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“Authentic Italian Trattoria.”
Review of Trattoria Rustica

Trattoria Rustica
Ranked #52 of 823 Restaurants in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$26
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Trattoria Rustica Recently voted top 10 Italian Trattoria in the UK by the BBC good food Guide and Bertoli Olive oil. Trattoria Rustica opened its doors in 1995, owned and run by then newly wed Mario and Raffaella. Both first generations from the land of taste and style with an aim to bring authentic Italian food to Norwich. After more than two decades they have built an enviable reputation for quality Italian food and good service. Trattoria Rustica is an Italian restaurant like no other housed in a 16-century building nestled between medieval Elm Hill and Norwich Cathedral in the heart of this historic city.The medieval ambiance combined with an extensive menu of regionally inspired Italian specialities freshly cooked and served in a traditional family style can only make each visit a unique eating experience.
York, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian Trattoria.”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Excellent authentic Italian restaurant down a small side street in Norwich city centre. Rather noisy due to a girls birthday party, but otherwise highly recommended.

Great friendly staff and very generous portions of wonderful food.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Alex H
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47 reviews
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“Perfect birthday meal!!”
Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

I went yesterday for a birthday meal with my family and was blown away. The food was incredible, though the portions are huge!

My desert was the best! I cannot recommend The Nutella pancake enough!
Even the staff were faultless!

1 Thank Megan-Alice R
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Superb Meal”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Visited the restaurant on 21st June 2014 with friends. All I can say is that the meal was fabulous and that was the opinion of the four of us. The service from the staff was excellent. The quality of the food was excellent with good size portions. All evening there was a constant stream of new customers and although we had are table for the night from 6-45pm there were others who were happy to have a meal and then go so there were tables free for those customers who had not booked. The restaurant was constantly busy but never full. Would definitely recommend you give this place a try.
We had two bottles of good wine, liqueurs , 3 courses each and coffees for £45 per person. Well worth the price . We did choose some of the more expensive items but there was a large choice of starters for about £7 main courses £10 to £15 and desserts about £7 so depending on choice of drinks you could be looking at £30 to £35

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Paul J
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“Our new favourite!”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Our first time here, and all good, despite it being Fri 13th!

A lovely friendly atmosphere, traditional Italian feel.

Wonderful food, great wine and lovely service despite it being a busy Fri night. Prices reasonable.

We will return...

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank happyseasidegirl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“It was OK”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

My husband I ate there one night. The service was fine as was the atmosphere. My husband ordered spaghetti carbonara and I ordered a spaghetti with prosciutto. The flavors were great in both our dishes but we both had gristly prosciutto. That was a bit of a disappointment. Perhaps it was just an off night because I see other reviews are quite good.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank SharonSCalifornia
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