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Rustico Bistro

#14 of 416 Restaurants in Bath
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2 Margarets Buildings, Bath BA1 2LP, England
+44 1225 310064
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Myself and my partner were having an overnight stay in Bath to celebrate his birthday when we stumbled upon this Italian gem. We were so pleased that we did, as we had the most enjoyable evening, in a beautiful homely restaurant. The staff were all very friendly and attentive from the moment we arrived and the service was first class.... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a night of music enjoying the Bath festival, what a fabulous city Bath is, we walked along St Margaret's buildings and chatted to one of the staff outside Rustico which enticed us to go into the resturant and enjoy a light supper of pasta and wine. Good food and wine and super hospitality, cosy busy and super Italian atmosphere,... More 

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Thank rkyme
Bath, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here based on the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. Sadly it did not live up to the reviews. Small it is. Cosy and intimate it is not. On entering it looks lovely, and yes cosy but if like us you are seated in the lower floor it feels cramped and like eating in an overcrowded basement. Feels a... More 

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Thank Frances122014
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our Innkeeper recommended Rustico and it didn't disappoint. We each had the cioppino and garden salad. The food was delicious. If I lived in the neighborhood I would be a regular.

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Thank lola4310
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff very friendly, helpful & attentive. A most enjoyable meal, the special's menu , was amazing, I had chicken liver with polenta as a starter. Brilliant.

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Thank Nicholas T
Oxford, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is simple (and I mean that has deep compliment), perfectly prepared, and delicious. The inside is a little cramped but nicely casual. The staff is delightful and helpful. You can dress up or down. While there maybe many restaurants like this is Italy, what fells like a genuine trattoria is rare in UK.

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Thank James W
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly & helpful staff, delicious food, good choice of wine, So good we booked again in two days time.

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Thank Nicholas T
Bath
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little bistro really is a corner of Italy, the quirky layout gives the feel of you dinning out in an old Sicilian restaurant and the authentic, very tasty food just adds to your experience. The staff are incredibly friendly(without being over zealous) and certainly know the menu and wine list inside out. I have eaten at Soto Soto on... More 

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Hauppauge, New York
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95 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff is friendly and the food was fresh and delicious. We went based on the reviews and we were not disappointed. My husband had the gnocchi and I had the fettuccine Bolognese, both very filling and very tasty. They were nice enough to make a meal to go for a tired child back at our flat. It was so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Place is really authentic, very small and cosy. Had a rabbit stew and sausage with lentils which were both delicious made with good quality ingredients. I like the Italian radio playing in the restaurant, really adds a nice touch and almost anything is better than Ed Sheeran which is played literally everywhere else. Service was great too!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 83
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
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?