Cuisine: Italian
Price Point: Mains from £10-£20

This neighbourhood gem embodies all that is charming about rural Italy, despite its location near the Prince Edward Theatre on humming Old Compton Street. Think sunny staff serving well-balanced negronis with a smile, nostalgic soul food and candles throwing flickering shadows onto the simple wooden furniture.

Menus draw inspiration from the food the owner’s nonna used to make, focusing on timeless flavour combinations and traditional techniques executed with aplomb.

The charcuterie board is a masterclass in curing from some of Italy’s most respected producers. Aubergine layered with mozzarella and nutty pesto is the ultimate comfort food, while grilled calamari with chorizo and wilted leeks is a triumph.

Anyone who has experienced Soho on a Friday night knows that restaurants with outdoor seating are like gold dust. Stroll onto RustiKo’s intimate terrace on a warm summer’s evening, take your pick from the good value wine list and embrace La Dolce Vita in the heart of London.

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RustiKo Soho
37 Old Compton Street
London W1D 5JY

Open Hours:
Mon - Thur: 12pm till 11pm
Fri - Sun: 12pm till late

Phone: 02077 346361
Website: www.rustikosoho.com

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RustiKo Soho
Location: Soho
Cuisine: Italian
Mains: £10-£20

Reviews

Díana Bermudez

Second time here at Rustiko and super impressed with the quality of food, we had 3 small plates - polenta chips (Ace!) - bruschetta (crunchy & fragrant) and the Caprese Salad (light & fresh). For mains we ordered the Lobster linguine which was delicious, and the Braised Chicken in white wine with potatoes was honestly one of the most delicious & well made dishes I’ve eaten in a while - Chicken was so succulent and flavours were so rich!

For dessert we ordered the warm Nutella doughnuts and they were demolished in seconds - we would’ve ordered another round if we didn’t have to leave!

Honestly super impressed with this place as I’d always thought it was a place for tourists but the quality of food has impressed me on two occasions now. Looking forward to trying out other dishes on their menu!

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Excellent service and food. We loved the location and design of the restaurant.

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Hannah Harvest

Rustiko is a lovely informal place to grab a delicious Italian meal with a friend. I’d definitely go back.

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Díana Bermudez

Having walked past this place every week for the past 10 years I’d always just assumed it was a small mediocre Italian touristy place on Old Compton Street. However I was hugely mistaken! We were all so impressed by the delicious food here! We had the polenta chips and prawns to start and then for mains we went for the baked chicken in white wine, which was so succulent and flavoursome, the grilled squid, which again was absolutely delicious, and the perfectly cooked duck. I’d definitely recommend coming here for the meats and fish for sure!

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We got a table on the 2nd floor, the atmosphere was nice but the service was quite slow - they only had one person serving the whole floor. The starters were good but the pizza was a bit disappointing. We ordered the Parma pizza - it was more like a pitta bread with toppings thrown on top, almost none tomato sauce and zero melted cheese. Not sure I'll be back.

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Had a great evening! We went at 6pm before our theatre trip! Service impeccable and the food was great! Would certainly go again. Thank you!

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Dinner at RustiKo was a nice experience. Service was speedy and friendly. We had arancini and goat cheese, which were yummy. Pizza was a tad bit not to my taste, the base was like pita, not crusty at all. Tiramisu was delicious.

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Cute little restaurant in the heart of Soho. The Nutella Donuts where spectacular.

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Rustic, ambient and lovely food.

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We had a lovely meal at Rustiko, the food was great (I had the bruschetta and then duck for main) and the service excellent, all the staff were really friendly. I would definitely go back to Rustiko.

One small niggle would be that they put a 12.5% service charge on the bill for the full food price instead of the reduced food price.

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Lovely cosy Italian restaurant, delicious food and friendly service :) Would happily return!

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Syafiqah Ahmad

We ordered 2 tapas dishes each for starters and then the seabass fillet for our mains and all were delicious! Staff were attentive and prompt with their service. I would definitely come back even if it wasn't a first table dinning.

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The meal and service were fine. My only niggle was that when I checked the bill afterwards, the (discretionary) service charge which was added and which I was happy to accept, was levied on the total amount before the 50% discount for food was applied, so I actually paid a service charge on the discount! I thought this was a bit cheeky.

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Great spot close to the theatre district in SOHO! Atmosphere is wonderful, they had a nice wine selection and we enjoyed our meal.

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Paul Blades

Great food and drinks, and staff were friendly and helpful. The restaurant was pretty quiet as we had an early booking, I can imagine it could get quite crammed when it was busy. We would definitely return.

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Francesca Daniels

We had the Lobster linguine and the squid, both were so lovely, the pasta was cooked to perfection. The staff were really friendly and attentive. I’ll be honest I probably would have walked past this place in search of somewhere to eat so I am REALLY pleased they joined FirstTable. We’ll be back with more friends!

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First time using First Table and won't be my last! Will also be back to RustiKo as the food, service and drinks were all excellent. I've walked by this little spot in Soho so many times but First Table got me in the door. Really enjoyed the starters and our mains were lovely.

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Charlie Lowry

The starters where incredible, unfortunately there was nothing on the mains which really took my fancy otherwise I would of given it 5*'s.

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Stuee Keys

Lovely atmosphere, delicious food and amazing cocktails!

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Tea Rex

It was the first time we used firsttable and it went smoothly - there was also happy hour at the same time so we had 2 for 1 cocktails as well! The food was nice, came quickly and was tasty, service was friendly and attentive. All in all we will definitely use it again.

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Cosmina Dora

Staff is super kind and friendly and the food was delicious! I highly recommend it!

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