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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, 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
Delicious and authentic!

I visited this restaurant with my boyfriend less than a month ago and I only have good memories about it. Food was tasty and portions were generous, good location and great service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Arianna C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Had read really good reveiws of this place but was a bit disappointed. The waitor intially forgot our menus and my order was wrong (although I didn't complain about this). Service was very slow, although waiting staff did spend a great deal of time with those who were obviously regulars while we waited for ages to try and attract attention,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I visited this restaurant with my boyfriend less than a month ago and I only have good memories about it. Food was tasty and portions were generous, good location and great service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Our food and service were excellent. My husband had pizza with ham and mushrooms and I had spaghetti with meat sauce. We shared a Tiramisu and it was excellent. I would absolutely go back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Nothing nice really at all about this place. Food was sub standard, service was appalling when we complained.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Let me start by saying that the food at Il Rustico was really good. We recently were directed to Il Rustico by another waiter from a restaurant that could not seat us as we did not have a reservation. The waiter was rude beyond anything I have experienced anywhere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Delicious seafood pasta and starters. We had a large group and many dishes and they were all fantastic. Service was great as well. Would certainly recommend this as a dining option in Dover.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. Good food. Raisonable price. Defenatly recommend Pasta cooked fresh Al dente. And pizza just as they make it Italy ,, loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We walked around Dover looking for a place to eat and it seems like the town centre was deserted. Almost all of the places where closed or shut down. We found this little restaurant. It doesn't look very promising from the outside but it makes it up with food and customer service. Food was fantastic and house wine we had... More 

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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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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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Additional Information about Il Rustico

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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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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