Cucina Rustica Birmingham

4.6
584 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 584 People Are Saying
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ClaireL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely recommend Cucina Rustica! Delicious food and wonderful service

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StevenB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we found this place. Cucina Rustica doesn't disappoint. Attentive and friendly staff, great ambience, and wonderful food options for us Vegans. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Jojot
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good varied menu. Attentive service. Wait times perfect - not rushed but didn’t have to wait either. Nice atmosphere and decor. Would definitely go back.

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RayO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A well managed restaurant with well-trained staff and lovely authentic Italian food. This was my first visit but certainly not the last.

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MKS12
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was amazing! The lady who was servicing us also light up a candle to make this birthday lunch even special.

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DanielG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian restaurant in Birmingham hands down the food is always amazing and the service.

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LacyannH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service as always beautiful food my favourite Italian restaurant in Birmingham!!

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PennyP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Third time coming here, food is always very good, service very good, very attentive when needed.
Will definitely be back for the Fillet Steak again.

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KimS
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Visited Cucina several times and food plus service was always good.
It was New Year’s Eve so it was understandably noisy.
From the moment we sat down (8pm) we were rushed by staff. We weren’t given time to look at the menu. We ordered a starter and then soon as we finished the main meal we were asked if we wanted dessert. We chose and asked if we could wait 15 minutes or so. The dessert was brought straightaway followed by the bill ( without asking for it).
We barely got a smile from our server and only one girl was pleasant and obliging,
We appreciated the staff wanted to get off early but this was rude.
However we did leave a generous tip as it was New Year’s Eve.
I will be hesitant to return because of this

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AmyW
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious and overall it was an enjoyable meal but we were really disappointed with the service. We booked a table for 8pm and were told that the kitchen closes at 8pm so if we wanted starters they would need to come at the same time as our mains. We asked why they let us book a table at the same time the kitchen closes and the waiter even said “good point”. Yet they still offered us a dessert menu which suggests the dishes are perhaps not fresh if the kitchen had really closed. We also asked for recommendations of aperitifs and the waiter said I don’t know what you mean despite there being a drinks section called aperitifs on the menu. It’s such a shame as the restaurant and food was nice but we were rushed through our meal and the service completely let us down.

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ANne
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Not impressed. Good quality has dropped big time. We found a huge piece of sharp bone in my pasta. Was so lucky it didn’t tear my gums. I used to love this place. Won’t be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

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VickieB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service, our favourite Italian restaurant in Birmingham

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NickC
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and food was also good. We weren't that hungry. Would like to go again more hungry.

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RobbieH
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, wanted an authentic Italian meal and got just that, the Arancini was outstanding and the menu is full of bangers!

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LesleyB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxing meal with excellent food and friendly staff

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Attwoods
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely service and staff, always a real treat and a pleasure to dine here.

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NeilH
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a long time since we last visited (owing to pandemic)but everything was as it always had been.Excellent food with service etc. to match.We will be returning as soon as possible.

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AlexC
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent family feel restaurant with delicious food and impeccable service.

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AdrianT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent venue. The quality of both the food and service is first class. I would certainly never hesitate booking here for any occasion.

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doxford
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was outstanding. The food was delicious.
We enjoyed the dinner and will come again.

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Lozer54
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We should have eaten here last December but was cancelled due to covid so decided to give it a go again & did not disappoint. Excellent service the restaurant vibe was very good & the show stopper was the food. We will definitely be back

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BrendanG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice. Excellent food. Somewhat limited veggie options, but nonetheless very well presented and served meal

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NeilC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal on a Sunday afternoon, will be back.
Starters and main course

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LisaH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was lovely and so were the staff. Great place to eat.

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MelH
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Fantastic food, great ambiance, pleasant attentive waiters. Unfortunately we felt that we were rushed, olives, starters and main had all arrived within 40 minutes!
We had bought a bottle of wine so had barely made a dent in by time we had finished our food. Such a shame, because otherwise it was perfect.

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TracyB
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with really great food. Staff were helpful and friendly. I would recommend this restaurant

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JayneP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very tasty authentic food. We were not rushed to vacate our table. Have eaten there before and would do so again. Location is perfect too… away from the main city centre which is only 5 minutes away

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Andy
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent restaurant, great authentic Italian food with excellent service and value. Would definitely recommend to any looking for a nice Italian meal

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MariaP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent and served in generous portions. One waiter was abrupt, but the others were efficient and helpful. Good atmosphere

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DeryckW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A party of 8 pre-Christmas - simple to book, very good food and excellent service. Obviously not fast-food cheapo prices but very decent value for a lovely all-round experience.

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Buzzz
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Really good service with friendly staff and tasty food. The music could have been a bit quieter. We were at a large round table which was great, as I like space on a table, but the music was too loud to be able to hold a conversation across the table with all 5 of us listening and I have exceptionally good hearing.

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Samuel
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I went for a second date and it was the perfect place. Had a great time and the food was lovely, would 100% visit again.

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YvonneR
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in Birmingham in my opinion, everything was faultless ambiance, service and most importantly food was outstanding.
The spaghetti with seafood was delicious 👍👍

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GeorgeS
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cucina Rustica never disappoints. We've been going for years now and on every detail it's excellent.

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Dmfx22
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little restaurant, very warm and welcoming staff, dimly lit and very romantic for a meal for 2. Service was very quick, food piping hot and very very tasty. Plenty of drink choice too. Food was very authentic, very tasty and well presented. Good value for the quality of the food and the service, a starter to share, a bottle of wine, 2 mains and after dinner drinks and we got change from £70. Great place for a special meal or a treat for your other half.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great real Italian food. Bravo

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JadeS
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing rustic italian food & friendly service, will definitely be visiting again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous good, prompt and attentive service, really happy!

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HelenP
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really missed going due to Covid. Not disappointed. Never had a bad meal here and the food was as fab as ever. Great to see it busy. Can’t wait to go again

FAQs

Cucina Rustica Birmingham does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Cucina Rustica Birmingham is rated 4.6 stars by 584 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.