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Il Rustico

4 Bench Street, Dover CT16 1JH, England
01304 211110
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Ranked #10 of 134 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Ended up going to this Italian restaurant expecting something like our favourite up in Lancashire. How wrong can you be? The only thing we ordered that was not objectionable was my starter, the mushrooms in white wine sauce. My partners calamari starter was rubbery, as was the dough of my pizza. The topping of my pizza was created by a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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57 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Saw the reviews and disappointed by an Ashford establishment. Made the trip here expecting good food and boy I wasn't let down. Went here during lunch time, quiet at the time, but friendly service showed us to our table. Decor: Very old school Italian diner, cosy and fits well, although the tables are a bit small Starters: Had the garlic... More

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Shellharbour, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A wonderful Italian restaurant with a full menu and Italian charm. Has two restaurants in town. Tried them both. Great food at reasonable prices.

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Haddon Township
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We strolled into town. The place we planned on doing dinner - Il Rustico, was very near by. So we toured around a bit before our reservation. We were seated quickly and service was good. Dinner was delicious, and I was fighting jet lag pretty well! In the dusky light we headed back towards the beach to look out on... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Ate here a few times in a group and every experience was the same. Each time we went here I hoped the food would improve. The first time we went people’s meals were forgotten to be served, they then had to order food again when everyone else had eaten. Service was very slow and food served was just warm. Pasta... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I have visited il rustico many times with friends and teenage daughter the waiters are so polite and friendly. The food is good and well priced. I have sampled pasta dishes and meat dishes from the menu and have been of a high standard. The pizzas are also good. The standard in il rustico is high very clean also. overall... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I had heard great things about this restaurant, mainly about how good the food is, well how wrong these people were! The food was sub substandard for the prices they are charging, very watery, no flavour except tomato, desert of pannacotta (which I was looking forward to the most) had a rubbery texture to the bottom of it. Like someone... More

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I had a night stay in Dover for work. I wondered into town from the seafront and passed by the Il Rustico it looked about OK from outside and I was pleasantly surprised when I decided to go in after a very short wander around the town centre. The Il Rustico is nicely set up and has a genuine Italian... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

10 of us went in all including veggies, hardcore carnivores and weight watchers! Lots of choice and no complaints. Great food and service and reasonable price.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Always made to feel welcome here, no matter how busy they are! Delicious food keeps us returning time after time, Well done!

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