Cucina Rustica Birmingham

4.5
482 reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Fine Italian food in the very centre of Birmingham is Cucina Rustica's trademark, a comfortable, atmospheric Italian restaurant popular with both locals and tourists visiting this vibrant city. Although modern and slick in its execution, the choice of deep earthy colours and moody lighting, tactile materials such as wood and stone and the addition of characterful contemporary art and healthy, verdant plants give Cucina Rustica that slight traditional feel suggested by its name and a certain cosiness that gives it a home from home feel. Attention to detail is in every little touch here at Cucina Rustica, from the single rose placed on each table to the complementary olives produced on every guest's arrival. Equally, food is produced with great care, dishes traditionally Italian but done with flair and a certain amount of style, some unusual choices offered alongside classic favourites, all from the classic Italian cookbook and accompanied by a wide array of drinks.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 482 People Are Saying
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4.4
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JarlB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Last dinner in Birmingham, loved my main course, starter and dessert were good. Staff was outstanding, music was maybe a bit too loud

HL
HelenL
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, amazing service and went the extra mile with a large slice of cake for my husbands birthday with a beautiful decorated plate and candle.
Would highly recommend a visit.

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2abhishekanand
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, vibe and customer service right in the heart of Birmingham.

AR
AndrewR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal, the food was very good. We will be back

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Alicemay
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reservation system good, staff attentive and excellent choices on the menu for food and drink

GL
GillL
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, exceptional service! The Fondont dessert was to die for!

JM
JemmaM
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Couldn’t fault a thing.

JE
JulietE
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great ambience, alway receive great service by all the staff. Booking online is a breeze. We visit regularly as is one of our favourite Italian restaurants in the city. Food is prepared beautifully & taste amazing. Our favourite is the delicious pollo della casa - yum!! See you again very soon x

OT
OpenTable Diner
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

No-one to greet us
Good atmosphere but very loud
Waited an hour for main course
Customers queuing to be seated due to no one greeting
Customers on another table waited longer than us

Overall a very poor experience

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Helena
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team were fantastic, I brought my mum and family friend here for my mums 60th birthday. The service was fantastic and attentive without being too much and they even brought out a happy birthday dessert for her which was a lovely touch. The people were lovely and the food was fantastic, love coming here and looking forward to coming back.
Thank you!
Helena

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DaveB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service yet again. The staff go the extra mile and the food is beautiful

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Zb21
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food and the service was 10/10, would definitely visit again

SD
SamDaBell
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was truly delicious coupled with caring nature of the team.

JT
JulieT
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting and would strongly recommend to my friends

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AlanD
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and service, pleasant atmosphere for an early evening. Very good overall

JB
JoyceB
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The choice of food and the taste and quality was superb. DEFINETELY will return again and recommend you try this lovely atmospheric restaurant.

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Meep
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was brilliant, food came out very quickly, when asked for wine recommendations the waitress had took the time to think over it despite the busy atmousphere.
Food was great, portions resonable and the desert was good as well. Seafood highly recommended.

PT
PhilipT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited with friends & all very much enjoyed our meals & drinks. Ambiance and service was excellent and staff very helpful & friendly.
Definitely recommend the restaurant & will be returning

KJ
KathyJane
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great service. The specials were amazing and they even bought me complimentary birthday cake! Would definitely recommend

BJ
BradleyJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and brilliant service, would definitely recommend

CL
ClaireL
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service one of our party was vegan and they were really accommodating. Food was lovely

LH
LewisH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience! Service was spot on and food was amazing!

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Summer
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stumbled across this restaurant for our sons Birthday. Staff were very pleasant, food was delicious will definitely be coming back .

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MUrphyT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Really liked our meal at Cucina Rustica but there were a couple of issues. Service was very slow - it took a long time for our starters to be cleared! There were also problems with other guests - one group started swearing at each other quite aggressively which put a dampener on thé atmosphère. Thé staff did not say anything about this.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love italian food and eat in many italian restaurants. This was absolutely fabulous and by far the best we have been to!

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StephanieE
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fave salmon pasta from any restaurant. Been more than one occasion for it. Partner had the Medaglioni and said it was exceptional. Couldn’t get over how perfect the meat was cooked. Prawn started was the biggest king prawns I’ve had, lovely. And the creme brûlée was huge! Really very nice

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RoPo
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Our food arrived quickly but we were very disappointed by the quality and my partner did not finish his meal as it was so bland it wasn't worth it. My meal came with clams which were so rubbery and chewy, if they had been the main element of the meal I certainly would have sent it back to the kitchen. The waiter did kindly remove the meal from our bill but I wouldn't recommend eating here and definitely won't be going back.

PH
PeterH
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice/cosy place for dinner, food also nice and very tasty.

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Shanks
Warwickshire
10 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet on a Sunday evening. Service was very friendly, polite, prompt and food was excellent. Compliments to the restaurant, staff and chefs. Will definitely visit again.

JW
JordanW
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting, will definitely be a regular. Food was amazing and exceptional value.

JT
JohnT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service great venue
Was there for birthday meal and they treated me to a birthday cake.

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Cristiana
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice food, great place but it could have more cocktails options

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vipEdwardO
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and reasonably priced ....they are clearly understaffed though

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KayM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food is good, generous portions...however the service could have been better.

We had to ask for more drinks, after being offered the first one. Also be prepared to wait a very long time (upto 15/20 minutes) for someone to come and take payment!

DJ
DaisyJ
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, great food will be returning again soon

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SharonS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

2nd visit here and certainly still as good as the first. Food, service and price all fantastic ...keep up the good work and hopefully see you soon for another enjoyable evening x

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding ... Cucina Rustica ticks all the boxes for everything you might expect from an Italian restaurant.. very highly recommended 👍

JK
JordenK
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a friend for dinner and had an absolutely wonderful evening. The food was incredible, the service matched the food and I honestly felt that nothing was too much trouble. I'm a fussy eater and always mix and match different meals which I sometimes find irritates the staff, despite me being apologetic, but last night it couldn't have been further from the case! They were so accommodating and friendly. Overall great experience, would 100% recommend!

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Shikha
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service & food. Waiters were so attentive & made my husbands birthday extra special. Will definitely come back again :)

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Leni2019
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the service, very friendly. I would definitely go there again.

FAQs

Cucina Rustica Birmingham does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Cucina Rustica Birmingham is rated 4.5 stars by 482 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.