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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, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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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
Great Pasta & Pizza

I have been eating here on a regular basis since it opened. We usually go as a party of 4 and have never had a less than perfect evening. It cannot be compared to its sister restaurant, La Scala, as it is aimed at a different demagraphic. Both are excellent in their own right. The Calzone is one of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Gazza2803
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Dover, United Kingdom
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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have been eating here on a regular basis since it opened. We usually go as a party of 4 and have never had a less than perfect evening. It cannot be compared to its sister restaurant, La Scala, as it is aimed at a different demagraphic. Both are excellent in their own right. The Calzone is one of the... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Momma Mia - Perfecto! This Italian Restaurant was simply magnificent tucked away in the main street of Dover but humming with activity on a busy Saturday evening and yet we were able to walk in off the street - I think our "timing" had a lot to do with getting a great table great food and wine staff most attentive

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Wonderful atmosphere and staff. Food was delicious. we would have returned had we had more time in Dover - we were there for a few days pre-cruise.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A lovely authentic Italian restaurant in Dover, one of two owned by Francesco Pasquino, La Scala is the other. I have now eaten both lunch and dinner here and the food is very tasty and the lay out and atmosphere at the restaurant is good. The menu is varied and well priced. My only criticism is that the service could... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A local retaurant which we had often walked passed. Reasonable Menu, fairly priced. Two very busy & efficient Italian waiters. A busy mid-week visit. We would certainly return.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Been to Il Rustico since they opened, their pizza dough is really good but we found it boring now, menu hasn't change at all, pizza's choice is poor compare to other pizza places. It would be nice to see something new on the menu...

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Iceland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Ok food and service, nothing special, good solution for hunger. Service was ok aswell so nothing special.

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oxford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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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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