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Il Rustico

4 Bench Street, Dover CT16 1JH, England
01304 211110
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Ranked #9 of 132 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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Boulder, Colorado
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183 reviews 183 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This area of Dover is a bit run down but that is no reflection on the restaurant. Good, authentic, Italian food at very sensible prices. Had nice tender veal and some very succulent grilled prawns. Some nice wines as well so we had a very pleasant evening. Just what we wanted and would be very happy to return.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

After an impromptu stop overnight in Dover we booked dinner at this restaurant. Bench Street is not the best looking location but they have made the best of where they are. The restaurant is clean with a slight 70's feel to it. The staff were very welcoming and happy to exchange a bottle of wine that was too sweet but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Had the best time, the service my sister and I received was great and couldn't fault anything about our visit. The food was fresh and delicious, the tiramisu was to die for..we will definitely be returning soon.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We found this lovely restaurant just off the sea front, the food was fantastic good protions and very well cooked. A wide variety of italian dishes with fresh fish also available. The wine list was good. The atmosphere was very comfatable and welcoming. Very reasonably priced.

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Jupiter, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The city centre is run down and most of the shops are closed but don't pass by Il Rustico if you are looking for a nice meal. The bruchette was interesting, placed on top of a small homemade pizza crust from a wood oven, instead of traditional french or itlaian bread. It's big enough to share as an appetizer. The... More

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