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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, Delivery, Late Night, 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
Dinner for two

My husband and I decided to eat out last minute on a Friday and chose Il Rustico. We arrived to find the restaurant complete full. We were advised to go for a drink next door and come back in half an hour. Really glad we did, had a lovely meal Calamari for me my husband choosing bruschetta ( it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Alison H
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Dover, United Kingdom
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Dover, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My husband and I decided to eat out last minute on a Friday and chose Il Rustico. We arrived to find the restaurant complete full. We were advised to go for a drink next door and come back in half an hour. Really glad we did, had a lovely meal Calamari for me my husband choosing bruschetta ( it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Palma ham and rocket pizza, cold frascati, cannot be beaten on a dull Tuesday night. Food lovely, though little basic but so well done. Price really good. Whole party very satisfied!!

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Derby
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Came here for dinner after reading the other reviews, and we immediately booked a table for the following night to make sure we got in. Fantastic food, wonderful atmosphere. Would definitely stop here again.

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Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had the Chicken pasta and a pizza, yum yum yum. Price was easy on the hip. Service good and fast. Atmosphere is terrific and with 20/20 hindsight we would have eaten there instead of getting take away.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Wonderful little Italian place, yummy pizzas and wonderful service. I still prefer the food at La Scala but this place is wonderful too, especially if you prefer lighter foods.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We have been to Il Rustico quite a few times now and every time we have had fantastic food and exceptional service. The food is amazing. We have been twice now with our daughter who is 9yrs and she loves the food and also that she can watch the chef through the serving hatch. The staff really made her welcome... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

After a fantastic meal of scampi, pizza and steak at Il Rustico, we were rushing off to catch our coach back to London. We were given directions to the coach stop and left. 15 minutes later, our server was standing at the coach stop, with a bag that we had left at the restaurant saying "You guys are travelling light."... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stopped by chance, as close to our hotel. Small friendly traditional Italian restaurant. The service was friendly and quick. They make their own pizza base and we chose the garlic pizza base with cheese as a starter - it was thin, crispy and very tasty. The main course was quick - the traditional carbonara was nice, a good sized... More 

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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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suffolk
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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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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

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