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Rustico Bistro

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2 Margarets Buildings, Bath BA1 2LP, England
+44 1225 310064
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Traditional and authentic italian restaurant

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  • 20
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  • 7
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic meal at the Rustico!

Set down a quiet side street, the Rustico is quite an easy one to miss. I'm so glad I had TripAdvisor handy! I had the calamari to start (probably could have shared) and the fillet steak as a main. Both were amazing! I like to think of myself as a bit of a steak connoisseur, and this was up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Ryan M
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Set down a quiet side street, the Rustico is quite an easy one to miss. I'm so glad I had TripAdvisor handy! I had the calamari to start (probably could have shared) and the fillet steak as a main. Both were amazing! I like to think of myself as a bit of a steak connoisseur, and this was up there... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We came in at 9:35 and asked if we could just get dessert and coffee. There were a couple of tables of people, one just getting their coffee, and several employees. The man (manager) who answered told us no, they were closed, no apology or offer to send us home with dessert. We were very disappointed as we had checked... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We came here for a meal with friends and it didn't disappoint. The quality of the food was good and the service very friendly. The restaurant itself is reasonably small with a downstairs area where we were sat, and the décor is certainly not up-market but more "family style". Overall a good experience.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Took a recommendation from a Rick Steve's guide and sought out this great restaurant. Inside is cozy and the waitstaff was friendly. Each course was delicious, from the garden salad (fresh and well dressed), OUTSTANDING lasagna (savory, complex, cheesy & crusty), fettuccine rustica (chicken and mushroom), ending with a delicious tiramisu and the best banoffe pie I've ever had. All... More 

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West Sussex, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Booked here as part of a one night stay in bath and this restaurant came highly recommended but frankly we were disappointed. Shared a garlic bread which was good but the rocket salad was so bland it had hardly any flavour. The rose was ok but only one on offer. Service indifferent overall. Location off the beaten track which was... More 

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Chester-le-Street, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We discovered this restaurant near The Crescent, hidden away in a side street. The menu was small but a good choice of fish, meat or vegetarian. It was a nice night so sat outside, watching the world go by while we waited for our meal. The pasta lamb ragu my husband chose was thoroughly enjoyed and I had tortellini with... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We came here with friends to celebrate my daughter's A level results. I had booked a table for four, two weeks prior to arrival. The welcome was ok, a little brusque. We were shown to a table for 4 opposite the door way which was open. As a person who has a slipped disc, the chairs were not the most... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I came here with family for lunch and has a really good time. The outside tables are great for people watching in summer, and there was a set menu and specials alongside the standard menu. Prices are reasonable and the food was excellent - I can recommend the gnocchi with walnuts and gorgonzola. Everyone else was very happy with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were fortunate to get the last available table on a warm Wednesday evening. We enjoyed excellent home cooked Italian food at this intimate restaurant. The fresh aubergine cake starter and the lamb Ragu fresh special pasta dish were sublime! Very friendly atmosphere and we would definitely return!

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Came here for hubby's birthday on recommendation. Lovely atmosphere in a small compact area. Specials fishcakes were the best I've ever had and the lasagne would take some beating too. Nice size portions without being overwhelming. Would highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 98
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business, Families with children

Description

Traditional and authentic italian restaurant
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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