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Il Rustico

4 Bench Street, Dover CT16 1JH, England
01304 211110
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Ranked #8 of 133 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I had a lovely dinner with my wife for my birthday! Definitely we gonna visit that such a nice restaurant again!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Excellent service. Very warm and welcoming staff. Food was delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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133 reviews 133 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Mrs Too and I walked to dinner at Il Rustico from the Best Western Dover Marina Hotel where we were staying. It was seven-eightish when we arrived and the restaurant was doing a brisk business but was not crowded or noisy. We were seated promptly by the owner (perhaps manager) and given menus. Even the merest of questions evoked a... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We chose Il Rustico over its sister restaurant and were not disappointed. It was a very quiet Sunday evening as it was the World Cup final. Couldn't fault anything. Service, food, choice of alcoholic drinks, competitive prices. Everything first class.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is by far one of our favorite italian restaurants in the world. Just as good as good in Italy. The staff and owner are amazing. We come in every time we are in Dover. We returned for the first time in 2 years to a warm welcome. Now time for some pizza and pasta.

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Boulder, Colorado
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216 reviews 216 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We ate dinner here on a Friday in June. The place was absolutely packed, a good sign. A couple of large (20+) birthday parties were going on in the restaurant, which no doubt tested the wait staff, but they coped well. Our main dishes were excellent. Fairly priced for the UK. We really liked Dover, but it needs a few... More

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Ardfern, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Arriving in Dover after 3 months away, we were shocked at the dearth of good eating spots in the town. Il Rustico was a real find. The menu was imaginative and the wine list eclectic, with several great Italian wines being promoted by the management. (The Montepulciano d' Abruzzo was heavenly) After the stodge of Eastern Europe and Germany, this... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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59 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We arrived in Dover quite late in the day, about 8pm, after a long drive, and we didn’t want to have to get back in our car to find food, we really wanted to stretch our legs. Unfortunately the offering in Dover was rather sparse (I’m afraid a donner kebab or a pizza wasn’t going to cut it) so it’s... More

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St Margaret's Bay, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We returned to Il Rustico with our three children for the second time this year, having had a great experience on our first visit. A friendly welcome awaits with unobtrusive, yet efficient service. Most importantly, the wood-fired pizza was as authentic as they come - in my case a Quattro Stagioni, right up there with the best I have had.... More

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Dover, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

definitely recommend the Cheesecake! rest of the meal was very good will be going back later this year

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