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Cucina Rustica Birmingham, Birmingham,

Cucina Rustica Birmingham

4.6
4.6
634 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.

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Booked 9 times today

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Delivery

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0121 233 2277

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Birmingham Snow Hill station

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 634 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Birmingham/West Midlands (county)

    Romantic

  • Birmingham/West Midlands (county)

    Italian

  • Birmingham

    Notable Wine List

  • Birmingham

    Romantic

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  1. RC

    RCtri

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great restaurant. Everything we order was lovely especially the tournedo rossini steak. Good wine and service too.

  2. s

    stephenw

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Good food nice ambience a great dinning experience

  3. SM

    StephenM

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous meal in a lovely setting and atmosphere . Will be going back soon

  4. LH

    LouiseH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and service, we enjoyed the wild boar parcels, pollo Milanese, mushroom risotto and a seafood pasta dish with red and rose wines all fabulous

  5. C

    Caldel

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience1

    Food was ok. Noise was unbelievably loud. Couldn’t hear my partner talk.

  6. JK

    JazK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2

    Food was perfect, especially the starters. Service was great too, we were greeted with a friendly smile. Only reason I have scored ambience low is because I was very very cold. Maybe due to sitting opposite the main door. Thank you

  7. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Both food and service where superb, would throughly recommend

  8. LG

    LynnG

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a really lovely lunch - excellent food wine and service ..would defiantly come again

  9. DT

    DavidT

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A really fantastic evening at culinary rustica. The food is delicious and notably superior to most Italian restaurants around and about. The staff are very professional and efficient but friendly and funny too. Nice atmosphere and elegant decor. A great night all round.

  10. I

    Indi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    decent food, great service, comfortable seating , highly recommend for romantic dinners

  11. ES

    EloisaS

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic place and food would definitely recommend

  12. PN

    PaulN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Average dining experience. Didn't cope well with us asking to share a salad and to bring it to the table at the same time as some of us had starters, which delayed the mains arriving

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday celebration. No complaints everything was spot on

  14. NH

    NeiH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great food and excellent service at a reasonable price

  15. C

    Colin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, good value & a wide selection of vegetarian options. A nice atmosphere too

  16. CP

    ClaireP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ate here for the first time on Saturday after a recommendation from a friend. We arrived very early but the staff were more than happy to seat us early. The variety on the menu was great and the food we ordered was outstanding. We’ll definitely eat there again.

  17. P

    Paul

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really warm welcome. Food came out really quickly as we were early evening. I had the seafood special dish however loads of mussels bit disappointed only 2 King prawns.

  18. CR

    CraigR

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Very tasty food. Good sized portions and good value. Attentive service and a quality wine list means I would recommend and will happily eat here again.

  19. OP

    OwenP

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Atmosphere was lovely. Really good place for an anniversary meal and the bill was much lower than me and my partner were expecting. We will definitely be back soon!

  20. LJ

    LadyJoJo

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A genuine Italian restaurant with great atmosphere and amazing food. The service was brilliant and even though they didn’t have a childrens menu they accommodated us by offering smaller portions for our daughter.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was amazing

  22. M

    Mo56

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely little find in the Jewellery Quarter. Friendly staff & delightful setting. Food was delicious & menu had more unusual offerings. Will definitely be back.

  23. T

    Thehonesttraveler

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice and cosy atmosphere

  24. JE

    JulietE

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love everything about this restaurant!! Attentive staff, lovely ambiance, quality food & good drink choices. Always a service WELL done. Thanks & see you again soon xx

  25. R

    Rich

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    Waiter just went through the motion no personality didn't ask how our meals was or have any interaction with us. The food was fantastic though 😋

  26. R

    Ribena

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked a lunchtime table for two at Cucina Rustica for my husbands pre-60th birthday celebration. It was perfect. The staff were attentive without being intrusive and the food was delicious. The ambience and surroundings were calm and relaxing for a Saturday lunch. We will certainly return and would totally recommend.

  27. d

    damianqf

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    A most enjoyable meal at Cucina, one of us had the wild boar which was excellent, wine was very good too the only slight fault was that one of us had the lasagna which was mediocre. would dine there again when visiting Birmingham

  28. NB

    NeilB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As a group of 5, we had a fantastic meal with great service in a lovely restaurant. Despite to 2 large party bookings going at the same time, there was no noise from these as they were in the other side of the L shaped restaurant. There was no impact on quality or speed or service which were both fantastic. I can thoroughly recommend this restaurant and will be returning in the future.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very good service and the food is amazing, very generous portions and reasonably priced for where it is located.

  30. m

    michaels

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Very helpful staff. Nice, chilled, atmosphere

  31. FB

    FayB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    Starters were great, mains weren’t great, chips undercooked, steak over cooked, when we complained we were given a free shot of limoncello which was hardly much of an apology! We were in and out within an hour! Hardly a nice relaxing meal out with my husband, has turned into a production line rather than a nice place to eat. Won’t be rushing back!

  32. MD

    MarcosD

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time visiting, it didn’t disappoint. The specials menu are always appetising and the service tremendous. I love this place, it’s chatty, the food is great and the vibe is cool.

  33. N

    Nifty

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Never dined at Cucina Rustica before. Atmosphere and ambience added to the very good food and service. Will be visiting again soon.

  34. ED

    EdnaD

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were great. Food lovely. Great atmosphere definitely recommend

  35. LO

    LORRAINEW

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent atmosphere. Good food & service. Very pleased

  36. JL

    JohnL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Picked this restaurant after extensive research for a meal on Mother’s Day Food was outstanding and service was excellent My 12 year old has insisted we return in the future despite the 4 hour round trip from north London

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    First time visit, customer focus and attention absolutely amazing. Had drinks on the table within 5 minutes of sitting down and food not far behind. Cant praise our waiter enough. We love Italy and the food was probably the best we have eaten outside of the country itself. The only criticism is the acoustics aren’t great and there were a couple of large birthday parties that were at times more than loud. But on the whole great place to eat great atmosphere and great staff and the bonus not expensive Go try it you will not be disappointed.

  38. B

    jasonB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was absolutely lovely, would definitely go back to this restaurant 🥰

  39. LS

    LorraineS

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We have visited Cucina Rustica a number of times and have never been disappointed. This is always our go to Italian Restaurant and would highly recommend to anyone who wants an authentic Italian experience.

  40. AL

    AngelaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Cucina Rustica Birmingham does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Cucina Rustica Birmingham is rated 4.6 stars by 634 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

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Google Map for Cucina Rustica Birmingham

24 Ludgate Hill Birmingham, B3 1DX

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Birmingham Snow Hill station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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