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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent pasta!

We visited Dover on a weekend break and came upon this little gem of a restaurant. I would highly recommend the Carbonara, although my boyfriend's dish with spicy sausage looked a treat, as well! All in all, very well located and good quality food. House red was also lovely.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We visited Dover on a weekend break and came upon this little gem of a restaurant. I would highly recommend the Carbonara, although my boyfriend's dish with spicy sausage looked a treat, as well! All in all, very well located and good quality food. House red was also lovely.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We have dined here at least half a dozen times and were last here on Friday 12 June. It is relaxed with a family friendly atmosphere. The food is basic but nevertheless the quality to price ratio is high.No where near as good as it's sister restaurant, La Scala which is half a mile or so down the road but... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Stayed in the Premier Inn Eastern Docks and walked out of the restaurant there as it was so awful. Thought we'd walk into town and find the usual array of eateries, but there was almost nothing to be had. Il Rustico or KFC are about the only choices. The restaurant was just OK. Service a bit slow on a Friday... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Dover is a bizarre place having probably hundreds of thousands of visitors pass by for the ferries but the choice of eateries in town in not great so Il Rustica serves a really good purpose in being a reliable restaurant only a few minutes walk away from the port. Great welcome - hard sell on the bottles of wine already... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

I've been here a few times now with friends and my other half. Always amazing food and service! The pizzas are much like the ones I had in Rome. The food is also good value for money. On my last trip our bill came to £33.50 we had 2 mains, 2 desserts and 2 soft drinks.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We visited Il Rustico with family on a Friday evening, following previous enjoyable visits by some of our party. Upon arrival we had to wait for our table, which was fine, as we could see that the restaurant was very busy but it did seem a little bit manic and there was no apology made for our wait. We were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I've been here with my wife and another couple after a visit to Dover Castle. It was bank holiday and at 6pm we could only find open this restaurant, and KFC in close vicinity. And I hate KFC and McDonalds and everything of this kind. So we entered. Decent place at first glance. We were approached by a friendly member... More 

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

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  • 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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