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..who are we?

Forget about us! It's all about you!

Rustiko is an independent boutique restaurant and bar situated in the heart of Soho. Our mission is simple- to provide an unforgettable dining experience at an affordable price. As one of the best restaurants in Soho, Rustiko serves a contemporary Italian menu which includes a selection of freshly cooked piattini sliders, pizzas, and pastas. Our menu also has a selection of fresh meat and fish such as our chicken supreme and grilled fresh calamari. Our food is complemented by a funky playlist, a carefully composed wine list, and a cocktail list crafted by our expert bartenders. The bar prides itself as a neighbourhood retreat- relaxed, friendly, and exuding a particular family vibe. This is epitomised by our downstairs cocktail lounge, The Shed. Expect comfy sofas, quirky decor, a polaroid wall, and even a rocking chair, we aim to deliver you an amazing drinking experience in our best lounge bar in London.

The RustiKo philosophy is to bring the vintage Soho experience back to London, and we look forward to sharing it with you!

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Meet our Executive Chef and General Manager, Ivan Bartolo Restuccia.

“I have worked in some of the most prestigious restaurants in Italy and London, always aiming to achieve the perfect balance in taste and aesthetics in every dish. Having been offered the role of Executive Chef and General Manager at Rustiko, I was very excited to take on a new challenge & offer my experiences to help shape Rustiko into what it is.

My Italian soul food menu is based on “twisted” traditional classics. In keeping with every chefs philosophy, the ingredients are the key to my dishes, and I only source the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Every dish that leaves my kitchen has an inspiring fusion of flavours.

I would like to personally invite you to come dine with us at Rustiko. Why not come try my signature dish, the whole grilled calamari and spicy chorizo, leek in smoked paprika chilli sauce!”

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Meet our Assistant General Manager and Bar Manager, Marco Li Donni.

“Having worked in the Bar management role in cafes, four stars hotels, restaurants, clubs in London and Italy for more than 14 years, I am very excited to join the RustiKo team as Assistant General Manager & Bar Manager to help establish RustiKo as the best Italian restaurant in Soho, London.

I always picture RustiKo to be a comfortable and relaxing venue where our guests can enjoy the finest Italian food and great cocktails. Utilising my many years of experiences, I will coordinate and inspire the team to provide our guests with prompt, friendly and excellent services at all time.

I am looking forward to welcoming you to RustiKo, I plan to deliver you an unforgettable dining experience at RustiKo. It would be my pleasure to the newly-opened lounge bar London, The Shed, and share a glass of cocktail or two with your friends and colleagues.”