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The Rusty Oven, DONEGAL, DONEGAL

The Rusty Oven

4.8
4.8
595 reviews
€30 and under
Pizzeria
Handmade Wood-Fired Sourdough Pizzeria in the secret garden behind Patsy Dan's bar.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pizzeria
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Payment Options
    Cash Only
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 595 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

595 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a few people trying Rusty out for the first time. They absolutely loved it 👏👏

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Ulster, ROI

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic pizzas, perfect ambience, great wine, excellent service 🫶 - what more could you need except maybe sunshine and heat!! 😂

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  3. HelenS

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always , loved their Christmas special. Great place

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pizza was absolutely delicious. Staff were polite and very helpful. The atmosphere here us just wonderful I love it

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always sad to have last pizza of the year but had the Christmas special which made up for it 🎄🎅🎄. Very special place and the reopening after the annual hibernation makes it mark the new year/season. Have a great Christmas and see you in 2024 - big thanks to all the staff x

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  6. PaddyM

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice to see some special items intake menu as well as the excellent usual pizzas.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service as always - it is a shame that the restaurant will now be closed until March

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  8. Aelin123

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Basic pizza , nothing special. Waited nearly 30 mins for our order to be taken. Pizzas didn’t come at the same time so partner was finished before mine arrived. Also inside- it is freezing.

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  9. Slowhand

    N. Ireland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual another brilliant night of amazing food and atmosphere. Will miss it so much over the next few months bring on the spring. Fabulous place amazing food and atmosphere keep it up guys.

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  10. KarenM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a wet evening but staff accommodated us and put under cover with heater. Food was amazing and service very quick and with a smile even in the rain.

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  11. PaulH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night with the family for a Birthday weekend

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  12. PaulE

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pleasant and friendly welcome. Efficient and courteous service. Tasty flatbreads. Superb pizza bases and flavoursome toppings. Charming environment. Enjoyable and memorable experience. If you haven’t been to the Rusty Oven, you need to go.

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  13. NMcS

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and delicious pizza. Not the first visit..and most certainly not the last! Highly recommend a visit to the Rusty Oven. Nuala

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  14. LindaH

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pizzas freshly cooked and served by friendly staff.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. Dennygal

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the experience everytime we come here ,such a lovely atmosphere

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  16. DavidFitz

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding - great pizza, great staff, great atmosphere and the Guinness from Patsy’s is 100%. Thank you for a fantastic time with the family.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. AMLW

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and fabulous service. Only critisism is that it’s very cold with limited heaters outside

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  18. CarolM

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as always Welcoming and fun Delicious food

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  19. CarolineK

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat whacky decor good food we love it

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  20. MaureenO

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious and the table was ready on time. Good service but we had a bad seating spot- inside but beside the door - every time it opened we got a major draft so not ideal. So when you’re booking make sure you request a table away from the door. Overall though we loved it.

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  21. RuthM

    Jersey

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just love Rusty oven. Look forward to returning soon 😋

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  22. ChrisS

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really excellent quality (and variety) pizzas at good prices. Staff very friendly and helpful. Possibly because we were up in a corner out of sight I had to go to the dock to say when we were ready to order mains and again when we were ready to order desserts.

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  23. Danni

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food as always! Really enjoyed the specials - hummus and salsa verde was delicious!

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  24. Momo

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As good as ever. Always a pleasure. The shed was a good option on a cold night.

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  25. Ciara

    Ulster, ROI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Rusty Oven is always the highlight of our trips to Dunfanaghy. It's a rustic, cool little place with an awesome atmosphere and an even better taste in music. All that before you even try the pizzas - mouthwatering doesn't do them justice. Suitable for family feasts, date nights and catch ups with friends of all ages. If you haven't been, it's an absolute must if you're in the area!

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  26. Steadyeddie

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pizzas were great as usual , our whole family loves Rusty Oven and it’s the first place they want to go when they visit. We were served by Ewan who was pleasant and helpful as always.

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  27. AntheaL

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Just as I remembered when I lived in Donegal …. The best pizza I’ve ever had !

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  28. KarenC

    Ulster, ROI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect as always, hope you have a wonderful time off when you finish up it’s very well deserved ! X

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  29. PhilipD

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant food great atmosphere . Looking forward to returning

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  30. Keiths

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food - starter platter lovely - excellent pizzas and salads Staff very helpful, friendly and efficient Great ambience

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  31. Sharpy

    Ulster, ROI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious beautifully cooked pizzas as always. Staff brilliant, even asked if our wee Border Terrier had enjoyed it!

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  32. Pizzalover

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful tasty pizza with a good crunch, great toppings and all over fresh and delicious products. We loved the olives. We would come back any time!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Ulster, ROI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience! Food delicious and service great! Can’t wait to return.

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  34. GlenN

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely place. The food is so tasty and the staff are very friendly. Highly recommended The Rusty Oven.

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  35. Sharpy

    Ulster, ROI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent friendly service and great food. Good to be able to watch the pizza chucker doing his thing!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although one’s initial perception about the venue may be a bit off putting this will be totally overcome by the great food ambiance and service you will receive. Great for a couples night out or a bigger gathering the restaurant is a great spot to eat and socialise

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  37. YvetteB

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious pizza best vibes...our favourite place and a 100% must go

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  38. Roger

    Ulster, ROI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service as excellent and friendly as ever. Also you seem to have done something to your PA system as the sound has much improved since my last visit.

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  39. PatrickF

    Ulster, ROI

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always consistent and delivers great value, friendly staff and superb atmosphere

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  40. AnneJ

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummylicious pizzas. Normally I don’t finish a pizza but it was so good I ate the lot. Definitely recommend this gem of a place.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Rusty Oven is rated 4.8 stars by 595 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Google Map for The Rusty Oven

MAIN STREET DUNFANAGHY, DONEGAL, DONEGAL F92 A6NA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Dunfanaghy
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pizzeria
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    Cash Only
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan
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