food is absolutely gorgeous staff are lovely, the restaurant is very Italian which I love!
James CanningJames Canning
12:14 24 Sep 23
Great place nice staff
My husband & I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Rustico the other day. We went at lunch time and shared a spaghetti carbonara & a quatro stagione pizza; they were delicious! The staff were nice, but seemed to take a long time to come back to our table to take our order (we'd folded and put the menus on the side of our table as a sign that we knew what we wanted) so much so that I went to the counter and the same happened for the payment. It was a shame really, but I would still go back for the food - it was delicious. It brought us back to Napoli.
Ron FloodRon Flood
19:39 21 Sep 23
Anne LevittAnne Levitt
18:21 20 Sep 23
BJ YorkshireBJ Yorkshire
13:25 19 Sep 23
Great food 2 course for £16.95!
Sandra PriceSandra Price
19:32 18 Sep 23
Just love this place
Amy-Louise SnellingAmy-Louise Snelling
15:42 18 Sep 23
Lovely quiet place, the food is outrageously good, and very well-priced, especially on the lunch menu. I wish I’d taken a photo of my food, but I ate it too quickly. Lovely fresh seafood, outstanding sauces, not over seasoned. The pasta is lovely and fresh. I’ll be back!
katie terrykatie terry
18:12 16 Sep 23
Aieshah DelgrandeAieshah Delgrande
19:28 14 Sep 23
Staff was touching my partners bum whistling at her. They was very Noncy men would not recommend
Howard RichmanHoward Richman
11:42 13 Sep 23
Bethany MarshallBethany Marshall
23:12 07 Sep 23
Paul “Woody” WoodPaul “Woody” Wood
07:05 06 Sep 23
Great food served in an Italian atmosphere with friendly helpful staff.
Karen GriersonKaren Grierson
14:18 02 Sep 23
We often come here for the lunch menu which is extensive and excellent value. The atmosphere and service is good too.
Ian BatemanIan Bateman
17:46 01 Sep 23
Adrian MartinAdrian Martin
13:10 31 Aug 23
Lovely place for a family meal. Great food friendly attentive staff.
Chris PetersChris Peters
08:03 20 Aug 23
Great quality food, served quickly. Responsive staff service, warm and friendly. Great value too.
DarrenDarren
21:04 17 Aug 23
Food is not good, service is great. I won't go back the lasagna was inedible
Ciprian PopaCiprian Popa
14:31 17 Aug 23
Great food, lovely staff and good prices.
Glyn LMBVGlyn LMBV
18:12 12 Aug 23
Loved the pizza. Visible distain when my partner said she was vegan. Its 2023 guys. They walk among us
Phil HarrisPhil Harris
20:39 11 Aug 23
Food was great. Highly recommend.
Michael ChickenMichael Chicken
18:40 09 Aug 23
Went for a meal here and had a good time. The food choices were wide and varied. Food itself was good. Service was ok. Just had a couple of issues, one being that we got a portion of chips that we didn't order and the waitress said we could have them anyway but we were still charged for them. The fish platter wasn't the best I've had but was ok. The other meals were very tasty though. It was, admittedly very busy, not one table empty.
Lijo JohnsonLijo Johnson
14:08 31 Jul 23
It’s a decent place! But I wouldn’t go back again due to personal reasons which has nothing to do with the food but was hurtful otherwise.Tried their pizza and pastas.
Valerie GowerValerie Gower
06:45 20 Jul 23
Had a brilliant meal out here celebrating my partners 72nd birthday with family. Staff great helping me with wheelchair to table. All three courses food excellent and plenty of choices as one of party Vegan. Nothing too much trouble for the staff who were friendly. My partner was delighted when they brought his dessert with candle and sang happy birthday. Would highly recommend Rustico to friends and family. A day to remember thank you.
The ConManThe ConMan
20:25 07 Jul 23
Been going here for 20 odd years and it's never not been good.My Grandma and Grandad used to always take our entire family here for any meal out and no one ever complained. They have amazing staff, amazing food and all they need to do is keep up the good work. Wish they could make a sister restaurant down south as it feels like they could easily expand.Only issue is it can get a little tight in there as it's a small place but it's always packed which is why it is that way. Perhaps a bigger premises in the future.
Daniel MiddletonDaniel Middleton
06:37 20 Jun 23
Nice food, good value, and really friendly staff only down side is when busy everything goes down a notch .
Erika ZiemieckiErika Ziemiecki
06:43 04 Jun 23
My Wife took me here as a surprise and oh my I wasn’t disappointed. The food is delicious and very authentic and the prices are very reasonable.
STEVE CLARKSONSTEVE CLARKSON
21:41 11 Mar 23
First visit on a busy Saturday evening. 19.00 booked online.Place was very busy. Entered on time and was placed at table no issues. Drinks orders placed,pleasant enough waiter and not much of a wait(very busy) Really enjoyed the fillet steak it was probably best I've ever had. 3 starters,2 mains 2 desserts and drinks just over £80 so I thought it was decent value.Would visit again. Recommended.😋
Attila TaylorAttila Taylor
13:03 25 Feb 23
Very delicious italian restaurant, with lovely staff and reasonable prices. My wife said it's the first time she liked pasta here in the UK more than in Japan! 😂❤️
HannahHannah
10:40 21 Dec 22
Lovely food and reasonably priced if you want a treat but are on a budget.2 mains, garlic bread and 2 drinks £29!The menu has lots of choice and lovely staff. We will be visiting again!
Elle RenoirElle Renoir
22:19 01 Oct 22
The starters were excellent. I had prawn cocktail & my friend has smoked salmon & prawns. I had massive food envy. The smoked salmon was perfect! There was a really tasty dressing on the salad which really made the dish for me!I had risotto which was lovely. The lasagne looked really small but it was incredibly filling (according to my friend!). The staff were lovely & we had a perfectly great time
Susan AdairSusan Adair
11:13 14 Sep 22
Lovely authentic Italian restaurant. Great choice on the menu for every course. We had pizza and pasta, both of which were delicious. Would definitely recommend a visit!
Joseph DixonJoseph Dixon
18:38 16 Jul 22
Food was good and well priced but atmosphere was ruined due to an unreasonably loud group close to us. Asked too move and we did but still couldn’t even think with how loud they were being.
Kelly HughesKelly Hughes
19:31 26 May 22
The food was absolutely amazing, and the staff were really friendly - I would definitely recommend!!
David HarrisonDavid Harrison
16:48 13 Feb 22
Came here Saturday night for our second wedding anniversary. First time me and my wife have ever visited rusticos but we definitely weren’t disappointed. We both ordered our usual starters we get when visiting other Italians in the area and both ordered pasta dishes they were absolutely delicious and couldn’t fault any of the food. Was that full from the starter and main we couldn’t fit our sides in or even look at the pudding menu. Will definitely be back and definitely having a pudding as well.
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