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Rustico Bistro

#13 of 401 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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2 Margarets Buildings, Bath BA1 2LP, England
+44 1225 310064
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Bremerton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Clean, quiet, friendly Italian restaurant in good location. Excellent food and service for reasonable prices. Found establishment while on vacation - very impressed.

Thank Allen207
Solihull, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat out - a lot! My idea of heaven is a small independent place using outstanding produce, treating these with care & passion. Top that with a super wine list & a wonderful & engaging host - perfect. Between our group of 8, we've travelled most of Italy (& have a very mixed bag of tastes) - we agreed... More 

Thank Alison T
East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely welcome, attentive waiters and gorgeous authentic Italian cuisine. Atmosphere very relaxed and comfortable.

Thank rebeccap771
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a nice family meal in here, food was great. Nothing fancy, just good tasting rustic Italian. Although chicken pasta was a bit too creamy. Would reccomend the Wild boar to start!

Thank Rory N
Elstead, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect, small, tucked away, authentic Italian family restaurant, close to our Crescent hotel but away from the busy Town centre. I always like an open kitchen, and all the dishes coming out of this busy one looked amazing. No pizza, just traditional Italian dishes, served with great Italian wines. Our meal was amazing. Well worth a visit....

Thank David H
Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually tried to get into another Italian restaurant just round the corner, but it was full. They suggested trying El Rustico, which was a huge piece of luck for us. Very friendly & informal....just like having dinner with the family, with a great variety on the menu & a specials board.....would definitely go back.

Thank graeme1882
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164 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first visited this restaurant 4 years ago & we loved it. This was our 2nd visit & we enjoyed it even more. It's a very small restaurant with a fairly small menu & it's not cheap (£80 for two with wine), but we had the fillet steak special & it was heaven. Slices of the tenderest steak with a... More 

Thank Lorniesan
Bath, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have always loved the authentic look of this little place and finally got round to visiting. We were seated downstairs in their extra seating area (which I hadn't realised they had). There were four specials for the day aswell as the normal menu. I had a pasta dish which was really tasty. I wouldn't rush back but did enjoy it.... More 

Thank nicij19
Tarzana, CA
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were walking on Margarets Buildings Street and stopped into an antique shop, where the owner was having his lunch of a fantastic looking plate of pasta. We had to know from which restaurant he got his lunch. He said Rustico Bistro just across the street and said if we didn’t like it, he’d pay for our lunch. We noticed... More 

Thank Travlersfrom_CA
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Enjoyed a wonderful authentic Italian meal here on our trip to Bath. Food was very good and ambience was very nice. Vegetarian options and nice nightly specials. Reservations highly recommended.

Thank KSD444

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $83
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?