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The Rusty Oven Wood Fired Pizzeria

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Handmade Wood-Fired Sourdough Pizzeria in the secret garden behind Patsy Dan's bar. About us: Why Sourdough - The long leavening process and use of only organic stoneground flour, water and a bit of salt in production makes it digestible, nutritious and tasty. Join the sourdough revolution. Big up to Ben Mackinnon of E5Bakehouse in Hackney who started us on this path to sourdough enlightenment in exchange for wind, waves, power cuts and whisky in a wintery Donegal. Why Dunfanaghy - We like to get outside and there is no better place than Co. Donegal! We have created somewhere we want to work and hang out. Big thanks to everyone in Patsy Dan's Bar, especially the Devine family, for all their help and continued support. Who - An eclectic crew of artists, horse riders and surfers are putting in the required hours to bring hand-mixed sourdough to your table. Enjoy. Mainly walk ins but we do take some bookings for larger groups by e-mail / Facebook pm.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Pizza, European, Pub
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
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All reviews pizza garlic bread antipasti salad cakes the pub sourdough base great atmosphere patsy dan's summer evening highly recommend a visit an option friday night take away traditional music the main street little gem
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just what everyone else has said already. Spectacular pizzas, lovely friendly atmosphere and I am sure during the summer it is wonderful to eat outside. In the winter there is a lovely cosy fire and the place is buzzing.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank almcilrath
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing pizzas. Sour dough bread and super toppings. All served with the best customer service. Wow !!! A visit is a must.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MiGilmore
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Have had some great pizzas but very sadly our pizza over the Halloween break 2018 was extremely disappointing... I suspect tomato sauce and cheese were in short supply and been used extremely thinly .... also extremely burnt around the edges leaving substantial amount of pizza...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Barneyfuzz
Reviewed 1 November 2018

The Rusty Oven is my favourite dining spot in Dunfanaghy; cool and quirky, with the best pizza's in Donegal. The Truffle Shuffle pizza is my personal favourite. Always friendly service, and delicious food; couldn't ask for anything more!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank RoseyReviews
Reviewed 31 October 2018

This wonderful pizza restaurant attached to Patsy Dan's Pun in Dunfanaghy is fantastic. Lovely thin sourdough bases and some of the most imaginative toppings we have tasted. More than ample menu, small but delightful wine selection and great, relaxed and friendly service. I sent a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank VJY19
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Tasty pizza, great service n a chilled out vibe outdoors. What ejse do you want? What a hidden gem this is

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ferg51
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

What a gem of a place, sat infrint of the fire eating the most delicious sour dough pizza and listening to Irish music. This pizza was delicious and worth holidaying again just to eat the pizza

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Thea M
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Small selection of pizzas but great variety, with the exception of a good vegetarian option. Excellent service, although very busy, we got lucky with a table, we were served in 20 minutes. The garlic pizza bread was very nice but almost too much, especially if...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DrMac01
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

There is a small little gem foodie place at the back of a pub Patsy Dan's in Dunfanaghy, it's an incredible outdoor pizzeria where the pizzas are cooked in a proper wood oven. It add to an already tasty pizza a beautiful crunchy crust. Only...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Help N
Reviewed 10 September 2018

I've visited this pizzeria several times, never disappointed. It has an open kitchen with oven in the corner, staff preparing the pizzas right there. Some pizzas on the menu were quite unusual but very tasty. Vegetarian options were good. Casual decor, with seating outdoors, under...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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23 March 2018|
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Response from petelonton | Reviewed this property |
Seating available behind the pizza ovens and also inside the adjoining pub in Patsy Dans.
John D
9 August 2016|
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Response from ElizabethBamforth | Reviewed this property |
They do gorgeous wines of their own, far better than in any Irish pub. Cant remember if there's a Chardonnay as I am a red girl myself but they are bound to have one or something similar. There is seating outside both... More
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