Best Italian Restaurants in Bath: Where to Find the Tastiest Italian Classics

DATE: 13 Apr 2016 | BY
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The Table Pouncer team loves Italian food, so we set out to find the best Italian restaurants in Bath. Check out our favourites in the area!

Italian Restaurants are fairly common nowadays, ranging from well known chains to tiny hidden gems. There are many restaurants to choose from, but we have painstakingly sorted through the most popular and decided upon what we think are the best Italian restaurants in Bath. Whether you’re craving a freshly baked pizza or some flavour-packed pasta, your tastebuds will be tantalised by all of the following restaurants.

Yammo

Yammo was crowned as ‘Best Newcomer’ in the Bath Good Food Awards 2013, and with good reason. This family run restaurant specialises in Neapolitan street food and serves some of the best pizzas in town. Yammo means ‘let’s go’ in Italian, and urgency is the order of the day in this street food kitchen, with pizzas going from prep, to oven, to table, in just a matter of minutes. They also serve Italian style burgers, delicious paninis and crisp salads. However, pizza is king here.

Yammo!, 66 Walcot St, Bath, BA1 5BD

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The Real Italian Pizza Company

This is a no nonsense pizzeria, offering great tasting pizza without any faff. Pizzas are handmade and freshly baked in a woodfired oven. The Real Italian Pizza Company, like the name suggests, serves proper Italian pizza. The bases are thin and crispy and the toppings fresh and juicy, which makes this a great place to grab lunch. It’s nice and cheap too, which is a fantastic bonus.

The Real Italian Pizza Company,16 York St, Bath, BA1 1NG

Italian Cafe 84

Italian Cafe 84, (or simply Cafe 84 to regular customers) is a quaint cafe that sits on Lower Bristol  Road. It has a good range of pizzas, pastas, salads and risottos on the menu, so has a dish to suit every taste. We also love the range of veggie friendly options on the menu - if you need some more vegetarian restaurants up your sleeve, then this is definitely one to consider.

Italian Cafe 84, 84 Lower Bristol Rd, Bath, BA2 3BQ

Rustico Bistro

Rustico Bistro is a charming Italian restaurant located near Victoria Park. Their traditional menu includes options you might not have tried before like their Linguine Palermitana which is cooked with fresh sardines, wild fennel, sultanas, sunflower seeds and white wine and their Cioppino, a seafood casserole packed with salmon, prawns, red mullet, scallops and mussels. The restaurant aims to rediscover some of Italy’s lesser known classics and share them with the lucky people of Bath. Definitely one to check out if you want some authentic, flavoursome Italian grub.

Rustico Bistro, 2, Margaret's Buildings, Bath, BA1 2LP

Zia Pizza

If authentic Italian food is what you’re looking for, look no further than Zia Pizza. At this Italian owned and managed restaurant in Westbury, near Bath, you will be spoiled for choice with all of the delicious food made from the finest quality ingredients.

Zia Pizza is most famous for its traditional Italian stonebaked pizzas but they also provide a delicious pasta menu. With its fantastic TripAdvisor ranking and legions of fans, you will not disappointed by Zia Pizza.

Zia Pizza, 15 Palomino Pl, Westbury BA13 3SD

Aqua Italia

Aqua Italia is a small group of restaurants with bases in Bath, Bristol and Milton Keynes. Now we know what you’re thinking, but stop right there! These restaurants have a menu that is worlds away from the big high-street chains. Oysters, veal, rabbit, duck and fillet steak all feature on the indulgent, yet affordable menu. If you don’t fancy the intimate settings of the smaller restaurants on the list, or just want to grab a hassle-free bite after work, this place is a good shout.

Aqua Italia, 88 Walcot St, Bath, BA1 5BD

Martini

Martini is another authentic Italian that is lip-smackingly good. Thin crust pizzas, pastas in rich tomato sauce, and authentic antipastis all appear on this well refined menu. Fish lovers should definitely head on down to this place - they source fresh seafood from suppliers in Scotland and Devon, and their seafood specials are worth asking about. If you want to simply get stuck in some high quality food, then the set menu comes as recommended - it includes everything you would expect from a classy Italian.

Martini, 8-9 George St, Bath, BA1 2EH

Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio is a restaurant with a great atmosphere, especially if you sit out on the terrace during the summer months. With lots of pastas and pizzas to choose from, even the fussiest of eaters should be able to find something that they’ll enjoy. To top things off, the restaurant is set in a great location, nestled away by the side of the River Avon - great if you are looking for a restaurant in a romantic setting without the high price tag.

Ponte Veccio, Spring Gardens Rd, Bath, BA2 6PW

Nonna’s Cucina

Nonna’s Cucina is a real heavyweight on the Italian restaurant circuit in Bath, taking the 2013 Good Food award for ‘Best Italian’. That’s a serious achievement, especially considering the quality of the other restaurants on this list. Saying that, it is not hard to see why it won. The Nonna’s menu does not stray far from the classic Italian dishes, but they are very well cooked. They also have one of the tastiest collections of carne dishes going, so if you want some succulent meat cooked to an authentic Italian recipe, then Nonna’s is the place for you.

Nonna’s Cucina, 39 Gay St, Bath BA1 2NT

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Sotto Sotto

You know that saying ‘save the best until last’? Well, that’s exactly what we have done with this list. Sotto Sotto is the undisputed king of all the Italian restaurants in Bath. This place screams class, and is about as close to the authentic Italian experience you will find in Britain. The antique Roman baths are set just a short walk away from Sotto Sotto, and the restaurant interior is just as grand. This place has previously won the ‘Best Italian in Bath’ Good Food award and is currently rated as the #1 restaurant in the city on Trip Advisor, which are both no mean feats. Surprisingly, the menu is well priced, which makes Sotto Sotto an absolute steal.

Sotto Sotto, 10 N Parade, Bath, BA2 4AL

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