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A Warm Welcome to De Gustibus

When three Italians with very different backgrounds met in Bath, they decided to bring to the historic City traditional recipes of Italian cooking and give them a fresh and modern twist.

Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity, especially between the North and the South of the Peninsula. Our chef relies chiefly on the quality of authentic ingredients and on the contemporary cooking methods he is so passionate about.

Our wine list is straightforward. In terms of style, we look for wine with balance and wines that will complement our style of food.

The character and atmosphere of De Gustibus Italian Delights is elegant and charming whilst at the same time friendly, warm and comfortable.

Next to the Jane Austen Centre and just a few minutes away from the world famous Roman Baths, we look forward to giving you a truly memorable dining experience.

As Jane Austin said herself, “It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.”

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" De gustibus non est disputandum "
There is no accounting for taste - Giulio Cesare
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Our Menu

Antipasti
Starters

 

Tartare di branzino fume’ con maionese allo zenzero

£8.95

Homemade smoked sea bass tartar served with ginger mayonnaise.
Burrata pugliese e pomodori Torpedino rosso

£7.25

Fresh burrata with Italian” Torpedino rosso” tomatoes
Zuppa rustica di ceci con lardo di Colonnata

£7.50

Chickpeas soup with “Colonnata” lard, bread croutons and smoked rosemary
Baccalà su crema di Topinambur e arancia al vivo

£8.25

Deep-fried dried cod on a bed of Topinambur sauce served with fresh orange pulp
Uovo bazzotto alla “De Gustibus”

£6.95

Boiled egg topped with asparagus sauce, pistachios and smoked pancetta.
Selezione di Salumi

£10.00

A board of homemade duck speck served, venison and wild boar salami, “Colonnata” lard, sheep ham served with ciabattine bread

Secondi Piatti
Main Course

 

Grigliata di pesce su pure di zenzero e lime

£17.95

Grilled squid, swordfish and king prawn with ginger and lime puree
Branzino all’acqua pazza

£16.95

Pan roasted sea bass in “acqua pazza” sauce, cherry tomatoes and lemon zest
Salmone affumicato, spuma di senape e misticanza

£14.75

Grilled smoked salmon fillet with “Dijon” mustard sauce and mix salad
Pollo al Taleggio con crema d’erba cipollina e pepe

£14.50

Boneless chicken thighs served with a “Taleggio” cheese and black pepper cream.
Bistecca di manzo alla griglia

£19.25

Grilled dry aged rib-eye steak, roasted potatoes and mix vegetables
Carre’ di agnello su crema di carciofi e lacrime d’aglio

£20.50

Smoked rack of lamb with garlic tears and artichokes cream, served with hazelnut flavoured potatoes
Insalata con pollo alla griglia

£8.00

Grilled chicken salad with De Gustibus creamy dressing
Insalata di salmone affumicato con aceto di lamponi

£8.75

Smoked salmon salad with homemade raspberry vinegar dressing
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Primi Piatti
Pasta & Risotto

 

Ditalini cozze e fagioli

£12.95

Thimble shaped pasta with mussels, beans and a touch of fresh tomato sauce
Tagliolini al nero di seppia, burro e bottarga di Muggineurro e bottarga di Muggine

£14.50

Squid-ink spaghetti tossed with seafood butter and “Muggine” bottarga
Paccheri con ragù di cervo e fonduta Asiago

£13.95

Paccheri served with cocoa Venison ragout, “Asiago” cheese fondue, orange zest and hazelnuts
De Gustibus Lasagna

£13.25

Homemade Lasagna topped with béchamel foam and a “Grana Padano” waffle
Spaghetti di barbabietola e Gorgonzola

£10.75

Beetroot spaghetti on a bed of “Gorgonzola” fondue
Risotto con gamberoni e pepe di “Sichuan”

£13.95

King prawns risotto with “Sichuan” black pepper and lemon grass.
Risotto ai funghi Porcini e profumo di tartufo

£13.95

Porcini mushrooms risotto with truffle oil

Contorni
Side Dishes

 

Insalata mista

£3.00

Fresh mix-salad
Caponata

£3.00

Homemade mixed pan roasted vegetables
Patate al forno

£2.95

Homemade roasted potatoes
Cicoria ripassata e purea di fave

£3.50

Wilted green chicory tossed with black olives and broad beans puree
Patatine fritte

£2.95

Hand cut chips

Dolci
Desserts

 

Tiramisu

£5.50

Homemade Tiramisu served in a chocolate ball
Panna cotta e confettura ai frutti di Bosco

£5.50

Panna cotta with Forest fruits jam
Cannolo aperto Siciliano con gelato alla Ricotta

£5.50

Deconstucted Sicilian cannolo waffle with Ricotta ice-cream and orange&cinnamon jelly
Gelati e sorbetti

£4.50

Ice-creams and sorbets
Selezione di Formaggi

£8.50

Italian cheese selection served with orange&cinnamon and pear jams
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" Anni e bicchieri di vino non si contano mai "
Age and glasses of wine should never be counted
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Our Wine

In terms of style, we look for wines of balance, wines that will complement our food and wines that represent their origin

Please note, De Gustibus do not offer a Corkage service

Get in touch with De Gustibus

For parties of 8 or more guests, please email us in advance