Welcome to Rustico, where Chef Gabriel Padilla crafts a Mediterranean masterpiece in the heart of Oak Park. Since 2016, Rustico has been a culinary haven for Spanish-Italian fusion, boasting a menu of enticing tapas, wood-fired pizzas, and homemade pastas. Chef Padilla's dedication and culinary prowess shine, making Rustico a thriving showcase of exquisite flavors. Join us for an exceptional dining experience, where the essence of the Mediterranean comes alive on every plate.

Cuisine Introduction

At Rustico, our cuisine is a celebration of the harmonious blend of Spanish and Italian flavors, curated by the culinary genius of Chef Gabriel Padilla. Immerse yourself in the art of Mediterranean fusion. Each dish is a symphony of taste, bringing together the bold and vibrant notes of Spain and the rich, traditional elements of Italy. Rustico offers a culinary journey that transcends boundaries, inviting you to savor the essence of two distinct worlds on a single plate.

Chef & Owner Gabriel Padilla

Chef Gabriel Padilla, the mastermind behind Rustico, brings Mediterranean fusion to life with a focus on Spanish-Italian cuisine. Boasting 28 years of culinary expertise, Padilla's restaurant offers a delightful array of Spanish tapas, wood-fired pizzas, and homemade pastas. His dream of owning a restaurant became a reality with Rustico, where he skillfully blends the best of Italian and Spanish flavors, setting the establishment apart in the culinary landscape.


Our Commitment to Quality.

At Rustico, our commitment to quality is our culinary philosophy. We meticulously select the freshest and finest ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible, to craft dishes that resonate with authenticity and flavor. From the vibrant produce to the premium cuts of meat, each element on your plate undergoes a rigorous standard of excellence. This ensures that every dining experience at Rustico is not only a feast for the senses but also a celebration of quality, craftsmanship, and the pure joy of exceptional food.