Rustica Ristorante - Chester
Excellent service! Food was well prepared and so delicious! Love this restaurant! Risotto was fabulous.
We l,ove Rustica and sitting in the bar area or at the bar itself. Great place before the Goodspeed opera house.
We loved the food and the atmosphere. My husband had the lamb and I had the linguine di Mare and it was amazing. I can see this turning into a go-to place for us.
This is just a comfy congenial spot in beautiful Chester Connecticut. The service is truly outstanding, no hobnobbing interference but someone is always watching, appearing to efficiently fulfill needs almost before you think of them yourself. You know the kitchen knows what it is doing on the first bite.
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.
Great night out! Tables are very close together, would be my only complaint. Wonderful food and service!!!!
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.
Very good experience!
This is my favorite restaurant!!! Perfect for date night
Bus staff was excellent however waitress was not very attentive that’s why the rating and very noisy
At least the wine was good.
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.
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.
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!!
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!
Good food and service. Quiet dining room.
The food was amazing. Best pasta I have had in a long time. Service was awesome.
My family will definitely come back.
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.
Very happy with food and friendly service.
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.
Awesome experience, amazing food, definitely going back again!
Excellent food with nice presentation. Nice wines and superior service. Attractive simple decor. Can be noisey when full.
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.
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!
Excellent food but long waits to order and get food
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!
Everything about this restaurant is wonderful. The family the food the ambiance the warmth and the fun. We love love love Rustica
Delicious fresh food, excellent service. The pasta is made fresh and was amazing!
If you go choose from the menu... The prix fixe menu is very limited and not the same quality as the regular menu. Disappointing.
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.
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.
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.
Terrific good from appetizers to dessert. 4 of us, all had different dishes. Every one a winner.
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.
Rustic is a great place before the Goodspeed Opera House
Love sitting at the bar as well as in the bar area
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.
Great dinner before show at Goodspeed Opera House. Good sized portions and great flavors. Def. a place to visit if passing through.
First time there and it won't be our last. Great service, nice food selections and OK price.
Great pasta. Delicious lamb chops. Friendly service. Before leaving, I went to the kitchen to thank the owner-chefs.
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.