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“Well worth a visit”
Review of Cucina Rustica

Cucina Rustica
Ranked #49 of 2,309 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $57
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Great menu, welcoming and friendly staff
Lovely atmosphere and not too expensive
Give it a try I'm sure everyone can find something they like

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Thank jandmoz
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Maybe we expected too much based on the great TA reviews, but this was a disappointing evening. The place itself is lovely. The food was just average. The staff we encountered just didn't have any table service skills. Annoying flies coming from the lovely roses on tables. We are on a mission to find a nice restaurant to bring friends when they visit. It won't be here.

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2  Thank patplease25
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Thank you to Karim and the staff for making our department team building/celebration lunch a memorable one. The food was fantastic, service excellent and there was nothing that wasn't done to ensure we were happy with the meal. Everyone on the team commented how wonderful it was.

Thank you so much!

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Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Normally, I find TripAdvisor reviews to be a reliable guide, but not this time!

Based on the TA reviews we felt confident about choosing this restaurant for our Saturday night dinner in Birmingham. We booked at table for 8pm. When we arrived we were told to wait 5 mins in the bar area; so we thought we'd have a drink. There were many people waiting to be served at the bar which was staffed by one barmaid who had zero idea how to do her job. It took 25 mins to order a drink!

After constant reminders to the manager, we were eventually seated at 8:36pm. It wasn't till after 9:35pm, a full hour later, that our starters arrived.

The food was poor. The service was terrible! We complained. The manager's handling of the complaint was about as poor as the food unfortunately.

To add insult to injury we then had to wait ages for the bill after asking about 5 times for it!!! Never again!!!

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4  Thank Tony C
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Given its proximity to the very popular Pasta di Piazza this restaurant does not get the praise it deserves! Better selection, better quality and better service...amongst other things. We have been numerous times and really enjoy the chicken liver starter, wild boar pasta parcels and a bottle of chianti.

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Thank Dan J
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