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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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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Simple, rustic bistro. Had a really good starter and then the pork. My wife had a fantastic sea bream. Wine by the glass good. Very happy experience.

Thank seyz15
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called and booked a table when we arrived in bath. We arrived about 40 mins early with the idea of going for a quick g&t somewhere but when the taxi dropped us off outside we realised there were no bars nearby so decided to try our luck at the resturant. Staff welcomed us in and found us a table. Staff... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant on the recommendation of a local hotel. The restaurant does not look very impressive but it is a little gem. Great food, good service and very reasonably priced. We will be visiting this restaurant again when next in bath

Thank Hadley38
Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In need of somewhere convenient to eat we stopped by this little gem more in hope than expectation. Fortunately they were able to fit us in for an early sitting and how glad we were! Simple cooking done very well indeed in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Even our 16 month old fussy eater couldn't get enough! Thank you and... More 

Thank Dave T
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Following a visit to a wine tasting, four of us wanted to have a latish meal. We booked the Rustico for 8.30pm - a first time there. Very friendly welcome and an instant feel of a genuine warm Italian restaurant. Food choices were not extensive but covered all options. This allowed the meals to be cooked really well - no... More 

Thank roger e
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to get an early table, upstairs on a Saturday night. Thought the food was excellent, genuine Italian staff friendly, atmosphere lovely and overall good value. Liked the more bistro feel. We ate well over a long weekend to Bath but I think overall this was my favourite place and I am not normally the biggest Italian... More 

Thank ChesterEmma
Cambridge, New Zealand
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

When we walked in I thought it was going to be great. Super atmosphere and while we were ushered downstairs in the basement, it was still a nice feel. Service was slow but they were busy. Starters fine - arancini were good. But oh boy... the main courses. Everything was so salty. Not just one dish but every dish -... More 

Thank Neil G
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I used to really enjoy this little restaurant until they put up the prices. It's a shame but there are taking the mickey £7.50 for bruschetta. How can they justify this for a piece if tomato salami and braesola. I eat in Knightsbridge reguaraly and I don't pay this price there. Chicken on skewers £17.00. Seafood casserole £20 It's a... More 

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berghem72, Owner at Rustico Bistro, responded to this review

dear 736lesleya...just to be precise about our prices,( that yes they are not the cheapest around, but well in line with Bath standards)...1) our bruschetta cost 2.95 . 2) if you refer to the spicy nduja salami, buffalo mozzarella,on grilled ciabatta bread and salad that would be 7,25, and its almost a maincourse size. 3) the piece of tomato salami... More 

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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

My wife got the cod special and I got the lasagna. Both were outstanding! Gelato the greatest. Convenient location. Cozy. Great time. Thanks!

1 Thank Matt G
Bath, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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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

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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$81
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?