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Il Rustico

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4 Bench Street, Dover CT16 1JH, England
01304 211110
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 94
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  • 52
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
What a small world Salvatore the chef from the very best italian restaurant in Knightsbridge is now at ill rustico

Well this is one of the best meals I had in Kent since I move here from London and what a small world Salvatore the chef from signore sassi in Knightsbridge now works in il Rustico I will definitely come back and Recomend

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Well this is one of the best meals I had in Kent since I move here from London and what a small world Salvatore the chef from signore sassi in Knightsbridge now works in il Rustico I will definitely come back and Recomend

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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Food was lovely, whitebait especially delicious and the hazelnut gelato was superb. Calzone could do with a side salad to freshen it up a little. Lovely service and nice surroundings. Great job!

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Triel sur Seine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Good "round the corner" pizzeria, held by kind people. Pizza de la casa is really original, with gorgonzola under smoked ham. Trustable boss.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My husband and I decided to eat out last minute on a Friday and chose Il Rustico. We arrived to find the restaurant complete full. We were advised to go for a drink next door and come back in half an hour. Really glad we did, had a lovely meal Calamari for me my husband choosing bruschetta ( it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Palma ham and rocket pizza, cold frascati, cannot be beaten on a dull Tuesday night. Food lovely, though little basic but so well done. Price really good. Whole party very satisfied!!

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Derby
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Came here for dinner after reading the other reviews, and we immediately booked a table for the following night to make sure we got in. Fantastic food, wonderful atmosphere. Would definitely stop here again.

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Sydney, Australia
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33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had the Chicken pasta and a pizza, yum yum yum. Price was easy on the hip. Service good and fast. Atmosphere is terrific and with 20/20 hindsight we would have eaten there instead of getting take away.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Wonderful little Italian place, yummy pizzas and wonderful service. I still prefer the food at La Scala but this place is wonderful too, especially if you prefer lighter foods.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We have been to Il Rustico quite a few times now and every time we have had fantastic food and exceptional service. The food is amazing. We have been twice now with our daughter who is 9yrs and she loves the food and also that she can watch the chef through the serving hatch. The staff really made her welcome... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

After a fantastic meal of scampi, pizza and steak at Il Rustico, we were rushing off to catch our coach back to London. We were given directions to the coach stop and left. 15 minutes later, our server was standing at the coach stop, with a bag that we had left at the restaurant saying "You guys are travelling light."... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Bench Street, Dover CT16 1JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: 01304 211110

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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