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Il Rustico

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4 Bench Street, Dover CT16 1JH, England
01304 211110
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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Not quite La Scala, but still good!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
BB93
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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166 restaurant reviews
440 helpful votes 440 helpful votes
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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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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Dover, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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