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“A deliciously Italian experience!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rustico Bistro

Rustico Bistro
Ranked #15 of 544 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 20 - US$ 81
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Traditional and authentic italian restaurant
Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A deliciously Italian experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

The food was of a wonderful quality and the service was excellent. The restaurant is cosy but by no means cramped and you get a real taste of Italy in Bath. What more could you ask for? Nothing to be faulted!

Visited March 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Walsall, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Friendly service, excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

I was part of a group of 10 women who were in Bath for the weekend, staying in accomodation across the road from the restaurant. We had an excellent welcome and there was a good rrange of choices on the menu. We were advised by the waitor to limit the number of starters as they were quite generous. This was good advice.
Everyone enjoyed their main courses and those who had dessert also spoke highly about the quality of the food. One of our party was celebrating her birthday and the waitor appeared with a dessert for her, decorated with a candle!
The wine list was good with a range of prices.
Service was slick and we were made to feel special.
Although the restaurant is small we did not feel cramped . There were a few other tables, all of which were occupied and there was also a downstairs area which we did not visit so I cannot make comment on its capacity. It was a very busy restauant so I would imagine it is popular with both visitors and residents.

  • Visited March 2012
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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“An authentic Italian experience for a good price.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

The service and food were very good. The restaurant is pretty small, so reservations are a must on busy days.

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Thank Ezmate
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
“Fantastic little restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

Really great place, it's like eating in your lounge really it's that small which adds to it. Owners are great. Pasta was brilliant, steak as good as I've add. Just go!

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Bath
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“An Authentic taste of Italian cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

There are a lot of Italian Restaurants in Bath. Too many infact. And I have dined at all of them.
This restaurant has been operating for almost 2 years. And every time I dine here it is consistantly delicious. The proprietors Franco and Darix always greet you warmly and their service is without question superior and attentive. But it's their food that puts me in a me in a dreamy world - it tastes just like you would get in a little side street restaurant in say Rome or Florence and run by the family - it's so hard to find that authentic taste of Italy in the UK. Unless you have italian friends. They do an amazing 2 course lunch for just under £10.00 which is so hard to beat considering the money you pay. If I see soup on the menu I always have this no matter what it is as it is always home made and very satisfying. And they always have very tempting daily specials. When available the clams with Linguini are my all time favourite.

Now this is a small restaurant and some my find it too small. especially if you are a couple and want an intimate dinner - but they do have a downstairs restaurant which is slightly bigger than upstairs and not always full like upstairs. And I often choose to sit downstairs - just to avoid the slightly louder diners. (so if this is a requirement then do mention this when booking as the owners are very obliging) And when the weather is warm and sunny, well this place is situated in a lovely short pedestrianised side street just off the famous Royal Crescent, and lunchtime alfresco dining is great - especially if you like to people watch. I always look forward to dining here.

  • Visited February 2012
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