Cucina Rustica Birmingham

4.3
451 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 451 people are saying
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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JulieC
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, fantastic attentive staff, food was amazing, will definitely return

DF
DerekF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service and great food. The staff were really friendly and helpful. There were four of us, we weren't rushed, the main courses were excellent and so were the desserts. Everything about our meal was great, it was our first and we shall definitely go there again.

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DershnaK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Pizza was burnt. Service was very slow too with staff not coming to table.

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Jojo
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there with friends and between the 3 of us we tried quite a lot of dishes. We shared starters (mussels, prawns and calamari) and they were really tasty. I also loved my main dish (carbonara), but the real star turned out to be the chocolate dessert, absolutely amazing! All members of staff were friendly and accommodating. I will definitely be back 😊

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely staff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience1

It felt just dry inside. It didn’t feel home like. The service was great but the atmosphere was so weak.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my date had our first date night here. The service was excellent, the food was fresh and full of flavour. I would definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food as always and service was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, friendly service, gorgeous food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, service and nicely spaced out tables inside. Would definitely go again.

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vipBB33
London
41 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Second time visiting the restaurant. If I'm totally honest, it was such a contrast to my first visit. The sauce the lamb shanks were served in tasted like tinned soup and food overall was a bit disappointing. Pleasant service. Would probably visit again solely based on my first visit

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. Big portions

CS
ChristineS
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back eating indoors, it did no disappoint!
Lovely food, great service and staff with a lovely ambiance

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KevinO
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent and the atmosphere was great. The waiter we had was particularly helpful and attentive. Definitely value for money. Wouldn’t hesitate in recommending to others and I’m looking forward to lockdown being over so we can go back. Thanks for a top night..!!

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Matthew
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Usually have the best time here but the food was tasteless, it took 1.5 hours to come out despite us being the only ones in the restaurant and the waiter was rude, slow and uninterested

LH
LauraH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing is too much trouble for the staff, they are quick and efficient and the food is incredible. I love this place, it has a lovely, warm atmosphere and I will always come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have dined at this venue a few times now and it has always been a great experience.
It was my partner’s birthday and they made it that little bit more spect for her. Thank you.
Highly recommend this restaurant.

HM
HopeM
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food , 5 Stars! The restaurant had a nice, warm, relaxed vibe .
Thank you

HN
HungryN
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, the gnocchi especially was just out of this world! As was the salmon! The desserts again super yummy! Great place, we felt super safe at all times, 100% recommend going here!

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ChrisM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Attentive and polite service, "best lasagne ever" (according to our son). Pizza and bruschetta were ace and the sea bass (?) ravioli was exquisite.
Definitely recommended for a quiet family meal, good value for money too.

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Lunchkin
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch here on Sunday with my flatmate. The staff were attentive without being overbearing and the atmosphere was perfect - a very chilled out Sunday afternoon. I ordered the seafood salad and my flatmate had the spaghetti carbonara, both were top rate. The bread and olives, served with vinegar and oil for dipping - were also divine - lovely fresh bread.

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SharonS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good experience for first time dining here, although quiet woukd have been nice to have background music.food lovely

JM
JamesM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent friendly service, accompanied by very good food which was excellent value for money

CC
ClaireC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was quick and very polite. Food was beautiful. Would recommend to everyone.

PH
PeterH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely evening and we were well looked after by the staff, the food on the specials menu is quite pricey which is what prevented me from giving it 5/5 but everything else was spot on.
Its just a shame we had to leave at 10pm but the staff were great at following covid rules

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PTXx
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing restaurant. Very authentic Italian food, with a great menu. Portion sizes are generous, and the prices are very reasonable. Highly recommend and we will be returning soon!

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NadineW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, and excellent service what more do you need?

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Katy
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Service was poor. We felt extremely rushed from the moment we arrived (7.30pm). Cutlery was thrown on the table. My friend’s starter plate was removed from under her while she was still eating, leaving her with a knife and fork in her hands and no food! The bill was brought along with our deserts despite the fact we still had 50 minutes until our taxi arrived at 10pm, if we’d wanted another drink or coffee we couldn’t as the bill was already done. We ended up sitting at an empty table until 10pm. Very strange. We actually didn’t tip because we were shocked at the service. Having said that, the food was excellent.

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KM123
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Guy who seated us (not a waiter) was slightly rude about the requirement to wear masks in order for us to walk to our table. We didn’t have masks with us and after 2 mins of huffing, he gave us two disposable masks. We genuinely didn’t know that we had to wear a mask walking into the restaurant to our table.
The rules are constantly changing so they should inform customers of the requirements when they book. Then we’d know what to do. Or alternatively, just provide some masks in a nice manner. I’m sure the minimal cost of one mask is factored into the price of the food/ wine- over £80 for 2. Ruined the whole experience to be honest. Although he quickly came over when it was time for us to pay the bill. Rest of the staff were very pleasant.

LB
LornaB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my first visit to this restaurant and look forward to going back

SA
SallyA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Last date for eat out to help out. Good food and very good service. Would reccommend.

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Balinder
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food along with great service. Will be visiting again soon.

TC
TamarraC
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Freindly staff, Great atmosphere delicious food and just a genraly great value for money
Me and my partner have gone several times and every time we have had a romantic and charming night. Would highly recommend.

AF
AmandaF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food in Covid secure setting. Would definitely recommend.

TL
vipTheLazer
London
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Good food but very poor service. No real interaction and was rushed. A real shame

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening, food was amazing and service was great. Thank you

KK
KatieK
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never fails to deliver in all aspects! :)

CA
CookA2411
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I was very disappointed by the extremely poor service. Was my first dinner date with the girl I am seeing and was so let down.

MC
MikeC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Well made food at reasonable prices. Service was very good. Relazed atmosphere, not over pretentious

AM
ArchieMandrite
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Top quality and presentation, generous portions, always consistent. No better italian in the region for me.

FAQs

Cucina Rustica Birmingham does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Cucina Rustica Birmingham is rated 4.3 stars by 451 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 reservations at the moment.