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Review of Rustica Pizza Vino

Rustica Pizza Vino
Ranked #17 of 184 Restaurants in Orillia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$17
Description: Nestled in beautiful downtown Orillia you can come peak into our open concept pizzeria as we create beautiful Neapolitan-style pizza. Fuelled solely by wood, watch the 900 degree oven force our handmade dough to rise and blister. If we don't make/grow it ourselves, we rely on our neighbourhood farmers, brew masters & pasta makers to help stock us up with the highest quality local products. These local products combined with specialty meats, cheeses, olive oils & tomatoes imported from Italy allow us to prepare all of our simple yet flavourful menu items in house. Enjoy a vino from our long wine list, a creative cocktail or one of our local brews on the large European-styled patio during the warmer months. As it cools off, let the the cozy interior and a hot Italian beverage warm you up. Whether it is date night or a big family dinner, we have a table for you.
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Description: Nestled in beautiful downtown Orillia you can come peak into our open concept pizzeria as we create beautiful Neapolitan-style pizza. Fuelled solely by wood, watch the 900 degree oven force our handmade dough to rise and blister. If we don't make/grow it ourselves, we rely on our neighbourhood farmers, brew masters & pasta makers to help stock us up with the highest quality local products. These local products combined with specialty meats, cheeses, olive oils & tomatoes imported from Italy allow us to prepare all of our simple yet flavourful menu items in house. Enjoy a vino from our long wine list, a creative cocktail or one of our local brews on the large European-styled patio during the warmer months. As it cools off, let the the cozy interior and a hot Italian beverage warm you up. Whether it is date night or a big family dinner, we have a table for you.
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Service was excellent. The smell from the Pizza oven was amazing. We did find that it got quite noisy, but we did go right at dinner time. It would have been nice to have some options on the menu that did not have so many carbs. I have been to other places where fish and lighter options were offered. I was a huge fan of the ceasar salad dressing, but not of the salad itself. Large pieces of lettuce on a plate is not in my opinion a salad.

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Thank Wendy C
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on a day trip to Orillia. We had the lunch special and the food was very good. The half pizza and salad and the half pizza with soup, were filling and very good. A nice touch, water with ice, without asking. Reasonable pricing. I have retired, but spent more than 30 years in the restaurant business, 18 with my own restaurant. I do wish restaurants in general, including this one would invest some time in training front of the house staff. A tray for bringing drinks, and clearing glassware, is always necessary. Nothing should be carried under an armpit, including menus, or when clearing a table. Simple greetings like hello and good bye are important, but please leave out the word “guys”. I know many restaurants ask the server to inquire about the meal while the customer is eating. A better idea is to assume the food is good, unless the customer is not eating, or trying in some way to attract your attention. The food is supposed to be good, and the customer does not need to try and speak with the mouth full of food. Serving is an honourable profession, but servers need some guidance and training, common sense is not the same for everyone. Even casual dining can be done in a professional manner.

Thank Sandra R
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

It has been a while since we have found a restaurant that we were so blown away by. The food was unbelievable!! The pizza is out of this world... and we've eaten Pizza in Italy. We loved the Canoli. We had an appetizer, pizza, cannelloni, 1/2 litre of wine, and 2 desserts... and the bill was around $80.00. Very reasonable!! The restaurant has a nice cozy/rustic vibe. We happen to go on a Saturday when they had live music, which was a really nice touch. The staff went out of their way, and we had an opportunity to meet the owner, who was really nice :) A lot of thought was put into Rustica Pizza Vino, and it shows. I highly recommend this place!!

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Thank familyof4544
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RusticaPizzaVino, Owner at Rustica Pizza Vino, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you so much for coming to visit and for leaving such a nice review! Welcome to the neighbourhood :)

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Went to Rustica Pizza Vino last week. Although the service was great and we dined in a nice atmosphere, I have to say I was disappointed with the pizza. I've had far better at another downtown local restaurant in Orillia. Our appetizers were really good so I had great expectations for the pizza. I would go back but not for the pizza.

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Thank Veroniek64
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RusticaPizzaVino, Owner at Rustica Pizza Vino, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Hi Veroniek64,

Thank you very much for coming in to try us out and for leaving a review!

We are lucky to have a ton of awesome pizza choices in Orillia! We are however, the only restaurant serving traditional wood-fired Neapolitan pizza and it sounds like you prefer a more North American-style as that would be what you enjoyed at another restaurant. If there is something that you noticed about our pizza that we can adjust (i.e. would like it more well done etc.) just let us know and we will be happy to adjust to your taste. We make the dough & sauce in house (simple & real ingredients) and import the highest quality meats and cheeses available. If there is an ingredient that you would like that isn't on the menu, please ask your server if we have it because we have a kitchen full of goodies!

Thanks again for your review! We love getting feedback from our customers. :)

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

The food is delicious and unique. A different style of pizza so good and the cannoli leaves you wanting more. The Caesar salad was yummy. I'm going back for sure.

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Thank Carol J
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