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4 Bench Street, Dover CT16 1JH, England
01304 211110
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Ranked #11 of 141 Restaurants in Dover
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Planned to head to la scala for dinner but after a lack of room they advised here at il rustico.... fantastic food! The atmosphere was great, I got comfortably tipsy enough to forget where I was and think I was in Italy and I even forgot that there was a shifty whistling man wandering the streets outside! Had the white... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A good quality Italian in Dover, good atmosphere and value. Whenever in Dover we try to eat here. Give it a try!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The food is excellent and the staff are all very friendly. It is all very typical Italian food - you could be in Italy eating if you didn't know

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I went to il Rustico for my birthday and was slightly disappointed, it is suppose to be one of the top restaurants in Dover , however, it was very mediocre. The food took a while to arrive and i was not particularly impressed with the food. On a positive note the service was excellent and the environment is extremely nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Dropped into the restaurant without a reservation, it's Saturday but luckily had a spare one. Service was nice and quick. Ordered tagliatelle, lasagne and a seafood pizza plus some garlic bread for the three of us. All was delicious, good service and clean toilets and meals reasonably priced too. We will return👍👏

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I have been before but first time for husband and daughter. I had spicy olives for starter, husband usually hates olives, tried mine and adored them! Under 50 for 3 starters, 3 mains, 1 pud, 2 wines, 3 beers and a lemonade, not bad! Usually can't get family away from Indian cuisine but this def converted to Italian. Go but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Went for the first time on Friday & enjoyed a lovely meal. Went early but restaurant still had nice buzz & filled up as the evening went on. Definately worth a visit. Good food & reasonably priced.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Ended up going to this Italian restaurant expecting something like our favourite up in Lancashire. How wrong can you be? The only thing we ordered that was not objectionable was my starter, the mushrooms in white wine sauce. My partners calamari starter was rubbery, as was the dough of my pizza. The topping of my pizza was created by a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Saw the reviews and disappointed by an Ashford establishment. Made the trip here expecting good food and boy I wasn't let down. Went here during lunch time, quiet at the time, but friendly service showed us to our table. Decor: Very old school Italian diner, cosy and fits well, although the tables are a bit small Starters: Had the garlic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A wonderful Italian restaurant with a full menu and Italian charm. Has two restaurants in town. Tried them both. Great food at reasonable prices.

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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

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