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Rustico Bistro

2 Margarets Buildings, Bath BA1 2LP, England
+44 1225 310064
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2 Margarets Buildings, Bath BA1 2LP, England
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

We had a delightful dinner here a few nights ago. The host/owner was very welcoming and gracious. We sat downstairs in a cozy room that was quieter than upstairs. Very nice! I had a duck ragout on fettuccine which was excellent. My husband had chicken...More

Thank me49
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Quaint location, nice surroundings. Looks very small from the outside but there is a downstairs area.

Thank echcam
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Set on a small side street in Baths city centre, this restaurant is a hidden little gem. Tucked away, it has a lovely rustic charm. This family run restaurant serves everything typical for an authentic Italian family meal. Crusty freshly baked bread with olive oil...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Went here with our local family, a really quaint restaurant and lovely feel. The menu is a little small, but they do have specials on and the wine list is suitably Italian. It's also a master stroke that they get so many covers out of...More

Thank Bumble1980
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We came here based on the Trip advisor reviews and were expecting so much. Our starters were quite nice but our mains came and they were all too salty especially the fettucine and the sea bream dish from the day special menu. We complained to...More

Thank Kaira C
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This place is brilliant! We sat outside for an early dinner and we weren't disappointed. We had antipasto and bruschetta to start with, then the special recipe lasagne and arrabbiata to follow. Having lived in Italy I can safely say that it felt like I...More

Thank Georgina L
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Ate here on the recommendation of the hotel we were staying at; and we were not disappointed. Set off the beaten track on a side street it is an intimate and friendly establishment, the food choices are varied with a daily specials board. Very small...More

Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Great customer service. Delicious and authentic Italian food that is very reasonably priced and serve large portions. I'd call ahead to reserve a table for a larger party. The kids loved it!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Friends booked here and we hoped it would be a good traditional Italian. It's a tiny restaurant and has charm. The food however was not good. The eggplant starter was okay but not memorable, my linguine with octopus was simple a huge pile of pasta,...More

Thank MoneyPennye
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

My partner and I were visiting Bath and fancied an Italian meal, what a little gem we found, friendly, great food and great service st reasonable prices. My sausages to start were fantastic as was the fillet steak special main,with my partner equally as enthusiastic...More

Thank Simon W
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Shirley C
26 July 2016|
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Response from NickMick_13 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in replying it has a lovely atmosphere, not too moist
Jackie G
26 December 2014|
Response from Paddyo17 | Reviewed this property |
A Taxi would take you around 5-10 mins taking into account traffic, as for walking it is a pleasant 15 mins walk through the centre of Bath
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 85
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Margarets Buildings, Bath BA1 2LP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 310064
Traditional and authentic italian restaurant
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