We are proud to breathe new life back into the oldest Italian restaurant in Doncaster – formerly known as Villa Romanas & before that Carlo's. Our aim is to deliver quality, affordable Mediterranean cuisine with a contemporary twist – all served in a unique & relaxed environment.

Customer satisfaction is paramount & we endeavour to provide excellence in all areas. Our chefs are dedicated to preparing the best possible, locally sourced ingredients, to create high quality meals fresh to order. We are also happy to cater for special diets; dairy free, vegetarian & gluten free dishes are available on request.

La Rustica is located on Nether Hall Road in Doncaster town centre – originally Carlo’s which opened in 1979! The single story frontage is deceptive – with a split level bar & lounge entrance, where customers can relax with a drink. The downstairs dining area is perfect for any occasion – comprised of an incredible spacious rustic brick cellar – providing our customers with a unique & authentic dining experience.

#5 Nether Hall Road, Doncaster DN1 2PH Telephone: 01302 363475


We are really excited to be opening our doors to our wonderful guests again. However, in order to do this we have to make some safety adjustments which we hope you will bear with us in implementing.

Before commencement of shift staff will be:

  • Subjected to temperature checks to ensure that they are fit to work;

  • Required to travel to work in separate clothes to their work clothes;

  • Will wear no jewellery other than a wedding ring and watch;

  • Wash their hands even more regularly than before;

  • Will remain diligent to the new rules, to help ensure yours and their safety.


If you or someone in your household are feeling unwell, please cancel your booking and stay at home. We would rather you protected yourself and others. If you are in any doubt at all, please cancel, stay at home and stay safe. 

  • Hand sanitiser is available and we encourage our guests to use it along with hand-washing.

  • Upon arrival you will be directed straight to your seats, please do not order from the bar. All orders will be taken from the table.

  • The menus will be single use and will double up as your place setting  and will remain with you throughout the duration of your visit.

  • In the toilet you will find extra sanitising products, should you wish to clean before use for your own peace of mind. However our staff will be cleaning the area every 30 minutes.

  • In between guests, the tables will be washed down and sanitised to help ensure the safety of all guests.

We are sure we will soon settle into the new normal and we are grateful to all our guests for working with us to make dining with us as safe as it can be in these difficult times.


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We are pleased to offer our guests a new way to book.
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Monday-Friday: 5pm-10pm
Saturday: 12pm-11pm
Sunday: 12pm-10pm

open hours


the perfect party venue

Are you looking for a unique venue to hold a special occasion or function? Why not ask about party bookings at La Rustica Doncaster?

Our distinctive split level lounge & bar is an ideal reception area. Our picturesque, private downstairs dining room is a stunning flexible space – perfect for any type of occasion.

It is possible to book the whole venue, dependent on the number of guests, with a maximum capacity of 100. We can even design a menu to your specifications & budget. Smaller parties are of course always welcome during our usual opening hours – a small deposit is required to reserve the date.

Please get in touch & let La Rustica help you get the party started!


get in touch

We are happy to receive feedback from our guests, please let us know how we are doing, or if you have any questions about our menu or making reservations.


how to find us

Nearest car park is at the Wool Market, Church Way, Doncaster DN1 1QZ & free after 6pm.

#5 Nether Hall Road, Doncaster,
South Yorkshire DN1 2PH

Telephone: 01302 363475
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