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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: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 120
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  • 20
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  • 7
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  • 2
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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
Nice atmousphere

A reasonable range of dishes on the menu and very good quality meals. Service was very good. At about £75 for 4 people, I thought it was good value. I recommend a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
roubiliac2014
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Dover, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

felt not as good as La Scala , the nite we dined the service was very bad , waiting ages for desserts and gave up and went to weatherspoons

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4 Thank Neil M
Dover, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A reasonable range of dishes on the menu and very good quality meals. Service was very good. At about £75 for 4 people, I thought it was good value. I recommend a visit.

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Thank roubiliac2014
Dover, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Good menu with good selection. Looking at the meals that went to other tables the food looked amazing! I keep promising myself I will try something else other than the pizza....but the pizza is just so darned good I keep going back to it. Best pizza in Dover by far!

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Thank Tantat2013
dover
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

I visited Il Rustic with friends for a catch up. The waiter that served us was friendly and service was prompt. The table we were put on was by the door and the restaurant wasn't that busy so was a little perplexed why we weren't put on a better and bigger table. When the food arrived it was hot and... More 

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7 Thank mitchy25
Greater London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

La Scala's sister restaurant, bigger but with less charm. The waiter was very friendly but the food a bit disappointing. The bruschetta was just a pizza base with a few chopped tomatoes on top and pretty bland. Really could do better

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11 Thank Denys C
Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I visited this restaurant couple of months ago and I was pleasantly surprised by the ambiance. Restaurant was buzzing with people. Staff was friendly and busy celebrating birthday for another table. Chef came running to wish the birthday girl and it all kind of made it very cosy and charming place. Food was great quality. I ordered a calzone, which... More 

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1 Thank NareshKori
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Two courses and wine for under £50 can't be bad. Freshly cooked with very attentive but not overbearing service. A place I would come to again.

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2 Thank Gill M
Sussex
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226 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We chose this restaurant from previous Trip Advisor reviews and were not dissappointed. We both enjoyed all of the food we chose, the service was lovely attentive but not intrusive, the wine we chose was excellent and the whole experience was extremely good. We will certainly visit again when we are next passing through.

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1 Thank Simba3262
windsor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Very nice seafood linguine. And the wife was very pleased with the mix grill meats. We also enjoyed nice desserts ,, nice busy Saturday . But perfect service and very efficient staff on the floor. Thank you for the nice evening , we will be back.

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2 Thank gigilamorosoWindsor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Quick friendly service and amazing authentic Italian food and the price is really reasonable too! Highly recommend

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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, Mediterranean

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?