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Rustico Bistro

#14 of 405 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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2 Margarets Buildings, Bath BA1 2LP, England
+44 1225 310064
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Bath, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We had dinner and unusually we chose steak. The dish we had comprises fillet steak marinated, grilled and cut into strips served on salad. I would not normally have steak in an Italian restaurant but this was excellent. Really well cooked, high quality meat and served promptly with style. Very friendly and a lovely change from Italian chains. Highly recommended.

Thank Mary B
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Probably the best Italian restaurant outside of Florence! Truly incredible cuisine. The daily special of sea bass ravioli was unsurpassed. I highly recommend reservations. We are coming back tomorrow!

Thank fleetcap
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We often eat out in Bath and as there are about 400 restaurants to sample we rarely visit the same one more than once. The main exception from this is Rustico Bistro - our number one choice when we want authentic Italian food served by pleasant people in comfortable surroundings.

Thank RMDLondon
Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This was an amazing place. It is rustic in its appearance and unique in its service - and is far from the experience of an Italian restaurant chain. The menu gives you a lot to choose from. We were fortunate to get a table (they could only serve us at 9 in the evening as we were booking the same... More 

Thank Tim A
Bremerton, Washington
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42 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Clean, quiet, friendly Italian restaurant in good location. Excellent food and service for reasonable prices. Found establishment while on vacation - very impressed.

Thank Allen207
Solihull, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We eat out - a lot! My idea of heaven is a small independent place using outstanding produce, treating these with care & passion. Top that with a super wine list & a wonderful & engaging host - perfect. Between our group of 8, we've travelled most of Italy (& have a very mixed bag of tastes) - we agreed... More 

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Lovely welcome, attentive waiters and gorgeous authentic Italian cuisine. Atmosphere very relaxed and comfortable.

Thank rebeccap771
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Had a nice family meal in here, food was great. Nothing fancy, just good tasting rustic Italian. Although chicken pasta was a bit too creamy. Would reccomend the Wild boar to start!

Thank Rory N
Elstead, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Perfect, small, tucked away, authentic Italian family restaurant, close to our Crescent hotel but away from the busy Town centre. I always like an open kitchen, and all the dishes coming out of this busy one looked amazing. No pizza, just traditional Italian dishes, served with great Italian wines. Our meal was amazing. Well worth a visit....

Thank David H
Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We actually tried to get into another Italian restaurant just round the corner, but it was full. They suggested trying El Rustico, which was a huge piece of luck for us. Very friendly & informal....just like having dinner with the family, with a great variety on the menu & a specials board.....would definitely go back.

Thank graeme1882

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 81
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?