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Aio Restaurant

#99 of 464 Restaurants in Bath
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7 Edgar Buildings | George Street, Bath BA1 2EE, England
01225443900
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9:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Roughly translated from Sardinian, Ai�� means ���come and join us...
Roughly translated from Sardinian, Ai�� means ���come and join us���, it���s an appropriate title for one of Bath���s most welcoming restaurants. Currently the only restaurant in the South West specialising in Sardinian cuisine, Ai��, on George Street ��� close to the Assembly Rooms and The Circus ��� is a unique dining proposition, providing Bath���s gastronomes with an opportunity to step outside of the Italian comfort zone. A modern interior inspired by the warm tones and natural materials of a traditional trattoria leads through to a suntrap courtyard just made for enjoying Ai�����s summery cuisine. Head chef Roberto Lilliu puts years of experience working in Mediterranean kitchens to use here, with the menu full of the warm flavours of Southern Europe.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Sardinia in Bath from superb local ingredients

We ate at Aio Sardinia (my second visit) on a very busy Saturday night and were hugely impressed. The cuisine was authentic Sardinian, superbly cooked - especially recommend the fish, and includes some wonderful Sardinian specialities such as the delicious flatbread. The short but very well chosen... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Davidwo
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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356 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Paignton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We like to experiment so gave it a go. On the night we visited we suspect the usual chef was not around given the hiatus that seemed to be occurring in the kitchen. The hake "special" was judged tasteless. The hare dish was given a thumbs up. The fritto vegetables had been cooked in oil that was not hot enough... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Eaten here twice, very good on both occasions. Very relaxing atmosphere and staff, with professional service. Small, but plenty of space around the table, I particularly liked the swordfish refreshing simple flavors made with fresh and quality ingredients. If you enjoy traditional Sardinian cuisine this is place to go in bath. Good food and relatively inexpensive!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We ate at Aio Sardinia (my second visit) on a very busy Saturday night and were hugely impressed. The cuisine was authentic Sardinian, superbly cooked - especially recommend the fish, and includes some wonderful Sardinian specialities such as the delicious flatbread. The short but very well chosen wine list includes four or five Sardinian classics. Service was perfect despite the... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

...... we came across this gem. We had looked at tapas. steak places, pizza joints, and a couple of pubs.Nothing appealed - till we got here. They were full in the front of the restaurant, and we got shown into the extremely quiet back room, but we persevered, and chose a delightful bottle of Amarone - the first of 2... More 

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Worcester
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65 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Came upon this restaurant by accident, but it turned out to be a real find! The menu was so good that it was difficult to choose one meal, so I will have to return! All the food that I had was delicious, and the service was attentive. The early evening deal is good value.

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Bath
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My wife booked this as a surprise birthday meal for me with friends in mid January. The experience was disappointing. The food was quite average, relatively small portions - although my wife's fish was nice to be fair. The restaurant is small, more like a bistro and a bit tired. The impression was not helped by what appeared to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Wonderful food, well priced and great service. So often we all go out and think "I will try that one.." Well this one is very much worth it, so don't walk past and think hmmm, nope go in and be surprised by the good staff that are not pushy at all, we took over 2 hours for lunch on a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Had dinner here this week, and it was just delightful - the nibbles of flatbreads with rosemary and garlic and olives, seafood starter and main cooked just right and each served with complementary delicious salad and sauce/dressing that left my tastebuds tingling. The service was just right, friendly and attentive without being overbearing. Will definitely go here again.

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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I was very happy to see a Sardinian Restaurant in Bath. I was recommended to visit this restaurant by a fellow Sardinian , waiter in another restaurant. Why do I listen to people? I was looking forward to a good meal. The owner of Aio seems like a really nice guy, good looking and friendly. I asked what he recommended... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We were in Bath for a single night and found this lovely little restaurant from reviews on line. Spent a week in Sardinia last summer and the food here was really authentic. The shared antipasto was a delight - especially the pecorino cheese. Beautiful pink duck breast and no room for pudding! The manager/owner and waiter were very friendly and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Edgar Buildings | George Street, Bath BA1 2EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: 01225443900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 55
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Roughly translated from Sardinian, Ai�� means ���come and join us���, it���s an appropriate title for one of Bath���s most welcoming restaurants. Currently the only restaurant in the South West specialising in Sardinian cuisine, Ai��, on George Street ��� close to the Assembly Rooms and The Circus ��� is a unique dining proposition, providing Bath���s gastronomes with an opportunity to step outside of the Italian comfort zone. A modern interior inspired by the warm tones and natural materials of a traditional trattoria leads through to a suntrap courtyard just made for enjoying Ai�����s summery cuisine. Head chef Roberto Lilliu puts years of experience working in Mediterranean kitchens to use here, with the menu full of the warm flavours of Southern Europe.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?