A rainy summer evening was just the time to visit this – as advertised – cosy and welcoming restaurant. The upstairs can only manage a few tables so we were downstairs in the basement. Unfortunately, this does not present well; there is something claustrophobic and...More

    thumb Suzanne D
    8/15/2019
  •   We had the Antipasto Rustico and Polpette di Melanzane for starters, both of which were beautifully presented and delicious (particularly the Polpette di Melanzane). For mains, we had the Lasagna Nonna Gianna (not sure I have tasted a better Lasagna outside of Italy) and Cioppino...More

    thumb ScottieH08
    1/21/2019

      Called in for lunch as nearby cafe was too busy. So glad we did. Made to feel very welcome and food delicious. Highly recommended.

    thumb Christine Y
    2/27/2019

      We found this great restaurant when exploring Bath. The food was amazing, location lovely and staff helpful and friendly. Highly recommend it!

    thumb Katch123
    8/26/2019
  •   Tucked between the Royal Crescent and The Circle we were glad we had made a reservation. Lunch menu had a variety of choices. Had the lamb fettuccini special – tasty and would have been even better if served on a warmed plate as it got...More

    thumb Paradise786626
    11/28/2018

      Fed up with waiting for two months to get a table at Sotto Sotto? I thoroughly recommend the Rustico, which is an absolutely traditional family run Italian bistro with friendly service, excellent food, and reasonable prices. We had the final dinner of our honeymoon there...More

    thumb Andrea H
    10/02/2019

      Best Italian restaurant my fiancé and myself have ever been in UK. The place reminded us of Italy, it really felt like to be in our own hometown (we are both from Italy), the food was absolutely amazing and we were so happy to have...More

    thumb X7193AZgiuliac
    4/13/2019
  •   Cosy atmosphere and lovely food. The menu is limited but very tasty. The specials are delicious., We had salmon ravioli and steak with rocket. The staff are very attentive. Reasonable price and worth a visit. We would definitely come back here.

    thumb colletteb190
    8/07/2019

      Dined here on a busy Friday evening two weeks ago. It was a lovely evening anyway as it was a rare close family gathering. Chose this place as it looked nice, was just down the road from our rented flat, and I love small, genuine...More

    thumb Peter030560
    11/24/2018

      After escaping the Christmas markets on a wet and windy Friday this was a very welcome refuge. The restaurant is quite small so I would recommend booking. I had the calamari to start which was spot on – it's a simple dish but so often...More

    thumb Tony E
    12/12/2018
  •   We came across this lovely restaurant by chance we went in and had there set lunch good was lovely very good value the owner was very nice we will visit again

    thumb birminghambabe
    2/24/2020

      This restaurant has a lovely ambience. The service was faultless, staff were friendly and attentive. The food was outstanding, we thoroughly enjoyed every bite from the starter to the main course and on to the dessert! Book a table and see for yourself!

    thumb TabbronJules
    1/13/2019

      Small, clean, tidy, friendly. GREAT FOOD! From the moment we walked in the "family" welcomed us, did all those little things that make a difference, pulled chairs out, took coats, recommended wines etc. Specials board and menu might be considered limited but its not a...More

    thumb Frankie H
    2/18/2019
  •   We saw this restaurant on TripAdvisor and decided to give it a try. We were lucky enough to grab one of the tables outside it was as it was a fabulous evening to sit outside. The food portions were very generous and the food was...More

    thumb DemetrisA22
    7/14/2019

      We made a last minute booking at Rustico for a Saturday evening and so glad we did as the restaurant seemed constantly busy. We had a table for 6 in the downstairs area. There was an a la carte menu as well as a number...More

    thumb Catherine D
    10/23/2019

      Visited following a recommendation from our hotel. What an absolute fine. Really cute little restaurant with a simple but fantastic menu. The staff were all very friendly. Surprised at the value of the meal based on the quality and service. So very worth a visit.

    thumb MissD862
    9/28/2019
  •   Great lunch, cost restaurant with friendly service. Had calamari with small salad all fresh and light as it should be. Good value, would recommend.

    thumb bennyboy19692016
    12/08/2019

      Enjoyed some excellent Italian food from the set lunch menu. It was freshly cooked and tested really good. Only gripe would be slightly pricey glass of wine.

    thumb DJS23800
    12/05/2018

      We had lunch here in a nearly empty restaurant, but the food was good. Superbly fried calamari and lovely fresh pasta followed by tiramisu – memories of Italy. One friend had sea bream which was beautifully prepared

    thumb Priscilla284
    12/20/2018
  •   Cosy, friendly, delicious food, delightful staff, pure Italian magic. In Bath with a group of old friends and booked more in hope than expectation. We ended up having a delightful evening and will book again next time we are in Bath.

    thumb DaveHermelin
    12/04/2019

      We come here fairly regularly – the food is great and we like the family feel of the restaurant. But we don't drink and the soft drinks are very limited – no alcohol free Peroni, elderflower presse, ginger beer or mocktails eg Peach Bellini -...More

    thumb Mdot25
    11/14/2019

      Booked a weekend away for my husband’s birthday and looked on Tripadvisor for good restaurants. Choose Rustico Bistro due to its great reports. Not disappointed in the slightest. A very small and cosy restaurant, that just makes you feel you are getting great family home...More

    thumb Caroline H
    11/14/2018
  •   What a great place. We visited for lunch on a Saturday and had an awesome lunch. I went for the whole sea bream which was cooked perfectly, so succulent and packed full of flavour!! My wife went for the carbonara which was beautiful and creamy...More

    thumb Matt T
    12/18/2018

      An absolute blast, the quality of the food and service is outstanding. The pasta is cooked to Al Dente just the way it should be. The homemade recipes are excellent. Oh and to the Vegan below: How many meat options does a vegan restaurant offer?...More

    thumb 1FHL
    2/15/2019

      Visited this lovely restaurant for lunch. Great service, very reasonable prices (Lunch £7.95), and FANTASTIC food. I love Italian food and this was probably the best Italian food I've eaten in the UK. I only live 10 miles away and I'm looking forward to visiting...More

    thumb SirWindy
    10/13/2018
  •   This is such a cosy little restaurant with fantastic quality food. The fettuccine bolognese was amazing- we didn’t want it to end. The service was also excellent and staff were very attentive. Would definitely recommend.

    thumb rvw92
    10/20/2019

      Cozy, friendly and delicious! Can’t miss! We found while walking and was a great surprise. Great service.

    thumb nataliamC2934QH
    4/26/2019

      First visit to this restaurant and what a delight. Excellent all round from the service to the wine to the food. Would highly recommend and will definitely return. The cream sauce on the Chicken Fettuccini was one of the finest I have tasted. The house...More

    thumb domh968
    4/28/2019
  •   We had a great meal at this coozy Italian restaurant in Bath. Food was good and the staff and environment were very welcoming. We wouldn’t hesitate going back

    thumb Denis-paiens
    12/28/2018

      The best pasta we’ve ever eaten. Lovely little restaurant, attentive friendly service. Would definitely recommend – just wish we lived closer.

    thumb Julie E
    6/02/2019

      Visited this restaurant through a recommendation from a friend and it didn’t disappoint! The staff were very friendly and warm which was matched with the excellent quality of food, it was a very authentic experience which made a nice change from your mainstream Italian restaurants....More

    thumb amypd2601
    3/24/2019