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Rustico Bistro

#15 of 415 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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2 Margarets Buildings, Bath BA1 2LP, England
+44 1225 310064
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Solihull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very authentic Italian, it is all about the quality of the food, good wine and the friendliness of the service which is all provided at very reasonable prices. I would recommend you book or get there when they open at 6pm. The menu is complemented by a good selection of specials, my pasta and sauce was excellent... More 

Thank StevieV2107
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Small family restaurant and friendly staff . Really good bruschetta and calamary. One of the specials of the day was Penne with swordfish, just delicious. Handmade desserts 😊. I would definitely recommend this restaurant in a precious location.

Thank sam6891
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an evening meal here with my wife while on a short break in Bath. The food was amazing. Lovely wine, intimate setting and a great service. Good value and would definitely reccomend here for a nice evening meal.

Thank John O
Chester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited early on Saturday evening after day of sightseeing in Bath hadn't booked but were offered a table with no hesitation excellent atmosphere good service good selection of specials on blackboard fish cakes very and tasty mozzarella and tomato as starter excellent lasagne and penne Sicilian also good not too expensive considering location recommended

Thank John P
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for a dinner booked at fairly late notice. Restaurant is near the Royal Crescent so very accessible. Great bruschetta starters and then spectacular seafood casserole and a very nice tagliata. Too full for dessert which was a shame as it looked lovely.

Thank chr1seh
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant seems small from the outside so we called to book for dinner. We did well because even if they had more room downstairs, the place was full. The owner was so welcoming and we were very well informed about the specials. He was so professional and helpful the whole time and so was the young waitress who served... More 

Thank Isabel B
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my family for lunch in the week before Xmas, the welcome was warm and inviting and the menu suitable for the size of restaurant. Wine was priced appropriately and specials advertised attractively which turned out to be delicious. Will definitely return for an evening meal in the New Year.

Thank Paddyo17
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended to this little gem by another local Italian restaurant "Martini" And we were so glad they did, First you are welcomed by the owner when you walk in and remember it's like eating in your living room and i do mean that in a good way it's small about 6 tables or so , Maybe some out... More 

Thank TerryV310164
St Albans, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We were visiting Bath and staying just around the corner. As it was recommended, we thought we would try it. Looking quite small from the outside, this was deceiving as it also went downstairs as well. We had a warm welcome and we're seated downstairs. We were informed about the 'specials of the day'. Both starters and mains that we... More 

Thank mini427
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Worried about rating this restaurant too highly, as may not be able to get a table when we come back. From food, to service, to ambience: all excellent. Tiramisu to die for.

Thank Peter L

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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
US$20 - US$79
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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?