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Pizza Rustica

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5422 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1503
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Dining options: Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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    4 of 5 stars
Good Pizza

Pizza Rustica offers a few items besides pizza. The pizza is great, but we have also had the roast chicken, which was delicious too. They deliver, the prices are average for good food. I recommend it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
jeanine c
Oakland, California
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Vienna, Austria
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Picked up a Tuscan rotisserie chicken with the best sides ever, and all made fresh on-site: delightful beet salad, crunchy baby Brussel sprouts and yummy and moist French bread. Only problem: a parking space, but it's worth searching for one for the quality and selection of this place!

Thank Kathy E
Oakland, California
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Pizza Rustica offers a few items besides pizza. The pizza is great, but we have also had the roast chicken, which was delicious too. They deliver, the prices are average for good food. I recommend it.

Thank jeanine c
Berkeley, California, United States
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is our take-from spot for pizza! Thin crust, either corn or regular, really gourmet pizza. Takes 20-25 minutes from the phone call. They have sit down as well, which is nice enough but small. The margherita pizza, with basil leaves, is really especially excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank Budd S
Camarillo, California
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657 reviews
518 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Nothing rustic about it. The crust is a little on the pastry side, flakey, not a fan of that. Add some flavorless cheese and bland sauce and there you go. $3 chianti or beer during happy hour 2-5. There are so many better options on the area. No bar. Service ok.

Thank Hitcher84
Tokyo, Japan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I went here coz it was highly recommended by friends and colleagues and I have to admit, I was not disappointed. Pizza Rustica has something for everyone. I ate here quite a few times while on my stay in Oakland, and they have very attentive staff, the place is really clean and on the dot service. I even tried their... More 

Thank SonyaRewBurchi
Oakland, California
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Rustica has a good variety of pizzas, salads, and roast chicken. The ambiance is not great to eat in, so I would suggest getting their pizza to go or using their delivery option. (They were super friendly about coming up into the hills on a Friday night.) They have 3 types of pizza crust: traditional, cornmeal fennel, and gluten free.

Thank canusatravel
San Gabriel
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Can't say enough about the tasty pizza and large salads. We had a 14" tomato, fetta cheese, artichoke heart, and pesto pizza and a roasted walnut, cranberry and apple salad. The flavor was rich, not too cheesy with a thin crunchy 'peasant' crust. The salad was served with a delicious vinaigrette dressing and the one portion was PLENTY for two.... More 

Thank N0Excuses
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

They have great chicken -- Tuscan, Jerk, Greek style. Good big salads. I get it to go or have it delivered. The salad dressings aren't terrific, I modify them to my taste, but they aren't bad. Chickens come with very tasty bread. Chickens are $14.95, salads come in two sizes, the large being very large and the small being enough... More 

Thank bigsteve666
Bay Area, CA
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

My review is on their Pizza only. This is not my first time visiting this place. Usually I wouldn't give my thoughts on a restaurant until I've gone there more than a single occasion. I a fan favorite for Chicago style pizza. For those who enjoy the Bay Area's Zachary's and Patxi, you know what I am talking about. Better... More 

Thank alohawailea
Oakland, California
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

We love this neighborhood pizza/pasta/salad place - food is always great - attentive service - we prefer dining there, but when we wish to eat at home, their take out is easy and food is ready when they say it will be! They are so accommodating - they have gluten-free, dairy free options that do not interfere with the great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5422 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1503
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-654-1601

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian, Mediterranean, Greek

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?