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The Rusty Oven, DONEGAL, DONEGAL

The Rusty Oven

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 32 times today

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 623 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
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

623 Reviews
  1. PeterW

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so tasty, great service, energetic atmosphere and great entertainment watching the pizza chef throw the pizza dough while making the pizzas.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for sons 18th. Booked for 7 but ended up as 8 which wasn't a problem. Food all came out at the same time. There's a bit of a wait but everything is made fresh so thats expected. Flavours are delicious and it's brilliant being able to see the lads making the pizza bases and throwing them to each other. Everyone is so friendly and the atmosphere is buzzing. A great place to eat and will be back

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit. Very impressed. Great atmosphere, service was fast despite how busy it was and the pizza was delicious. Will definitely be back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, staff and atmosphere were faultless, we had been planning this trip for a couple of years now and the Rusty Oven just topped it off.

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  5. FionaE

    Buckinghamshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic evening the best pizzas and excellent friendly service

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb pizza (Green Goat) with fantastic pints of Guinness from Patsy Dans. Great spot in the heart of Dunfanaghy. Highly recommended.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s my favourite place,food is amazing.Thank you.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing pizzas, absolutely delicious food ! Great service and ambiance

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love going here the best pizzas. Food service and atmosphere fabulous!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great night out, staff, food, ambience 5 stars 🤩

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We always book the rusty and the food and service is always lovely. However this time the food lacked flavour in the pizzas and garlic bread. The service was quiet poor taking a while to get to us to order, then no one came to take our plates away or asked about dessert which we did want but we couldn’t get a hold of anyone. In fairness it was a 8:30pm booking so we were last orders but we would have liked some time to order the desert. We love the Rusty and will be back but just sad to say it wasn’t our favourite visit.

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  12. Gmag

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent and the restaurant is a great space.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect as per usual!

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  14. MadeleineG

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect pizza, in a quirky pad, with ambience. Great staff, friendly atmosphere, enjoyed by young and old ! ( and doggies 🐶)

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab food, so fresh and tasty. Best pizza. Great wine selection.

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  16. Slowhand

    N. Ireland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another lovely meal at the Rusty Oven, the food, service and atmosphere was brilliant. Special mention to Devon and Sophie the two girls who looked after us were just fabulous thank you so much.

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  17. EoinC

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Pizzas, antipasta board was delicious, staff were friendly and very efficient. Highly recommend.

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  18. CathyF

    Dublin

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took friends to the rusty oven. Fantastic food. The special last night was devine. Friends loved the food and the restaurant. Devon was our server and she was amazing. Great night in the rusty oven. Tys folks.

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  19. Rioghnach

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 no notes - you just have to go! Staff so friendly, pizza best we’ve tried. (Get the garlic bread)

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  20. MadeleineG

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As per usual - lovely staff. 💕 Friendly, quirky atmosphere 😊 Great pizza. Our dog was made incredibly welcome.🐶 What more can you ask for !

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  21. ElijahG

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch pizza and top notch people. Highly recommended to anyone passing through Dunfanaghy.

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  22. IrisB

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a super meal. One of the children has recently been diagnosed with a mild gluten intolerance. We were able to bring a base. The staff topped this for him. It was such a delight that he was able have a pizza with the rest of the party. Thank you

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  23. LaurenH

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were lovely and friendly, and the food was delicious. A great value meal for the whole family!

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  24. MatthewT

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Definitely worth a visit, great pizza and good value. Booking is a must!!

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  25. Slowhand

    N. Ireland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Back up for our first meal of the new season and we were not disappointed. The food service and atmosphere was fabulous. Thanks again guys see you again soon 🥰

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff couldn’t be nicer, and also being seated outside we were given blankets which was very welcome. Very accommodating and everyone checked in to make sure we were seen to. The kitchen was non stop and the quality of the pizza was lovely, nice sourdough thin crisp crust.

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  27. EoinG

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality pizza and better service. Had a brilliant time. Thank you!

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  28. ZZLL

    London

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, delicious pizzas served with a smile. All the waiting staff were excellent, cheerful and making sure we had everything we needed. Good selection of affordable wine and enjoyed a lemon posset for dessert which was lovely and sharp and delicious. Great atmosphere, served promptly. Always make sure we eat here when visiting Dunfanaghy.

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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. Slowhand

    N. Ireland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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The Rusty Oven is rated 4.8 stars by 623 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 32 times today
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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