Rustica's menus are carefully thought out and prepared to make sure you're tasting the North East's finest, authentic Italian cuisine. Inspired by the world's love for Italian food and the contemporary British pub, we've infused two cultures to create our own.

Zuppa del Giorno (v, gfa)


Homemade soup of the day with Italian bread.

Funghi Trifolati (v, gfa)


Pan fried mixed mushrooms cooked in a creamy garlic sauce served on toasted ciabatta.

Pâtè della Casa


Homemade pâté served with crusty bread.

Calamari Fritti


Deep fried squid served with garlic mayonnaise.

Cozze alla Marinara (gfa)


Fresh mussels in a tomato and garlic sauce with a touch of chilli.

Gamberoni al Aglio (gfa)


King prawns cooked in garlic and chilli.

Bufala di Battipaglia (v)


Original buffalo mozzarella served with vine tomatoes and an extra virgin olive oil dressing.

Involtini di Mozzarella


Warm mozzarella wrapped in Parma ham set on a bed of rocket leaves.

Caprino al Forno (v)


Baked goat’s cheese served on a bed of roasted red peppers with a balsamic reduction

Spiedini di Pesce


A mixed kebab of grilled fresh salmon chunks and king prawns, served with a light lemon dressing.

Pane e Olive (ve)


Focaccia bread and special selection of mixed olives.

Pane el Aglio (v)


Garlic, rosemary and sea salt on a flat bread. With tomato £5.95. With mozzarella £5.95.

Bruschetta al Pomodoro (ve)


Chopped vine tomato, red onions and basil, served on grilled Italian bread.

Brucce di Patate (v)


Potato skins with a garlic mayonnaise.

Gluten Free Pastas available upon request

Penne al Arrabbiata (ve)


Sometimes the simplest things are the best: tomato, basil, garlic and a ton of chilli! Add chicken breast for £2.00.

Tagliatelle alla Carbonara


Diced pancetta in a creamy sauce with fresh Parmesan cheese.

Tagliatelle alla Bolognese


The ultimate classic that needs no introduction!



Fresh pasta tubes filled with a ragù and baked in tomato and béchamel.



Another classic... with mozzarella twist.

Tagliatelle al Ortolana (v)


Red peppers, mushrooms, tomato and a touch of creamy pesto.

Penne alla Romana


Chicken strips, mushroom and onions in a creamy tomato sauce.

Tagliatelle alla Contadina


Strips of fillet steak, cooked in a rich mushroom and red wine sauce.

Spaghetti alla Pescatora


Medley of shell fish in a tomato and garlic sauce.

Strozzapreti Calabresi


Spicy sausage, broccoli, roast garlic and tomato sauce.

Orecchiette alAgnello


Lamb ragù made with our own traditional secret recipe.

Ravioli agli Asparagi (v)


Asparagus and ricotta filled fresh pasta parcels served with tomato and basil sauce.

Tagliatelle alla Spagnola


Chorizo and tiger prawns in a creamy sauce.

Risotto al Funghi.


Sautéed mixed mushrooms in a delicate Parmesan based sauce.

Risotto alla Pescatora


Medley of shell fish in a tomato based risotto

Le Tradizionali

Gluten Free & Vegan available upon request

Margherita (v)


The most classic of pizzas - tomato sauce and mozzarella.

Prosciutto & Funghi


Mushroom and cured ham on a Margherita base.



Spicy salami, Italian salami, sundried tomatoes and fresh chillies on a Margherita base.



Chicken strips, mushrooms, rosemary and garlic on a Margherita base.

Caprino (v)


Roasted red peppers, goat's cheese, and olives on a tomato sauce base and topped with rocket and pesto.

La Bianca


Thin pizza base with mozzarella cheese and salami, served without tomato sauce.

Le Moderne

Regina Margherita (v)


We have improved on perfection by introducing imported buffalo mozzarella!

Quattro Formaggi


Gorgonzola, ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan, served with or without tomato sauce.

Crudo & Rucola


Parma ham, rocket and Parmesan on a Margherita base.



Smoked salmon, asparagus and mascarpone cheese on a Margherita base.

Il Pollo

Pollo Piccante


Chargrilled chicken breast served with a roasted peppers, tomato, garlic, and chilli sauce.

Pollo alla Valdostana


Breaded chicken breast topped with tomato sauce and melted mozzarella.

Pollo al Funghi


Breast of chicken served with sautéed mushrooms in a creamy sauce.

Pollo alla Contadina


Oven baked chicken breast wrapped in Parma ham topped with goat cheese

Il Manzo



Sirloin steak cooked to your liking and served either simply grilled or with a sauce from the selection below.

Stroganoff di Manzo


Strips of fillet steak cooked in a creamy sauce with onions, mushrooms and paprika, served with rice



Fillet steak cooked to your liking and served simply grilled or with a sauce from the selection below.
Sauces £2: Peppercorn Sauce,Pizzaiola Sauce, Diane Sauce, Dolcelatte Sauce

Il Pesce

Filetto di Salmone


Pan fried fillet of salmon served with a saffron sauce.

Filetti di Spigola


Seabass fillets simply grilled or cooked in foil with shellfish and cherry tomatoes.



Pan fried king prawns in a garlic and chilli sauce

Le Patatine Fritte (ve)


Homemade chips.

Insalata Mista (ve)


Mixed leaves salad.

Verdure (v)


Mixed seasonal vegetables.

Rucola & Parmigiano


Rocket & Parmesan shavings drizzled with olive oil and lemon or balsamic vinegar.

Insalata Greca (v)


Mixed leaves salad with fetta cheese, onions and olives.


All served with Rainbow veggie sticks or skinny fries and a glass of juice.

Fabulous Fish Guojons and Garden Peas


Kicking Carbonara


Chicken Lickin Nuggets


Slurping Spaghetti Bolognaise


Big Kids Beef Burger


With or without cheese.


Why not add a dessert for an extra £1

Chocolate Cake

Mixed Ice Cream

(v) Suitable for vegetarians. (ve) Suitable for vegans. (gfa) Gluten Free. If you have a food allergy, please let us know before ordering. Full allergen information is available on request.

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